Anthony Davis To Return On Tuesday

JANUARY 25: Davis will return Tuesday and will be on a minutes restriction, sources tell Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). The Lakers face the Nets at 6:30pm CT on TNT.

JANUARY 24: Lakers star Anthony Davis is probable to play at Brooklyn on Tuesday, Jovan Buha of The Athletic tweets.

Davis had been trending toward a return in recent weeks and the club was hopeful he could suit up during its current trip.

Davis has been rehabbing from an MCL sprain in his left knee. The initial prognosis was that he would miss at least four weeks.

It took approximately one more week than that, as Davis last appeared in a game on Dec. 17. The Lakers have a 7-10 record in the games he’s missed since going down.

Davis was injured when LeBron James was called for an offensive foul for pushing Minnesota’s Jaden McDaniels, who lost his balance and fell into Davis’ left knee. He’s averaging 23.3 PPG and 9.9 RPG.

His return is a welcome development for a team with title aspirations that is currently floundering with a 23-24 record. Los Angeles has dropped five of its last seven games, including a 113-107 loss at Miami on Sunday. The Lakers are in the midst of a six-game road swing and won’t return home until next month.

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