Anthony Davis is the story of tonight’s game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans. The next time these two teams meet, Davis might be playing for the other side. Rumors surrounding his potential future as a Laker have swirled all season and picked up steam this week. Now he arrives at his potential future home for the first time this year, but the team he is playing against has just as much uncertainty as he does.
Brandon Ingram missed the past eight games with a sprained ankle. Rajon Rondo missed the past 17 games with a broken hand. JaVale McGee has dealt with flu-like symptoms for the past week, and now, LeBron James is dealing with an illness that had him as a game-time decision as well. They are all back in the lineup tonight, but Davis is at the forefront of the matchup. Tonight will serve as a chance for Lakers fans to get acquainted with a player they hope to one day acquire, and for all other players on the court to prove themselves either to their original team as a piece worth keeping or to the other as a player worth trading for. Here is the starting lineup for the Lakers along with the expected starters for the Pelicans, who have not named a lineup yet.
Source: “Los Angeles” – Google News