LeBron upgraded to questionable for Fri. return

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, who has been out since March 20 with a high-ankle sprain, could return from the longest absence of his career against the Sacramento Kings on Friday night, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

James plans to test his ankle and make a game-time decision, sources said. He had been listed out as “out” for Friday’s game, but he is expected to be upgraded to “questionable,” sources told ESPN.

If James sits out Friday, he’s likely to return as soon as Sunday against the Toronto Raptors, sources said.

The Lakers have lost four of the past five games and are 8-13 without James this season.

James is averaging 25.4 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7.9 assists this season.

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