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The huge change in sight for the Lakers

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The Lakers’ infirmary was full since the start of the season, but it is finally starting to empty. In a little while, the Crimson and Gold could well be together again! Big news for them, especially to tackle the second half of 2021-22.

If the Lakers are very inconstant since the resumption of basketball in the United States (21-20, seventh in the West), it is also for a simple reason: difficult to perform to the maximum when the roster is regularly decimated by injuries . Good news, it’s about to change drastically. Before the loss to Memphis, Anthony Davis was seen in particular putting in a few baskets for the warm-up:

Anthony Davis and Kendrick Nunn on the comeback

Absent for practically a month, The Brow seems to be approaching a return to the delight of the Purple and Gold. Especially since he does not trot only with his teammates! As Frank Vogel confirms, the few shots taken before the Grizzlies game were not an indoor first:

The only thing we’ll say about AD is that we wanted to take stock after four weeks, but he’s been in a few shootouts already.

Best of all, Davis is not going to be the only one to make his comeback anytime soon. Kendrick Nunn is also approaching a return to competition, he who hasn’t even played for the year yet due to meniscus problems. The rotation on the back lines should therefore be quickly again to full, but not only as recalled by the site Silver Screen & Roll :

With Kendrick Nunn also close to full health, and his comeback more imminent, the Lakers are – knocking off the wall – nearly fully healthy for the first time this season.

If LA had a four-game winning streak before falling to Memphis, LeBron James is no coincidence. Several injuries have returned to the game recently and the King has been proclaiming it loud and clear for weeks, he is waiting to see the entire workforce around him before drawing any conclusions.

He will now have the opportunity, especially since his family will have a busy schedule at the end of the month. Between January 23 and 27, they go Miami, Brooklyn and Philadelphia, each time on the move. A big program therefore, which will be a good indicator of the potential of this roster. Not sure that AD will already be in gear at that time, but the rest will be there… unless there is a new injury.

For the first time in the campaign, the Lakers will not be amputated several elements in each game. A hell of a change for them, which however also brings its share of tactical challenges. Not sure that LeBron continues to evolve as a pivot for a long time, despite his success.

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