Anthony Davis is finalizing a new five-year, $190 million contract with the Lakers. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski delivered the news regarding the biggest remaining puzzle piece of the 2020 NBA offseason on Thursday.
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
Following the news of the deal, ESPN’s Bobby Marks delivered a year-by-year breakdown of Davis’ proposed new contract.
Contract for Anthony Davis with the Los Angeles Lakers:— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) December 3, 2020
2024/25 $43,219,440 (P)
Davis arrived in Los Angeles prior to the start of the 2019-20 season via a blockbuster trade between the Lakers and Pelicans. In 62 regular season outings, Davis averaged 26.1 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. In the postseason, he averaged 27.7 points per game as the Lakers marched to the 2020 NBA Championship.
Along with Davis, the Lakers and LeBron James agreed to a two-year contract extension earlier in the week. LeBron is now under contract through the 2022-23 season.