After ESPN’s Dave McMenamin said on Friday that Anthony Davis could possibly be again in motion sooner or later subsequent week, a collection of different reporters confirmed that information, together with Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Mark Medina of NBA.com (Twitter link), and Dan Woike of The Los Angeles Times.
The common consensus amongst these reporters is that if every thing proceeds in keeping with plan with Davis’ restoration from a foot damage and he stays pain-free, he may play as early as Tuesday or Wednesday in one of many Lakers’ dwelling video games. However, a return subsequent Saturday in Boston for the beginning of the workforce’s five-game street journey would be the safer wager.
According to Woike, the Lakers should share an official timeline for Davis’ restoration, with head coach Darvin Ham telling reporters on Friday solely that the massive man would undergo a “1-on-0” exercise on Saturday as he ramps up towards group practices with contact.
“We’ve maintained all through the method there’s no timeline.” Ham mentioned earlier than the workforce’s win over Memphis. “And we’re simply throwing various things at him.”
Here’s extra on the Lakers:
- Injured wing Lonnie Walker (knee), who is because of be reevaluated on Saturday, seems to be getting near a return and is being categorized as day-to-day, in keeping with Brad Turner of The Los Angeles Times (Twitter link).
- Lakers guard Austin Reaves isn’t as shut as Walker to creating it again on the court docket. The plan is for Reaves to be reevaluated late subsequent week, Ham mentioned on Friday (link via Woike).
- The Lakers are one in all many potential patrons across the NBA who’re hoping that extra sellers will emerge and start to have interaction extra critically in commerce discussions beginning subsequent week, Wojnarowski mentioned in an look on ESPN’s NBA Countdown (YouTube video link). “I don’t assume there’s any massive, massive offers for the Lakers on the market, however I do assume they’re going to be lively across the edges to attempt to enhance this workforce,” Woj mentioned.