Jared Dudley, LeBron James
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Jared Dudley opened up about when he is expecting to return to the Lakers lineup, after dealing with a right MCL tear.

Dudley said he plans to play in the last five games of the regular season, which will come to an end on May 16.

“I’ll be back before the playoffs,” Dudley said, via Lakers Daily.

Dudley has been sidelined since March 17, while the Lakers are struggling to secure their spot in the playoffs and have dropped within the play-in tournament zone (seventh, 37-30).