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Anthony Davis tested negative for coronavirus, knew right away Lakers would get tested

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Los Angeles Lakers superstar big man Anthony Davis told Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times he tested negative for COVID-19.

The Lakers tested all of its players after being exposed to COVID-19 on March 10 against the Brooklyn Nets, who had four players test positive — including two-time Finals MVP Kevin Durant.

“I knew right away we would probably get tested,” Anthony Davis said. “It’s kind of tricky because some guys, you feel fine and you could have it, asymptomatic. And some guys you have all the symptoms. I felt fine and I felt great. I still do. [At the time] I was like that doesn’t mean I don’t have it. We all showed up and took the test. It was fine.”

The Lakers had two players test positive for COVID-19. Now, it is confirmed that JaVale McGee and Davis weren’t among them.

McGee, who has asthma, was admitted to the hospital earlier this season for pneumonia.

Davis and the Lakers had the top record in the Western Conference prior to play getting suspended. NBA owners are hopeful of resuming the 2019-20 season in the summer, but the odds aren’t looking good with the way the virus is spreading.

AD becomes an unrestricted free agent whenever the 2020 free agency period begins. All signs point toward Davis re-signing with the Lakers.

In his first season with the team, Davis averaged 26.7 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 55 games.