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Apr 1, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) sets a screen on New Orleans Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes (10) as Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) drives to the basket in the first quarter of the game at Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The new season for the Los Angeles Lakers is just around the corner, and it marks the 21st year for their star small forward, LeBron James, who is considered one of the best in the game. However, the Lakers’ chance of winning another championship is decreasing, and with more teams having a similar level of talent, the competition in the Western Conference is wide open. To take full advantage of this opportunity, the Lakers need to stay injury-free, maintain their performance, and be dependable.

Anthony Davis: The Crucial Player For Los Angeles Lakers This Year

Last season, one of the big stories was about how Anthony Davis sometimes played amazingly, scoring lots of points effortlessly. But other times, he seemed to disappear on the court. Now, as the new season begins, people have a lot of confidence in Davis. He’s been working hard to be better, and it seems like he’s more determined than ever. Darvin Ham, a coach, believes in Davis. He says, “I feel like he’s going to have a big, big year. Just seeing the way he was working on his body and the effort he put in during practice.

Anthony Davis
Anthony Davis

Even losing in the playoffs last season made the team closer. It was a tough series for him, but that’s not who he really is. I know that he’s motivated to prove himself.” The Lakers’ chances of winning the championship this season depend on Davis. As LeBron gets older, the Lakers need to share the offensive load more evenly, and Davis is crucial to this plan. He needs to play at his best, just like he did when the Lakers won the championship in 2020. Coach Ham’s trust in Davis shows how important he is to the team’s success.

Davis Working To Become A Three-Level Scorer

Anthony Davis has signed a new contract with the Lakers. Even LeBron James himself calls him “the face of the Lakers.” This means people expect a lot from Davis. He wants to become what’s called a “three-level scorer.” This means he can score near the hoop, from the mid-range, and from three-point range. Davis explained, “I like to attack the way the defense allows me to. If they give me a jump shot, I’ll take it. If there’s a chance to make a basket in the post, I’ll do that. And if it’s a three-pointer, I’ll take that too. I want to be a threat from all three areas.” Last season, Davis was great near the basket, but he didn’t take as many three-point shots. To become a complete three-level scorer, he’s practicing to become a better shooter, especially from long range.

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Coach Ham wants him to try more three-pointers—around six each game. If Davis had done this last season, he would have attempted 336 three-pointers. The Lakers need Anthony Davis to become a three-level scorer this season. He’s already an excellent defender, but for the Lakers to win, he needs to be more consistent and confident on offense. LeBron James has called him the face of the Lakers, which means Davis must play a more significant role. As the Lakers’ championship chances narrow, Davis becoming a three-level scorer is incredibly important for their success.