[NBA] Anthony Davis will be back in two weeks at the earliest. The Lakers will try their best to compete for the playoff seats
By Lv Hang, an all-media reporter of Yangcheng Evening News
New progress has been made in the recovery of Lakers forward Anthony Davis.
Recently, Shams, a famous American NBA reporter, reported on Davis’s recovery from injury in a TV program: “He will strive to make progress in the next few weeks. His recovery is not an imminent event. I think that will largely depend on his recovery in the next two or three weeks and how he feels. Then observe whether he can return sometime later this month, before the All-Star holiday.”
Shams said that Davis is currently dealing with a bone spur fracture, and there is a stress reaction in his right scaphoid bone
Since he suffered from stress injury of his right foot in the game against Nuggets on December 17, Davis’s training on the court so far has been limited to shooting at a fixed point. However, Davis’s feeling is improving and his pain is weakening. He plans to start the recovery process of improving the training intensity when the team returns to Los Angeles this week. The training items include swimming pool training and running on a treadmill with adjustable gravity, so that his right foot will not bear all his weight during the recovery period. The Lakers are optimistic about the recovery of AD. They believe that the training recovery of AD is expected to be completed within two weeks. Then he will start to plan the potential recovery date. The team’s goal in the short term is to allow Davis to conduct antagonistic training with his teammates.
So far this season, Davis has been able to get 27.4 points, 12.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists per game, plus the luxury data of 1.3 steals and 2.1 blocks, which plays an important role in both offensive and defensive ends of the Lakers. According to previous reports, Davis’s injury made the Lakers more cherish the only two first-round draft rights left in their hands, which virtually increased the possibility that the team would only make a small deal before the trade deadline (only pay one first-round signing at most). Russell Westbrook, who received more than $40 million in annual salary, is expected to stay in the Lakers after the trade deadline.
However, with James, Westbrook and Thomas Bryant performing well after Davis retired from injury and leading the team to beat expectations of 7-6, the Lakers may take a slightly aggressive attitude in the trading market to seek reinforcement. Once Davis returns, the team will go all out to win the playoff seats.
Source | Yangcheng Evening News • Yangcheng Sect
Picture | Visual China
Chief Editor | Long Xi