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Anthony Davis available for Wednesday’s game vs. Trail Blazers

The Lakers big man is dealing with a knee and wrist issue.

Los Angeles Lakers v Philadelphia 76ers
Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles the ball during the game against the Philadelphia 76ers on January 27, 2022 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Wednesday update: Davis is officially available for LA’s Wednesday contest against the Trail Blazers. It’s unclear whether he’ll be good for Thursday’s game in the second game of a back-to-back set, but the power forward appears to be past this wrist injury.

Tuesday update: Davis has been listed as probable for Wednesday’s game against the Trail Blazers, which is great news for the Lakers. The big man is listed with a wrist injury only, which means he might be over knee problems stemming from the sprain which cost him over a month of the season.

Saturday update: Davis has been listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Hawks. The big man played through his wrist injury Thursday against the 76ers, but sat out Friday’s game. Davis was already playing through a knee injury, so the Lakers erred on the side of caution for the back-to-back set.

Friday update: Davis has been ruled out for the Friday contest in Charlotte. Look for Dwight Howard to start in his place against the Hornets.

Friday update: Davis is officially listed as questionable for Friday’s contest against the Hornets.

Postgame update: Davis said x-rays on his wrist came back negative, so he continued playing in the game. The big man will likely carry a designation Friday for either his wrist or knee, and the Lakers will try to give him some rest if possible. For now, it looks like Davis avoided a serious setback.

Halftime update: Davis has been playing well through his wrist injury, with 23 points, five rebounds and two blocks. He’s 10-13 from the floor and is likely to be cleared for the rest of the game. The Lakers trail the 76ers 54-48 at the half.

The Los Angeles Lakers saw star power forward Anthony Davis leave Thursday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers with a wrist injury, which was bad news given Davis’ existing knee injury which he just recovered from. The Lakers big man did return to the bench but he’ll be re-evaluated at halftime.

Davis did eventually check back into Thursday’s contest with the Lakers down by double digits to the 76ers. With LeBron James out due to a knee issue, Davis is the team’s best player on both ends of the floor and needs to stay in the game for the Lakers to have a chance to win. As mentioned by the report above, there’s a chance the big man aggravates his injury while playing and cannot carry on so this is a situation worth monitoring.

The Lakers closed as 5.5-point underdogs according to DraftKings Sportsbook. The line moved three points with James’ injury news, and the live line is 12.5 points as of this writing.