Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers will be playing for a different team and on a different role. Most know that his partnership with LeBron James is something to watch plus more. Since entering the league back in 2012, he had to do most of the work by himself. The situation now is different.

Aside from James, other players in Los Angeles can help. As mentioned previously, the list includes recruits such as Danny Green, Avery Bradley, and  Dwight Howard. Of course, there are returnees like Rajon Rondo, Kyle Kuzma, and JaVale McGee. But the big question here is how much can these guys contribute?

Hence, this means that Davis will still need to do his thing. James will help but his level of contribution may still be at a high. It all depends on how good the support will be on the dynamic duo. Davis says it does take a load of him and he does not need to do everything in every possession.

“It feels good knowing that you don’t have to do much. Everybody has a role, and when you have guys all over the board who can score the basketball, you don’t need to do everything every possession," Davis said in a report from ESPN.

Pundits feel that Davis was taking an indirect swipe at the Pelicans. Most know how he carried the brunt of the load with Dell Demps failing to provide him support.  The Pels are now under David Griffin and have improved a lot. Leading them is Zion Williamson plus other rising young guys. That list includes Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart - the same players who the Lakers traded for the six-time NBA All-Star.

The only thing missing for the Pelicans is experience. They do have Derrick Favors and Jrue Holiday but their presence may not be enough. Depending on the situation, New Orleans may consider some veterans to guide their young stars.

As for Davis, most feel he still needs to play at the same level for the Lakers to figure prominently. They open the regular season against the Los Angeles Clippers on Oct. 22 starting at 10:30 p.m. ET. Davis will play his first game against his former team on Nov. 27. He returns to the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans with tip-off set at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans walks off the court against the Dallas Mavericks in the first half at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, March 18, 2019. Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images