Lakers’ Anthony Davis ‘not worried’ about lower touches but Frank Vogel looks to get him more involved
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel was asked about getting his big man Anthony Davis more involved in the post. Davis attempted 14 shots, making only five of them during a 122-101 rout of the Atlanta Hawks.
“It’s something I have to do better at,” said Vogel, according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.
Davis didn’t seem deterred by it at all, just happy that his team has won enough to quickly become the top gun in the Western Conference.
“Hey man, we’re winning,” said Davis after being informed of Vogel’s post-game statement. “I don’t really care about any of that. … I’m not worried about shots, I’m worried about winning”
Davis was a monster to start the season, getting several touches in the low-post and attacking the rim ferociously — but that has waned into more mid-range shots and contested looks as of late. The Brow scored 17 points on 5-of-12 shooting against the Sacramento Kings earlier in the week, and he’s also managed to pull-down season-low rebounds in each of his last two games — five against the Kings and just one against the Hawks in 28 minutes.
Vogel will have to find a way to balance the offense and still give Davis a chance to deal damage from the inside, considering his previously-lauded 3-point acumen has only rendered a measly 25% for the season.