This season’s Lakers looked a lot like Anthony Davis‘ old Pelicans teams — out of sorts, lacking a balanced roster, and unmet expectations.
While Davis certainly wasn’t to blame, he did spend a lot of time, yet again, on the injured list. Despite the Lakers revamping the roster last summer, they couldn’t even make the play-in tournament.
“I felt that he could be that missing piece for someone else. I don’t know what he’s proven (as the lone star),” Webber said on The Colin Cowherd Podcast, after Cowherd brought up the idea of Davis becoming the Lakers’ go-to guy, ahead of LeBron James.
“He’s a wonderful talent, and he hit some big shots for LeBron,” Webber added. “I get that. But we’re talking about him being the alpha, and I don’t know when that’s worked.”
Davis, 29, appeared in 40 games, averaging 23.2 points and 9.9 rebounds. So the production was there. But yes, 40 games is less-than-half of the schedule. The year before, he played 36 games (out of 72), and also missed the playoffs.
“I’m not as high on him, injury or not,” Webber said.
The Lakers fired coach Frank Vogel after the season and as we relayed earlier, GM Rob Pelinka may be on the hot seat entering next season.
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