Anthony Davis revealed he was battling a wrist injury throughout the second part of last season and that greatly impacted his shooting. After shooting nearly 40% from beyond the arc in 2020 when the Los Angeles Lakers won the title, Davis' shooting from three plummeted to 18.6% percent last sason.
"A lot of people don't know this, but since January I was battling a wrist injury the whole year," Davis said, per ESPN. "So it was affecting my shot and everything. That's not an excuse but it was tough for me to shoot how I wanted to shoot.
I couldn't really follow through." After asked of how bad his was injury was, Davis explained that it was painful every time he would attempt a shot from a long range. "I couldn't follow through," Davis said.
"Anytime I followed through it was very painful. And I had to try do that over and over."
Davis ready for a bounce back season
After back-to-back disappointing seasons - in which he was hampered by injuries - Davis focused on getting his body right this summer.
Now, Davis says he is fully healthy and ready for the start of the new season. "I'm 100 percent healthy," Davis said. "I feel great. You can ask guys around here, I'm really shooting the ball. So, I'll be ready.
Wherever coach puts me on the floor, midrange, post, perimeter, if I've got a shot, I'm going to shoot it." Davis pretty much missed half of the last season. The Lakers' trio of Davis, LeBron James, and Russell Westbrook appeared in just 20 games.
Now that all of the three are healthy and ready, the Lakers are hoping their star trio will figure it out this season and help the team win the title. The Lakers didn't even make the playoffs last season and they will have a lot to prove this upcoming season.