• Anthony Davis says his current state with the Lakers is exactly how he envisioned it to be 
  • Davis feels the Lakers are right on track to win the championship as he braces for his first Conference Finals appearance
  • Davis has led the Lakers in most statistical categories in the Regular Season and continues to do so in the Playoffs 

It was everything Anthony Davis had wished it to be when he decided to play for the Los Angeles Lakers in the summer of 2019.

Approaching his first-ever Conference Finals appearance, the seven-time All-Star took time to reflect on his first year with the storied franchise. And although the Lakers are still faced with a daunting task of grinding through the tougher stage of the postseason, Davis appreciates the position he is in right now as he feels the team is right on track to win the NBA championship.

“It just feels like everything is falling into place,” Davis said, per SB Nation’s Silver Screen and Roll.

“When I got here obviously the goal was to win championships, and we’re eight wins away. It’s been a great process for me. It’s been great being around the guys that we have, obviously, it’s been great being around (LeBron James), him helping me through it all.

“Obviously, at this point now, the Western Conference Finals is new for me, so that process is going to be fun, but it’s everything that I envisioned.”

In his first season in Los Angeles, Davis flourished in his role of being the number one offensive option for the Lakers while also being the squad’s anchor on defense. He racked up 26.1 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.3 blocks, and 1.5 steals per game in 62 appearances in the regular season to lead all major statistical categories in the team, save for the assists department that was dominated by James with 10.2 a game.

The 27-year-old took his game a notch higher in the Playoffs. After the first two rounds, the superstar big man has accounted for 27.6 points, 10.9 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.5 blocks, and 1.1 steals per game to lead the Lakers in asserting their mastery over the Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets, respectively.

The Lakers punched a ticket to the WCF after a 119-96 rout of the Rockets on Saturday. They will face the winner of the Clippers-Nuggets series that is set to go on a deciding Game 7 after Denver scored a second straight win on Sunday to tie the affair.

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Anthony Davis celebrates after scoring a basket in his Lakers debut. Silver Screen and Roll