LeBron James has missed the past six straight games with an abdomen strain, but he appears to be close to a return.

"Soon," a source close to James told ESPN when asked about James' return timetable.

James is "progressing great" in his on-court workouts, according to the source. James has yet to participate in a full practice or in contract drills.

The Los Angeles Lakers host the Chicago Bulls on Monday before going on a five-game road trip.