Anthony Davis not expected to play big minutes at center despite Cousins’ injury
Don’t expect Anthony Davis to play big minutes at center for the Los Angeles Lakers in the upcoming season even after DeMarcus Cousins’ injury.
Cousins, who was signed by the Lakers over the summer, was set to split minutes with JaVale McGee at center in the upcoming season. Now that Cousins has suffered a torn ACL and may miss the season, the Lakers could use some help in the middle. Davis could slide in there, but that’s not his preference.
NBATV’s Jared Greenberg says it’s not expected that Davis will play big minutes at center.
In the wake of the DeMarcus Cousins news a high ranking member of the Lakers tells me that they do not expect nor do they want Anthony Davis to play “big minutes” at center this season @NBATV
— Jared Greenberg (@JaredSGreenberg) August 16, 2019
Davis made clear at his introductory press conference with the Lakers that he didn’t want to play center.
"I like playing the four. I’m not even going to sugar coat it." AD says. He turned to Frank Vogel and put his hand on his shoulder, smiling. "If it comes down to it, coach, and you need me to play the five, I’ll play the five."
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) July 13, 2019
The Lakers only have McGee set to play center and will likely have to address the matter. Their options on the market will be slim.