Utah Jazz: LeBron James officially OUT for Friday’s bout in SLC

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James, 34, has not played since sustaining the injury during a win at Golden State on Christmas Day.

James, who did some shooting during a Lakers practice session last week, originally suffered the injury midway through the third quarter of the team's win on December 25.

He's missed eight games thus far, with the Lakers going 3-5 during that stretch.

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James will be out another week but has been cleared to increase his on-court workload, the team announced Thursday.

As you can see in the tweet below from former Salt Lake Tribune writer Kyle Goon, due to the fact that LeBron's medical re-evaluation will take place on the same day as the Jazz game, he won't even be travelling with the team to Utah.

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Kuzma had been coming off his poorest shooting night of the year when he made just 4 of 20 shots in a victory at Dallas.

"I think I found my jump shot", Kuzma said after the game. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line. His scoring average is 18.8 ppg up from 16.1 in 2017-18.

Besides Kuzma, the rest of the Lakers' lineup includes Brandon Ingram at the other forward, JaVale McGee in the middle, and Josh Hart and Lonzo Ball at guards, making it one of the youngest starting groups in the league with two 21-year-olds and two 23-year-olds. Kuzma, Ball and Hart are all in their second seasons in the National Basketball Association, while Ingram is in his third.

Jazz fans heading to the game will likely be disappointed that they won't get to see LeBron James in action with the Lakers in town, but fortunately, assuming he's healthy, he'll be back for the third meeting of the season on March 27th. Even against a lackluster LeBron-less Lakers squad, the Jazz will have to be on their A-game to come away victorious. The under is 10-3-1 in Jazz last 14 overall. When the Lakers and Jazz met back in November, they combined for 173 points.

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