Things have not been going so well for the Los Angeles Lakers in recent weeks considering their struggles to win consistently. LeBron James has been playing like an MVP but the rest of the roster hasn't been able to keep up and the Lakers are languishing in the 8th seed spot in the Western Conference.
However, some good news has finally arrived for the Lakers, with a possible return date for Anthony Davis being announced. Shams Charania has explained in a tweet that Davis is probable to make his return when the Los Angeles Lakers play against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night.
Davis has missed the last 17 games for the Lakers and the team has a 7-10 record during that stretch. The 8-time NBA All-Star has been a big miss, and his return could be the catalyst the Lakers need to get themselves out of this slump they have been experiencing. Davis wasn't having the most stellar year before his injury, but he has reportedly been working on his game during that time to come back better than before.
AD was averaging 23 points and 9.9 rebounds per game before he was ruled out in December and even just that boost could be enough for the Lakers who have LeBron playing out of his mind on the court. LeBron has played at the center position in his absence and with Frank Vogel experimenting with some small-ball lineups, Davis could start at the 5 when he returns.
The Lakers lost against the Miami Heat on Sunday night, a team that currently finds itself at the top of the Eastern Conference. While it was another disappointing loss, the fact that the final score was just a 6-point difference shows that they might not be as far away from figuring it out as they have seemed at times this season. In any case, AD's potential return could make the clash against Brooklyn a very exciting one for Lakers fans.