first_img NBA trade rumors: Anthony Davis speculation ‘weighing heavily’ on some Lakers’ young players LeBron James is back.The Lakers star forward will play against the Clippers on Thursday, Los Angeles announced. Anthony Davis trade rumor roundup: Pelicans taking calls, just not from Lakers; Lonzo Ball looks East James is averaging 27.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.1 assists in 34.6 minutes per game this season.The Lakers have fallen to 26-25 in his absence and sit in ninth place in the Western Conference standings.center_img James has missed 17 games after straining his groin on Christmas Day against the Warriors. Los Angeles went 6-11 in his absence. He’s back.— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) February 1, 2019Originally, James had been ruled out for the matchup, according to multiple reports.He was upgraded to “doubtful” about three hours before game time. Related Newslast_img