REPORT: Anthony Davis Close to Becoming a Game-Time Decision

Anthony Davis is reportedly gaining ground on returning to the Lakers lineup. He is progressing towards becoming a game-time decision when the Lakers play the Pelicans on Friday, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

The same news goes for LeBron James, who Woj says is hopeful he can test where his ankle is and make his return on Friday too. Neither AD nor Bron will play when the Lakers face the Jazz on Thursday. The return of their All-Star duo couldn’t come at a better time with the Lakeshow looking to move up in the play-in tournament. They are currently a half-game behind the Spurs and 1.5 games behind the Pelicans for the ninth seed.

The Lakers (31-44) are 10th in the Western Conference as of Thursday and have the third-toughest remaining schedule over their final seven games. Their upcoming opponents combine for a .563 winning percentage.