Anthony Davis saw his numbers in multiple categories decline since joining the Los Angeles Lakers in 2019. The 28-year-old superstar forward was signed with the hopes of becoming a franchise player and taking the torch from LeBron James.
According to NBA analyst Bill Simmons, AD should lose some weight and try to be Kevin Garnett/Tim Duncan type of player. “What’s weird is Davis’ career has gone in the wrong direction,” he said on SiriusXM NBA Radio. “I did something on Twitter a couple of days ago which I don’t usually to tweet stuff like this but I was just really fascinated by his career arch.
“Because I think basketball-reference.com really doesn’t lie. If your free-throw attempts are going down, your rebounds are going down, your field-goal percentage is going down, your points are going down, and you’re in your late 20s, that doesn’t make sense. You should be peaking in your late 20s.
“And you look into like Garnett, you look at the consistency Duncan had, the consistency Dirk had. The never were going down. I think with AD eye test plus the stats really makes me nervous.
“I just think he has too much weight. I think he should have like a Garnett/Duncan kind of a body versus it seems like he’s trying to become a center, and I don’t know if he can carry the weight.”