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Anthony Davis was frustrated with offensive looks with Dennis Schroeder at point guard

Anthony Davis was frustrated with offensive looks with Dennis Schroeder at point guard

While we all know that the 2021 season was turbulent for the Lakers, new details are coming out detailing why. Apparently, Anthony Davis became frustrated with the offensive looks that point guard Dennis Schroeder generated for him. Notably, the Lakers star didn’t feel he got post looks like he did when Rajon Rondo ran the point in 2020.

“Per an NBA source familiar with some of the Lakers’ struggles through the 2020-21 campaign, Davis felt some frustration that he wasn’t getting the kind of looks in the post with Dennis Schroder running the point compared to those he received with Rondo a year earlier.”Eric Pincus

Fortunately for the “frustrated” Anthony Davis, he will no longer need to play with Schroeder. Soon after turning down an $84 million extension, Schroeder overstayed his Lakers welcome with an awful playoff showing. This playoff run saw the Lakers eliminated in 6 games by the Phoenix Suns. Over the final three games (all Lakers losses), Schroeder averaged a paltry 9.3 points on 9/36 shooting. 

Sadly for Schroeder, this playoff run cost him his payday, and he signed with the Celtics for a 1-year, $5.9 million contracts, about $78 million short of what he turned down from the Lakers. 

Some new and familiar faces playing point for the Lakers

Luckily for Anthony Davis, Schroeder’s departure has signaled a change of point guard for the Lakers. After completing a blockbuster trade, superstar Russell Westbrook will join LeBron James and Anthony Davis in LA. Additionally, the Lakers have reacquired Rajon Rondo, the point guard who Davis and the Lakers had success in their bubble title run. To round out their rotation, they also plucked Kendrick Nunn from the free agency pool. 

After disappointing in 2021, the Lakers have completely revamped their team. While there may be questions surrounding the team’s age, Anthony Davis should be content with the changes at point guard. We’ll have to see what the 2021-2022 season holds for the purple and gold.