Anthony Davis says he is not bothered by what the Los Angeles Lakers may or may not to this summer as he insists his main focus remains on putting himself in the possible situation to succeed. The Lakers entered the season with championship aspirations but ended up failing to even make the playoffs.
The Lakers' season ended in a disaster as the team owns a disappointing 31-49 record with two games left to play in regulation. The Lakers will likely make a number of roster changes this summer and thay may include trading their star big man Davis "I can't control those things," Davis told ESPN.
"That's an upstairs thing. A Klutch, Rich Paul thing. My agency. "I mean, my job is to go out and play basketball. Obviously I love it in L.A. If that's something that they're considering, then we'll have a conversation about it.
I don't know what they're talking about, what's the plan."
Davis had two injury breaks this season
Davis' first injury of the season came after Minnesota Timberwolwes' Jaden McDaniels crashed into Davis' knee after falling down to the floor.
Davis' second injury came when he tried to catch a lob pass from Malik Monk and landed Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert's sneaker. Davis stated that just because he sustained two unfortunate injuries doesn't mean he is injury-prone.
"I had no injuries this year where it was, 'Damn, that's AD's fault,'" Davis said. "Someone falls into my leg, sprains my MCL. The same exact thing [Kevin Durant] had." Davis made it clear he doesn't plan to make any changes to his training methods in the offseason.
Also, Davis claimed the doctors told him his injuries would have been significant had he not been in an exceptional shape. "The good thing is, what people don't know, is that the doctors actually told me that you're lucky.
Our team doctor said if you weren't doing the work that you were supposed to be doing this summer, both could have been worse," Davis said. "I could have one, f---ed up my foot way more. Or I could have torn some s--- in my knee.
So it's a positive for me, knowing that I put in a lot of work this summer and I prevented catastrophic injuries from happening to my body. "So, people can say what they want to say, but I know what I do every summer to get ready for an 82-game season."