F - LAL
Anthony Davis totaled zero points, one rebound, and one assist in the Lakers’ 113-100 loss to the Suns on Thursday.
Davis scored 0.0 points in the Suns’ series finale loss to the Suns ending the series having averaged 28.6 minutes, 17.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.6 blocks, and 0.6 steals per game while shooting 30.0 percent from the floor and 10.0 percent from beyond the arc. It was a string of unfortunate events that led to the Lakers’ early playoff exit, with the biggest being the injury and loss of Davis. He came out and attempted to play, and even though it was an immediate no-go he was still able to contribute more in his 5.0 minutes then some players did the entire series. The Lakers seem to have some potential to be a sustainable threat in the "new" west, however, it appears that they will need to first address the glaring gaps in their “arsenal,” if they hope to become so.
Los Angeles Lakers PF/C Anthony Davis (groin) is planning to play in Game 6 against the Phoenix Suns on Thursday as long as warm-ups go accordingly, per Shams Charania.
Davis suffered a strained groin in Game 4, landing awkwardly and exiting early to ultimately miss the Game 5 blowout in Phoenix on Tuesday. With the All-Star forward set to return to the Lakers' lineup in a pivotal Game 6 barring any setbacks in warm-ups, Lebron James will get some much-needed help in the front-court in order to defeat Devin Booker and the Suns to force a Game 7.
Anthony Davis missed Game 5 with this groin injury and is now listed as a game-time decision for Game 6. Head coach Frank Vogel is hopeful Davis will be able to play.
If Davis is absent, F Markieff Morris should draw another start although he only played 10 minutes in Game 5, making him unstartable in DFS. If Davis is active, he becomes an elite DFS option with risk of leaving early if he re-aggravates his groin injury.
Lakers star Anthony Davis (strained groin) is unlikely to play in Game 5 on Tuesday after injuring himself in Game 4.
Davis is being considered day-to-day and has a chance to return this series, but it doesn’t sound like he’ll be able to take the floor for Game 5 on Tuesday. Look for Kyle Kuzma and Talen Horton-Tucker to take on bigger roles for the Lakers should he be ruled out. LeBron James and the Lakers are currently tied with the Suns 2-2 in the series. James should see a significant spike in usage while AD is out.
Los Angeles Lakers C Anthony Davis (groin) is day-to-day for a return after straining his groin Sunday against the Phoenix Suns, per Adrian Wojnarowski.
Davis was averaging 21.8 points through three games against the Suns before suffering a strained groin at the end of the first half of Game 4 on Sunday. His status is day-to-day for a return, meaning Lebron James could be shouldering the offense in a pivotal Game 5 on Tuesday. Markieff Morris and Montrezl Harrell should see increased minutes within the Lakers' rotation if Davis is unable to suit up for Game 5.