Lakers news: Anthony Davis (calf strain) to be evaluated in 2-3 weeks

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The Los Angeles Lakers will be without their star big man Anthony Davis for at least the next couple of weeks and they could be without him all the way through the All-Star break early next month. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Monday that an MRI revealed a calf strain for Davis, which will keep him out for at least the next two to three weeks before Davis is evaluated again.

Davis was dealing with Achilles tendinosis earlier last week in the same leg, which caused him to miss two games before returning to the lineup last Friday in a win against the Grizzlies.

The calf is, of course, connected to the Achilles area. Those of you who remember Kevin Durant’s calf strain, which became a torn Achilles in the 2019 NBA playoffs, won’t forget that this issue is of a legitimate concern for the Lakers. So it should be no surprise the Lakers and Davis’ representatives are going to take a conservative approach with his recovery now, according to Woj.

The Lakers visit the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night. Without Davis in the lineup, Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell, Markieff Morris, and Wesley Matthews will all get more opportunities to contribute as the Lakers look to keep pace with the league-leading Utah Jazz.

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