Anthony Davis has spent the offseason adding strength, saying he is already up to 238 pounds after starting the past season at 230 pounds.
Davis has also focused on improving his outside shot.
“I’m up to 238 right now. It’s all muscle, and that’s what I need,” Davis said. “I want to get stronger, so that when I post up, it’s a lot easier for me. I think it’s going to translate to the season, just my mentality, knowing that I’m a lot stronger and a lot better. It’s going to make me more aggressive.
“I’m definitely working on the corner three-pointer. (Also) more post moves, a consistent mid-range jump shot, ball-handling. Those are the things I’m working on right now to get better. But at the same time, touching up on the things I’m pretty good at.”
Davis was selected to the NBA All-Star team in 2013-14, when he averaged 20.8 points, 10 rebounds and 2.8 blocks in 67 total games.
Davis is listed at 6-foot-10 but believes he could also be getting taller, half-jokingly saying he hopes to stay in the 6-foot-something range.
“I hope not,” Davis said on whether he’s still growing. “I don’t want to be 7 feet. It just (sounds) weird, to be a 7-footer. I’d like to be 6-10, but if I grow, you can’t really do anything about it. You can’t help it.”