Lakers’ Anthony Davis to be restricted to 28 minutes vs. Celtics
Davis will be on a restriction of 28 minutes:
Anthony Davis will indeed play tonight, and will be on restriction of 28 minutes. Could see him essentially play the first 7 minutes of the 1st and 3rd Q and the final 7 of the 2nd and 4th, for example. AD had a workout this morning and said he was ready to play.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) January 20, 2020
When 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 being cautious 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.
Anthony 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.
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