Anthony Davis
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

The Lakers are rolling right now currently holding a 14-4 record with superstars Lebron James and Anthony Davis second in the conference only to the Utah Jazz the hottest team in the NBA at the moment. But If you take a closer look at the Lakers games you’ll notice a reoccurring theme happening.

For instance, During the Lakers road victory on, January 25th, A 115-108 game featuring Lebron James scoring a season-high 46 points and shooting 7-11 from deep vs his former team the Cleveland Cavaliers. That may be distracting from how abysmal Anthony Davis played in that game. Anthony Davis’s stat-line from that night was as follows 5/16 from the field 0/3 from distance and 7/9 from the line while having three turnovers and being a -5 on the night.

Then you begin to realize that over the past nine games, Anthony Davis has been held to under 20 points in six of the contest. One of the most talented and gifted power forwards in Nba history is currently averaging his lowest ppg (21.9) since 2013 while playing besides with one of the greatest passers and players of all time, Lebron James.

Anthony Davis has no shooting touch

Anthony Davis over his past 5 games is shooting 47.2% from the field and 18.2% from three averaging 22.1ppg. And sure, not everything Anthony Davis brings to the table is about scoring, as he remains one of the most dominating forces on the defensive side of the ball, and with the additions of Dennis Schroder and Montrezl Harrell, the responsibility of scoring has been spread across this lakers roster. But taking a deeper dive into the numbers and you’ll see that Anthony Davis has gone from taking .343% last season to .257% of his shots from 0-3 feet and expanding his range shooting a career-high in attempts from 10-16 ft while shooting a career worse .403% from that range.

News flash, A.D. this new scoring strategy you have going on isn’t working. As each year goes by Anthony Davis tries to show off his newfound shooting stroke but he has yet to become even an average shooter at times. Until he decides to go back to what works best which is dominating the paint and fewer fallaway jumpers there will be nights like, January 25th, where he continues to settle for mid-range jumpers again and again as they clank off the side of the rim. But the lakers have shown that they will keep winning games regardless of Anthony Davis’s shot selection.