One day before he will be medically re-evaluated, LeBron James did the most he's done at a shootaround since injuring his groin by shooting and passing during half-court situations Tuesday morning.
While James has yet to do any full-court basketball activities with the team, Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton said he's hopeful to hear positive news Wednesday, when James' status will be updated.
"I'm optimistic about life," Walton said when asked if he's optimistic about James. "So yes, that would be covered in that.
"I think we'll get good news back."
The Lakers (23-21), who play the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday at Staples Center, have gone 3-7 since their All-Star forward was injured in a Christmas Day win at Golden State. They are coming off a 101-95 home loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers — who snapped the longest losing streak in the NBA at 12 — and are ninth in the Western Conference standings entering Tuesday's game.
Walton, who indicated he could make changes to his starting lineup against Chicago, said James has also been running on his own.