Just one day after the Los Angeles Lakers agreed to an extension with LeBron James, it has now been revealed that the Lakers are in the final stages of signing Anthony Davis to a new deal that will see him remain in Hollywood for the foreseeable future.
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Davis is expected to put pen to paper on a five-year max contract with the Lakers worth $190 million:
All-NBA forward Anthony Davis is finalizing a five-year, $190 million maximum contract to stay with the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers, Klutch Sports CEO and founder Rich Paul told ESPN.
The deal includes an early termination option prior to the fifth year of the deal in 2024-25, Paul said.
Anthony Davis recently declined the player option of his current deal, under the presumption that he was going to re-sign a more lucrative contract with the club. There was some initial belief that the 6-foot-10 big man would sign a short-term deal with L.A., but as it turns out, he is now more than willing to commit his future to the franchise.
Woj also provided a projected breakdown of just how much Davis is going to be pocketing over the next five years:
According to ESPN's Bobby Marks, Davis would make $32,742,000 this upcoming season, $35,361,360 in 2021-22, $37,980,720 in 2022-23, $40,600,080 in 2023-24 and $43,219,440 in the fifth year of the deal.
That's a whole lot of money, but in truth, Davis is totally worth it.
Last season, the seven-time All-Star averaged 26.1 points (on 50.3 percent shooting), 9.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.5 steals, and 2.3 blocks in the regular season. Davis stepped his game up even more in the playoffs to help the Lakers win the franchise's 17th championship.
With Anthony Davis and LeBron James locked in, the Lakers are set for years to come and expect to win more titles.