It’s been a rough week for the San Antonio Spurs and other teams alike. The NBA has had to deal with numerous COVID-19 cases and tracing protocol interferences — something that unfortunately caught up to the Spurs on Tuesday. On top of that, injuries have been especially prevalent in the league this season, with a recent case being that of Lakers superstar Anthony Davis.
In a Valentine’s Day loss to the Denver Nuggets, Anthony Davis left the game with a strained calf, initially expected to miss 2-3 weeks. After Friday’s loss to Brooklyn, the news got worse, as Head Coach Frank Vogel said Davis was re-evaluated and is now expected to miss at least four weeks. The Lakers also played without point guard Dennis Schroder on Thursday, who was ruled out for health and safety protocol reasons and could miss more upcoming games.
While Los Angeles is built for the playoffs and should be seen as the clear favorite to win another NBA title, the loss of Davis for a month in a shortened season could have several seeding implications for a Spurs team looking to make a return to the postseason.