Los Angeles Lakers could be without Anthony Davis in the opener
When the NBA officially restarts later this week, many eyes will be on LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers as they attempt to pick up where they left off when the season entered a hiatus. The Lakers were playing at a high level when the season was forced to shut down and were looking more and more like the championship contender many projected them out to be before the season.
However, there’s at least a chance the Lakers will have to begin the restart without one of their key players. Anthony Davis‘ status for the restart opener is up in the air after sustaining an eye injury.
Speaking to the media Tuesday, Lakers coach Frank Vogel said there was some concern that Davis could miss Thursday’s opener against the LA Clippers.
The Lakers as a whole have looked good during the team’s three scrimmage games. Not having Davis in the lineup to open the restart would certainly put the Lakers at a disadvantage against the Clippers.
Though, considering the Lakes are 5.5 games ahead of the Clippers with only eight seeding games, it wouldn’t be a huge development should Davis sit out the opener. The Lakers don’t have any seeding to worry about and will largely be using the eight seeding games in an attempt to get into playoff shape.
The key for the Lakers in the playoffs will be health. Specifically when it comes to the health of LeBron James and Anthony Davis. The early indication is that this eye injury is not a huge cause for concern regarding the long-term health of Anthony Davis. Though, it’s something to keep a close eye on.
All eyes will be on the Lakers when the season restarts. If this team is healthy, many will expect a long playoff run. It’s almost time for real NBA action again.