The Los Angeles Lakers locked up Anthony Davis long-term. We break down what the five-year $190 million deal brings to each side.
The Los Angeles Lakers rounded out their big offseason this morning. They kept their superstar duo in tact with Anthony Davis agreeing to a five-year $190 million extension. This comes on the heels of LeBron James agreeing to a two-year $85 million extension Wednesday.
The extension wasn’t in question, it was going to happen. The hold-up was what is best for Anthony Davis and Los Angeles. There were talks about if the Lakers could get Giannis Antetokounmpo and if AD wanted to get to the supermax level and 10 years of service.
But the deal is finalized and it secures a future for both sides. Free agency can be fun for some players, others rather sign and not do it again in a year or two. Lakers got a good deal with this shaping out like this and AD secures a lot of money.
Davis is one of the best players in basketball and with this being a five-year deal with a fifth year opt out it’s beneficial. He can either take the guaranteed $38 million in year five or opt out and be a free agent in his prime at age 31.
There is a lot for both sides to be happy about in this deal and now allows the Lakers to see how players play to discuss other extensions. Dennis Schröder could be a good candidate if he fits in well with this team.
We take a look at the figures and how it helps each side. Then conclude with final results for how the Lakers’ future will look.