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Bill Simmons Compares Anthony Davis To Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, And Nikola Jokic: "Those Are His Peers. He Looks The Oldest And Moves The Worst."

Bill Simmons Compares Anthony Davis To Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, And Nikola Jokic: "Those Are His Peers. He Looks The Oldest And Moves The Worst."

Anthony Davis is one of the most talented big men in the game. He is a two-way big man that can protect the rim and guard multiple positions on the defensive end while being versatile offensively. This season, Anthony Davis has averaged 23.2 PPG, 9.9 RPG, and 3.1 APG.

There is no questioning Anthony Davis' ability, but the one fair knock on him could be durability. Over the last few seasons, he has missed a good number of games with injury. Bill Simmons of The Ringer has recently compared Anthony Davis with big men who he considered Davis' "peers", claiming that he "looks the oldest and moves the worst" when lined up against Joel Embiid, Nikola Jokic, and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Second best player is a guy who's had a checkered injury history, who seems like an old 28 at this point.

Him and Embiid and Giannis, those are his peers. He was 2012 Draft, Giannis was 2013, Embiid was 2014, and Jokic was 2014 too. Those are his peers. He looks the oldest and moves the worst... It's not great. To me it starts with him. Forget about LeBron. LeBron's getting old, and he just shouldn't be the best player on a team anymore.

There's no doubt that Anthony Davis was expected to come in and dominate for the Los Angeles Lakers this season, with some even expecting him to take over from LeBron James as the No. 1 option. Anthony Davis even previously revealed that LeBron James told him that "this is your team".

“Win a couple more championships and win a couple MVPs and get a shoe and …” Davis said, stopping himself with laughter as he listed off the bullet points that James’ CV includes. “That all comes in time. … Like, he tells me, ‘This is your team. This is your time.’ Like, ‘I’m good. If I retired today, I’m fine.'”

Hopefully, Anthony Davis is able to get healthy and play a lot of games next season. The Los Angeles Lakers need him to step up as a No. 1 option as LeBron James ages, and he definitely has the talent to do so.

Of course, the durability of Anthony Davis is far from the only reason for the Los Angeles Lakers' disappointing season. The roster wasn't well constructed, and poor defensively. Perhaps the team will be able to address the roster weaknesses this offseason.