Los Angeles Lakers: Player grades through All-Star break

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2. Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis has been everything the Lakers had hoped for when they acquired him from the Pelicans. He has helped the Lakers to a 41-12 record and has been the perfect match for LeBron. The two have catapulted themselves into one of the best duos in the league.

Davis’ play on the court has been outstanding in every way. His eFG% and TS% are both the best of his career and he has even shown a little range with 3-point shooting. His rebound numbers have dipped but that was expected to play next to LeBron.

He is averaging 26.6 points and 9.2 rebounds per game on 51.9/31.6/85.3 shooting splits. He is having a tremendous effect on both ends of the floor. Him and Bron on the floor together put the Lakers as easy title contenders.

His win shares, BPM and VORP are all expected to shatter his career highs in New Orleans. As he has the opportunity to be an MVP and DPOY finalist. He won’t win either of them with what Giannis Antetokounmpo is doing but he is having that type of season to be considered.

Davis was the perfect pickup for the Lakers and he has another gear he can hit. The price was hefty but it could pay off easily with a championship.

Grade: A