The Los Angeles Lakers held an open scrimmage Saturday and the only player to sit out was Anthony Davis as teammate LeBron James showed off his athleticism with some massive dunks.
Davis, 29, practiced ahead of the team’s preseason opener Monday against the Sacramento Kings but missed the open scrimmage.
He told the media afterwards that he did participate in the closed door scrimmage and played alongside Russell Westbrook and King James on the purple team.
Lakers head coach Darvin Ham said it’s possible that James, Davis and Westbrook will get some minutes in the preseason opener.
While Westbrook will likely still run the floor, Coach Ham has a plethora of options to start at the point guard position.
Kendrick Nunn or Dennis Schroeder?
Kencrick Nunn looks like he will become the team’s starting point guard ahead of Dennis Schroeder.
Despite Nunn missing all of last season due to injury, Schroeder has yet to arrive in Los Angeles due to some issues with his visa.
Austin Reaves and Patrick Beverley will likely come off the bench, and be used for specific matchups.
James and company want to get in shape during the preseason to kick off the 2022 NBA season with a bang, but the key to success once again lies in Davis staying healthy.