Here is a news that the Los Angeles Lakers, current second in the Western Conference (21 wins – 7 losses) would have gone well. The reigning NBA champions will have to do without their strong winger (or pivot) star, Anthony Davis for several weeks. The soon to be 28-year-old re-aggravated his Achilles tendon injury on Sunday in the Lakers’ 122-105 loss to Denver. He only played 14 minutes, enough time to score 15 points and take 4 rebounds. This Monday, as expected, the former star of the New Orleans Pelicans had an MRI, which revealed a re-aggravation of his tendonitis, which has been making him suffer for a while. He will be re-evaluated in two to three weeks. So that means Davis will miss the games against Minnesota, Brooklyn, Miami, Washington, Utah, Portland and Golden State for sure, and certainly those against Phoenix and Sacramento in early March, just before the All Star Break, which will last from 5 to March 10.
The All Star Game more than compromise
A more than welcome break for Davis, who will very likely, according to ESPN, skip the All Star Game in Atlanta, scheduled for March 7. The player, the general manager of the Lakers and his agent Rich Paul do not want to take any risks and will wait until the injury is completely healed to let “AD” return to the floor. In Thursday’s score, Anthony Davis was fourth in the All Star Game votes for Western Conference interiors, behind LeBron James (LA Lakers), Nikola Jokic (Denver) and Kawhi Leonard (LA Clippers). While fan votes will be closed on Tuesday, the man with the single eyebrow will no doubt have to give up his place. The one who signed a five-year, $ 190 million contract last December with the California franchise is turning 22.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3 assists this season in 33 minutes and 23 games with the Lakers.