Brandon Ingram is starting to embrace his increased workload with Los Angeles, but it's clear that this team doesn't function almost as well with James on the sideline. Since then, wins have been few and far between as the Lakers haven't been able to adapt to life without their biggest star.
James suffered a groin injury in the third quarter of the game.
LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers is congratulated by his teammate Brandon Ingram #14 and Josh Hart #3 after scoring a basket and getting fouled against Sacramento Kings during the first half at Staples Center on October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Things got rocky shortly after, but the young Lakers settled down after that and expanded on their lead.
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Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet revealed that James will be sidelined at least one more week, and be re-evaluated in a week as well. However, without him on the court, there have been some glaring issues.
The Los Angeles Lakers are struggling without LeBron James, who strained his groin on Christmas in a victory over the Golden State Warriors. Kuzma injured his lower back during Wednesday's loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
At 21-17, the Lakers hold the eighth and final playoff position in the Western Conference.
All three are important to the Lakers succeeding this season.