Lakers’ Anthony Davis doesn’t practice on Friday, questionable for Saturday’s game vs. Rockets
The Lakers are listing Davis as questionable for Saturday’s game against the Houston Rockets:
— Ryan Ward (@RyanWardLA) January 17, 2020
Anthony Davis did not practice today but is getting work in after. He’s listed as questionable for tomorrow in Houston. Rajon Rondo did practice and also is questionable.
Alex Caruso went through another concussion evaluation yesterday that was negative. Probable for tomorrow.
— Brett Dawson (@BDawsonWrites) January 17, 2020
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.