Report: Kendrick Nunn likely shut down for season, Anthony Davis to make return this week

Kendrick Nunn
Kendrick Nunn is unlikely to play a regular season game for the Lakers this season. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Lakers are limping towards the finish line of what has been one of the more disappointing seasons in franchise history. As they approach the merciful end of the season, Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes had some important injury news to share on the TNT broadcast of the Lakers’ game against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday.

The main points from Haynes:

LeBron James, who is currently nursing a sprained ankle suffered in a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans and was held out of the contest against the Mavs, is unlikely to return for Thursday’s game against the Jazz.

Anthony Davis, meanwhile, is nearing a return, according to Haynes. The Lakers are planning to put the star big man back into the rotation either on Friday or Sunday. Davis has not played since February 16th and has only appeared in 37 games this season.

Perhaps the biggest information shared by Haynes is that guard Kendrick Nunn will undergo an MRI this week but that he is expected to be shut down for the rest of the season to focus on rehabbing the bone bruise that has kept him out of the entire regular season. Nunn has a player option for next season after being the team’s big free agency signing in July of last year.

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