Is LeBron James playing tonight vs Pistons? Updated Lakers injury report

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The Los Angeles Lakers host the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night in the team's penultimate game before the All-Star Break. Things are finally starting to look up for the purple and gold, who undoubtedly look to continue the momentum against a bad Pistons team.

Los Angeles has won four of its last five games and is bringing in new signing Spencer Dinwiddie. Dinwiddie will suit up for the Lakers against the Pistons, giving Lakers fans a taste of what is to come with him on the roster.

The rest of the rotation is still banged up as the Lakers have a laundry list of players on the injury report. One of those players is LeBron James, bringing his game status into question.

Is LeBron James playing tonight vs Pistons?

As it stands right now, LeBron is listed as questionable due to left ankle peroneal tendinopathy. That is not necessarily the most simple diagnosis and it is easy for Lakers fans to be worried about his status with this injury report.

That being said, this is just more of the same for LeBron. It has become the status quo for LeBron to be listed as questionable just as a precautionary measure. More times than not, LeBron suits up when he is listed as questionable.

The Lakers are coming off of a three-day break so it would be surprising to see LeBron sitting out of this one. Barring a last-minute setback, Lakers fans can expect LeBron to be suited up against the Pistons.

Full Lakers injury report vs Pistons:

Anthony Davis is also listed as questionable on the Lakers injury report with Achilles soreness and a left hip spasm. His situation is virtually identical to LeBron's, though, where the Lakers are just playing it safe by having him on the injury report. He should play, barring any setbacks.

Then there is the quartet of injured Lakers who will not be suiting up on Tuesday. Gabe Vincent, Jarred Vanderbilt, Max Christie and Cam Reddish all remain out of action with their respective injuries.

All four players will be evaluated after the All-Star Break, with Christie and Reddish being the two most likely players to return first.

Full Pistons injury report vs Lakers:

Quentin Grimes, who the Pistons acquired from the New York Knicks at the trade deadline, is ruled out for Tuesday's game with a knee injury. Isaiah Stewart, who infamously had a scuffle with LeBron James, is also listed as out with an ankle injury.

The rest of the Pistons injury report is clean but the roster is still thin after the trade deadline. On paper, the Lakers should have no issues against Detroit.