The Lakers won’t have Anthony Davis in the lineup on Friday night against the Bulls because of an adductor strain.
The Los Angeles Lakers will be without their All-Star forward Anthony Davis on Friday.
The team confirmed Davis will sit out against the Bulls because of an adductor strain.
Frank Vogel said Anthony Davis was 50-50 on playing tonight. He wanted to see how his right adductor strain felt while moving, and it never loosened up.
Lakers are hopeful this is the last game KCP misses.
— Matthew Moreno (@MMoreno1015) January 9, 2021
The Lakers will also face a fourth game without Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who is dealing with an ankle sprain.
Davis is averaging 22.4 points per game this season along with 9.1 rebounds.
In Thursday night’s 118-109 loss to the Spurs, the big man had 23 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, three blocks and a steal.
The Lakers will undoubtedly miss his presence as they search for their seventh win this season. Though there is no replacement for a player like Davis, head coach Frank Vogel has indicated he will move Kyle Kuzma into the starting lineup as a result of his absence.
The Bulls are also coming off a loss. On Wednesday they were beaten 128-124 by the Kings.