The Los Angeles Lakers had the shortest offseason in team history. Four-time NBA champion LeBron James and his teammates had little to no time to recover properly. Well, this didn’t change a thing and Los Angeles sits on top of the league. Players are doing their job and Lakers head coach Frank Vogel is pretty impressed with their work.
LA won the championship inside the NBA bubble in Orlando. They entered the 2020-21 NBA season with similar plans. The Lakers came to win games and celebrate the 18th title in team history.
Most NBA experts agree that the Lakers are favorites to win the championship later in the season. AD has seen some struggles and had a slow start to the season.
Frank Vogel to see more from AD and his teammates
The Lakers big man has sustained multiple injuries. The recovery process actually affected his performance. These injuries actually slowed Davis down. He missed three regular-season games and Vogel has created the perfect load management plan for his superstar. We believe that AD will miss a few more games later in the season. He has to be strong and healthy for the postseason.
If you are interested into stats, Davis is averaging 22.3 points per game with the Lakers. This is the lowest average since his second season in the NBA. Davis was averaging 20.8 points per game back then. The 27-year-old has had impressive performance, but he has to find a way to stay healthy.
Davis a good candidate for the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award. He does incredible job on that end of the ball. Fans would love to see Davis find a solution to his offensive struggles.
Los Angeles hasn’t missed a beat in the season. LeBron, AD, and the rest of the team survived a few losses at Staples Center and lost a few games on the road. These losses are nothing but a motivation for the Purple and Gold. LeBron wants to win his fifth ring, and Davis goes after his second title. Do they really need extra motivation?