The Los Angeles Lakers (hereinafter referred to as the Lakers) are optimistic about the return of Anthony Davis (29).
ESPN reporter Dave McMenamin, who specializes in sports, reported on the morning of the 10th (Korean time) that Davis aims to return to the field in two weeks.
Davis has only been shooting drills so far, but now the pain in his right foot is gone. Besides, he estimated a two-week period of increasing his momentum. So, when he gets to a level where he can perform a moderate amount of exercise, he’ll be back on the court.
Davis felt pain in his right foot after his right leg made contact with Nikola Jokic during a game against the Denver Nuggets on December 17 of last year. At the time, Davis was having an excellent performance with an average of 27.4 points, 12.1 rebounds, 2.1 blocks, and a field goal success rate of 59.4% (17.2 attempts) and a free throw success rate of 82.6% (8 attempts).
The Lakers are 11th in the Western Conference with a record of 19-21 this season. However, the Lakers are holding up well with 7 wins and 5 losses during the period without Davis, including the recent 5 wins in a row.
In particular, the Lakers are only 1.5 games away from the Golden State Warriors, who are in 6th place in the Western Conference, who qualify for the playoffs.
Also, Thomas Bryant is perfectly filling Davis’ injury period. During the winning streak, he averaged 21.2 points, 13.6 rebounds, and 71.9% (12.7 attempts) field goal success rate and 86.7% (3 attempts) free throw success rate. 스포츠토토
Accordingly, Davis is expected to show good teamwork with Bryant, who has a good shot. This means that Davis can reliably play the number 4 position he has longed for.
Meanwhile, the Lakers will challenge for a 6-game winning streak against Denver at 11 a.m. on the same day.