LeBron James or other pillars like Anthony Davis will need to have fullness at the highest level when the Playoffs round comes, so the Los Angeles Lakers can be perfected at this point.
After missing 27 games last season, the highest number of his career in a season, LeBron James is in quite good condition in this year’s Regular Season.
Only missing two matches since the beginning of the season, the “king” contributed greatly to the 44-12 record, helping the Los Angeles Lakers topped the West. Along with the “hegemony” of the yellow-shirt players, the Lakers are far behind the second-placed team with a gap of 5.0 matches.
Unless something really serious happens, the LA Lakers will be the No. 1 Western team when the Regular Season ends.
With the growing safety zone, the Los Angeles Lakers are allowed to think about preserving the pillars, helping these superstars get the most out of the Playoffs. That most likely started with the first player.
In the match against Golden State Warriors this morning (February 28), LeBron James will not play according to an update from coach Frank Vogel. The Lakers captain said that LeBron had minor groin pain, a position where he had suffered a serious injury and had to miss 27 games last season.
If today’s match and maybe the next 2 matches of the Lakers 6-day trip are of high importance, LeBron will certainly play.
But because the distance between LA and the pursuing teams was too big, and the meaning of this match was not much, coach Frank Vogel has the right to choose a safe plan with James. Especially when looking beyond the weekend, the Lakers will have two great battles with LA Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks.
The regular Season wins will help fans enjoy the fun. But it certainly will not be comparable to the joy when a team succeeds in the postseason.