Projected Return Date Revealed For Lakers’ Anthony Davis

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The Los Angeles Lakers’ season is hanging in the balance with only seven games remaining. The team is currently in a tie with the San Antonio Spurs for the last spot in the NBA Play-In Tournament in the Western Conference, but because of tiebreakers, the Spurs are currently holding down the 10th seed.

This season has been a disaster for the Lakers, who came into things as one of the contenders in the league. But, they are far from contending, as there is a chance that they don’t even qualify for the playoffs.

Things will not be easy down the stretch for Los Angeles either. They have only one game against a team not in the playoff picture, so they will have to play well if they want a shot at playing into the playoff field.

Luckily for the Lakers, it sounds as if they will be getting some help this week in the form of Anthony Davis. Davis has been sidelined since February 16th because of a foot injury and the team will welcome him back with open arms.

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“Anthony Davis could return to game action as early as Friday against the New Orleans Pelicans if he doesn’t have any setbacks. Davis could also return on Sunday against the Denver Nuggets.”

His return could not have come at a better time as LeBron James is battling an ankle injury of his own. James was injured in the game against the New Orleans Pelicans last Sunday and missed the contest against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday. He is likely out for Thursday’s game against the Utah Jazz as well.

In addition to those injury updates, it is expected that Kendrick Nunn will miss the remainder of the season as well. Nunn was signed by the Lakers to be a key part of their backcourt, but he will miss the entire 2021-22 season with what the team was calling a bone bruise in his knee.

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Every game for the remainder of the season is essentially a must-win game for the Los Angeles Lakers. Especially Friday night when they face off with the Pelicans, who are in ninth place one game ahead. If they lose that game, they can pretty much kiss having homecourt advantage goodbye in the first game of the Play-In Tournament.