"It happened on my birthday, which is kind of a bummer because I couldn't do anything, " the Los Angeles Lakers' seven-time All-Star big man said with a laugh.
All 22 teams participating in the restart were required to submit to the league their 36-person traveling party list - including their roster of up to 17 players - by Wednesday.
Regardless, Davis said he made good use of his time off.
He also missed time throughout the year due to various injuries, including to his shoulder, elbow and tailbone.
The head coach of the Lakers, Frank Vogel, said the team will not seek a replacement player for Howard for the resumption of the season.
His last full season came in 2017-18 with the Cavaliers, when he averaged 8.3 points and 2.9 rebounds in 80 games (61 starts) in LeBron James' final season before he left to join the Lakers. Well, I don't feel, I am [100 percent healthy]. "When we get to Orlando it'll be the next step in that process and his journey in this season as a Laker". We're not going to ask him to come in and be Avery Bradley.
The Lakers topped the Western Conference with a 49-14 record prior to the COVID-19 crisis, and Davis feels the storied Los Angeles franchise is primed to claim its first National Basketball Association ring since 2010. I grow daily. Your messenger might have outdated information!" he a href="Even if the information is "outdated", we still know that the 34-year-old Smith can't defend on the wing like Bradley can. I feel like I'm ready.
Rondo will be one of the Lakers backup guards relied upon to make up for the absence of Avery Bradley, who opted out of Orlando for family reasons and in order to continue to focus his efforts on combating systematic racism in this country. "Obviously we feed off Laker Nation, home and on the road".
"So, I think we're able to have more people in the room from other teams and receive other ideas and figure out how we can change the world".
"If you're having a bad game, there's not going to be fans there to get you going", Davis said.