Anthony Davis Puts Lakers on Notice With Latest Message

NBA big man Anthony Davis is ready to win his second ring as a Lakers player. The Lakers lost two games of the preseason, and AD had something to say about the struggles his team had so far. First, they went against the Brooklyn Nets. The game against the Phoenix Suns was actually even worse. Phoenix beat LA with four of his five starters.

We’re way behind, getting movement on offense, quality shots,” Davis told the media on October 4. “Defensively, talking, getting our schemes right. Rebounding [is] very huge, we’re not boxing out and that was the main takeaway. Just offensively, we’re not really too worried about it, especially when we get Bron, Melo, T.A. [Trevor Ariza], Russ out there. But it was just [the] first game to see where we are and we [have] to do a better job defensively, especially blocking out.”

Anthony Davis to help the Lakers win games

Head coach Frank Vogel made some changes to his gameplan and it looks like Davis has embraced his new role. Things took a different turn this offseason, and AD will see more playing time at center.

“There was the expectation and that was discussed, and I expect to play center,” the big man said. “I’m not sure what’s going to happen. Me and (head coach) Frank (Vogel) talked about it a couple of times and that’s the plan. Right now, nothing is set in stone but we want to see what that looks like, and I’m comfortable with that.

“Obviously, there’s times where Dwight (Howard) or (DeAndre Jordan) might get the start at center depending on games, but for the most part, I think the plan is to go with me playing center.”

Coach Vogel has made some changes and he will observe the situation in the next few weeks. Trevor Ariza won’t suit up for the team in the next couple of months as he is dealing with an injury. Playing without him will be super challenging for the team. Vogel will have to find the best rotation for the team. Of course, he will probably do various formulas throughout the season.