NBA analyst makes big prediction for Anthony Davis ahead of 2022/23 season



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NBA analyst makes big prediction for Anthony Davis ahead of 2022/23 season

ESPN NBA analyst Kendrick Perkins is certain that Anthony Davis is still one of the most talented players in the NBA and he has tipped the Los Angeles Lakers big man to win the MVP award next season. In 2020, Davis played a major part in the Lakers' run to the NBA title.

After helping the Lakers win the championship, Davis started struggling with injuries and last year he appeared in just 40 games. Davis is back to being fully healthy and he has been working hard this offseason. Davis' offseason program includes waking up at 4am to work out.

“We can all agree that Anthony Davis is a top-five talent right now,” Perkins said on NBA Today. “And healthy – look Anthony Davis healthy – I actually have Anthony Davis picked as my MVP winner for next season.

Early prediction, I think Anthony Davis is going to come back with something to prove”.

Davis aiming a big bounce back season

Not having Davis available for a good portion of games certainly negatively impacted the Lakers.

Now, Davis is working extremely hard and is aiming to have a big bounce back season next year. Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka says Davis is fully committed this offseason and he expects him to have a great season. “He’s bought in, and I think he’s quietly put together one of the biggest offseasons of his career,” Lakers general manager Pelinka said.

“You can just tell. He’s got a very serious tone about him. Last year didn’t unfold the way that any of us wanted, and I think everyone’s gonna come back with a chip on our shoulder, and AD’s gonna lead us with that.

I think he’s working hard. I know he’s working really hard on his body”. Davis and LeBron James both missed time with injuries last season. When healthy, Davis feels he and James can again lead the Lakers to a title.

"I think us two can. We've shown that we can," Davis said. "I don't know that's something we just have to reevaluate in the offseason, upstairs, me and him talking about this season and what we would like to see next season and kind of just figure it out. [We will] come together as a group, to get back to championship mentality that we had our first year."