UPDATE: Jan. 15, 2:19 p.m. — Davis has been ruled out again for the Lakers’ matchup with the Magic on Wednesday.
AD is out today. Vogel said he hopes to get AD into some live practice things on Friday before they leave for the road trip.— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) January 15, 2020
So nothing new for L.A. with AD sidelined again. Kuzma ($5,800) continues to be a strong play starting in place of Davis. I was off Dwight Howard ($5,500) before, but I don’t mind him as much with AD ruled out.
UPDATE: Jan. 14, 4:17 p.m. — Davis is being considered a game-time decision for Wednesday’s game vs. the Orlando Magic.
Anthony Davis said he feels he’s “progressing well” but he will go through pre-game warm ups tomorrow before knowing if he’ll play tomorrow— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) January 14, 2020
This seems like the closest Davis has been to playing in the past week or so since the injury. I still don’t think the Lakers have any incentive to rush Davis back, so my guess is he’ll either be ruled out again or have a minutes limit. Either way, Kyle Kuzma and LeBron James will be strong plays vs. the Magic.
UPDATE: Jan. 13, 8:49 p.m. — Davis will remain out of the lineup for Monday’s game vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Avery Bradley and LeBron James are both available to play tonight. Anthony Davis remains out. Meanwhile, Rajon Rondo got hurt Saturday at OKC, and had an MRI that revealed a non-displaced plate avulsion fracture of the right ring finger. He’s out tonight and then day-to-day.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) January 14, 2020
UPDATE: Jan. 11, 7:17 p.m. — Davis has officially been ruled out again vs. the Thunder. Kyle Kuzma will start in his place.
Update: Anthony Davis is out for tonight's game. https://t.co/36daKZ09Fc— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 12, 2020
UPDATE: Jan. 11, 6:35 p.m. — AD is considered a game-time decision Saturday vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder, per coach Frank Vogel.
UPDATE: Jan. 10, 4:14 p.m. — Davis has officially been ruled out vs. the Mavericks.
Anthony Davis is out for tonight's game.— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 10, 2020
This isn’t all that surprising since we figured AD would miss a few games. With Davis sidelined, Kyle Kuzma will start, while Dwight Howard should see more frontcourt minutes off the bench. LeBron James will be a trendy cash-game play on DraftKings now that AD is out as well.
UPDATE: Jan. 8, 10:32 a.m. — Davis is being listed as questionable for Friday’s game vs. the Dallas Mavericks after being diagnosed with a gluteus maximus bruise.
Update from Lakers: Davis now listed with a gluteus maxinus bruise after MRI. He will be listed as questionable for Friday’s game in Dallas.— Bill Oram (@billoram) January 8, 2020
This seems to be a much better case scenario than what we originally heard last night. Davis was supposed to miss the next two games for the Lakers, but it seems he could be able to play on Friday. If that’s the case, I’d say make sure he isn’t on a minutes limit before rolling him out. But between you and me, I’d expect AD to at least sit a game or two.
Los Angeles Lakers PF Anthony Davis is expected to miss the next two games of an upcoming road trip after injuring his tailbone on Tuesday.
Anthony Davis was able to walk in the player tunnel at Staples Center as the initial shock of the fall wore off, a source tells ESPN. The plan is for Davis to undergo an MRI on Wednesday. He is expected to miss the upcoming road trip in DAL & OKC to stay back and rehab.— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) January 8, 2020
Davis landed hard on his back during Tuesday’s win over the New York Knicks and was unable to return. Initially he was having a tough time walking, but was able to recover. He’s expected to undergo an MRI on Wednesday.
Anthony Davis was escorted out of the arena laying on the bed of a motor carrier. “I’m fine,” he told Yahoo Sports while acknowledging he’ll miss some time.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 8, 2020