Ever since LeBron James went out with a high-ankle sprain on March 20th the Los Angeles Lakers are 6-13.
That’s not great.
Currently LA is in fifth place in the West and a mere 2.5 games ahead of the seventh place Portland Trail Blazers.
In the aftermath of his team’s latest loss to the Dallas Mavericks, their second in less than a week, Dennis Schroder came out and admitted that the Lakers were having chemistry issues.
That being said – not everyone on the roster is doom and gloom about the Lakers’ future.
This week, Anthony Davis sat down with Rachel Nichols of ESPN and revealed that he wasn’t particularly concerned with his squad’s recent underwhelming run.
Going 1-on-1 with Anthony Davis ahead of tonight’s Lakers-Mavs rematch. On the hardest part of his time out injured, how he and Andre Drummond are fitting together and what he thinks of the Lakers’ repeat chances even if they end up a low seed: “I’d put us up against anyone.” pic.twitter.com/BWTjywELFs
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) April 24, 2021
“No matter where we fall, we know we’re still capable of winning a championship,” he said. “Injuries played a part this season for us. We always say it just makes it a lot sweeter at the end to go through something like this.
“Put us up against anyone. I don’t think (anyone) wants to see us first round. I know the type of team that we have and I know what we can do. I think we’re capable of beating anyone in a seven-game series.”
This story just keeps getting sadder. https://t.co/psNkvJL8gS
— Game 7 (@game7__) April 24, 2021
Davis has missed 30 games so far this year. Between his absence and James’ injury, it makes sense that the Lakers would struggle.
That said, if the defending champs get healthy just in time for the playoffs – watch out.