“His walking boot is off, and I’m told this week the next step for him is he’ll get on the court and start to do some stationary shooting,” Wojnarowski said, via RealGM. “And they still, with 16 games left for the Lakers and the toughest schedule left in the league, the expectation is that they can still hang on to the Play-In and get in the postseason and they can have Anthony Davis back.”
Davis has been out since mid-February with the injury. He has missed more than half the Lakers’ games this season. Perhaps not-so-coincidentally, the Lakers have struggled after making over nearly the entire roster, failing to get into any sort of real rhythm.
“They’re not punting on this season. Anthony Davis wants to be back, this team wants him back,” Wojnarowski said. “He’ll make more progress this week they hope, and he’ll have another MRI which will be about four weeks out from the injury, and the hope is that he can then start progressing towards returning before the postseason begins.”
Added Harrison Faigen of SB Nation: “Davis has missed the Lakers’ last eight games with this injury, and the team is 2-6 in that time. He will also likely miss at least the team’s next three contests before his reevaluation, if that indeed takes place on Thursday.”