Sport Lakers’ Anthony Davis to sit out vs. Warriors Wednesday with sore ribs

01:57  14 november  2019
01:57  14 november  2019 Source:   nbcsports.com

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  AD has 40 points, 20 rebounds in Lakers win over Grizzlies LOS ANGELES (AP) Anthony Davis scored 40 points - including a franchise record 26 made free throws - and had 20 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 120-91 on Tuesday night. © 2019 NBAE LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 29: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers grabs a rebound against the Memphis Grizzlies on October 29, 2019 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

Anthony Davis has been one of the best players in the NBA this season despite dealing with a nagging shoulder injury. After the game, Davis had X-rays on his sore ribs , and although they reportedly came back negative At 8-2, the Lakers currently sit atop the Western Conference and trail only the

The Los Angeles Lakers will rest star forward Anthony Davis for the second leg of their back-to-back Wednesday night against the Warriors . Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis (shoulder and rib soreness ) will not play tonight against the Golden State Warriors , league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

Anthony Davis is the best center the Lakers have, arguably the best center in the NBA.

Anthony Davis standing in front of a crowd© Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Except he doesn’t want to play center — and this is why. While strong and incredibly athletic, the constant elbows, hacks, and physicality on the block in the NBA wear him down.

Davis’ ribs were bothering him after the Lakers beat the Suns on Tuesday night — X-rays were taken but nothing was found — and so they are going to sit him Wednesday against Golden State, reports Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

This was expected and is the smart play — it’s November, there are more than 70 games left in the season, why risk this becoming a chronic issue? Get him healthy, then get Davis out on the court. To use Kawhi Leonard‘s phrasing, have him play when his body is ready.

Against a struggling and far more banged up Warriors team, the Lakers will still be favorites.

Davis is averaging 26.3 points and 10.4 rebounds a game this season plus playing elite defense in the paint. More importantly, he has shown a fast chemistry with LeBron James that has made the Lakers a nightmare matchup for opposing teams (something that will make them a very tough playoff out).

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