LeBron James
PG/F/C LAL
Wed 7/3/24 10:13 AM

James and the Lakers agreed Wednesday on a two-year, $104 million contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
EDGE Analysis
Even though James declined his $51.42 million player option for the 2024-25 season over the weekend, there was never much doubt that he would re-signwith the Lakers in free agency. With an agreement on a new deal with the Lakers now in place, James will have the opportunity to play alongside his son, Bronny James, whom Los Angeles selected with the No. 55 overall pick in the 2024 NBA Draft. The elder James' contract includes a player option for the second season and a no-trade clause. In his age-39 campaign in 2023-24, James showed that he still has plenty left in the tank, averaging 25.7 points, 8.3 assists, 7.3 rebounds, 2.1 three-pointers and 1.3 steals in 35.3 minutes per contest over 71 regular-season appearances.

LeBron James
PG/F/C LAL
Sat 6/29/24 12:17 PM

James declined his $51.4 million player option for the 2024-25 season Saturday and will become an unrestricted free agent, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Though he'll technically hit the open market, James is fully expected to re-sign with the Lakers on a new deal, especially after the club recently drafted his son, Bronny James, and hired his podcast partner, JJ Redick, as head coach. The terms of the 39-year-old James' upcoming deal with the Lakers aren't yet fully known, but it will likely include a no-trade clause. The four-time NBA champion defied the aging curve once again in 2023-24, appearing in 71 games -- his most since the 2017-18 season -- and averaged 25.7 points, 8.3 assists, 7.3 rebounds, 2.1 three-pointers and 1.3 steals while shooting a career-best 41 percent from downtown last season.

LeBron James
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Tue 4/30/24 1:11 AM

James produced 30 points (11-21 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 5-7 FT), nine rebounds, 11 assists and four steals in 44 minutes during Monday's 108-106 loss to the Nuggets in Game 5 of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.
EDGE Analysis
James did everything in his power to extend the opening-round matchup, including playing all but four minutes of Game 5, but it wasn't enough to get the job done. The 39-year-old forward poured in 30 points in each of the last two games and consistently packed the stat sheet throughout the series, averaging 27.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 8.8 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.0 blocks over five appearances.

LeBron James
PG/F/C LAL
Mon 4/29/24 9:25 PM

James (ankle) has been cleared to play in Monday's Game 5 against Denver, Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet reports.
EDGE Analysis
James and Anthony Davis (wrist) were each listed as probable to suit up, and they've both been given the green light for Monday's clash. James is coming off a 30-point performance in Game 4 and will need to produce at a high level again in Game 5 to give his team a chance to extend the series.

LeBron James
PG/F/C LAL
Sun 4/28/24 7:45 PM

James (ankle) is probable for Monday's Game 5 against the Nuggets, Khobi Price of The Orange County Register reports.
EDGE Analysis
James continues to deal with left ankle peroneal tendinopathy ahead of Game 5, but he'll likely be able to suit up once again. Over the first four matchups in the series, he's averaged 27.3 points, 8.3 assists, 6.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 40.0 minutes per game.

LeBron James
PG/F/C LAL
Sun 4/28/24 12:30 AM

James ended with 30 points (14-23 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, four assists, one block and three steals over 39 minutes during Saturday's 119-108 victory over the Nuggets in Game 4 of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.
EDGE Analysis
The Lakers are still alive in the series against the Nuggets, and James became just the fourth player in NBA history to record a 30-point playoff game at the age of 39 or older, joining Reggie Miller, Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on that exclusive list. James has surpassed the 25-point mark in each of the four games in this series, and the Lakers will need him to be at his best once again if they want to avoid elimination in Game 5 on Monday.

LeBron James
PG/F/C LAL
Sat 4/27/24 7:38 PM

James (ankle) is good to go for Saturday's Game 4 versus the Nuggets.
EDGE Analysis
No surprise here, as James was carrying his usual probable tag prior to this update. There's no word of any restrictions ahead of tipoff.

LeBron James
PG/F/C LAL
Fri 4/26/24 8:20 PM

James (ankle) is probable for Saturday's Game 4 versus Denver, Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times reports.
EDGE Analysis
James carrying probable tags due to left ankle soreness is par for the course. Fantasy managers should expect him to suit up with Los Angeles' season on the line, as the Lakers are winless through three games in the series.

LeBron James
PG/F/C LAL
Fri 4/26/24 9:15 AM

James produced 26 points (12-20 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, nine assists, one block and two steals across 42 minutes during Thursday's 112-105 loss to the Nuggets in Game 3 of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.
EDGE Analysis
James had another strong showing, but as has been the trend throughout the series, the Lakers couldn't maintain their lead and ended up losing, falling into an 0-3 deficit. James has done everything in his power to counter Denver, reaching the 25-point mark in all three of his appearances in the series while averaging 26.3 points, 9.7 assists and 6.7 rebounds across 40.3 minutes per contest.

LeBron James
PG/F/C LAL
Thu 4/25/24 9:32 PM

James (ankle) is available to play in Thursday's Game 3 versus the Nuggets, Ryan Ward of LakersNation.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
As is usually the case, James was carrying a probable tag prior to this update due to lingering left ankle soreness. James is not expected to have any restrictions as the Lakers attempt to pick up their first win of the series.