Davis (ribs) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Warriors, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.
As expected, the Lakers will hold Davis out for the second half of the team's back-to-back set after he sustained a rib injury during Tuesday's win over the Spurs. X-rays came back clean following the game, suggesting the big man isn't dealing with anything overly serious and could be ready to return Friday against Sacramento. In his absence, Kyle Kuzma is a candidate to see increased minutes, along with JaVale McGee and Dwight Howard.
The Lakers are expected to hold Davis out for the second half of their back-to-back set Wednesday against the Warriors after the center sustained an injury to the right side of his rib cage in Tuesday's 123-115 win over the Suns, Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.
After being bothered by a lingering right shoulder injury in his prior outing Sunday against the Raptors, Davis succumbed to a different injury early in Tuesday's contest. He took a shot to the ribs in the first quarter, resulting in him heading to the locker room in the second half to receive treatment. Davis went on to handle a normal minutes load (38) and finished the night with 24 points (9-17 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 12 rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block, but the Lakers were still concerned enough to send him in for X-rays after the contest. While the X-rays returned negative, Davis will be re-evaluated Wednesday and looks on track to receive a much-needed maintenance day. Assuming Davis' follow-up exams reveal nothing significant, he'll likely step back in as the starting power forward in Friday's game against the Kings.
Davis (shoulder) is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's tilt against the Suns, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports.
Davis has been plagued with a shoulder issue for a couple weeks but has played through it. Barring any setbacks, the Lakers' prized big man should take on his usual workload in Phoenix. He is averaging 26.2 points and 10.2 rebounds across 35.0 minutes per game.
Davis is listed as probable for Tuesday's game against the Suns with a sore right shoulder, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports.
Davis has been dealing with a shoulder issue since the end of October and tweaked the shoulder in question at one point in Sunday's loss to the Raptors, but the injury doesn't look like it will cost him any game action. Expect the Lakers to clear Davis for Tuesday's game at the conclusion of their shootaround earlier that day. Through his first nine games with the Lakers, Davis is averaging 26.6 points, 10.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and a combined 4.3 blocks/steals in 35.0 minutes per tilt.
Davis had 27 points (10-20 FG, 2-5 3PT, 5-6 FT) and eight rebounds in Sunday night's loss to Toronto.
Davis had to carry the the Lakers' offense on an off night for LeBron James (13 points), but his 27 points were not enough, as the Raptors went on a late run to ice the game in the fourth quarter. Davis also added three assists, two steals and four blocks, though he committed five turnovers.
Davis finished with 15 points (6-15FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) seven rebounds, three assists, three blocks and one steal in 31 minutes of a 118-112 win against the Bulls on Tuesday.
Davis posted a season low in points and matched his season low in rebounds in his team's come-from-behind win. The 26-year-old has been averaging more than five points per game higher than his career average in his first season playing alongside Lebron James in Los Angeles. The Kentucky product will look to bounce back Friday against Miami.
Davis had 25 points (10-20 FG, 1-2 3PT, 4-4 FT), 11 rebounds, four blocks and two assists during the Lakers' 103-96 win at the Spurs on Sunday night.
This was Davis' third double-double in his last four outings -- he also has scored at least 20 points while posting multiple blocks and at least seven rebounds in every single game. He continues to be quite an asset on both ends of the court for the Lakers, and will aim to extend his solid run of play Tuesday at Chicago.
Davis (shoulder) is no longer listed on the injury report for Friday's game against the Mavericks.
As expected, Davis will be available for Friday's matchup and should be in the starting lineup despite dealing with shoulder soreness. He put up 40 points and snagged 20 rebounds in Tuesday's contest against Memphis.
Coach Frank Vogel said he expects Davis (shoulder) to play Friday against the Mavericks, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports.
Davis was limited to mostly shooting in Thursday's practice due to lingering shoulder soreness, though he downplayed the issue afterwards. "Shoulder feels good," the big man told Trudell. Felt fine (in practice). You don't want to really simulate what happens in games and have a chance to aggravate it." It sounds like Davis will play through the issue like he did earlier in the week, when he tallied 40 points, 20 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 31 minutes against the Grizzlies.
Davis acknowledged after Tuesday's 120-91 win over the Grizzlies that his right shoulder was feeling sore, Bill Oram of The Athletic reports. "I was really just trying to figure it all out," Davis said, regarding his ability to play through pain. "[The shoulder] was bothering me a lot, it was very sore, but I didn't want to come out of the game."
