It appears Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis dropped a big hint about his plans for free agency while live on Instagram during the Lakers’ championship celebration.
The star big man popped into guard Quinn Cook’s IG Live with a message:
Anthony Davis on IG Live: “We’re gonna run it right back.”
AD is an upcoming free agent. https://t.co/3QlxoNDv0m
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) October 12, 2020
Davis initially raised some eyebrows with the comments he made when asked about his free agency after winning the title. The superstar deflected and claimed he wasn’t sure about his plans.
Of course, these IG Live comments paint a picture of a guy who will definitely be back with the Lakers next season. Davis has also made other comments about wanting to win a bunch titles with the Lakers, and he has a strong relationship with fellow star LeBron James. Both players are represented by Klutch Sports’ Rich Paul.
Davis spent the first seven seasons of his career with the New Orleans Pelicans before requesting a trade that ultimately landed him with the Lakers, his preferred choice. With his plan perfectly unfolding thanks to the Lakers’ championship, it would be foolish to believe he would depart the franchise so soon after just scratching the surface of his true success.
Davis became his best self this season playing next to LeBron. This was especially true throughout a dominant playoff run, which saw both stars play at the top of their games.
The most likely meaning behind Davis’ cryptic comments involve him not being sure just what kind of contract he’ll sign with Los Angeles. The big man has a $28.8 million player option for next season, and he’ll surely opt out of that in order to become an unrestricted free agent. Instead of looking elsewhere, he’ll likely then decide if he wants a short- or long-term deal to stick with the Lakers and run it back.