Anthony Davis, Lakers Come to Terms on Five-Year Max Contract
Yesterday, the Los Angeles Lakers extended reigning NBA Finals MVP LeBron James. Today, they re-signed superstar forward Anthony Davis to a five-year max deal.
It’s been a short yet successful offseason for the champions.
It started with acquiring Sixth Man of the Year runner-up Dennis Schroeder. Rob Pelinka and his front office then went onto re-sign both Markieff Morris and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, while bringing in free agents Marc Gasol, Montrezl Harrell, and Wesley Matthews. The last two pieces of the puzzle was to take care of their superstars and they did exactly that on back-to-back days to bring in the start of training camp.
All-NBA forward Anthony Davis is finalizing a five-year, $190M maximum contract to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers, @KlutchSports CEO Rich Paul tells ESPN. The deal includes an early termination option prior to fifth season in 2024-2025. Deal could be signed as soon as today.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 3, 2020
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Lakers agreed to terms with Davis. The max contract is worth $190-million over five years, with the final year being a player option. Davis’ agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports Group confirmed the deal with Wojnarowski this morning. Over the last 24 hours, Paul has negotiated $275-million dollars worth of contracts with the Lakers organization.
Davis originally arrived to the Lakers in a mega-deal which saw the team give up on Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and a wide assortment of draft picks.
The Lakers went onto win an NBA championship and seem to be looking stronger than ever so to hell with the the draft!