The Los Angeles Lakers will enter the 2022-23 NBA season with the Big 3 again. Anthony Davis and LeBron James will play together again. The front office didn’t trade Russell Westbrook and everyone seems to be working well on the basketball court.
AD missed a big chunk of the 2021-22 NBA season due to injuries. He feels better now and the Lakers hope to see more from him in the upcoming season. The Lakers big man said that LeBron motivated him to take over the reins of the franchise. We all know that LeBron won’t play forever. The four-time NBA champion like the idea of seeing AD lead the Lakers.
“I’m so excited that I’ve got goosebumps just thinking about this year,” Davis told Yahoo Sports. “I’m looking forward to a healthy year and doing what I know we can do. I went into this summer focusing on strengthening my body. I have to be on the court and at my best to put us in position to be our best. I’m ready to do that.”
Anthony Davis and LeBron James will go after a title again
Lakers head coach Darvin Ham will carve out a big role for each and every player on his team. According to Chris Haynes, Ham will run the offense through AD. The big man is averaging 23.2 points and 9.9 rebounds per game last season. Is he the right player to lead the offense?
Davis used his time off to rest and recover. He didn’t play any basketball early in the offseason, but spent the rest of the offseason working on his skills. Yes, AD is ready for the big challenge.
“All I can do is lead by my actions,” Davis told Yahoo Sports. “I’m excited for this challenge and what’s ahead. I think we have a great group of guys to get the job done. It’s now about putting in the work.”
Ham is willing to repair the gameplan and create a real defensive machine. Lakers players fit in his scheme and accept his advice.
“That’s where we’ll be at our strongest, defensively,” Davis told Yahoo Sports. “I’m going to demand we stay committed and lead on that end, as well. I love playing defense. I think you’ll see a much different Lakers team, and I can’t wait to get out there.”