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The Los Angeles Lakers are confident in Jaxson Hayes’ ability to not only start but also play alongside teammate Anthony Davis, according to The Athletic’s Jovan Buha.

“That’s before mentioning Jaxson Hayes, who the team is confident can start and play a prominent role with Davis in two-big lineups,” Buha wrote.

Hayes has averaged 7.5 points and 4.0 rebounds per game for his career while shooting 62.2 percent from the field.