Saturday, August 13 2022

LOS ANGELES — Big men stretching the floor as shooters are required for any successful NBA team in the modern NBA. Heck, the Pelicans’ Jonas Valanciunas leads the NBA hitting 51.7% of his 3s (2.5 attempts a game). Just ask the Clippers what he can do.

Anthony Davis hasn’t regained his bubble shooting form and is hitting just 20.5% from 3 (2.1 attempts a game). But he knows he needs to keep shooting them, and he will.

“I’m going to continue to shoot the ball from 3, whether it goes in or not,” Davis said after the Lakers hung on to beat Detroit Sunday night, a game was Davis was 2-of-2 from deep. “I think that opens up the floor for my teammates — LeBron [James], Russ [Westbrook], Talo [Talen Horton-Tucker] — to get downhill. And it opens it up for me to get to the paint when guys run out and are closing out to the three,” Davis said. “I’m just trying to be effective at all three levels of the floor, and it was going for me tonight.”

The Lakers have been at their best with Davis at center and the team’s other two stars — LeBron James and Russell Westbrook — on the court, that lineup has been +7.7 per 100 this season (for Lakers’ fans, that stat is the ray of hope in an otherwise unimpressive start to the season). Part of what makes that lineup work is that Davis can step out and has to be respected from distance, which opens up driving lanes.

It’s why Davis is right, he needs to keep shooting. But if he doesn’t start hitting, some of that spacing will go away.

Check out more on the Lakers

Three things to know: John Wall wants back on the court, but how will that… Stephen Curry picks up technical early in fourth, later gives referee one… Frank Vogel’s seat getting warm as Lakers’ coach. Should it?

Anthony Davis says he will continue to shoot 3s “whether it goes in or not” originally appeared on

Source: Yahoo Sports


Baseball's looming lockout: MLB, players still far apart in Tuesday negotiations


Now that Bradley is gone, what's next for LAFC?

Check Also

Pro Sports Media

Trending Now

Will OBJ sign with Rams, Cowboys, Packers or elsewhere? | SPEAK FOR YOURSELF

Odell Beckham Jr. is coming off a Super Bowl season and looking to sign to an NFL team as a free agent. Who will he suit up for next season and could he return to the Los Angeles Rams? Emmanuel Acho and David Helman predict where OBJ lands next year. 2 HOURS AGO・Speak For Yourself・3:50 […]

Read More

Bulls rookie Justin Lewis suffers apparently serious knee injury

2022 Las Vegas Summer League – Chicago Bulls v Toronto Raptors Justin Lewis out of Marquette was one of the best players to go undrafted this year and the Bulls recognized it, quickly signing him to a two-way contract after the draft ended. He may now be lost for the season with a knee injury. […]

Read More

After Field of Dreams Game, here are other places we’d like to see an MLB game

By Jake MintzFOX Sports MLB Writer Editor’s note: This story was originally published on Aug. 13, 2021, following the first Field of Dreams Game between the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees.  The second Field of Dreams Game is officially in the books. Like the event’s first installment, the game Thursday between the Chicago […]

Read More