Lakers Bracing For Long-Term Absence From Star Anthony Davis
The Los Angeles Lakers have to get used to get used to the latest situation revolving around Anthony Davis and his absence. The Lakers big man suffered a right foot injury in the game against Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets. Shams Charania from The Athletic reported that there isn’t a timetable for his return.
“Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis is expected to miss at least one month after suffering a right foot injury,” Charania tweeted. “Lakers are bracing for an indefinite absence for the Lakers star, sources say, after he sustained the right foot injury in Friday’s win over Denver. Davis has played arguably the most dominant ball of his career this season.”
This is a rather unfortunate event for the Lakers big man. Davis played his best basketball this season and averaged 27.4 points, 12.1 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks per game. He delivered great performance on the floor. Losing him is a big blow for the team.
Davis is prone to injuries. His health condition made people talk and a lot of fans though that Ad is not the right person to lead the Lakers.
“As much as I can, play all 82 [games], and then get back to the level of basketball that I know I’m capable of playing which is being elite and dominant,” Davis said told Spectrum Sports.
LeBron James has to replace Anthony Davis in his absence
LeBron was the ultimate leader of the team. However, he took a step back and let AD lead the team.
“I mean, it’s huge, especially after the heartbreaking loss we had against Boston,” the four-time NBA champion said. “For us to come back a couple nights later and, you know, kind of play well at times and then get down and make a rally and guys off the bench making the biggest impact for the game. I think it was huge.
“I mean, like you said, Russ, you know, AR, Troy [Brown Jr.], Max [Christie], and Thomas [Bryant]. They were just phenomenal. I mean, look at it. They’re all in the plus. We needed every single minute. All the minutes we got from them. It was huge.”