It’s no surprise that Anthony Davis is re-signing with the Los Angeles Lakers. The only question was when it was going to happen.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news of the signing this morning.
Davis has an early termination option following his fourth year of the contract. The now 27-year-old is currently in the prime of his career. Not to mention that he recently won his first NBA championship.
- 2020-21: $32,742,000
- 2021-22: $35,361,360
- 2022-23: $37,980,720
- 2023-24: $40,600,080
- 2024-25: $43,219,440 (early termination option)
- Total: $189,903,600
With LeBron James also signing an extension for the long term, the Lakers are in the midst of a potential dynasty. Both players are recognizably the best duo in the entire league.
Additionally, this deal shows that the Lakers are preparing for LeBron’s inevitable departure. Securing AD’s presence for the long haul. This may entice LeBron as well to stay a year or two longer?
Above all, Rob Pelinka has capped off what seems to be an excellent off-season. Putting together an improved roster from that of last season.
He signed his two superstars to long term deals, re-signed veteran wing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and also replacing the aging veterans for younger proven assets. Without a question, Pelinka should be, if not the front runner for Executive of the Year.
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