Sat out of the Lakers’ home game against the Warriors, Anthony Davis has been given a much-needed rest after picking up an injury against the Suns.
Against the Suns, Davis headed back to the dressing room with a rib injury but later, he returned to close out the game and even help the Lakers to win the game.
Mark Medina tweeted, “Frank Vogel said x-rays on Anthony Davis’ ribs turned out negative. But AD sitting out tonight with soreness with his shoulder and rib.”
Because of his rib injury and shoulder soreness, Davis had to sit out of the match against the Warriors. His injury may not keep him out of the action for an extended period of time. The Lakers have been resting a few players heading into the second leg.
Both the Lakers and Davis might be doing an excellent job by taking precautionary measures if there something more serious with the 26-year-old.
It is expected that Davis would be back in the lineup when his team plays against the Kings on Friday.
It is going to be interesting to see how Frank Vogel will handle the rotation with Davis out. Davis’ absence would leave quite a bit of opportunity for someone who steps up.
Tania Ganguli wrote, “Kyle Kuzma will start for Anthony Davis, who is getting the night off to tend to his shoulder injury.”
Kyle Kuzma, who has recently been back from injury, will step into the lineup for the Lakers. Kuzma would help space the floor and it could help him get going if he plays against a defense as bad as the Warriors. What’s more important is that the Lakers made the right call in giving Davis a much-needed rest. Hopefully, he will be back to 100 percent as soon as possible.