When Will Lakers’ Anthony Davis return? NBA Insider Gives Promising Update

Published 04/11/2021, 1:24 PM EDT
Feb 28, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) sits on the bench during the game against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers pulled off a startling victory in their previous game as they beat an Eastern Conference juggernaut and contender in Brooklyn Nets. Given the flurry of injured stars they have in LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma, this victory comes as a pretty big result.

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While LeBron James suffered from a freak high ankle sprain, it was Anthony Davis’ injury which has caused unwarranted stress to the organisation. Suffering a calf injury against the Nuggets, Davis was initially scheduled to be back in four weeks, but he hasn’t come back till now.

Insider gives promising update on Anthony Davis’ return

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Considering his injury history in the NBA, the Lakers have been extremely careful with Davis’ return. The Lakers clearly want their big man to be at full health ahead of the postseason.

After their latest promising win against the Nets, Laker fans all around the world received another great news. According to NBA insider Dave McMenamin, the 7-time All-Star will be re-evaluated by Thursday and might make his return within the next 7-10 days.

This is a much-needed boost for the Lakers who have been plagued with multiple injuries. With players like LeBron James and Kyle Kuzma out, Davis’ return will keep the Lakers afloat in the automatic playoff spots.

How will Davis’ return benefit the Lakers?

Davis’ return comes at the best possible juncture for the Lakers. The champions are finally starting to get in their groove and are excelling on the court. New signing Andre Drummond is off to a flier with two double-doubles in first three games.

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This will be exceptional for the Lake show as AD can get some reps up with the team. Given that the Lakers will start with both Drummond and Davis, the 28-year-old’s return will be essential to build some much-needed chemistry.

Feb 4, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) and Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) battle for a loose ball during the fourth quarter at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

He will also add a much-needed boost to the Lakers’ offensive display. Given how inefficient they have been in offense, Davis’ shot-creation ability will be a massive positive for the team.

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The injury-laden Lakers are already proving to be a handful for a number of teams. With the return of their superstar, they will only get stronger and will be prime position to succeed in the post-season.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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