Lakers super emergency ankle injury Davis missed at least 4 weeks
The LA Lakers are expected to have to protect their right to nomination.
The Lakers’ “The Brow” Anthony Davis (forward-center, 208cm, 115kg) will be absent for at least a month due to a foot injury, according to Shams Carania, a reporter for “The Athletic.”
Davis recently injured his right foot. He was injured in a home game against the Denver Nuggets on the 17th (Korea Standard Time). After being injured during the game, he failed to return and underwent a thorough examination on the 18th. As a result of the test, he was separated from the battle line for a considerable period of time.
His absence is fatal to the Lakers in many ways. This is because he is the actual main scorer and has an absolute presence in defense. Considering that LeBron James, the main power, is a back-to-back veteran and Russell Westbrook’s defense from the bench is no longer effective, Davis’ presence is essential. However, as Davis was injured, it became naturally difficult to maintain his power in the future.
The Lakers don’t have a big man to replace him, of course. This is because he is at the center because his internal power is weak. Although it was an inevitable decision to create space due to Westbrook’s presence, Westbrook has been off the bench since the beginning of this season. Nevertheless, his business trip to the center was pushed ahead. There are many reasons, but it is largely due to the weak inner composition.
Due to his injury, the Lakers’ arrival time is expected to be rough. Even though Davis is already showing his appearance at the time of the victory, the Lakers are not using any strength. It has been relegated to 12th place in the Western Conference and is only harvesting more multipliers than the San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets, which are undergoing massive reconstruction.
The Lakers lost three games in a row last week, but have won two in their last three games, paving room for a change. Despite Davis’ injury, he didn’t take on the losing streak by beating Denver. However, the Lakers’ plan for this season has changed significantly as Davis has been confirmed to be absent for a long time and there is room for a prolonged absence.
The Lakers are cautiously expected not to engage in active trade during this season. The trade cards that Lakers can use are extremely limited. However, it left room for the use of the right to nominate. At this point, Davis was injured and could return in January at the earliest, so it should be considered that it depends on whether he will return and maintaining his performance in the future.