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Sources: Anthony Davis would be back in 10-14 days; LeBron James is close

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis will be reassessed by team doctors in Los Angeles this week and could play again in the next 10 to 14 days and LeBron James could be behind close to returning, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Davis, who has been out since Feb. 14 due to a calf strain and tendinosis in his right leg, will be examined Thursday after the Lakers return from their current five-game tour of the East Coast, sources said.

And James, who sprained his right ankle three weeks ago, is on track to be back in the lineup in three weeks, sources said.

Davis was averaging 22.5 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.3 steals per game this season before the injury.

James was considered a leading candidate for the League’s MVP, averaging 25.4 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7.9 assists, before Atlanta Hawks forward Solomon Hill landed on James’ ankle with the weight of his body while trying to make a robbery.

Coming into Saturday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets, the Lakers are 11-13 since Davis is absent, falling from No. 2 to No. 5 in the Western Conference standings.

ESPN’s Dave McMenamin contributed to this report.

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