Lakers’ Frank Vogel on Anthony Davis: “He’s a major focal point”

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The Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel thinks big man Anthony Davis will be “a major focal point” for the team on both ends of the floor:

Per ClutchPoints: “He’s a major focal point. He’s one of the best players in the league. He’ll be involved in every way that I can possibly use him. Offensively, he’s got the ability to play the four or the five, stretch the floor from the three-point line, post up, be a lob threat rolling through the basket. He literally does it all. He’ll be able to rebound and push on the break. Obviously, you’re going to be a major factor there. And then defensively, he can do it all as well.

He’s got that athleticism, can guard on the perimeter, an elite rim protector, a rebounder. Just one of the best two-way players in the game. Usually when you talk about two-way players, you’re talking about wings, you know, the Paul George’s and Kawhi Leonard’s of the world. Avery Bradley for instance, another guy we have on our squad. But you don’t usually talk about guys like that at the power forward or center position, and that’s what we have in AD,” Vogel said.

This past season, Davis averaged 25.9 points, 12.0 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 3.9 assists per game, while shooting at 51.7 percent from the floor and 33.1 percent from three.