The Lakers are looking for help as they try to turn the season aroundafter suffering another defeat on Friday against the Clippers (102-105) and because there is a possibility that Anthony Davis He’s out for the rest of the season. It is what advances ESPN: “According to some sources close to the team, Davis will probably be another four or five weeks convalescing of a sprain in the middle part of the right foot”.
The Lakers their contract is about to expire point guard Russell Westbrook ($47.1 million), with Talen Horton-Tucker and first-round picks in 2027 and 2029 for use in possible exchanges.
A carousel of injuries
Since his arrival in 2019, Davis has shown the Lakers how domineering it can be. Key piece in the title in 2020since then he has had trouble staying on the court with various injuriesincluding this midfoot sprain that will keep him out for almost two months.
There are those who, due to this ease of injury, they are losing faith in him being the player to lead the Lakers when LeBron James is gone. “I have great love and respect for Anthony Davis. I still think he is a star, He averages 23+9 and more than 50% shooting from the field. But only 16% of three points (11/65 this year). We’ll talk about the Lakers beyond this season. They have to change Anthony Davis,” he argued. Stephen A. Smith in First Take.
Without Davis for almost the rest of the season, the Lakers will have to rely on Russell Westbrook and LeBron James to step up and produce enough in his absence. The next few weeks will be a great test for both of them.
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Anthony Davis out five weeks with the Lakers