Sunday, May 29 2022
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The Los Angeles Lakers could be getting a major piece back very soon. All-Star forward Anthony Davis has been officially upgraded to questionable for the Lakers contest against the Heat in Miami on Sunday. His final status will be determined prior to tip time, according to Lakers reporter Mike Trudell. Davis has been out of the lineup since suffering a sprained MCL in his left knee on Dec. 17. Even if Davis doesn’t plan in Miami, his return is clearly on the horizon. 

Davis’ return can’t come soon enough for the Lakers, who currently sit in seventh place in the Western Conference with a 23-23 record, as the team has struggled mightily in his absence. In his 10th NBA season, Davis is averaging 23.3 points, 9.9 rebounds and two blocks per game, though he’s shooting just 18 percent from 3-point range — his lowest mark since the 2014-15 season.

While L.A.’s offense has sustained itself due to an MVP-caliber performance from LeBron James and the emergence of role players such as Malik Monk, the defense has suffered greatly in Davis’ latest stint on the injured list. His versatility and rim protection have both been missed. 

With Russell Westbrook’s name popping up in trade rumors amid a horrific shooting slump and James being pushed to his limits in his 19th NBA season, Davis will be a welcome re-addition to a Lakers team hoping to live up to its status as preseason favorites after a disappointing first half of the year.

Source: CBSSports.com

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