Anthony Davis says Lakers' chances of National Basketball Association title run higher after break

Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis says the four-month shutdown of the NBA season might help the team's chances of winning the NBA title

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Superstar Anthony Davis broke down how newcomers Markieff Morris, Dion Waiters and J.R. Smith will aid the team when the season resumes in Orlando, Fla.

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The head coach of the Lakers, Frank Vogel, said the team will not seek a replacement player for Howard for the resumption of the season.

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While Davis respects the decision of Lakers starting guard Avery Bradley to skip the NBA's restart, Davis says he never considered that option with so much to gain from the return. "Just watching those guys work gives me a great deal of confidence". We know he can help us. He's proven it over the course of his career.

"We nearly added him earlier in the year when we added Dion Waiters and now we have the luxury of having both".

But if you ask Smith, it's better to take a wait-and-see approach and judge him when he suits up to play on the court, rather than trusting what others are saying.

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The Lakers are going to be one of the first teams back on the court, which is good news for National Basketball Association fans who want to see if LeBron is still in shape.

Smith certainly has playoff experience, as he won a title alongside LeBron James in Cleveland in 2016 and was a key member on the Cavs squad that made four straight Finals appearances from 2015 through 2018.

Davis has played splendidly when healthy for the Lakers, averaging 26.7 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists with 27 double-doubles in 55 games. In Game 1 of the NBA Finals that year, Smith infamously lost track of the score in a gaffe that ultimately led to Cleveland losing to Golden State in overtime.

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All 22 teams participating in the restart were required to submit to the league their 36-person traveling party list - including their roster of up to 17 players - by Wednesday. Although they were fresh off a loss to the Brooklyn Nets, the Lakers had just defeated the Milwaukee Bucks and L.A. Clippers in back-to-back games.

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