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Former NBA star Rasheed Wallace thinks that the Los Angeles Lakers need a healthy Anthony Davis in order to repeat as the champions this year.

The 28-year-old forward who won his first title with the team last season has been out of action since mid-February when he injured his Achilles. He is averaging 22.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3 assists per game this season.

Via Fadeaway World:

“I think he’s [Anthony Davis] the pivotal piece for the Lakers. No disrespect to Bron and the other guys out there, but AD seems to me as that pivotal piece for the Lakers to repeat. Of course he has to stay healthy. It’s going to be hard. I’m not saying it’s a cakewalk for them even when AD comes back. Because as you said, you’ve got Phoenix, you’ve got Denver, you’ve got Utah, and you’ve got Portland. It’s definitely going to be a race.

The Lakers are currently in the fifth place in the Western Conference with 35 wins and 22 losses. They are just one win behind the fourth-placed Nuggets and four wins behind the Clippers that are in the third place.