Tue 2/28/23 11:54 AM

James (foot) is expected to miss "at least two or three weeks," Shams Charania reported Tuesday during his segment on "FanDuel TV".
EDGE Analysis
While the Lakers are maintaining that James will miss an "indefinite" period of time, Charania notes that the four-time MVP will likely be re-evaluated sometime in mid-March. With the Lakers chasing a playoff spot, the absence of James for an extended period is obviously a major setback to those hopes, especially as the team enters a difficult portion of its schedule. So long as James is sidelined, Anthony Davis will function as the Lakers' clear No. 1 option, while D'Angelo Russell (ankle), Malik Beasley, Rui Hachimura and Dennis Schroder will all be tasked with picking up more of the offensive workload. From a minutes standpoint, Jarred Vanderbilt, Troy Brown and Hachimura could be among the biggest beneficiaries of James' absence.