1. Five years $190 million
This is a hefty deal, one that will pay AD an average of $38 million per year. It’s great stability and if he signs he is guaranteed $190 million regardless of what happens on the court. Some players would take this and run with it, but AD is 27 years old and has a lot of basketball left in him.
This deal would take him into age 32 season and as good as he is, you can’t predict what he will look like at that age. So this deal would more help the Lakers going forward and allow them to put some things into place after LeBron retires. As their cap would be strained a bit until his deal is up.
There could be some consideration for this deal out of thinking what the benefits are right now at the present moment. Then you take into account that Rich Paul is Davis’ agent and you know they’re gonna maximize each dollar and help the Lakers try and win championships.
So that is why as intriguing as this sounds it most likely will not happen. If Giannis is making available, as he has given no indication to Milwaukee long-term, look for option one, if not, option two is the deal it will be.
Option three and four were washed out when AD declined the four-year midseason. Then showed how good he was in the bubble to only further distance those speculations.