The Lakers announced this week that Anthony Davis is healing, but it'll be at least two more weeks until he's cleared to play. At the least, Davis won't see game action before the end of March, and more likely it'll be a week or two into April. So what does that mean for Davis? For the Lakers? We break it down in the newest edition of the Land O'Lakers podcast.
-When does Davis return? How do the Lakers handle that, so injury doesn't recur? And how much time do the Lakers need at full strength to get themselves ready for the playoffs?
-Davis is the headliner, but the Lakers are running low on bodies overall. Marc Gasol is still in the COVID protocol, with no sign of being released. Alex Caruso is now in the concussion protocol, and could miss time. Jared Dudley has a ligament tear in his knee. In the long run, those guys should be back on the floor (save perhaps Dudley, who would only play in the event of disaster come playoff time), but how much does their absence add to a potential fatigue problem for the Lakers?
-The Lakers are developing a depth problem. Would someone like LaMarcus Aldridge help? More than, say, Andre Drummond or PJ Tucker?
-Finally, LeBron revealed this week he originally passed on doing a Space Jam remake because he thought the first one was too good to top. This is a rare moment where James is wildly, wildly wrong.