Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis is one of the hardest players to judge in the NBA. At his best, Davis has a two-way impact that very few players in the league have, making him one of the five best players in the sport.
The problem is that Davis is not wholly consistent, whether it be with his play on the floor or with his health. That is definitely part of the equation when comparing him to his peers.
There is also the debate about what position Davis plays. Davis has all the makings of being an NBA center in the year 2023 and the Lakers are at their best when he is at the five. However, Davis himself has said that he prefers to play power forward and the Lakers have made moves to grant that wish.
Because he mostly played center last year (and that is where he plays in crunch time lineups) that is the position he should be considered as when compared to his peers.
Where Lakers’ Anthony Davis ranks on the center tier list:
Tier 7: If this is your starting center you need an upgrade
- 32. Maxi Kleber
- 31. Kevon Looney
- 30. Jusuf Nurkic
- 29. Daniel Gafford
The list was originally going to be kept to 30 players to represent the 30 starters in the league but there are some centers that still had to make the list even if they were not starting. At a result, we ended up with 32 players and these are the worst of those 32.
That doesn’t mean that these players cannot play a role on a playoff team but if one of these guys is your starting center then there are probably going to be issues. Heck, the Golden State Warriors showed the NBA world that these last playoffs when the Lakers took advantage of the lack of size that the team had.