It's a summer of change for Anthony Davis, who forced his way out of New Orleans to land with the Lakers. With a new home, a new team, and a new gameplan, it will be no easy adjustment.
Still, he made time for improvement, and his latest tweak may be the biggest one yet.
According to the superstar, he has been working on improving his shooting stroke.
“So this summer, I improved the most on my 3-ball,” Davis said during his interview with NBA 2k. “I wanted to be able to stretch the floor at the big (position), because the game is definitely going that way now. I shot, I think, 30-something percent last year — I can’t remember — but I wanna get that in the high 30s.
“I think, by me doing that, I’ll be able to help the Lakers as much as possible — help us win games and win a championship,” Davis added.
Davis is right in that the game is ruled by 3-pointers. Thanks to Steph Curry and the Warriors (who revolutionized the 3-ball), stretching the floor has become one of the most common and effective methods of offensive play.
AD already does everything else so well. Last season, he averaged 25.9 points per game, 12 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks on 51% shooting. If he adds a consistent jumper to that arsenal, it may just give the Lakers the edge they need in the loaded Western Conference.