Kentavious Caldwell-Pope LeBron James

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope believes the Lakers have put a lot of pressure on LeBron James since Anthony Davis’ injury.

Caldwell-Pope says the defending champions have been asking James to do too much, with Davis out for four weeks.

“I feel like the last couple games that’s been happening, putting a lot on Bron. We already know what we’re going to get out of him. So all the rest of us, we’ve got to continue to just play hard and just play basketball and not worry about anything else.

We try to help him out as much as possible, and we want to do it as perfect as possible, as we can. We try to help him out, we try not to make too much mistakes when we’re on the floor with him or even running a play with him, just to give him some help. We do ask Bron for a lot; he gives us a lot each and every game.

It’s up to us as far as like role players and ‘next man up’ mentality, we’ve got to be ready and locked in,” Caldwell-Pope said, via Lakers Daily.

Caldwell-Pope and the Lakers dropped to third in the West (22-9) and now are on a two-game losing streak.