Lakers News: Jason Kidd Calls Anthony Davis ‘One Of The Best Players In The World’
Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis holds his new No. 3 jersey during an introductory press conference

There hasn’t been a single game played yet for the 2019-20 NBA season but even still, the new-look Los Angeles Lakers have given fans a lot to be excited about.

Unsurprisingly, the Anthony Davis trade from the New Orleans Pelicans is a huge win, but it’s also the way in which members of the Lakers have talked about one another.

So far, each member of the Lakers roster and staff have received universally positive messages from one another, including lead assistant coach Jason Kidd. Despite a controversial run as the Milwaukee Bucks head coach, Kidd has gotten nothing but positive praise from head coach Frank Vogel.

As a result, it should come as no surprise that Kidd is now endlessly complimenting Davis. Davis is unanimously recognized as a great player in this league, but the praise from Kidd goes a step further, via ESPN:

“When you talk about Anthony Davis… he can put the ball on the floor, he can pass. We all know he can shoot the three, he can post up, defensively block shots, rebound. He has the total package and that’s why he’s one of the best players in the world. And so for us to be able to have him with LeBron and Kuzma and Rondo and some of these other guys on the team, it just makes it that much easier. This will be his first time playing with someone like LeBron, so this will be a great learning experience and process for him, too.”

Obviously, it’s easy to praise one another in this way when games haven’t been played and mistakes haven’t been made. But this Lakers team seems to be meshing in a way that many new teams fail to do so quickly. LeBron James openly struggled with head coach Erik Spoelstra when he got to the Miami Heat, and that ended with two championships in four seasons.

It will be interesting to see how all these moving parts come together when the season begins, but there’s certainly reason for optimism within the organization. And because of that, it’s likely that fans will begin to feel that same sense of confidence in the team.

The Lakers will also have the benefit of a relatively light schedule in their first 15-20 games of the season, giving them a better chance to get off to the hot start they may need when March and April rolls around.

You May Also Like

Brandon Ingram Believes Lakers Need ‘Hit-First Mentality’ To Overcome Habit Of Slow Starts To Games

While the Los Angeles Lakers were expected to struggle without LeBron James — and Rajon Rondo for that matter — some of the losses in what’s now a 3-7…

VIDEO: Duke’s Brandon Ingram Reflects On Mike Krzyzewski’s Impact On Him

With the Philadelphia 76ers seemingly locked in on taking LSU’s Ben Simmons with the top pick in this year’s draft, all signs point to the Los Angeles Lakers acquiring Duke star Brandon Ingram…

Lakers News: Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak Unlikely To Make A Trade

I’m sure everybody in Lakers Nation is dying for the team to…

Corey Brewer Believes This Is A ‘Big Summer’ For Growth Of Lakers Young Core

Although the Los Angeles Lakers dealt with an underwhelming middle portion of the season, they bookended the regular season with consistent play…