Which Position Will Anthony Davis Play This Season? Lakers’ 6’11 Star Might Be Deprived of His Preferred Spot Yet Again

Published 10/22/2023, 3:03 PM EDT

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The LA Lakers are in the mood for a major reshuffle in the league. After an average outing last season, the franchise requires some crucial changes in its structure. One of the most talked-about changes for the Lakers has been the role of Anthony Davis. Several pundits have expressed concerns over him playing second fiddle in the team.

Davis primarily plays as a power forward for the Lakers. He has also played as a center with the New Orleans Pelicans. Now that the team requires Davis to take charge, what position will the power forward play next, and what’s his biggest threat now?

Anthony Davis and his role in the Lakers franchise


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There is no questioning the importance of an athlete of AD’s caliber. The 30-year-old has been a key player for the Lakers for over four years. Now, with the age factor playing in, more than ever for LeBron James, Davis’s role in the team will hold even more value. The 38-year-old has been the face of the franchise, but if he wishes to take a backseat from this season, it will be understandable for all fans. This upcoming season will be AD’s chance to step up for his team, but from what position will he take the team to its glory?

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On paper, he is a forward; however, it is extremely common to see the 8x All-Star take up a more center role. When asked about his position recently, Davis said: “Sh*t, who knows, I’m still trying to figure it out.” Although he’s listed as a forward, he started last season as a center in 54 regular season games. He had recently said that during training sessions, he saw newcomers like Jaxson Hayes and Christian Wood “doing a good job” playing center. So, moving on into the new season, we might see Davis returning to his roots, playing forward.


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Anthony Davis is the face of the Lakers

While there is no argument over LeBron being the most popular and accomplished athlete in the Lakers camp, he doesn’t believe he should be the face of the franchise.

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Recently, King James had some encouraging words for the 30-year-old. He said it is Davis’ team, and he is the “face of the franchise.” These arrangements right before the start of a new season are highly pleasing for any Lakers fan. As they show that the team has their heart in the right place.

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Prateek Singh


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Prateek Singh is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports, known for his insightful coverage of the league. With a deep passion for basketball fueled by the late Kobe Bryant's championship runs, Prateek has built his writing career on astute analysis and a firm understanding of the game. His transparent reporting and dedication to providing quality content have earned him credibility and respect among readers and industry professionals alike.
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