UPDATE: Jan. 7, 9:30 p.m. — LeBron will play vs. the Knicks.
LeBron will play against New York— Bill Oram (@billoram) January 8, 2020
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.
LeBron is going to see team doctors and is considered a game time decision for tonight against Knicks— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) January 8, 2020
Frank Vogel said LeBron is “under the weather” but is “hopeful” he can play against the Knicks tonight.— Bill Oram (@billoram) January 7, 2020
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.