Over the next few weeks, the Los Angeles Lakers are going to play against teams like the Memphis Grizzlies, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, New Orleans Pelicans, and Milwaukee Bucks.
Each of those opponents will present many challenges to the Lakers, who are still struggling in 13th place in the West and trying to climb higher and keep their playoff hopes alive.
This means they need all the help they can get, especially from their biggest stars.
"He's going to continue to ramp up process… If everything continues to go the right way, he will be back playing for the Lakers next week at Crypto and be with them for that entire road trip."@mcten on Anthony Davis' status
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— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) January 20, 2023
The good news is that one of LA’s most crucial players is nearing his big return.
Dave McMenamin was on ESPN speaking about Anthony Davis‘ rehabilitation and he gave a very exciting and promising update on his comeback.
Here is what McMenamin had to say:
“He’s going to continue to ramp up process… If everything continues to go the right way, he will be back playing for the Lakers next week at Crypto and be with them for that entire road trip.”
This is incredible news for fans of the Lakers for a number of reasons.
Firstly, there is no doubt that the Lakers are better when Davis is healthy, especially with the output he’s been producing this season.
His 27.4 points and 12.1 rebounds brought him a lot of attention and had people talking about him as a possible MVP candidate.
He was quite literally the best player on the team while he was healthy, even with LeBron James on the floor.
But this update is also welcome because it shows that Davis’ rehabilitation didn’t take too long.
When the big man first went down back in December, there were many who thought that he could be out of service for weeks upon weeks, if not months.
But Davis is back within a few weeks of being hurt, which provides some comfort and optimism.
The Lakers’ next road trip begins next Saturday and it sounds like we will see Davis play before that.