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Report: Lakers’ Anthony Davis to make decision to return vs. Rockets based on how he responds to pregame workout

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Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis is expected to make his decision to return Saturday against the Houston Rockets based on how he responds to his pregame workout, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.

The Lakers are listing Davis as questionable to face the Rockets:

The eight-year veteran is expected to make his decision to return Saturday based on how he responds to his pregame workout, a league source told ESPN.

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 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.

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.