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Lakers’ Anthony Davis: “I want to be Defensive Player of the Year”

The now-Los Angeles Lakers big man Anthony Davis talked on his plans for the upcoming season:

“I want to be Defensive Player of the Year. I think if I’m able to do that, I can help this team win. The offensive end will come around, but defensively, I want to hold myself, teammates, including LeBron, accountable in order for us to take on the challenge of being the best we can defensively. In doing so, we’ll have a good chance of winning every night.

I want to make sure me and LeBron are on the All-Defensive Team. And for me personally, I just want to be the Defensive Player of the Year. If we’re able to hold teams under 100 [points] which is probably unrealistic but it should be our goal, I think we’ll have a shot at winning the title,” Davis told Yahoo Sports.

This past season, the 26-year-old 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 for the Pelicans.

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