too bad, it’s pretty cool LeBron in 5

While the return of Anthony Davis is slowly approaching, Lakers coach Frank Vogel has released some information on the terms of it. Obviously, AD should play a pivotal role. Not necessarily the position he loves the most, but the California team needs him in this role.

During the Lakers’ last game against the formidable Grizzlies, Anthony Davis was observed practicing a few shots before the match, an encouraging sign after his knee injury in mid-December. However, we will have to wait another week before having a real date for the return of Unibrow.. A return that his friend LeBron James is impatiently awaiting as AD is obviously important for the ambitions of the Lakers, and this despite a somewhat disappointing first part of the season. (via Sports Illustrated).

“We’ll see how we’re going to find each other, and how quickly we can do it, once AD ​​is back because he’s a vital piece of our puzzle. We’ll never be able to say to ourselves ‘okay, this is who we are’ until we get it back. “

– LeBron

The return of the former Pelican will of course be very useful to the Lakers who are still looking to take off this season. 21 wins and 20 defeats for the Angelinos, it’s really not phew even if they have won four in their last five games. Unable to count on AD because of his injuries, and on DeAndre Jordan due to nullity, LeBron was made – with flying colors – an interim at the pivot position. But with the man with the best eyebrow on the West Coast returning shortly, we should see a more traditional lineup.

As Ryan Ward points out from LakersNation, AD will therefore “play five a lot” according to his coach for his return to the floor. He who has spent 70% of the time on the floor at the pivot position this season (n / a at basketball-reference) will have to leave the position he loves so much: that of winger. The Lakers hope that Davis will return with a level rather similar to that of the bubble, because for the moment the AD version 2021-22, as Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath would say: “It’s the piquette Anthony… Stop playing, you are bad. “ Well, “bad” is clearly not the word but it must be said that with “only” 23 points and 10 rebounds (including … an ugly 18% away), the former Kentucky does not achieve the season of his life. Even in defense, while AD is usually a machine, he has a plus / minus box defense of just 0.6, which is simply his career worst. The return of the single eyebrow is in any case more and more urgent for the Lakers so-so. A return that would allow the Big Three he forms with LeBron James and Russell Westbrook to finally coexist since for now, the three have only shared the bill about fifteen times this season. Return which would also allow to have a real interior in the racket purple and gold able to step-up on both sides of the field… Because hey, DeAndre Jordan and Dwight Howard, it’s nice two minutes but really not more.

The return of AD is approaching, and it will be on post 5. If the Lakers want to move up the standings to at least secure a place in the Top 6 in the West, they will have to rely on a 100% AD. , a much sharper AD than during the first part of the season.

Source texte : Sports Illustrated / Lakers Nation

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