October 17, 2019, 1:00 amAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis scored eight points on 3-of-9 shooting with 10 boards, eight assists, a steal and two blocks in Wednesday's preseason game against the Warriors.
It doesn't matter what position he plays, Davis will put up huge numbers this season as he looks ready to go after a thumb injury scare. The eight dimes are a nice wrinkle and the Lakers are going to generate a lot of open looks for their role players with Davis and LeBron James drawing all of the attention.
October 16, 2019, 2:25 pmAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis (sprained right thumb) will participate in Wednesday's preseason game against the Warriors.
His minutes may be limited, but it's good news that Davis has the green light from head coach Frank Vogel. Davis should be one of the first selections in fantasy drafts.
Source: Mike Bresnahan on Twitter
October 15, 2019, 4:56 pmAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis (sprained right thumb) was on the court for Tuesday's practice session and is hopeful to play in Wednesday's preseason game against the Warriors.
Fantastic news for the Lakers and all AD owners, as it looks like a major bullet has been dodged. Even if AD ultimately sits out on Wednesday, it looks like he'll be ready to roll when the regular season kicks off.
Source: Mark Medina on Twitter
October 15, 2019, 8:10 amAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Results of the MRI confirmed a sprained right thumb for Anthony Davis, whose status will be day-to-day moving forward.
AD, who was injured in the first quarter of Saturday’s game against the Nets, seems to have dodged a bullet. It’s unlikely that he plays in the last exhibition game against the Warriors on Wednesday but all signs point to him being ready for the season opener.
Source: Lakers PR on Twitter
October 14, 2019, 4:51 pmAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis, who has a sprained right thumb, will not face the Warriors on Monday.
This is being labeled as a coach's decision, which is interesting given that his thumb sprain is common knowledge. Davis could still be on track to play during the regular season opener.
Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter
October 14, 2019, 3:34 pmAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
An MRI on Anthony Davis' right thumb came back clean, per Adrian Wojnarowski.
Initial exams revealed a Grade 1 sprain and it's good to know that Davis isn't dealing with a major ligament tear. There's still no telling if this will affect his early-season availability but at this point there's no need to fret when drafting AD in the first three picks. For now we're expecting to see Davis take the court on opening night, but he's probably done for the preseason.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
October 12, 2019, 2:12 pmAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Initial exams on Anthony Davis' thumb show no ligament damage and it is believed to be a Grade 1 sprain.
Davis and the Lakers are currently flying back to Los Angeles where he will get an MRI on Sunday for confirmation but this is good news so far. Even with a Grade 1 sprain, he may need anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to recover so another update is sure to follow with a better time frame.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
October 12, 2019, 8:45 amAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis will not return against the Net with sprained right thumb.
Davis appears to have suffered the injury while attempting to block a shot at the rim in the first quarter. After going to the locker room, he returned to the bench with an ice pack wrapped around his thumb. Depending on the severity, some players come back in a few days while others need a few weeks to heal. Either way, Davis is likely done for the remainder of preseason. He will get x-rays once the Lakers return to Los Angeles and we should have another update then.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
October 5, 2019, 10:39 pmAnthony DavisPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis looked like he was in regular-sason form in Saturday's 123-101 over the Warriors, piling on 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting, adding 10 rebounds, two dimes and one steal in just 18 minutes on the floor.
This was a statement game for AD. He played well and displayed his ability to dominate another team with his crazy production per minute. He's a sweet target anywhere in the top-3 of drafts in any format this season.
September 28, 2019, 8:36 pmAnthony DavisPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Lebron James said that the Lakers will run their offense through Anthony Davis.
'If we’re not playing through Anthony Davis while he’s on the floor, then there’s no sense to having him on the floor,’’ said James. He then added, 'It doesn’t mean that every time down we throw it to him and throw it to him and throw him, but we have the ability to do that and he’s been very efficient in his career and he commands double teams. And when you’re able to attract two defenders on one guy, then you’ve got the numbers game. … It opens up for other guys on the floor, including myself.' Injury history aside, you can't go wrong with Davis with your first round pick and he is likely to be picked within the first three picks.
Source: USA Today
September 17, 2019, 10:01 amAnthony DavisPF, Los Angeles Lakers
After an extraordinary summer of 2019, which saw a cavalcade of stars change teams, executives around the league expect that this year’s transaction wires will be dominated by the trade market.
“We’ve been getting calls all summer,” one general manager said. “I think if you look at the market, there is going to be a very robust trade market this winter for a few reasons.” The big driver figures to be the open, empty crater that the 2020 free-agent class has become. Teams hoping to make significant changes in their direction won’t have free agency to lean on and trades will be the only way to go. If you enjoyed the twist and turns that came with the very busy NBA free-agency period this summer, then buckle up as the trade market means more could be on the way this season.
Source: Sean Deveney on Twitter
September 7, 2019, 10:56 pmAnthony DavisPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis says he is willing to play minutes at center to help the Lakers reach their goal of winning a championship.
Anthony Davis said the Lakers' focus this season is to win a championship and stated that he is willing to play minutes at center if it helps the team. The Lakers are thin in the frontcourt with only JaVale McGee and Dwight Howard as the other two players likely to play minutes at center. AD may need to play minutes at both front court spots and stay on the court to help the Lakers maintain good playoff seeding in the west. Davis is likely to be a top-5 fantasy asset in per game numbers and hopefully will play more games (56) with the Lakers fighting for playoff position.
Source: Silver Screen & Roll
August 13, 2019, 11:08 amAnthony DavisPF, Los Angeles Lakers
The NCAA has amended its certification process for agents representing basketball players who are deciding whether to stay in school or explore the NBA draft and will no longer require them to have a bachelor's degree.
Under the new amendment, agents who don't have a bachelor's degree will have to be in good standing with the National Basketball Players Association. The NCAA will still require agents representing players who might return to school to have NBPA certification for a minimum of three consecutive years, maintain professional liability insurance, complete the NCAA qualification exam and pay the required fees. Rich Paul, who represents LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Ben Simmons and Draymond Green, among others, and recently brought his Klutch Sports Group under the United Talent Agency umbrella, began working with LeBron a couple of years after high school and didn't graduate from college.
July 21, 2019, 10:09 amAnthony DavisPF, Los Angeles Lakers
When asked by Chicago Tribune reporter K.C Johnson on how he'd feel about wearing a Bulls jersey someday, Anthony Davis said that "If the opportunity ever presents itself and when that time comes, I’d definitely consider it.”
The chances of that time coming is more likely for 2025 than 2020, but still, until Davis is firmly committed to the Lakers long-term speculation of his future will remain. It's nice to know if you're a Bulls fan that he imagines playing for his home town at some point, but don't expect him bolting LA for them after one season.
Source: Chicago Tribune
July 17, 2019, 8:50 amAnthony DavisPF, Los Angeles Lakers
In an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, Anthony Davis said that, even after his trade request was granted, that doesn’t mean he’ll commit to the Lakers for the long term.
“I’m just focused on this season,” said AD. “I don’t know what’s going to happen, I have one year in LA so I’m going make the best out of it.” Davis is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season and his agent Rich Paul insisted that his client is going to keep all options open in the summer of 2020. This is obviously a chapter taken out of the LeBron James playbook as AD is simply trying to put more pressure to the Lakers organization in order to surround the team with elite talent. He is poised for a monster fantasy year regardless.