NBA rumors: LeBron James could return from injury in Lakers-Kings

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Report: LeBron could return from injury for Lakers-Kings originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

The return of LeBron James could come at the perfect time for the Los Angeles Lakers, but the worst time for the Kings. 

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday that James could return from his high-ankle sprain tonight against the Kings. He officially has been upgraded by the Lakers to questionable. 

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James hasn't played since March 20. He has missed the Lakers' last 20 games, and they have gone 8-12 in that span. 

The Lakers (36-26) have dropped to the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference as they look to avoid the play-in tournament. But with Anthony Davis and James back, this now is a whole different team again. 

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The Kings (25-37) on the other hand, are the No. 12 seed in the West. They sit 5.5 games back of the Warriors for the No. 10 seed, which would get them into the play-in tournament. 

James is averaging 25.4 points, 7.9 assists and 7.9 rebounds per game. He has not played against the Kings yet this season.