Lakers’ Anthony Davis Looking Much Skinnier In New Photos

Lakers’ Anthony Davis Looking Much Skinnier In New Photos

Anthony Davis came into the 2021-22 NBA season hoping to erase the memories of his disastrous prior campaign.

One year earlier he mustered a mere 36 games played en route to averages of 21.8 points (third worst of his career) and 7.9 rebounds (career-worst) per game.

Unfortunately, last season was more of the same for Davis. He played in just 40 outings and produced an only marginally better output: 23.2 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. Many attributed his second straight unimpressive campaign to poor conditioning and him being in bad shape.

It appears Davis took that critique to heart.

This week, photos emerged of the Los Angeles Lakers big man looking noticeably slimmer:

With social media being what it is, reactions to Davis’ new look came swiftly. They largely speak for themselves:

This is going to be a big year for Davis. Obviously he earned himself a certain degree of leeway by bringing a title to L.A., but that only buys you so much patience.

Chatter has already started regarding the Lakers possibly trading their big man – with one team emerging as the frontrunner in that regard.

The trade talk got so loud, in fact, that Davis himself felt like he needed to address it.

Obviously if this new slimmer frame paves the way for a healthier and more productive NBA season, Davis will prove a lot of his critics wrong.

But if 2022-23 becomes a repeat of 2020-21 and 2021-22 – don’t be surprised if the trade talk surrounding him intensifies going forward.

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Carlos Garcia

A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.
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