Davis hasn’t played in a game since then and the Lakers have experienced a lot of tough challenges during his absence.
The team has been able to tread water for the most part but there is no doubt that they are missing Davis and his MVP-like numbers.
Officially Anthony Davis hasn’t progressed to one-on-one work. Unofficially … pic.twitter.com/YqCCUNlsNx
— Kyle Goon (@kylegoon) January 16, 2023
The Lakers have said that Davis is progressing and getting healthier by the day, although he is still not ready for one-on-one work.
However, he was spotted on the floor doing light practice work against LeBron James on Sunday night and was looking very good.
He wasn’t moving quickly but he wasn’t hobbling either, and he seemed to be in good spirits.
This footage is very encouraging for fans of the team, who have been hoping that they could perhaps see The Brow back on the court around the All-Star Game next month.
Of course, the Lakers will not rush Davis and he still has to go through a lot of training and rehabilitation but the idea of him being back in February doesn’t seem far-fetched, especially after looking at this video.
His return can’t come soon enough: so far this season, Davis has produced 27.4 points, 12.1 rebounds, and 2.6 assists on an eye-popping 59.4% from the floor.
To be fair, the Lakers were still struggling when they had Davis so his re-entry to Crypto.com Arena doesn’t guarantee success for the team.
But it can only help the Lakers, who are still 13th in the West with a painful 19-24 record.
It might be some time before Davis is back but it’s heartening to see he really is on the mend.