Lakers coach Frank Vogel calls Anthony Davis the best finisher, lob-catcher in the NBA
Apart from possessing a seven-foot frame, Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis is also blessed with superior speed and athleticism not often seen for players his height.
Now paired up with a player as unselfish as LeBron James, AD has been the recipient of plenty of lob passes that has made several highlight reels this season. Lakers head coach Frank Vogel has maximized this advantage to the fullest, designing plenty of plays between the two superstars to power LA’s high-octane offense.
Seeing firsthand how effective The Brow was once more in the Lakers’ 113-110 win over the Miami Heat at the AmericanAirlines Arena on Friday, Vogel called the 26-year-old Kentucky product the best at what he does.
“Best finisher, lob-catcher in the game. Maybe that I’ve ever seen. He’s got a great knack for mid-air catches & finishes…there’s a lot of things you can praise about Anthony Davis’ game, but that’s certainly one of his best attributes,” Vogel shared, per Ryan Ward via SpectrumSN.
Davis was big against the Heat down the stretch, tallying 33 points and 10 rebounds in 38 minutes. Meanwhile James scored 28 points and dished out 12 assists with nine rebounds. The pair hooked up for yet another beautiful connection in the fourth to power the Lakers’ late game surge to seal the ball game.
Davis is recording splendid numbers all across the board this season, notching 27.4 points, 9.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.5 steals and 2.6 blocks while shooting 50 percent from the field and 34.1 from three. Aside from finishing lobs and posterizing his defenders, he is also primed to win his first ever Defensive Player of the Year Award this year.