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Are Anthony Davis and LeBron James ready to play on Monday’ game? Injury Reports Lakers – Nets

For the Los Angeles Lakers, Monday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets is a chance to get back on track after Saturday’s crushing defeat.

Injury Updates for L.A. Lakers vs. Brooklyn Nets matchup


The Lakers recently suffered a devastating defeat, losing 124-121 in overtime to the Boston Celtics. On the game’s final play, star player LeBron James appeared to be fouled, but the officials didn’t see it and Boston went on to win in overtime.

LeBron James Sun, Jan 29 Ankle
Expected to be out until at least Jan 31
Lonnie Walker IV Sun, Jan 29 Knee
Game Time Decision
Anthony Davis Sun, Jan 29 Foot
Expected to be out until at least Jan 31
Austin Reaves Sat, Jan 28 Hamstring
Expected to be out until at least Feb 2
  • Anthony Davis – OUT


Due to a stress injury in his right foot, Anthony Davis will miss Monday’s game against Brooklyn.

After missing over a month with a foot injury, Davis made back-to-back appearances off the bench but will be out again on Monday.

It’s concerning to see Davis back on the injury report, even if his absence for the first half of the Lakers’ upcoming back-to-back set appears to be a load-management situation.

Against the Nets, Thomas Bryant, Wenyen Gabriel, Rui Hachimura, and Juan Toscano-Anderson could see expanded minutes.

  • LeBron James – OUT

King James will not play against the Nets on Monday due to an ankle injury.

James will sit out the first game of the Lakers’ upcoming back-to-back set due to persistent soreness in his left ankle. This will be his first extended absence from the lineup since January 9. Expect James to play again on Tuesday against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden, as his absence appears to be a simple matter of load management.

With Anthony Davis (foot) also sidelined on Monday, the Pelicans may look to Thomas Bryant, Wenyen Gabriel, Rui Hachimura, and Juan Toscano-Anderson for more playing time against the Nets.


Like last year, Brooklyn’s season got off to a slow start. The Nets won just two of their first eight games. From the end of November to the start of January, the Nets went 16-1, the best record in the NBA during that time.

Recently, they’ve been having trouble, and a big reason for that is the knee injury Kevin Durant suffered. The three weeks he’s been out have resulted in a 3-6 record for the Nets in his absence.

On Saturday, however, Brooklyn defeated New York 122-115, ending a two-game losing streak. Once again, Kyrie Irving dominated, scoring 32 points and adding nine assists.

Ben Simmons Sun, Jan 29 Knee
Game Time Decision
T.J. Warren Sat, Jan 28 Lower Leg
Game Time Decision
Kevin Durant Mon, Jan 9 Knee
Expected to be out until at least Feb 7

Simmons’s (knee) participation in this game is in doubt. Simmons sat out Saturday’s victory over the Knicks with a sore left knee, but his availability for Monday’s game remains in question.

Warren has a contusion on his left shin and is listed as day-to-day, but it looks like he won’t be able to play on Monday for the second game in a row. If he is unable to play tonight against the Lakers, he will be able to return to action on Wednesday against the Boston Celtics.

NBA Regular Season Schedule

Monday, January 30, 2023    
Orlando Philadelphia 7:00 PM
L.A. Lakers Brooklyn 7:30 pm NBAt
Sacramento Minnesota 8:00 PM
Golden St. Oklahoma City 8:00 PM
Washington San Antonio 8:00 PM
Detroit Dallas 8:30 PM
Toronto Phoenix 9:00 PM
Atlanta Portland 10:00 pm NBAt