Lakers Injury Report: With Good News on Anthony Davis, LeBron James and 3 Others, HC Darvin Ham Provides 1 Major Update

Published 12/18/2023, 10:26 PM EST

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The Los Angeles Lakers have gone quiet after their successful stint at the In-season Tournament. The Lakers had their fair share of injury effects in the last few seasons, and it didn’t fail to plague this season as well. However, as a surprise, the LA team’s injury report ahead of the game came in with a lot of good news.

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Anthony Davis missed out on the Lakers’ previous game against the San Antonio Spurs due to a hip injury. And the game’s result spoke volumes about AD’s importance in the roster. At the same, the team missed him for the majority of games in last season and barely set its footing on the postseason. Nevertheless, the LA side has very little to worry about, as the roster is almost back to full strength.

Lakers injury report: Anthony Davis, LeBron James and 3 others are back in the mix

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The Lakers are returning to their home court after their IST win and the fans get to witness the IST Championship banner go up to the rafters. Along with that, the fans have another exciting news ahead of the Monday night game against the New York Knicks.

The injury report ahead of the game revealed that the home side’s roster is almost back to its full strength. And, it’s a satisfying update to hear before the Knicks clash, considering their recent flare up against the Suns to dominate the in-form Kevin Durant and Devin Booker.

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Dave McMenamin, an ESPN reported posted, “The Lakers are back to almost full strength tonight vs. NYK,” via his X handle. The senior writer also shared the names, those who are available for tonight’s selection. The names included LeBron James, Anthony Davis, D’Angelo Russell, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Christian Wood.

As highlighted by the report, James, AD, and D-Lo started the game for the Lakers, while having stars like Austin Reaves, Rui Hachimura on the bench to support the side.

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There is a reason why McMenamin wrote ‘Almost full strength’ in his injury report, as a 27-year-old star has been out injured since October 30.

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However, one particular has been on the injury report since the start of the season. It is Gabe Vincent. The ex-Miami Heat player suffered a knee injury, and he is still recovering it. Nevertheless, the Lakers Nation has more promising news on Vincent’s availability, reported McMenamin on his X handle.

Ahead of the Knicks game, head coach Darvin Ham revealed that Vincent has a few more boxes to tick before stepping onto the court again.

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The star suffered a knee injury after playing only 4 games in the season and has been out since then. Notably, he played major role in the Heat’s Finals run last season and the Lakers’ roped him in for a similar impact. However, by the looks of the report, Vincent could return to the court in a few days.

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What do you make of the ‘almost full strength’ roster of Lakers? Will they beat the Knicks? Let us know in the comments.

 

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