Los Angeles Lakers rumors: Anthony Davis set to return vs. Boston Celtics

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Recent Los Angeles Lakers rumors involve Anthony Davis, who will reportedly return to the lineup tonight against the Boston Celtics.

There have been plenty of Los Angeles Lakers rumors with the NBA Trade Deadline right around the corner. While people debate about which players the team should target to upgrade the roster, the team will be getting a big upgrade tonight against the Boston Celtics.

No, the Memphis Grizzlies did not buyout Andre Iguodala, which a lot of Lakers fans are hoping happens. Instead, it is being reported that Anthony Davis will be returning to the court tonight.

This is a bit of a surprise, as Davis was unable to go through practice on Sunday. However, he must have shown enough for the team to clear him from the bruise he was dealing with.

Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet revealed that Davis will play tonight on his Twitter account.

Davis has missed the last five games because of a gluteus maximus bruise suffered from a fall against the New York Knicks. Davis could have some restrictions coming back to the court tonight, but he will be a welcomed addition back to the lineup.

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Without Davis, the team has gone 4-1, picking up three impressive road victories over the Dallas Mavericks, Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets. The Thunder win was especially impressive, as LeBron James and Danny Green were also sidelined along with Davis.

With Davis now back in the lineup, JaVale McGee and Dwight Howard will see their minutes scaled back a little bit. Kyle Kuzma will also see his role decreased and move back to the bench.

Kuzma played well in place of Davis. He is dealing with multiple trade rumors, again, but has not let it impact him negatively. While he has still shown some inconsistency, such as scoring a combined 15 points in two games without Davis, he was outstanding in the other three. He scored at least 23 points in those games, including 36 against the Thunder.

After tonight’s game against the Celtics, the Lakers will continue their road trip with visits to the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers before returning back home.

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The games against the Knicks and Nets are a back-to-back set, so it would not be surprising to see Davis sit out of one of those games.