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Kevin Garnett reveals why Rasheed Wallace could be a game-changer for Anthony Davis, Lakers

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While the move has yet to be official, NBA legend Kevin Garnett thinks hiring Rasheed Wallace will benefit Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers.

To recall, it has been rumored recently that Wallace would be joining Darvin Ham’s staff as an assistant. However, the new Lakers coach noted that the former Detroit Pistons star remains a candidate for the job as of the moment as they are still working through things before finalizing the coaching staff.

According to Garnett, however, the Lakers should hire Wallace since he could be a major influence to Davis. The big man has been struggling since winning the championship with the Purple and Gold, so getting a coach like Wallace who has succeeded in the same position should give AD that jolt he needs to take his game to the next level.

“I think this is great for this Lakers team. I think Anthony Davis needs an influence that he can have, someone in his ears. Rasheed Wallace is one of the best f****ng power forwards to ever play in our league, he is full of knowledge, he hasn’t shared that knowledge with the world, but I talk basketball with him several times, he is nothing below a genius and a mastermind when it comes to the block–he understands everything,” Garnett exclaimed, per Showtime Basketball.

“I think he is going to be great for Anthony Davis, I think he is going to be great for LeBron James. I think he is going to be great for this Lakers team.”

Rasheed Wallace was one of the best enforces in the NBA during his time, and true enough, Anthony Davis can learn a thing or two from him when it comes to dominating the paint and anchoring the defense. Perhaps that’s exactly what needs to be able to make a winning impact on the team alongside LeBron James and Russell Westbrook.

It remains to be seen what the Lakers will do, but given Kevin Garnett’s endorsement, it might be hard to say no to that potential partnership.