Former NBA superstar Kevin Garnet doesn’t expect the Los Angeles Lakers to persist with Anthony Davis given the way things have fallen apart since he helped them win a title in the bubble in 2020.
The Lakers currently sit 11th in the Western Conference and are in danger of missing the playoffs yet again.
It also appears that Davis and LeBron James aren’t on great terms as AD noticeably remained in his seat when LBJ became the NBA’s All-Time leading scorer last month. The partnership has clearly waned and both players have been dealing with injuries throughout the season.
Garnett, who won a title with the Boston Celtics in 2008, reckons the Lakers will move on from Davis if they don’t get adequate production from him while LeBron is out injured.
“Bron goes down with his foot. This is the time when the Lakers are sitting back to see the Anthony Davis project,” the 15-time All-Star said during an episode of his Ticket & The Truth Podcast with former teammate Paul Pierce. “This is featuring AD to see what he can do in these two weeks to maneuver the Lakers. If this doesn’t really move anything…I think they come off the Anthony Davis project and move him this summer.”
Davis started the season on a hot streak but has not been able to return to the level he was playing at since coming back from an injury. The center claimed to be confident in the team’s ability to overcome adversity but lamented over their injury problems in a recent interview on the NBA’s YouTube channel.
“I mean, when our team is whole, we’ve shown what we can do,” he said. “It’s just tough. You know, D-Lo comes in, I think in maybe the third game, he rolls his ankle.
“You know Bron, a couple games ago. So, it’s just tough knowing how good we are as a whole. But we got enough in this locker room to win basketball games. We’ve shown that. And so, other guys have to step up until those guys are able to get healthy and come back.”
The Lakers would likely demand a whole lot for Davis if they were to decide to trade him but teams will be wary of his injury history, which would impact L.A’s bargaining power.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.