Barring a last-minute setback, Anthony Davis will make his triumphant return to the court when the Los Angeles Lakers play the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday. Davis hasn’t played in over two months and, for that reason he’ll be on a 15-minute restriction when he returns.
When Davis is fully reintegrated back into the lineup, though, there will have to be some tough decisions made with the rotation, particularly at the 4 and 5 spots. In today’s episode of “The 30,” Anthony and Jas give their best guesses on what those changes might look like.
Then, Anthony and Jas share their thoughts on how Davis and Drummond will co-exist on the court, and how Vogel will distribute the minutes at center during the postseason. Davis played 60% of his minutes at center in the postseason last year.
Following that, the guys get into why they’re concerned that there’s still no timetable for James’ return. Will James have enough time to ramp up before the games start to matter?
To wrap things up, Anthony and Jas look at the playoff picture and give their thoughts on where they hope the Lakers finish in the Western Conference standings. The Lakers currently sit at the No. 5 spot in the Western Conference.
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