Anthony Davis, injured in the right foot for a month, is very close to finding the floors with the Lakers. The power forward/star pivot is recovering well from his injury and is aiming for a return to Boston on January 28.
Despite an encouraging victory against Memphis (122-121) on the night of Friday to Saturday, the Lakers remain mired in a very difficult season. Thirteenth in the Western Conference, they will aim, at a minimum, for access to the play-in and, in the best case, a qualification for the play-offs which remains within their reach for the moment. In the midst of all this, the Californian franchise has little good news to put in its mouth, but an event could well restore the balm to its heart. According to ESPN, Anthony Davis is hopeful of returning to competition next weekend and could thus take part in the road-trip which will reserve Angelinos trips to Boston (January 28), Brooklyn (January 31), New York (February 1), Indiana (February 3) and New Orleans (February 5). The eight-time All-Star player has been sidelined since mid-December after suffering a stress fracture in his right foot. This good news of an imminent return is in line with the latest news about the 29-year-old player.
A providential return for the second half of the season
In recent hours, his coach Darvin Ham has entrusted the smooth running of his recovery phase, a little over a month after the entry of the strong winger / pivot to the infirmary. This umpteenth stoppage had then stopped Davis in a fantastic momentum. In 25 games played, the protagonist combined an average of 27.4 points per game, 12.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists. Finding him in a week for a perilous trip to Boston, in front of whom he scored a whopping 37 points just before his injury, could only delight LeBron James and others with a view to a recovery in terms of results in the second part. of the season. Without Davis, the Lakers in search of redemption at the start of the calendar year, however, limited the damage by aligning nine successes and as many defeats.