The Los Angeles Lakers continue their elevator season, led by Anthony Davis. The up and down nature has been a combination of injuries and inconsistency. When will it all end? No one can tell you, but I can bet that they wish it will be soon if they did.
Davis seems to be at the end of his wits. After an abysmal performance in a 107-83 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, he let it be known speaking with Spectrum SportsNet:
The honesty from Davis is much-appreciated. There’s a lot of talk about time and change. The players and coaches speak about the grind of the 82 game season. They want fans to believe they’ll eventually get and pull off an extension of wins. No one wants to imagine if this never happens. It’s a strong possibility, as we saw it play out last season.
Like last season, they’re dealing with too many integral injuries. Luckily for them, one of their many issues is slowing up. Talen Horton-Tucker is returning from injury this weekend. LeBron James has recovered well and is listed day to day. There’s still updates pending on both Kendrick Nunn and Trevor Ariza.
Once these guys are back, the team is wishing for quick integration. Right now they sit at seventh in the Western Conference. If they want to avoid the play-in again, the wins have to become a little more frequent.