Report: Anthony Davis' Lakers Return Is Upon Us

He's been out for 20 games this time around, but it appears that Anthony Davis's absence from the Los Angeles Lakers lineup is at an end. According to a report today, he could return to the court Wednesday night, for the Lakers' home game against the San Antonio Spurs. 

"He's nearing the six-week mark since he suffered the right foot injury, and he is ramping up closer and closer to a return. It's imminent," said ESPN's Dave McMenamin, while adding, "it could be as soon as Wednesday against the Spurs, but I was told 'more likely' that he returns Saturday against the Boston Celtics.

"He's not just going one-on-oh, or one-on-one workouts; he's getting that full contact with the guys who don't play that much and they're giving full effort to try and get him ready to get back on the court."

To their credit, the Lakers have gone 10-9 in his absence heading into Tuesday night's game against their arena-mates the Los Angeles Clippers. But Davis was playing like an MVP candidate before he went down this time, and his return should be massive for the Lakers. 

They're currently at 22-25, and while that's only good for a tie for 11th in the conference, they're just two games back of a guaranteed playoff slot in the 6-seed.

Davis was averaging 27.4 points, 12.1 rebounds and 2.1 blocks, while shooting 59.4% from the field. 

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