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Anthony Davis injury tracker: Updates for Lakers All-Star power forward

Davis was questionable for Wednesday’s contest against the Thunder, but plans on playing. We break down the fantasy basketball and betting implications.

Los Angeles Lakers v San Antonio Spurs
Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots over Keldon Johnson of the San Antonio Spurs in the first half at AT&T Center on October 26, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas.
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Update: Davis does plan to play in the contest, which is not surprising. He played through Tuesday’s contest against the Spurs after suffering the knee injury, so it’s likely nothing major. With James out, Davis is a strong bet to lead the Lakers in scoring and rebounding again. He’s a strong fantasy play as always, and the Lakers should see their odds jump slightly in this contest with his inclusion in the team.

The Los Angeles Lakers head into the second game of a back-to-back set against the Oklahoma City Thunder with LeBron James still on the sidelines with an ankle injury. The team could now also be without All-Star Anthony Davis, who is officially listed as questionable for the contest with a knee injury.

Anthony Davis injury: Fantasy basketball impact

Davis bumped knees with a Spurs player in Tuesday’s win and went down to the floor holding his knee. However, the forward played through the rest of the contest and overtime. There’s reason to hold Davis out of Wednesday’s contest as a precaution but it doesn’t look like this injury is a long-term setback. The forward has a history with injuries, so the Lakers are going to be rightfully cautious. Their championship hopes rest of having all three superstars healthy for the playoffs.

Betting impact

The Lakers were favored entering the contest, according to DraftKings Sportsbook, which isn’t a surprise given the Thunder’s poor performances so far. The odds are currently off the board due to Davis’ questionable status. Take Los Angeles regardless of the power forward’s availability.