Report: Anthony Davis plans to play in Lakers game vs. Mavericks with one caveat

Peter Dewey
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Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis reportedly plans to return to the lineup on Thursday against the Dallas Mavericks.

Davis, 28, has appeared in just 23 games this season as he has dealt with a calf injury.

He last played in a game on Feb. 14.

The Lakers have been without Davis and LeBron James for multiple weeks, so Davis’ return will be a welcome boost to the lineup. Davis praised his teammates for keeping the Lakers in the playoff race with him and James out of the lineup.

This season, Davis is averaging 22.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game while shooting 53.3 percent from the field and 29.3 percent from beyond the arc.

Davis will likely have some restrictions in his first game back, but it is a promising sign for the Lakers to have Davis back in the lineup before the playoffs.

Los Angeles is currently 35-23 and the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.