Anthony Davis Declines Lakers Contract Offer, to Enter Free Agency
A chance for a hometown return is still in the cards.
The Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly offered Anthony Davis a four-year, $146-million maximum extension on Tuesday – a contract which Davis promptly opted to decline. The superstar big man has made it clear that he has no plans to talk extension until he reaches free agency in the summer.
The Lakers offered Anthony Davis a max extension, but, as expected, he declined, and will enter free agency this summer. (via @ChrisBHaynes)
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) January 7, 2020
Davis currently holds a $28.7-million player option for next season, which he will more than likely decline in favour for a maximum contract. Davis remains interested in a long-term future with the Lakers, but is focused on playing out the season and seeing what other offers he receives once he hits the open market.
The Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks are expected to make a run for the 26 year old big man. Through 34 games, Davis is averaging 27.7 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.
Davis and LeBron James share the same agent.