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LeBron James will start Tuesday vs. Grizzlies [UPDATE]

King James was fine to play in Sunday’s win over Memphis despite battling an ankle injury.

LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers questions a call during first half action at AT&T Center on January 1, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images

UPDATE: Jan. 5, 7:33 p.m. — James will start in Tuesday’s game vs. the Grizzlies. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been ruled out and Kyle Kuzma will start in his place.

UPDATE: Jan. 4, 7:21 p.m. — James is being listed as questionable to play in Tuesday’s game vs. the Grizzlies. He was fine in Sunday’s 108-94 win over Memphis, scoring 22 points with 13 rebounds and 8 assists in 32 minutes. Despite dealing with the ankle injury for the past few weeks, LeBron hasn’t missed a game this season. The Lakers have a back-to-back the end the week, so perhaps they get James some rest Thursday or Friday.

Los Angeles Lakers PF LeBron James is being listed as available to play in Sunday’s game vs. the Memphis Grizzlies, per the 5:30 p.m. injury report. LeBron had been listed as questionable due to the lingering ankle injury. LeBron posted a triple-double in Friday’s win over the San Antonio Spurs to start off 2021. We should expect LeBron to start and there isn’t any indication he’ll be on a minutes limit as of now.

James ($10,100 on the main slate) has been somewhat unleashed over the past three games. After playing fewer minutes to start the season, James has played at least 35 minutes in three straight games. Most of those minutes were a result of competitive basketball, something that has been hard to come by this season. If Lakers-Grizzlies stays relatively close, we should see plenty of James despite the injury tag.