Anthony Davis says he plans to play in opener vs. Clippers

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Anthony Davis showed up to Lakers practice on Wednesday without the David Caruso sunglasses look, got up some shots, and then said afterward the plan is for him to play on Thursday in the opener against the Clippers.

Davis added he still needs to be checked out by doctors but sounded like he turned a corner and will play in the opener.

Davis was forced to leave the Lakers’ scrimmage last Saturday after the Magic’s Michael Carter-Williams accidentally poked him in the eye. Davis also sat out the Lakers’ third scrimmage Monday because of the eye. Lakers coach Frank Vogel said Tuesday there was some concern Anthony Davis would not play against the Clippers.

The Lakers need Davis on the court when the games matter. He had an All-NBA, bottom-of-the-MVP ballot level season averaging 26.7 points and 9.4 rebounds a game while playing at a Defensive Player of the Year level on the other end of the court. Davis and LeBron form the best duo in the NBA.

It looks like Thursday that duo will take the court.