August 8, 2020, 10:02 pmAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis posted just eight points in Saturday's loss to the Pacers, adding in eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks.
While it seemed likely that Davis and LeBron James would see their respective loads decreased significantly with the Lakers locked into the top seed in the West, what didn't seem likely was each of them seeing the court for 35-plus minutes. Both were the case on Saturday, at least for Davis, who really struggled shooting the ball (3-of-14 FGs, 0-of-4 3PTs). Davis and James will be used sparingly in the Lakers final two seeding games before they start their playoff journey the following week.
August 8, 2020, 1:04 pmRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis and Rudy Gobert have been announced as the finalists for the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award.
Gobert is the reigning DPOY and is currently going for a three-peat. Giannis was a finalist in 2019 and Davis was a finalist in 2018. A case can really be made for all three this season. Gobert did pretty much the same thing he did the last two seasons and the Jazz continue to play winning basketball. Giannis' steals and blocks dipped from 1.3 and 1.5 last season to 1.0 and 1.0 this season but he was the league leader in both defensive rating and defensive win shares. Anthony Davis' addition to the Lakers has transformed them from out-of-playoffs to number one seed in the West.
Source: Ira Winderman
August 8, 2020, 10:45 amLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
Chris Haynes reports that both LeBron James (groin) and Anthony Davis (sprained right ankle) will play against the Pacers on Saturday.
With the Lakers already having the number one seed clinched, James and Davis might take it somewhat easy over the last few games of the regular season but it is good to see that both are healthy, especially after James missed Thursday's contest.
Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter
August 7, 2020, 5:55 pmAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis (sprained right ankle) is probable to take on the Pacers this Saturday.
Davis has looked healthy throughout the restart in Walt Disney World, and any games missed would be just as much about giving him a rest. That being said, this game is as good as any as the Lakers have nothing to lose at this point as they ride to the top seed in the Western Conference. All of that is to say, watch this situation closely, AD is bound to sit at some point.
Source: NBA Injury Report
August 6, 2020, 11:59 pmAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis was hounded by the Rockets' defense on Thursday (seven turnovers), but he was still able to record a double-double, posting 17 points (5-of-8 FGs, 7-of-9 FTs), 12 rebounds, three assists and one block in 30 minutes of action.
AD is dealing with a sprained right ankle, which explains his sub-par performance this evening. Given his injury history, don't be too shocked if the Lakers decide to give him a rest day, considering they've locked up the top seed in the Western Conference.
August 6, 2020, 7:38 pmAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis (sprained right ankle) is in the starting five for Thursday's game with the Rockets.
Davis was listed as probable earlier today and there was some worry he'd get the night off with LeBron James out already, but he's ready to go. It's no guarantee that he gets his full slate of minutes, however, so tread carefully in DFS.
Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter
August 6, 2020, 2:53 pmAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis is officially listed as probable for Thursday's game against the Rockets with a sprained right ankle.
Davis tweaked his ankle against the Thunder and will most likely take the court tonight against the Rockets. LeBron James (sore right groin) is taking a maintenance day, but Davis should continue to play as he's much younger. It wouldn't surprise anyone if he played limited minutes though, as the Lakers are just playing to get into game shape as they clinched No.1 seed in the west already.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
August 5, 2020, 10:33 pmAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis struggled on Wednesday in a 86-105 loss to the Thunder, scoring nine points (3-of-11 from the field) with eight rebounds and five assists in 29 minutes.
Davis crashed back to earth after a 42-point, 12-rebound performance vs. the Jazz on Monday. Davis struggled in the game before Monday, shooting 2-of-7 from the field for 14 points vs. the Raptors. He had a great bounce-back game on Monday and the superstar has a prime matchup vs. the Rockets on Thursday. He should dominate vs. the small-ball lineups the Rockets deploy and could be a worthy DFS target.
August 3, 2020, 11:58 pmAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis had a game-high 42 points to go with 12 boards, four dimes, three steals, a block and four triples in Monday's 116-108 win over the Jazz.
Davis has been absolutely dominant on both ends of the floor for the Lakers as they lock up the No. 1 seed in the west. Not that it matters much since teams will be playing on a neutral site, it's still an achievement and a testament to how good he's been this season. Davis' play of the game came late in the fourth when he drilled stepback four-point play over Rudy Gobert. As always, you can expect Davis to get some extra rest as he prepares his body for the upcoming playoffs
August 3, 2020, 8:31 pmAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis (right eye) is expected to play during Monday's game against the Jazz.
Davis struggled against the Raptors on Saturday but isn't expected to miss more time. That's good news for the Lakers, who are hoping to nail down the top seed in the West shortly.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
August 2, 2020, 6:42 pmLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James (sore groin), Anthony Davis (right eye) and Kyle Kuzma (right ankle sprain) are all probable for Monday's game.
All three were probable for Saturday's game and all three suited up without restrictions, so it's highly likely we see the same story tomorrow. Don't hesitate to get this trio into your fantasy lineups.
Source: NBA Injury Report
August 2, 2020, 12:17 amAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis was visibly not himself on Saturday, possibly still hampered by a sore eye, leaving him to post just 14 points (2-of-7 FGs, 9-of-9 FTs), six rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer, one steal and three blocks.
AD's eye didn't bother him enough to affect his shot from the free throw line, which is an encouraging sign. He should be able to bounce back with a top-shelf performance once his eye feels better.
August 1, 2020, 8:51 pmLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James (groin) and Anthony Davis (eye) will both start vs. the Raptors on Saturday.
LeBron was probable with a minor groin injury and Anthony Davis was probable with the same eye injury that had him on the injury report ahead of the Lakers' game on Thursday. Both players are good to go for another prime-time matchup.
Source: Los Angeles Lakers on Twitter
July 31, 2020, 5:44 pmAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis is currently probable with a sore right eye injury as the Lakers prepare to face the Raptors on Saturday.
Davis looked fantastic against the Clippers on Thursday, and he should be capable of similar accomplishments when Saturday comes around. While he suffers his fair share of minor injuries, he remains one of the top-two fantasy options in the game whenever he is out there. The Lakers appear to be invested in winning regular-season basketball games right now, and until we see otherwise, you do not have to concern yourself with load management issues.
Source: NBA Injury Report
July 31, 2020, 12:58 amAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis (eye) popped in a game-high 34 points in Thursday's 103-101 win against the Clippers, shooting 8-for-19 from the field and 16-of-17 from the line to go with eight rebounds, four assists and two triples.
The Clippers didn't really have anyone who could contend with Davis tonight, as The Brow got Ivica Zubac and Marcus Morris in early foul trouble and rolled to 14 points in the first quarter. The lack of defensive stats was disappointing but we won't be too upset about this sterling opener, especially after he was questionable to play due to the eye injury he sustained in Saturday's scrimmage. Expect elite numbers from AD whenever he takes the floor.