Ever since coming into the league, Anthony Davis has made it known that he has a skill set that is unique for a big man. At 6’10”, Davis can handle the ball well, shoot from the perimeter and play defense. He really does have an all-around game. Currently with the Lakers, he’s averaging a whopping 28.8 ppg, 12.5 rpg, 3 apg, 3 bpg, while shooting 43% from the field. Those are just ridiculous numbers for a big man. Can Anthony Davis get any better? Actually he can, and that’s a scary thing for opponents.
After scoring 40 pts and grabbing 20 rebounds the other night against the Grizzlies, Davis is still not at his peak since it’s still early in the season. After the Grizzlies game, LeBron James said that, “He (Davis) has yet to scratch the surface”. Davis is the first Laker to have a 40/20 game since Shaquille O’Neal did it in 2003. Davis is still missing some perimeter shots, but lately some of his three-point shots have started to go in. He’s still adjusting to his new teammates and the system that Vogel and his staff have implemented. By mid-season, I believe you will see a different Anthony Davis. He will be more efficient with his shooting game, and he will pick up his defense even more. If Davis can keep going strong in the paint, and make shots, he will be an MVP candidate by years end.
This is why the Lakers gave up their talented young core to acquire Davis. Not many players like him come along. He’s a once in a lifetime generational talent. As the season progresses and the better he becomes, he can take his game to a whole another level and be on the verge of becoming elite.