Anthony Davis Injury

Some of the Los Angeles Lakers’ top players were rested for Thursday night’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. In this preseason game, both LeBron James and Anthony Davis sat out in order to show their support for the club. And they were sitting right next to the guy who has been making waves in the basketball world over the previous few days.

He is Victor Wembanyama. In all likelihood, you will have heard of this name by now even if you were unfamiliar with it a few days ago. His dominance in two preseason games this week against the NBA G League Ignite ensured that the expected No. 1 overall choice in the 2023 NBA Draft will become a household name around the world.

Anthony Davis Injury

Wembanyama had just scored 36 points in an impressive performance against the G League Ignite. Saying that the 18-year-old is the subject of much anticipation would be an understatement at this time. Don’t be fooled by how the photo is framed. Wembanyama is 7 feet and 2 inches tall, which makes him taller than both LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

LeBron James, after personally witnessing Wembanyama in action, had nothing but glowing remarks to make about him. The young man has been called a “generational talent” by the Lakers’ best player, which is a huge compliment coming from LeBron. However, Wembanyama was quick to downplay the comment and reaffirm his commitment to improving his game.

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Career

Davis re-signed with the Lakers on a five-year, $190 million contract with an early termination option before the fifth season, 2024-25. Due to problems with his right calf and heel, he missed 30 games during the 2020-21 season (February–April 2021). This was the longest layoff of his professional career.

Before Davis’ injury in Game 4 of the first-round series against the Phoenix Suns, the Lakers led the series 2-1. He missed Game 5 as well, which the Suns won to go up 3-2 in the series. When he came back for Game 6, he aggravated the injury again and barely lasted five minutes. There was a final score of 4-2 against the Lakers.

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Davis suffered a left MCL injury on December 17, and he had to leave the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the third quarter of a 92-110 loss. He was out for 17 contests before returning in late January, and for the first time since 2013, he did not make the NBA All-Star team in 2022.

Davis sprained his right ankle in a 106-101 victory over the Utah Jazz on February 16, 2022, and he missed the next 18 contests. Davis played in 40 games this season, averaging 23.2 points, 9.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 2.3 blocks in 35.1 minutes per game, but the Lakers still ended up missing the postseason.

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