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    Default Is Anthony Davis past his prime?

    Some people aren't built to have alot of weight on their frame. Although Davis isn't overweight, he has put on weight in the last couple of years compared to how he use to be. He seems slower, less alethetic, albeit he does seem stronger.

    Would you rather have Pelicans Davis or Lakers Davis?

    I'm taking Pelicans Davis.

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    Default Re: Is Anthony Davis past his prime?

    Quote Originally Posted by TAZORAC View Post
    Some people aren't built to have alot of weight on their frame. Although Davis isn't overweight, he has put on weight in the last couple of years compared to how he use to be. He seems slower, less alethetic, albeit he does seem stronger.

    Would you rather have Pelicans Davis or Lakers Davis?

    I'm taking Pelicans Davis.

    Heís bad built. I donít know how to explain it but I know it when I see it.

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    Default Re: Is Anthony Davis past his prime?

    2020 was AD's peak, but obviously I'd rather have the Pelicans version who was actually able to stay on the court. AD's not even 30 years old, so it'd be pretty ridiculous to believe he can't still be an elite player (if he stays healthy, a huge if at this point). But do I expect him to reach his 2020 heights again? Probably not, even when he's played these past 2 years he hasn't come close to the level of play he displayed that first season in L.A. But I'd give him at least one more season before I count him out altogether.

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    He looked good in the shitty game earlier but yeah. His whole demeanor has seemed different after the ring. He was supposed to be the guy for LA. The world was his oyster. I think after the ring LA just completely lost focus in every way imaginable and tried to play catch up ever since and it's just not working. Hard to blame Anthony Windowpane for being injured and lost in the rotation when on. The whole team has been a joke after 2020. It's very odd.

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    Default Re: Is Anthony Davis past his prime?

    His role changed. The team never competently replaced Caruso, Kuz, Green or KCP. Say whatever you want about Kuzma's effort on defense, but his size played better against wings than Beverly or Nunn can hope for.

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    Default Re: Is Anthony Davis past his prime?

    Age-wise, he is not out of his prime.
    The question is whether he is finally out of his "I won a ring, so I don't care if I play like shit" phase that he clearly was in the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons. In the less than half of the games he actually played those two seasons, that is.

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    Default Re: Is Anthony Davis past his prime?

    Not sure about his prime, but no AD, no playoffs.

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    Default Re: Is Anthony Davis past his prime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Full Court View Post
    Not sure about his prime, but no AD, no playoffs.
    Yup, every stat padding Bran does has no effect on the Lakers W/L record. Most meaningless stats ever.

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    Default Re: Is Anthony Davis past his prime?

    AD's work ethic on off season is why he has failed physically during the season.

    Lakers sports medicine team failed as did NO.
    (If he was on the Bucks = no injuries I can guarantee it)

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    Default Re: Is Anthony Davis past his prime?

    He's definitely past his peak, but with injuries continuing to pile up for him, I already think he's on the backend of his prime.

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    Default Re: Is Anthony Davis past his prime?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheMan View Post
    Yup, every stat padding Bran does has no effect on the Lakers W/L record. Most meaningless stats ever.
    AD was the reason they made the playoffs, every season

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    Default Re: Is Anthony Davis past his prime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Sheen View Post
    His role changed. The team never competently replaced Caruso, Kuz, Green or KCP. Say whatever you want about Kuzma's effort on defense, but his size played better against wings than Beverly or Nunn can hope for.
    That’s what you’re hoping because you’re a Laker hater.

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    Default Re: Is Anthony Davis past his prime?

    Quote Originally Posted by 100grandman View Post
    That’s what you’re hoping because you’re a Laker hater.
    What from that post makes you think I'm a Laker hater?

    The defensive responsibilities for both AD and Lebron have increased because of roster composition. I'm still telling anyone who will listen this is comfortably a playoffs team.

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    Default Re: Is Anthony Davis past his prime?

    When two stars are paired up together:

    NBA business model likes to suppress the talents of one star to help sell the talents of the other star.

    Why do you think James Harden was a big star in Houston but didn't have same star power in OKC, Brooklyn, and Philadelphia. They suppressed his talent on behalf of Durant and Embiid.

    Why do you think Wade's star power declined once Lebron came to Miami.

    Why do you think Shaq's star power declined once he was paired up with Wade.

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    Default Re: Is Anthony Davis past his prime?

    no. maybe beverley can shame his lethargic ass into trying again.

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