Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis is in danger of missing their upcoming contest against the Minnesota Timberwolves due to a right calf contusion, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN.

The Lakers' injury report has listed last season's runner-up for Defensive Player of the Year as questionable for Sunday's game.

The game against the Wolves will be the front end of a back-to-back for the defending champs, with the second one coming against the Portland Trail Blazers. With that, it makes sense for the Lakers to keep Davis out as a precaution against Minnesota in order to prepare for a much tougher outing against Portland, whom they faced in the first round of the 2020 playoffs.

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Los Angeles has already hinted that Anthony Davis and LeBron James will likely take games off from time to time in order to preserve them for the rest of the year and, of course, the postseason. With this minor ailment, the Purple and Gold have every excuse to give The Brow the night off.

Should AD sit out against Minnesota, fourth-year forward Kyle Kuzma is expected to get more opportunities on offense. Sophomore wing man Talen Horton-Tucker should also get more burn in the second unit. Furthermore, new additions Dennis Schroder and Montrezl Harrell are capable of putting up big games on any given night. Thus, the Lakers can probably afford to give one of their stars a rest.

After a sub-par 18-point, seven-rebound performance in their season opening loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, Davis bounced back with 28 points, eight boards, and five dimes to help the Lakers win on Christmas Day against the Dallas Mavericks.