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Lakers’ Anthony Davis claims his shoulder feels ‘great’

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Los Angeles Lakers All-Star Anthony Davis has been dealing with a bout of shoulder soreness, but the former No. 1 overall pick noted that he’s feeling great after Tuesday’s shootaround:

Davis, who’s listed as probable for Tuesday night’s matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder, has also dealt with a rib injury through the early stages of this season. He was held out of last week’s game against the Golden State Warriors, which was the tail end of a back-to-back set.

Though he has been a bit banged up thus far, Davis has proven to be a solid acquisition for the Lakers, who are now 11-2 and riding the wave of a four-game winning streak. He logged 28 minutes in Sunday’s 122-101 victory over the Atlanta Hawks, notching 14 points on 5-of-14 shooting from the field (0-for-2 from beyond the arc), five assists, one rebound and five blocks. LeBron James led the Lakers with 33 points and 12 assists.

In his 12 appearances with the Lakers this season, Davis has racked up averages of 24.5 points on 47.5 percent shooting from the field (25.0 percent from downtown), 9.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists, a career-high 3.2 blocks and 1.2 steals in 34.8 minutes per outing.

The Lakers traded for Davis this offseason, sending several players and draft picks to the New Orleans Pelicans in the deal. So far, his pairing with James has proven to be one of the best in the NBA.

Tuesday night’s Lakers-Thunder game is set to tip inside the Staples Center at 10:30 p.m. ET, with NBA TV having live broadcast coverage.