Anthony Davis says his return is getting better every day; Plans to play in the next back-to-backs

Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis suffered a back injury to start the season, missing one game and appearing hobbled in several others.

The 29-year-old showed his tenacity, however, playing through and averaging 23 points, 11 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.9 steals and 2.3 blocks in 35.6 minutes per game for the Lakers. . Davis has shown that he can still be a two-way force, and maybe has another level he can reach as well if he gets rid of that problem.

The good news is that Davis’ status seems to be improving. He said Southern California News Group’s Kyle Goon after Saturday’s training that his back is improving every day:

“Every day, I progress. Every day I’m better, my back is getting better every day. It was pretty good last night. It was pretty good every time we played in New Orleans and I only expect it to be even better tomorrow.

After Friday night’s loss to the Utah Jazz, the Lakers have a quick turnaround before hosting the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday afternoon. It’s the first end of a back-to-back streak as LA next travels to face the Jazz again on Monday night.

A back-to-back with travel in between isn’t ideal for someone struggling with a back problem, but Davis said he plans to play in both games:

“Yes. That’s the plan. I hope nothing happens where I can’t.

Obviously it will depend on how Davis’ back reacts to Sunday’s game and if he has any setbacks, but it’s good to see he’s feeling healthy enough to play in both games and that he’s really improves.

Davis looked dominant in the first half against the Jazz to the tune of 20 points. He wasn’t as involved in the second half, however, and scored just two points from four attempted shots in the loss.

For a struggling 2-6 team, the Lakers can’t afford to have one of their top scorers missing for so long, so Davis took it upon himself to demand the ball go forward.

Ham praises Davis on his growth in leadership and injury management

Overall though, Davis is having a strong start to the season on and off the court. Head coach Darvin Ham recently praised Davis for his growth in leadership as well as his ability to deal with the back problem and still play at All-Star level on the court.

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