Anthony Davis, Lakers Agree to 3-Year, $186M Max Extension

Anthony Davis, Lakers Agree to 3-Year, $186M Max Extension
According to his agent, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul, forward-center Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers reached an agreement on Friday for a three-year, $186 million extension.

Davis will receive $270 million over the following five seasons, including the two years left on his current contract, keeping him under contract until the 2027–2028 season.

Davis, 30, has been named to eight All-Star teams, four NBA All-Star teams, and four All-Defensive teams. In his 11-year career, he has averaged 24 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 2.3 blocks, including a career-high 28.1 points in 2017–18 and a career-best 12.5 rebounds last season. He is one of the league's most talented big men.

Prior to the Lakers being swept by the eventual champion Denver Nuggets in the 2023 Western Conference finals, he had already won a championship with them in the 2020 bubble season.

The Lakers had a successful offseason, keeping D'Angelo Russell, Austin Reaves, and Rui Hachimura while adding Gabe Vincent, Taurean Prince, and Cam Reddish.

As long as Davis stays healthy, the Lakers should be in a position to contend once more with LeBron James returning for another campaign. In the past three seasons, he has had problems remaining on the floor, appearing in just 132 of 236 games. He missed 26 games in the previous season and 42 games in 2021–2022.
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