LeBron James says Lakers will run offense through Anthony Davis
The Los Angeles Lakers will have the flexibility to run their offense a number of different ways this season now that Anthony Davis is in the fold, but LeBron James says the plan is for the ball to go through the big man more often than not.
While speaking with the media on Friday, LeBron said there is “no sense” in having Davis if the Lakers aren’t going to facilitate their offense through the six-time All-Star.
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“We all know how great Anthony Davis is,” LeBron said. “And if we’re not playing through Anthony Davis while he’s on the floor, there’s no sense in having him on the floor. He’s that great. It doesn’t mean every time down the floor we throw it to him, throw it to him and throw it to him, but we have the ability to do that.”
Having Davis will obviously take pressure off LeBron. Davis has averaged 23.7 points per game throughout his career, and James loves setting guys up and is oftentimes unselfish to a fault. If teams want to double-team LeBron, Davis will kill them down low.
The Lakers are also supposedly planning to move LeBron to a different spot on the floor, so they’re going to have an entirely new look this season. With the Western Conference looking as open as it has in years, they certainly have the tools in place to make a deep playoff run. If Davis is the one anchoring that rather than LeBron, that would be a good sign.