Anthony Davis joining the Lakers has become one of the biggest signings of the past couple of years. With Davis being paired up with LeBron James, many Lakers fans have high expectations to bring a championship back to the city of Los Angeles. With the team being stacked and ready to go, there is still the question of how good the team could be considering the season hasn’t started.
In a recent interview with Yahoo Sports, AD states that he hopes to become a better defensive player this 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 has averaged 23.7 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in his career.