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With LeBron James being absent from the Los Angeles Lakers roster due to an ankle injury, Dennis Schroder was given more responsibilities to run plays for his team.

According to Anthony Davis, the reigning NBA champions need the German point guard to play the same way he does right now and not to fall back when James returns to play.

“We need him to be the same Dennis,” Davis said after the Lakers defeated the Magic. “He’s making right reads, he’s making great plays, he’s finishing, shooting the ball. We need him to do the same thing. We don’t want him to kind of fall back when Bron comes back even though Bron does handle the ball a lot.

“But we still want him to push the pace and get in the paint attacking, findings seams, finding guys for open shots, making those right passes and those right plays. And that’s what we’re going to need from him in order for us win a championship.”

This season, Schroder is averaging 15.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 5.7 assists in 32 minutes per game.