It did not take long for the Los Angeles Lakers to sign Anthony Davis to an extension. On the first day that Davis was extension-eligible, the team inked him to a record-breaking three-year extension that will keep him in LA through the 2027-28 season.
Keeping Davis was a no-brainer for the Lake Show. Sure, there are justifiable concerns about his health and how he will age but keeping him around is far better than just letting him walk away. The hope is that Davis can contend as long as LeBron James is in town and then usher in a new title window with another star.
As far as the immediate future goes, there are not any moves that are even close to this big that the Lakers need to make. That being said, there are three moves that the team definitely should be making next now that this checkpoint has been cleared.
1. Lakers must sign a floor-spacing big
The speculation around the Lakers signing another big has only grown over the last few weeks and it is just a matter of time until something happens. Los Angeles might be waiting for any promising players to be cut before the season but fans can be sure that a center will be signed at some point.
Adding a floor-spacing big is even more important considering the fact that the team might start Jaxson Hayes and play him serious minutes next to AD. The team desperately needs another big that can space the floor simply to have other looks and have a more versatile rotation.
Nobody on the market is spectacular with Christian Wood being the most talented option and he comes with serious baggage. It will be interesting to see what direction the team ultimately takes with this obvious need.