Lakers Rumors: Anthony Davis and Coach Darvin Ham Had Disagreements Before Ham Was Fired

There was a problem between Los Angeles Lakers player Anthony Davis and head coach Darvin Ham before Ham was fired. Sam Amick from The Athletic talked about it on The Rich Eisen Show. He said that it was clear that Davis did not agree with Ham anymore.

Anthony Davis

Amick explained that when the Lakers decided to fire Ham, they thought about many things. One big reason was that Davis was not happy with Ham. They knew Anthony Davis had asked to be traded before when he was with the New Orleans Pelicans. The Lakers did not want Davis to be unhappy and think about asking for a trade again.

The Lakers fired Ham after losing in the first round of the playoffs to the Denver Nuggets. They lost the series in five games. After a close loss in Game 2, Davis said that the team sometimes did not know what they were doing.

When asked about Davis’ comments, Ham disagreed. He said that sometimes plays do not work out, and players get frustrated. But he did not think it was because the team was not organized. Ham believed he had talented coaches on his staff. He said he would agree to disagree with Davis.

Anthony Davis signed a three-year extension with the Lakers in August 2023

Davis signed a three-year extension with the Lakers in August 2023. The deal is worth $186 million and keeps him with the team until 2028. This includes a player option for the 2027-28 season.

Anthony Davis

After firing Ham, Shams Charania and Jovan Buha from The Athletic reported that the Lakers are looking for a new coach. They want someone who can grow with the team and make the most of Davis‘ talent. With Davis staying with the Lakers for many more years, the team wants a coach who can work well with him.

This change shows the Lakers are focused on keeping Davis happy and finding a coach who can lead the team successfully.

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