Here’s what we know: Anthony Davis left in the second quarter as the Los Angeles Lakers lost the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night, and did not return. The team says he has an Achilles strain — of the same tendon that he’s been dealing with Achilles tendinosis in — and they will get him an MRI on Monday in Minneapolis. For what it’s worth, Davis did not sound too worried that the injury was incredibly serious while speaking to reporters after the game.
Still, it was a scary night for the Lakers at the very least, and as soon as the game was over, host Harrison Faigen was joined by Silver Screen and Roll contributor Jacob Rude to discuss their immediate reactions to what happened with Davis and provide an update on what the whole team was saying about it following the loss. There are reasons to be optimistic, but there are also plenty of more important reasons for the Lakers to be as cautious as possible here.
After talking about Davis’ situation a bit, Harrison and Jacob shifted over to how the team will handle any absences from Davis as they move forward, and why the team’s first priority — after taking care of Davis, obviously — should be to make sure that this doesn’t lead to an inordinate amount of extra wear and tear on LeBron James.
Finally, they wrapped up the show by sharing who they would want to see get more usage if Davis is out, and why they don’t think it matters if the Lakers add an extra big whether Davis is healthy or not.
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