ICYMI: Lakers Looking At Big Lineup Change When Anthony Davis Returns

Anthony Davis is getting ever-closer to returning for the Los Angeles Lakers. And when he does get back on the floor, the team will be featuring a new look in the frontcourt, according to head coach Darvin Ham.

Based on the tremendous play of fill-in starting center Thomas Bryant—he's averaged 16.3 points and 9.7 rebounds in 15 games as a starter—Ham says he wants to give an all-bigs frontcourt a try: LeBron James, Bryant and AD on the floor together.

Absolutely. I mean the way AD is able to function out on the perimeter, we don’t want him to be too far on that side. We want him to have a happy balance. But definitely. They’re all highly skilled players – Bron, AD, and Thomas. They all can score at all three levels. They all can defend. They all can have good activity, good instincts. So yeah, that’s something we’ll definitely take a look at.

Bryant has said that playing alongside Davis "would be special" and LeBron agrees that the big-man threesome would be a great setup for the Lakers.

"I’ve already had kind of visions of what that could possibly look like with a frontcourt of myself, AD and Thomas on the floor together, " LeBron has said. "I think it can be extremely beneficial for our ballclub."

The Lakers have gone 7-7 in Davis' most recent absence. He's expected back within two weeks. 

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