AD: Hidden wrist injury hindered 3-point shooting last season

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Los Angeles Lakers star big man Anthony Davis said Tuesday that an undisclosed wrist injury impacted his ability to shoot last season.

"Since January, I was battling a wrist injury the whole year," Davis said, according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin. "It was affecting my shot and everything. That's not an excuse, but it was tough for me to shoot how I wanted to shoot. I couldn't really follow through."

The 29-year-old, who shot a career-low 19% from three last season, has a career average of 30% from beyond the arc. The Lakers as a team ranked 22nd in the league in 3-point shooting percentage and 18th in makes from beyond the arc.

"I couldn't follow through. Anytime I followed through it was very painful. And I had to try to do that over and over."

Davis' shooting is key to the Lakers' title chances - he shot 38% from three during the 2019-2020 playoffs when L.A. won the championship.

The eight-time All-Star said he is fully healthy going into this season and is ready to shoot the ball from a variety of spots on the court.

"I feel great ... I'm really shooting the ball. So, I'll be ready. Wherever coach puts me on the floor, midrange, post, perimeter, if I've got a shot, I'm going to shoot it."

The 10-year veteran missed over half of last season with knee and ankle ailments. Despite the injury concerns, Davis averaged 23.2 points, 9.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 2.3 blocks, and 1.2 steals.

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