Anthony Davis remains unsigned this offseason, but that likely won’t be the case much longer. With the upcoming season on the horizon, Davis is scheduled to meet with officials of the Los Angeles Lakers to discuss a contract, per Marc Stein of the New York Times.
Anthony Davis, who remains unsigned but is widely expected to soon finalize a max deal with the Lakers at the contract length of his choosing, is expected to meet with team officials as early as Tuesday, league sources say
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) December 1, 2020
After winning his first NBA title in his first year with the Lakers, Davis was expected to sign an extension with Los Angeles. And near the beginning of the offseason last month, Davis opted out of his player option in hopes to sign a new deal with the Lakers.
Despite his desire to return to the Lakers, Davis made it known that he’d wait before putting pen to paper with the organization. The All-Star power forward was interested in seeing what Los Angeles did in the offseason prior to inking a new deal.
Of course, Rob Pelinka would work wonders for the Lakers this offseason, adding multiple marquee pieces to improve a roster that won the NBA championship in October. Altogether, Los Angeles was able to acquire Dennis Schroder via trade, while also adding Wesley Matthews, Montrezl Harrell, and Marc Gasol in free agency.
It’s evident that Davis is a fan of the moves the Lakers have made as he is scheduled to meet with the front office soon. At the same time though, Davis wants to make sure he avoids signing a contract that could put him in an awkward spot in the future.
The NBA is slated to begin their next season on December 22, with teams holding training camps in the coming weeks. Seeing that he could meet with officials as soon as Tuesday, expect Davis to be with the rest of the team in the imminent future.