For his big comeback, Anthony Davis gets an “A+”
He entered the floor with the new kid, Rui Hachimura. A great general ovation went down from the Crypto.com Arena but we thought the California public would first like to congratulate the return ofAnthony Davis.
After five weeks of recovery, he returned to the court last night against Spurs. ” First of all, I’m happy for him. I know how frustrating this process is for him, especially at the level he plays (before getting hurt). I’m happy for him and obviously happy for us. We will put him on the pitch, we will not be too proud in terms of minutes and we will see how he reacts “, predicted Darvin Ham before the meeting.
No madness therefore, hence this decision to bring him off the Lakers bench. ” This is really something new for me. The last time was in the Olympics in 2012. I haven’t come off the bench since I was in the league, but I understand and that’s fine with me. The role is different, you warm up and sit down “, said after the match” AD “, who was still a four-time substitute in the Hornets at that time, as a rookie, then the last time in December 2013 with the Pelicans.
A good test
That temporary status and playing time limit – 26 that night – didn’t stop him from making an immediate impact. The interior was first prompted by two authoritarian attacks, one after the other, at the end of the first quarter. He then took advantage of a fixation from LeBron James to register his first basket of the game, behind the arc.
Anthony Davis then continued his good behavior in terms of interior dominance to finish with a final line of 21 points (7/15 on shots including 1/3 from distance), 12 rebounds and 4 blocks. ” Overall I give him an A+, he gets us a lot of pressure in attack and defense », Darvin Ham is appreciated after the victory.
” I feel good. It’s good to be on the field with others. It was positive because it was a close game and we had to fight until the last four or five minutes. So it was a good test for me before going on the road. All in all, I’m glad to be back fighting these guys. “, book “AD” that the team will start a “road trip” of five meetings (Celtics, Nets, Knicks, Pacers and Pelicans).
Crypto.com Arena holds its breath (again)
This one resulted in five weeks of recovery, to treat his stress fracture in the foot,” long » but it also passed quickly because of the support received, by his teammates who came to observe him in training for example. ” These guys support me, the staff, the franchise… Everything I needed to make this rehabilitation happen quickly, they gave it to me so it’s been a great rehabilitation. »
The lights seem green for him now though caution is still in order. At the very end of the third quarter, Crypto.com Arena held its breath as it collapsed after a long shot at the buzzer. He twisted his ankle when he landed on Zach Collins, who was flagged for a Level 1 foul along the way, but it didn’t seem to matter. ” All the boys came to see, ‘Are you okay?’ “Anthony Davis reports, paralleling the ankle of Dennis Schroder who played against the Heat.
“AD” makes sure that he is physically fit and his team is also doing well in terms of confidence. ” He is still tall. It is about us and what we must do. No matter who we play, we feel like we can beat anyone. This group is strong. They have shown it in the last two, three or five weeks. They won against big teams “, concludes the interior in reference to the Lakers’ balanced record in his absence (10 wins in 20 games).