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Anthony Davis Is Out. How Will The Lakers Survive Without Him?
Anthony Davis suffered an injury and will be absent for a few weeks.
Welp, it looks like the thing that Lakers fans feared most happened - Anthony Davis got injured and will miss roughly a month.
He suffered a right foot injury on Friday, Dec. 16. It was in the second quarter of a game against the Denver Nuggets.
This news hits a little harder for Lakeshow fans because Davis was excellent the past few months.
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He fully embraced the big man role and was dominating all of his opponents in the post. He was arguably the best player on the Lakers.
During this 25-game stretch, “The Brow” averaged 27 points, 12 rebounds, 1.3 steals, and 2.1 blocks.
With his stellar play, he was able to lead Los Angeles back on the right track, willing them to win 10 of their last 15 games.
But now that their enforcer is sidelined, how and what will the Lakers do?
Are LeBron James and Russell Westbrook going to have to hop into the Lazarus pit and rejuvenate themselves so that they can take over in AD’s absence?
Or are they just going to lose and we won’t talk about them anymore, per Charles Barkley’s wishes?
Or are the Lakers going to make a trade?
I feel like the first and third options will happen.
Davis will be gone for about a month and I think LeBron and Westbrook can muster up some energy and get the Lakers some wins.
But I also think that a trade will happen.
For who? I’m not sure. But there are some players that are rumoured to be of interest to the team.
The first one is the Washington Wizards’ Kyle Kuzma. The second one is the Minnesota Timberwolves’ D’Angelo Russell.
Additionally, the Houston Rockets are rumoured to be willing to let Eric Gordon go. He won’t be able to produce as much as either of the other two, but he can provide firepower off of the bench for them.
However, these are all hypotheticals and there’s a really high chance that none of them will happen, which will lead to Barkley’s manifestation.
But let’s hope it doesn’t because the Lakers are a really fun team to watch. And it would also really suck if LeBron’s and Westbrook’s careers ended on a bad note.
What do you think the Lakers need to do to make it back into the playoffs?
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