Chaos quickly spread through the ranks of the Lakers that followed the elimination of the Californians from the race to the “postseason”. Radical changes can take place during the off-season, especially with regard to: Russell Westbrookthe great disappointment of the campaign, which never found its place in Frank Vogel’s device.
The uncertainty is so great that even Anthony DavisBut destined to become the team’s “franchise player” when LeBron James retires, he doesn’t feel safe. When asked what the next set of events might look like with a view to next season and its own future, the interior was not very reassuring.
“I have no control over these things”† did he declare? after the setback against Phoenix that put an end to the Lakers’ hopes. “It comes from above. This is a case involving my agents, Klutch Sports and Rich Paul. My job is to play basketball. If leaving is something they’re considering, we’ll talk about it. I don’t know what they’re talking about or what the plan is. I don’t think they intend to do anything to me. I don’t know… “.
Weak or unlucky?
What could lead Los Angeles to part with it is its physical fragility. Since the start of the 2020/21 season, Anthony Davis has missed half of the regular season games due to injury, that’s 76 out of 152! But the ex-Pelicans pivot believes he was mostly unlucky.
“When I’m healthy, I’m an asshole. But I have to stay healthy. Unfortunately those are two injuries that I had no control over this year, but I’ll be back next year and see what happens.”he added. “This year I haven’t had any injuries where you could say, ‘Damn, it’s AD’s fault.’ Someone fell on my leg and it hit one of my ligaments, it’s the exact same injury as Kevin Durant.
Anthony Davis took the opportunity to defend himself about the quality of his physical condition and his general form, adding that he would not change his training methods.
“I can’t control someone stepping on someone’s foot and I can’t control someone falling on my leg. It’s not like I was out of shape, doing something crazy, or something I could control.”he continued. “So people can say whatever they want, but I know what I do every summer to prepare for an 82-game season.”