Latest NBA Player Rankings Send Lakers Anthony Davis A Bold Message

The Los Angeles Lakers have to solve a few major problems this offseason. They traded for Patrick Beverley and Rob Pelinka is expected to make a few more moves. What about the remaining players on the roster? NBA player rankings have a big warning for Lakers big man Anthony Davis. Will he get the message?

Davis missed significant time due to injuries. He didn’t play his best basketball and the Lakers didn’t make the playoffs last years. The Phoenix Suns eliminated them from the first round of the playoffs in 2020-21. When healthy, Davis is one of the better players in the NBA. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to stay healthy in the last couple of seasons.

Andy Bailey from Bleacher Report discussed Davis’ situation in the NBA.

“This is a huge season for Anthony Davis. Over the eight seasons leading up to his championship, he had a 6.3 box plus/minus…Since then, he’s at 4.3, and he’s only played 76 games. He’s only 29, so a return to his previous, defensively dominant form should be possible,” Bailey wrote.

NBA player rankings motivate Anthony Davis

Davis has to give his best and improve his performance, otherwise his value will continue going down.

Fans are a bit worried about the fact that AD spent most of his time off outside the basketball court. He didn’t practice and there were some major concerns about his performance in the future.

Davis has a strong relationship with LeBron James and the rest of the players on the Lakers roster. These two won a title in the middle of the pandemic. However, AD may end up playing with the Phoenix Suns.

“Phoenix would be an interesting fit too, once Ayton can be traded. They could do Cam Johnson and Ayton, something like that. I am sure some in L.A. would expect a big return for Davis but with the injuries the last few years, it would be tough to trade him. There’s a lot of reasons why they’d keep him but that is one – you’re not going to get fair value because of the injuries,” an executive told Sean Deveney.