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CHECKOUT: From Anthony Davis’ Health To LeBron James’ Foot Injury, All Major Updates From Lakers’ Media Day!

The Los Angeles Lakers had a pretty significant Media Day on Monday. There have been a lot of questions the fans want to ask the players and the management about their favorite team. Moreover, the Lakers Faithful is proud of the front office after the amazing offseason they had. The front office executed their plans brilliantly. Most importantly, the LA side has successfully kept the basic core together. Moreover, the 17-time champions have a lot of depth and balance at present in their roster.

Fans want to know more about it. On top of that, fans are curious about the fitness of LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Moreover, LBJ has been training all summer with Rui Hachimura. That has been a pretty interesting topic to talk about in the last few days. The LA side is focusing on the training camp and looking for a perfect start against the Denver Nuggets in their game 1 of the new season. So, let’s see the main topics the Lakers discussed during the Media Day.

   

A. LeBron James And Anthony Davis Claim They Are 100% Healthy

Everybody knows the Lakers heavily rely on LeBron James and Anthony Davis. But these players have a tremendous injury history in the last three seasons. Last February LeBron James hurt his right foot, and later, he was out of the team for almost a month with a tendon injury. He might need to undergo surgery in the offseason. King James told The Athletic’s Jovan Buha that he tore the whole tendon on his right foot. But LeBron James mentioned his foot has reacted well in the offseason workouts. On the other hand, Anthony Davis is the pillar of the team, but he is very injury-prone. But Dan Woike says AD feels good physically and wants to return as a threat on all three levels. 

B. Anthony Davis Wants To Play 82 Games Next Season

Anthony Davis AD- Lakers
Anthony Davis AD Lakers Source: Basketball Network

The eight-time All-Star AD has never played more than 75 games in a season before. Anthony Davis has not even played more than 60 games in the last three seasons. But Brad Turner mentioned AD wants to be available for his teammates. Hence, he wants to play all 82 games next season. 

C. D’Lo Believes The Lakers Made Him Feel “Wanted”

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D’Angelo Russell Darvin Ham Lakers Source: Fadeaway World

The biggest surprise was Darvin Ham announcing that D’Angelo Russell would be their starting guard. Even D’Lo said the Lakers made him feel wanted lately. Later, Gabe Vincent mentioned he has no issues with coming off the bench. All he wants to do is to play his role perfectly to help his team win games. 

D. The Lakers From Last Season Wants To Give Their All For The Team

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Rui Hachimura Austin Reaves Lakers Source: Bleacher Report

Austin Reaves further discussed with the Lakers coach that he should play more as a point guard this season. On the other hand, Rui Hachimura plans to play three more this season. Adding to that, Jarred Vanderbilt has worked out on his shooting, ballhandling offensively, finishing, and also improved defensively to handle matchups at the perimeter. 

E. Taurean Prince Promises Greatness

Taurean Prince
Taurean Prince Source: DraftKings Network

As Taurean Prince mentioned, “I’ll 100% shoot 40% three-pointers this season.” Prince is generally a pretty good role player. Now, the Lakers Faithful will hope he delivers this season.