"I don't know what else to do": Anthony Davis, frustrated after being left out of the finalist to win the Defensive Player of the Year

Tuesday, 23 April 2024 at 02:46
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Anthony Davis played the most games of his career in the 2023-24 NBA regular season. He's done a major effort to stay healthy and contribute to his team in both ends of the floor. However, while he received some votes, he was left out of the three final candidates for this year's Defensive Player of the Year award.
The Brow has been elite over the last campaign, not only does he carry a lot of the offensive load for the Los Angeles Lakers, but he plays a pivotal role on Darvin Ham's defensive system. AD provides excellent rim protection, being a constant threat for anyone who dares attacking the basket.
In addition, Davis moves very well for being a 6-10 guy, able to switch on to smaller players in pick and roll situations. He has a gigantic wing span and a solid frame which makes him a very good defender against big, heavier forwards/centers.
His numbers for the last season were nearly the bests of his entire career, as the 12-year veteran averages 24.7 points, 12.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists. 9.5 of those rebounds come from the defensive glass. In addition, the Brow averages 2.3 blocks per game and 1.2 steals.
"I'll never get it (the DPOY), they're not giving it to me. The league doesn't like me. I'm the best defensive player in the league. I can switch 1 through 5. I can guard the pick and roll like the best in the league, from a big standpoint. I block shots, I rebound.
I don't know what else to do. I'm over it. I'm just going to do what I got to do to help my team win and try to play for a championship. Accolades and individual awards, I'm done with those." An angry Anthony Davis told this to ESPN when asked about the award controversy.
The final nominees to win the prestigious award are Victor Wembanyama, from the San Antonio Spurs, Minnesota Timberwolves' Rudy Gobert and Bam Adebayo, from the Miami Heat. To be fair with Davis, he has some strong points for his case.