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LeBron James will play Tuesday vs. Knicks [UPDATE]

Lakers coach Frank Vogel says James is under the weather, but will give it a go.

Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. guards Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James as he drives to the basket in the first half of the game at Staples Center. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Jan. 7, 9:30 p.m. — LeBron will play vs. the Knicks.

So the Lakers lineup doesn’t get impacted at all. I think LeBron is fine to roll out there.

UPDATE: Jan. 7, 8:51 p.m. — James is considered a game-time decision.

Los Angeles Lakers G/F LeBron James is dealing with an illness and his status for Tuesday night vs. the New York Knicks is in question.

Lakers coach Frank Vogel says LeBron is hopeful to play, so that’s a good sign that James will be fine tonight. But still, we may have to wait on his status until later to be 100% sure, which is annoying from a DFS standpoint. I’d feel OK with LeBron in my lineup as of now, but you’d need to be ready to pivot if we don’t get word before lock at 10:30 p.m. ET.

If by some chance LeBron sits, Anthony Davis is a prime GPP play on DraftKings depending on when we get word. I’d also expect Rajon Rondo to play more point guard and Kyle Kuzma to get extra minutes if King James is out.