Un day’s work at the Lakers has been enough for Russell Westbrook to hallucinate with Anthony Davis. “It is the ultimate weapon. It is one of a kind,” praised the point guard. And that’s why he promised to take it upon himself to try to bring power forward to his best level. “There is no one like him who can do everything he is capable of with his size. And my job is to make sure that I keep pushing him every day, in every training, in every game, so that he can be on top of his game every day. the days. Every night, “said the new Los Angeles player.
Last season, Davis missed half of his regular league games (36) with injury. And when he did not play he was not in fullness. I averaged 21.8 points. A not inconsiderable figure, but the worst since his second season in the NBA. He also captured his worst rebounding average (7.9), put up fewer blocks than ever in his career (1.6), and also had his worst shooting from the field (49.1%) and free throw (73.8%). %) ..
Westbrook hopes that with their collaboration, Davis can reach the peak of his career. “He’s been in this league for a long time, so he understands how it’s played. He knows what it takes to show up and I know he wants to do it now. It’s my job to make sure he’s awake every night,” said the point guard.
All of this was told by Westbrook while Davis was by his side. When ‘La Ceja’ had to speak, he stated that he likes “teammates who are going to pressure me. I don’t need encouragement. I want them to pressure me. I want the guys to tell me when I’m wrong. Russ and I had numerous conversations in this first training on the things we can do together as when we are both on court. I have a lot of guys who are always talking to me about things, so you can’t ask for more as a player who wants to improve. “
Coach Frank Vogel, however, does not believe that “Anthony needs a lot of that. He is very motivated to recover from what happened last year. We were all disappointed that he could not be at his best due to injuries and foul. preseason, but he has tried hard, he looks great and we will all push each other. “