Lakers injury report: Anthony Davis got time off to play, Austin Reaves upgraded vs. Kings

For the first time since the team’s fourth game of the season, Anthony Davis is not listed on the Lakers injury report prior to their matchup with the Sacramento Kings. And in further (and rare!) Good injury news for the team this season, Austin Reaves has been upgraded to questionable after missing the last nine games with a sprain in the hind thigh.

Davis being taken off the injury report is certainly good news, and that not only means he’s over the flu-like symptoms that left him a game-time decision against the New York Knicks and bedridden with fever the next day against the Indiana Pacers, but that he’s over too. right thigh contusion, he was most recently listed prior to that disease.

Reaves, meanwhile, have clearly wanted to return for more matches, but the team was extra careful so he did not get a setback, and that he is being upgraded here is a positive sign that he reacted well to the work the team puts him on. . through to return to the game.

In non-updates, LeBron James (rectus abdominis strain) is again listed as questionable, and Chaundee Brown Jr. and Jay Huff (two-way contracts) are on assignment with the South Bay Lakers, while Trevor Ariza (right ankle injury) recovery) and Kendrick Nunn (bruise in right knee) are both still out. Frank Vogel said the latter two were both “still some distance away” on Wednesday, which is both deliberately non-specific and the same thing he has been saying about them all season.

But with (hopefully) both Reaves and Davis back in the ranks – and provided LeBron James is eventually cleared (as he usually is) – the Lakers should look much closer at their completely intact selves on Friday when they host Sacramento. That match will tip-off at. 19:30 in the Staples Center and will be broadcast locally on Spectrum SportsNet.

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