The Los Angeles Lakers have been on a roll since the NBA trade deadline. Los Angeles has the best defensive rating in the sport in that span and has the second-best record in the Western Conference. It is safe to say that this team is a legitimate contender.
Across the country, the New York Knicks have also been red-hot since the deadline. While they have cooled down in recent games, the addition of Josh Hart made a massive impact and the Knicks are now firmly a playoff team in the Eastern Conference.
The Lakers host the Knicks on Sunday and while the game won’t have LeBron James, it is sure to be memorable. That being said, Anthony Davis is listed on the injury report, which might seem concerning to fans.
Anthony Davis injury update vs Knicks:
Davis is listed on the injury report (foot) as day-to-day but it should not worry Lakers fans. AD is considered probable against the Knicks and him being on the injury report is simply the status quo.
Davis has been on the injury report every game since he returned from the foot injury that kept him out a month. Outside of the load management game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, he has played every game. He definitely should play tonight.
Full Lakers injury report vs Knicks:
The Los Angeles Lakers do not have any additional injuries that were not existing. LeBron James and Mo Bamba are still out of action but outside of those two, Los Angeles will have a full-strength roster to deploy against New York.
Full Knicks injury report vs Lakers:
Jalen Brunson (foot) is day-to-day and his game status has not yet been announced. Brunson aggravated the foot injury on Thursday against the Sacramento Kings and did not play on Saturday against the Clippers.
His status will be updated here when it becomes available, but it does not seem like Brunson is going to play in this Sunday matchup against Los Angeles.
Duane Washington Jr. is also listed as day-to-day on the injury report. However, Washington is not even a regular member of the team’s rotation, so the Knicks are not losing much of anything if he does not play.