Anthony Davis plans to return on Thursday
Anthony Davis, the big man of the Los Angeles Lakers star, has not played since Feb. 14 due to lingering issues with calf tension and tendinosis in his right leg.
Through Dave mcmenamin ESPN and the NBA However, the 28-year-old intends to return to action for Thursday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks as long as he doesn’t suffer any setbacks in Wednesday’s practice session.
Davis will naturally have his limited minutes given the nature of the injury and his time away from competitive play. Lakers coach Frank Vogel told reporters he plans to start Davis on Thursday, but will limit the NBA champion to 15 minutes against Dallas and in his next game.
The Lakers face the Mavericks again on Saturday night.
Los Angeles won just 14 of 30 games during Davis’ absence. He has appeared in 23 games this season and averaged 22.5 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.8 blocks when he became a long-term spectator.
Additionally, Vogel said LeBron James “probably has a few weeks or so” before he returns from the high ankle sprain he sustained on March 20.
Without the pair in the rotation, the Lakers fell to 35-23 and fifth in the Western Conference standings.