Anthony Davis Eyes Lakers Return Following Injury

Anthony Davis at Lakers Media Day in 2021
Anthony Davis at Lakers Media Day in 2021. Photo by Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock (12481887t)

The Los Angeles Lakers power forward Anthony Davis is eyeing his return to the court as he continues to rehabilitate from his right foot injury, league sources confirmed on Monday.

Davis has missed 13 consecutive games following the Lakers’ 122-109 loss to the Nuggets on Monday night due to a bone spur fractured off the navicular bone in his right foot. The Lakers have struggled in Davis’s absence, going 7-6 overall without the star player.

“I’ve already kind of had visions of what that could possibly look like with the frontcourt of myself, AD, and Thomas on the floor together,” LeBron James said following the Lakers’ 136-134 victory over the Sacramento Kings last Saturday night.

During Davis’s absence, Thomas Bryant has emerged as a standout player on the Lakers’ roster. He averaged 21.2 points on 71.9% shooting and 13.6 rebounds during the team’s five-game winning streak leading up to the loss against the Nuggets.

Byrant, who has also had a history of injury concerns including a partially torn ACL in his left knee two years ago, has only been on the court together with Davis for 13 minutes total this season.