LeBron James (38, 206cm) and Anthony Davis (29, 208cm) are taking a break.
Los Angeles Lakers manager Davin Hamm announced the absence of James and Davis in an interview with local media outlets such as ESPN ahead of an away game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on the 31st (Korean time). 메이저놀이터
The reason for the absence is “management level”. That should be the case, especially in the case of James, who played a total of 44 minutes from the road game against the Boston Celtics two days ago to overtime. Moreover, the Lakers will have a back-to-back schedule leading directly to New York. Accordingly, it seems that Ham gave rest to James, who is fatigued, and Davis, who needs injury management, considering the back-to-back schedule.
The Lakers will go on an expedition from the 29th to Boston-Brooklyn-New York-Indiana-New Orleans. Currently, they are in 13th place in the Western Conference with 23 wins and 27 losses. While rivals such as Oklahoma City and Portland are also eager to enter the play-in tournament, the results of this five-game road trip are important for the Lakers to gain an advantage in the ranking competition with them.
In addition, Luka Doncic (23, 201cm), who missed the game against Utah Jazz on the 29th due to a minor ankle injury, is known to be highly likely to recover from the injury and return to the home game against Detroit on the 31st. It seems that whether or not Doncic will participate in the match will be decided right before the match. Aside from the injury news mentioned so far, Jumpball took a look at what changes were made to the injured list ahead of the game on the 31st on the last day of January. [Injury update as of January 31, 6:00 am