Anthony Davis is set to become the next big piece in the Lakers squad for the upcoming years. Lakers’ general manager, Ron Pelinka even went as far as to call Davis “the most dominant young basketball player in the world.” Following this, the new Lakers’ star showed support for his new team by showing love to the current roster.
“I would put our roster up against anybody,” Davis said. “I feel like that in a seven-game series that we would come out victorious.”
With DeMarcus Cousins, Danny Green, and many others joining the team this off-season, Davis might have a point. Depth was also added by bringing in players like Quinn Cook and Jared Dudley, as well as re-signing Rajon Rondo, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Alex Caruso.
“What we think about Anthony Davis is this: There’s no more complete basketball player in the game,” Pelinka said. “There is nothing he can’t do. He can shoot. He can make plays. He can defend 1 through 5. He can protect the rim. He can handle the ball. His dedication to his craft is unparalleled. To sit here next to him and think he’s going to be on our team and that he’s going to be a pillar of this franchise for many years is just something we’re incredibly proud of.”
However, other teams have also added key pieces to their rosters. The Clippers have added Paul George and Kawhi Leonard, the Rockets added Russell Westbrook and the Brooklyn Nets added Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.