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Anthony Davis
Anthony Davis
Position: F-C
Born: 03/11/93
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:222 lbs. / 100.7 kg.
Salary: $27,093,019
Carter likened the Nets as currently constructed to the Lakers. “I want to see them work together because now I kind of look at them like Anthony Davis and LeBron James.. If Kevin Durant is rolling and a team sends the double, well guess who gets the ball now? Kyrie Irving,” he said laughing. “And then you have a bunch of shooters and a bunch of young guys who play hard. I think because they have a lot of talent, it’s going to allow them to play more freely.”
The Lakers have offensive flaws. They were a bottom-10, 3-point shooting team in the regular season. Their half-court offense can stagnate for extended stretches. They turn over the ball way too much. But even in their toughest moments, they can always lean on their ability to string together enough stops. Spread over three series — against the league’s No. 3 (Portland), No. 5 (Denver) and No. 6 (Houston) offenses — the Lakers only gave up 30 or more points in 14 of 60 quarters. That, in 2020, is getting it done defensively. “(Vogel) spends hours and hours of watching film, breaking down games, schemes, figuring out what’s the best recipe for us to be successful,” Davis said. “He puts the right players on the floor at the right time. He trusts us that, if someone has it going and he wants to sub someone in, and (we say) ‘Let that unit roll or let that guy keep rolling,’ he trusts us. “He’s a defensive-minded coach. He’s all about defensive rating. It shows. We are a defensive team.”
Late Saturday, I asked him about what reaching the NBA Finals means for him, given the winding path back from the conference finals early last decade. He maintained that deferential approach. “I was hopeful I’d get another opportunity,” Vogel said. “I remained confident and believed in myself. But this career achievement is so far from where I’m at mentally right now. I’m just trying to play my part, give my guys a plan, make sure everyone’s together. This run is about LeBron James and Anthony Davis and all the guys that bought into starring in their roles.”
GQ: What did you make of the Rockets losing as badly as they did to the Lakers? Vernon Maxwell: I mean, I wasn’t surprised. They were overmatched against the Lakers. And then playing that small ball, I just don’t understand that. You’ve gotta have a big. Your tallest guy on the court can’t be 6’7”. That’s just not gonna work against AD and LeBron. All they were doing was playing bully ball. I said it before the series started, I felt like the Lakers were gonna win that series in the fashion that they did. I pretty much knew that.
In this series in the fourth quarter, Davis averages 7.8 points and shoots 81.8% from the field, 66.7% on 3-pointers and 91.7% from the foul line, and his true shooting percentage – a measure that combines field goals, 3-pointers and free throws – is an unheard of 95.2%. The Lakers also have outscored the Nuggets by 20 points with Davis on the court in the final quarter. “I want to be aggressive, take some pressure off this guy (LeBron James) over here,” Davis said. “A lot of teams lock in on him late game. … I’ve got his back and he’s got mine. Especially in the fourth quarter, we have each other’s back and will be locked in. That’s something that we’ve been able to do, especially in this series.”