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Lakers Anthony Davis Begins Ramp-Up Process As The Eight-Time All-Star Eyes His Return

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Lakers superstar Anthony Davis says right foot is feeling a lot better

LeBron James and the LA Lakers are trying to salvage the season as long as possible until the return of Anthony Davis. Without him this season, the Lakers are 7-5 and are on a five-game win streak. The eight-time all-star has not played since 12/16, but the team has now said they are beginning the ramp-up process for Davis as he eyes a return back to the court. 

In the 25 games that Davis has played in this season he is averaging 21/12/3 along with (1.3) steals and (2.1) blocks per game. Davis was doing it all for the Lakers and he was doing it an an elite level before the foot injury.

An ideal scenario for the Lakers would probably be to get Davis back a week or two before the all-star break and get a few games under his belt before the second-half of the season. California Sports Betting sites have the Lakers at (+2500) to win the Finals this season.

Lakers’ Anthony Davis to begin ramp-up process

Anthony Davis last played on 12/16 for the Lakers when he got injured vs the Denver Nuggets. Tonight will be his 13th straight game missed as the are on the road to face the Nuggets tonight, ironically. His injury was described as a bone spur fracture of the navicular bone in his right foot along with a stress reaction.

The 29 year old big man has been limited to spot-up shooting since his injury. In the ramp-up process he will be involved in aquatic pool workouts and running on anti-gravity treadmills. LA want to keep all the weight off his foot while he continues to heal. There is optimism that this could take just a couple of weeks for Davis to return.

Center Thomas Bryant has filled in for Davis in his absence and is finding a way to be effective for them. He’s got 14 starts on the season and is averaging the second-most rebounds (7.2) on the team right now behind LeBron. On the Lakers current five-game win streak, Bryant is averaging (21.2) points and (13.6) rebounds per game. His teammate LeBron James had this to say about what Bryant contributes to the team.

“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,”… “I think it could be extremely beneficial for our ballclub.” – LeBron James

Davis and Bryant have not logged a single minute on the court together this season. The Lakers will continue to do what they can to win games until the return of Anthony Davis.

Zach Wolpin is an NBA expert and has been betting on the league for over three years now. Wolpin has been a fan of the NBA and has been watching for a decade and a half. He covers the latest news and stories surrounding the league daily. His passion is life is watching sports and being able to share his passion for sports through his writing. He has written about the NBA and other sports leagues through various media outlets over the years. like,, and Before he became an NBA News Writer, Wolpin attended Montclair State University where he graduated in 2021. He studied Sports Media and Writing while in school.

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