The shoulder issue rendered Davis a game-time decision heading into Tuesday and forced him to retreat to the locker room in the second quarter to receive some extra treatment, but it didn't stop him from turning in one of the best stat lines of any NBA player this season. Davis overcame the shoulder issue to post 40 points, 20 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in just 31 minutes, with his scoring total buoyed by an incredible 26-for-27 showing from the free-throw line. Davis may end up appearing on the Lakers' injury report ahead of the team's next game Friday against the Mavericks, but the expectation is that he'll be able to continuing playing through the sore shoulder.
Davis finished with 40 points (7-17 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 26-27 FT), 20 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 31 minutes during Tuesday's 120-91 victory over the Grizzlies
Davis dominated the Grizzles, finishing as the first Laker since Shaquille O'Neal back in 2003 to record a 40-20 game. Even more incredible is that Davis did his damage in just three quarters and came into the game with a shoulder injury, which continues too bug the superstar. The shoulder is something to keep an eye on moving forward but as long as he is on the court, Davis will likely be in the conversation as the number one overall player.
Davis (shoulder) is expected to return to Tuesday's game against the Grizzlies after getting his shoulder re-taped, per the Lakers broadcast.
The Lakers' medical staff is apparently not too concerned regarding the severity of Davis' injury, and he is expected to return to Tuesday's action. Still, it's possible he shows up on the injury report ahead of Friday's matchup against the Mavericks.
Davis (shoulder) went to the locker room during the second quarter of Tuesday's matchup against the Grizzlies, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports.
It didn't appear anything specific happened on the court to aggravate Davis' shoulder, but he was seen getting a large wrap placed on it before heading to the locker room. The injury doesn't seem serious, but it would be surprising to see Davis back on the court Tuesday given that the Lakers are expected to easily defeat the Grizzlies.
Davis (shoulder) will play Tuesday against Memphis, Brett Dawson of The Athletic reports.
There was some speculation that Davis has been dealing with shoulder injury, though there wasn't any concrete evidence supporting it. As a result, Davis appears just fine and will start Tuesday. The center is averaging 25 points and 10 rebounds through his first three contests with his new squad so far this year.
Davis (shoulder) will play in Tuesday's game versus the Grizzlies, Brett Dawson of The Athletic reports.
Davis was a late addition to the injury report, but that was followed up shortly with the news that he will play. He told reporters following Sunday's game that his shoulder was fine, so it is a little troublesome that he popped up on the injury report at all. Still, he should take on his usual workload assuming he avoids any setbacks.
Davis (shoulder) is a game-time decision for Tuesday's matchup against the Grizzlies, Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times reports. Frank Vogel is reportedly "optimistic" about Davis' chances of playing.
Davis told reporters following Sunday's game that there is nothing wrong with his shoulder, but now we're getting some evidence to the contrary. While there's apparently a strong chance he takes the court, it also wouldn't be a shock to see the Lakers hold him out against the Grizzlies, who project to be one of the worst teams in the league.
Davis told reporters after Sunday's win over the Hornets that there's "nothing wrong" with his shoulder, Kyle Goon of the OC Register reports.
Davis left the game a few minutes early and headed to the locker room for undisclosed reasons, but it appears he's not dealing with a shoulder injury, as some had speculated. Consider Davis, who went for 29 points and 14 boards Sunday, healthy as Tuesday's home matchup with the Grizzlies approaches.
Davis left Sunday's game against the Hornets late in the fourth quarter and headed back to the locker room due to an apparent injury.
It's not immediately clear why Davis left the game with less than three minutes to play, but TV cameras caught him being escorted back to the locker room by team personnel. Davis was not visibly restricted, but it's been suggested that he may have sustained some sort of shoulder injury. The Lakers are off Monday before facing the Grizzlies at home on Tuesday.
Davis produced 21 points (7-17 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 7-7FT), seven rebounds, five blocks, two assists and two steals across 32 minutes during Friday's win over Utah.
While Davis had a difficult matchup against Rudy Gobert on the offensive side of the ball, he dominated the defensive side, totalling five blocks and two steals in 32 minutes Friday. While Davis has struggled with his shot over the first two games of the year, his connection with Lebron James has already been established and it seems as though he'll return to his usual levels of efficiency soon. Through two games, Davis is averaging 23.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 3.5 blocks and 1.5 steals, though he's shooting just 39.5 percent from the field and has yet to hit a three in four attempts from long range.
Davis scored 25 points (8-21 FG, 0-2 3PT, 9-14 FT) to go along with 10 rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal during the Lakers' 102-112 loss to the Clippers on Tuesday.
Davis was uncharacteristically erratic from the field as he made just 38.1 percent of his field goals, but supplied the lack of efficiency with a solid effort across the board. He should be a double-double threat on a nightly basis while providing decent upside on both sides of the ball to remain as a high-usage fantasy asset.
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