F - LAL - DTD
Lakers F Anthony Davis has been officially ruled out for Thursday's game against Golden State according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.
Anthony Davis has been doing his best to play through this foot sprain since returning to the lineup April 1 against New Orleans, even notching double-doubles in two of the last three games. However, with only two more games left after tonight and the Lakers officially eliminated, it would be surprising to see Davis on the court again this season. Dwight Howard and Wenyen Gabriel are the top candidates for minutes down low with AD out Thursday.
According to Marc Stein, Anthony Davis (foot) is listed as questionable Thursday.
The Lakers, just one day removed from being eliminated from the playoffs, are listing LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, and Anthony Davis as questionable to play on Thursday. With the game being meaningless, it's likely each of the three sit opening up minutes for Austin Reaves to return to the rotation as well as Trevor Ariza.
Anthony Davis finished with 21 points (10-18 FG, 0-2 3PT, 1-2 FT), 13 rebounds, an assist, a steal, and a block in the losing effort.
It was a solid effort from AD in this one, but ultimately not enough to get the job done. Davis has been great since returning from injury, but it would not surprise anyone if this is his last game of the 2021-2022 campaign.
According to ESPN reporter Dave McMeniman, Anthony Davis (foot) will play on Tuesday vs. the Suns.
Despite being listed as questionable coming into Tuesday, Davis will play in a must-win for the Lakers. With the Lakers needing a win and a Spurs loss to stay in play-in range hopes, Davis's appearance is a massive one for the Lakers who will be without LeBron James again. Across his last three without LeBron in the lineup, Davis has averaged 22.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists.
According to Kyle Goon, Anthony Davis (foot) is listed as questionable for Tuesday vs. the Suns.
The Lakers may be without the services of both Anthony Davis (foot) and LeBron James (ankle) for Tuesday as they are both listed as questionable. With the Lakers two games out of a play-in spot with four games to go, they will need both their superstars to have any chance to make it in. If either miss, Avery Bradley, and Malik Monk stand to have more usage while we may see Austin Reaves and Trevor Ariza see minutes after logging consecutive DNP's.