Anthony Davis does not need to step up his role after Demarcus Cousins' season-ending injury. According to NBA TV's Jared Greenberg, the All-Star isn't expected to log in "big minutes" at the center position for the 2019-2020 NBA season. 

The Lakers were dealt with a troublesome predicament before the start of the regular NBA games. Earlier this week, Cousins suffered a torn ACL in his left knee on a workout session in Las Vegas, Nevada, the timeline for his surgery is still being discussed. 

The four-time All-Star signed a one-year $3.5 million deal to team up with LeBron James and former Pelican teammate Anthony Davis. Initial reports from the Lakers front office have indicated that the 29-year-old versatile big man could miss the entire season to recuperate. 

Davis, a six-foot-ten forward, has spent 96 percent of his time playing the five-position last year as a member of the  Pelicans. Earlier this year, he has repeatedly insisted that he prefers playing the four-spot. 

In an interview, the 26-year-old All-Star told reporters: "I like playing the 4. I'm not even going to sugarcoat it. I like playing the 4. I don't like playing the 5." He added: "If it comes down to it... then I'll play the 5."

Los Angeles is in a dilemma if they would put Davis at the center spot. Cousin's recent injury has completed depleted their frontcourt lineup. Aside from Javale McGee, the only players listed on the Lakers roster at the center position is the six-foot-seven rookie Devontae Cacok. 

Kostas Antetokounmpo and rookie Aric Holman are each registered at 6'10", but aren't active centers. A.D. is the most viable option as of now unless they sign free agents like Dwight Howard or Kenneth Faried. 

Howard has been a former Laker but has left the organization in a bitter breakup. Faried offered Houston some energy off the bench but would disappear in pressure situations. 

Currently, Los Angeles is short on centers. The management added Danny Green, Quinn Cook, Avery Bradley, Troy Daniels Demarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis and Jared Dudley this offseason. 

However, Cousin's injury has wholly changed the Lakers landscape. Kyle Kuzma did play at the center for Luke Walton's experimental small-ball lineups.  Assurances from several sources close to the Lakers have hinted that they'll play Davis at four, whatever the cost. 

Realistically, the Lakers first five would comprise of Rajon Rondo at the point, Danny green at the two, Lebron James at the small forward position and Davis as PF. Javale McGee will most likely start at the center spot.