Having acquired Anthony Davis ahead of the 2019-20 NBA season, we've steadily been anticipating him to become not only the best player on the team, but a top player in the league.
When healthy, only Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kawhi Leonard can match his value on both ends of the floor.
Only one thing has stopped AD from truly becoming Leonard... staying on the court. LA's first-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies is a prime example.
Lakers won six games as The Brow averaged 21 points, 14 rebounds, and four blocks.
On the other hand, Jaren Jackson Jr (Memphis Grizzlies' big man and 2023 Defensive Player of the Year) averaged just 18 points per game.
Davis played in 56 out of 82 games for the purple and gold during the regular season. After the Lakers lost to the Denver Nuggets in the playoffs, he appeared in all 16 games.
As a result of Davis's defensive play at times and his battle with Nikola Jokic, he will enter next season with a bullseye on his back.