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Lakers’ Anthony Davis doesn’t practice on Friday, questionable for Saturday’s game vs. Rockets

Lakers, Anthony Davis

Los Angeles Lakers superstar big man Anthony Davis didn’t practice on Friday, but got some work in afterwards.

The Lakers are listing Davis as questionable for Saturday’s game against the Houston Rockets:

When Anthony Davis fell against the New York Knicks at Staples Center, everyone in Los Angeles held their collective breath. At first, it looked like Davis had suffered a serious back injury. However, tests showed that Davis sustained a bruised gluteus maximus and everyone inside the Lakers organization breathed a sigh of relief.

In his first season with the Lakers, Davis has been a monster on both ends of the court. He’s averaging 27.1 points, 9.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.6 blocks while shooting 50.4 percent from the field, 29.7 percent from beyond the arc and 85.9 percent from the free-throw line.

The Lakers have the luxury of sitting Davis since they have the best record in the Western Conference standings and LeBron James on the roster. They also want to make sure Davis is fresh and healthy for the playoff run.

Davis becomes an unrestricted free agent next summer once he declines his 2020-21 player option with the Lakers. AD will decline that player option, but everyone expects the Chicago native to re-sign with LA on a long-term deal.