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Sport Lakers clear Anthony Davis to return

00:51  17 october  2019
00:51  17 october  2019 Source:   hoopsrumors.com

Lakers being told not to dribble near Avery Bradley at practice

  Lakers being told not to dribble near Avery Bradley at practice Lakers head coach Frank Vogel reportedly told players to pass the ball if Avery Bradley is near them.Bradley has been wowing the Los Angeles Lakers in the first week of training camp. More than anyone else on the team, Bradley's been name-checked a few times by players and coaches, according to reporters on the scene in El Segundo. And the legend of Training Camp Avery Bradley grew on Tuesday, with a quote from Anthony Davis that head coach Frank Vogel has told people guarded by Bradley not to dribble near him.

Anthony Davis has been officially cleared to play in Wednesday's preseason showdown against the Golden State Warriors. Anthony Davis to Return from Injury in Lakers ’ Preseason Game vs. Warriors.

The Los Angeles Lakers have acquired forward Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart As part of the trade, the Lakers also sent Isaac Bonga, Jemerrio Jones, Moritz Wagner and a future second round draft pick to the Wizards, who in return , sent cash

It doesn’t appear that Anthony Davis‘ right thumb injury will keep him sidelined into the regular season. Lakers head coach Frank Vogel said today that Davis has been cleared to return for Wednesday night’s preseason game against the Warriors (link via ESPN.com).

Anthony Davis holding a racket© Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Davis injured the thumb in the first quarter of the Lakers’ game in Shenzhen vs. the Nets on Saturday. The injury was initially diagnosed as a sprain, which was confirmed after the team returned to Los Angeles and conducted further tests. An MRI on Monday came back clean, showing no ligament damage.

Although Davis is set to return to action, the Lakers are still without another key player. Kyle Kuzma, who is recovering from a stress reaction in his left foot, has been cleared for non-contact activity, but his status for opening night next Tuesday remains up in the air.

Anthony Davis' performance against Grizzlies places him among Lakers greats .
George Mikan. Elgin Baylor. Wilt Chamberlain. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Shaquille O'Neal. Now, Anthony Davis. Lakers history is filled with big men who dazzled their fans and terrified opponents, and on Tuesday night Davis joined their exclusive club. They are the only Lakers to have scored at least 40 points in a game in which they also grabbed 20 rebounds. Davis scored 40 points with 20 rebounds Tuesday night with two blocks, while playing only three quarters as the Lakers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 120-91. The Lakers improved to 3-1 for the first time since the 2010-11 season.

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