Los Angeles Lakers big man Anthony Davis helped the team win the championship last season, and his recent scoring struggles motivate him to try even harder in 2021. AD is one of the honest guys who criticize their performance and discuss their mistakes. Los Angeles plays against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night and fans predict a good night for the big man.
Media members asked Davis about his struggles, and his response surprised everyone. He was super honest.
“Right now, to be hard on myself, man, I think I suck right now,” the big man said.
It’s interesting to note that Davis made these comments following a good win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Maybe he was worried about the fact that he has failed to hit 20 points in five consecutive games.
Anthony Davis to overcome his scoring struggles
In his first year with the Lakers, AD was averaging 26.1 points per game. He is averaging 21.1 points per game this season. It’s a drastic drop, and experts rushed to point out that this is Davis’ lowest mark since his second year in the league.
In the last five games, AD stands at 17.8 points on 47.9 percent shooting from the field. He goes 1-for-6 from three-point range and 71.4 percent from the free throw line.
His teammates are here to make up for the “damage.” Los Angeles went 4-1 in the last five games. Their only loss happened in the game against Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors.
LeBron James is averaging 25.2 points, 7.2 assists, and 6.6 rebounds in the five-game stretch. His MVP performance is out of this world.
Davis may be unhappy with his performance, but has other ways of contributing.
“He’s continuing to grow every single game. Every single film session, we kind of break those things down — what he sees on the floor,” LeBron said of his teammate. “Tonight was another example of him just seeing the other side of the floor and putting the ball on time, on target, and guys knocking it down.”
The Lakers have a 12-4 record and sit on top of the West. Their city rivals are here, too. AD will try to elevate his scoring. Things are getting really hot despite the freezing temperatures.