Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was initially listed as probable for Tuesday night's game against the San Antonio Spurs after suffering a right ankle injury in the win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday night. It's the same ankle that gave James problems last season, and now the Lakers have downgraded him to questionable for the Spurs game.

Given it's so early in the season, it wouldn't be a surprise if Los Angeles is extra cautious with LeBron. This is especially true given the matchup against the Spurs is the front end of a back-to-back. Wednesday night features a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. If anything, perhaps The King will simply play in one of these games and sit out the other, though he surely would like to play in both if possible.

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The Lakers are still trying to find their bearings this season as they deal with a revamped roster and a number of injuries. They lost their first two games of the season and then barely eked out their first win over Memphis. It's likely going to take some time to build chemistry with all these new pieces.

In three games, LeBron James is averaging 26.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists while shooting 46.7% from the field and 48.3% from 3-point range.