At the Los Angeles Lakers Media Day, forward LeBron James talked on newcomer Anthony Davis and his role in Lakers’ offense:
“If we’re not playing through Anthony Davis while he’s on the floor, then there’s no sense to having him on the floor. It’s exciting to have such a beautiful young mind and a beautiful player, but also a great leader as well. It doesn’t mean that every time down we throw it to him and throw it to him and throw him.
But we have the ability to do that and he’s been very efficient in his career and he commands double teams. And when you’re able to attract two defenders on one guy, then you’ve got the numbers game. … It opens up for other guys on the floor, including myself,’’ James said, per USA Today.
This past season, Davis averaged 25.9 points, 12.0 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 3.9 assists per game. James, meanwhile, averaged 27.4 points, 8.5 boards and 8.3 assists per contest.