LeBron James: Anthony Davis Needs to ‘Take More Threes’

by November 23, 2019

LeBron James, along with the Lakers’ coaching staff, is pleading with teammate Anthony Davis to hoist up more three-point shot attempts.

Davis is “too damn good of a shooter” not to put ’em up, according to James.

AD went 4-for-7 from beyond the arc en route to a game-high 33 points Friday night, leading visiting Los Angeles past the OKC Thunder 130-127.

Per The LA Times:

“I already knew,” Davis said. “The ones that I miss I’m either falling back or hesitant on a shot because I want to make the right play. I probably drive or find another player for a shot or I’m not getting my feet set or whatever. Now I’m always shot ready knowing that if it comes to me, I’m going to shoot it.”

In his first three NBA seasons he attempted only 27 threes. That number jumped to 108 the next season and 162 in the 2017-18 season, which was a career high. He’s on pace to shatter that mark this season. Davis has already attempted 44 threes and made 34.1% of them.

“We want him to take more threes,” LeBron James said.

“Teams are playing off of him and he’s too damn good of a shooter not to shoot them. And he’s been doing that the last couple games.”

Related LeBron James: Anthony Davis ‘Right There’ as Defensive Player of the Year