Lakers star Anthony Davis blasted his own play, Frank Vogel responds
Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis is not happy with his recent play. So much so, that the All-Star big man event went as far as saying how he believes that “I suck right now” — something that L.A. head coach Frank Vogel was having none of.
Vogel refuted Davis’ harsh self-assessment, as the Lakers shot-caller explained why he believes Davis is still able to contribute to his team despite being in a bit of a funk:
“I don’t think it was warranted,” Vogel said, via Matthew Moreno of Lakers Nation (h/t TalkBasket.Net). “I think he’s not in rhythm like he’s used to, but I think he’s still doing a lot of winning things. … I’m really not concerned about Anthony Davis.”
Over the past three games, Davis has been shooting just 38.0 percent from the field — a far cry from his career shooting average of 51.6 percent. Needless to say, Davis has been having trouble finding the net of late and given his extremely high standards, it resulted in an excessively savage assessment from him. Nonetheless, the Lakers were still able to win two out of those three games, and there’s no denying that the seven-time All-Star played a key role in both victories.
Davis and Co. face off against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, as they look to log their 13th win of the campaign. The Lakers entered Saturday’s contest with a 12-4 record, and are tied with the Los Angeles Clippers at the top of the Western Conference.