The NBA is very close to returning to action with seeding games. Yesterday, the Los Angeles Lakers won their third and final scrimmage game against the Washington Wizards. With two of three wins at Scrimmage, the Lakers now have to shape up well ahead of an important game against the LA Clippers.
The Lakers have what we want on the Clippers the night of the NBA’s comeback start. LeBron James is the kind of action against Qui Leonard that had been missing for all these months. As the Lakers prepared to avenge their Christmas day loss, head-coach Frank Vogel gave an update on his players’ fitness levels.
Vogel noted the Lakers’ negatives in three games, which he witnesses. “Vogel said that free throw shooting and transition defense are two areas of focus for the improvement of the Lakers, although he feels he has made progress.” Mike Trudell of Spectrum Sportsnet wrote.
Dwight Howard and Kyle Kuzma missed action against the Wizards because of the knock they had in the previous game against the Magic. Mike Trudell posted Vogel’s update on his Twitter account in the case.
Are the Los Angeles Lakers going to be without Anthony Davis in their first seeding game?
The Lakers vs. Clippers rivalry really intensified this season. With the inclusion of Kavi and Paul George in the squad, the Clippers have become a well-sized and more balanced team this year.
On the other hand, the Lakers have two of the league’s best players. AD and LeBron are amazing companions on the court, who compliment each other so well. However, Anthony Davis pierced his eye in the game against the Magic, forcing him to sit out for the Lakers’ final scrimmage.
This was an anticipated move by coach Vogel. He will have to rest his star player for the upcoming seeding games, which is a priority. But how serious is Eddie’s injury? He suffered eye pain and Frank Vogel told that Eddie did not train with the team today. There is also a concern, which Mike Trudel mentioned:
Frank Vogel said @ AntDavis23 Didn’t practice today because his eye is still bothering him. He is day to day at this point. Vogel said that “there is some concern” that Davis will miss Thursday’s game, but that he “hopes” Davis will play.
Lakers fans will be extremely upset after reading this news. However, until his eye is completely recovered, the team is playing safe keeping him away from any action. A hit in the eye during a competitive basketball game can certainly be a painful one. We hope that whatever bothers Davis’s eyes heals and he is able to be the starting lineup for the Clips game.
Source: Mike Trudell’s Twitter