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Anthony Davis Agree to 3-Year, $186M Extend Contract With Lakers



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Anthony Davis, a forward for the Los Angeles Lakers, has agreed to a three-year, $186 million contract deal, keeping him with the team through 2028 for a total of $270 million, according to Rich Paul, CEO of Klutch Sports, who spoke to ESPN on Friday.

With an average annual value of $62 million, Davis’ contract is the most expensive contract extension in NBA history.

When Davis became eligible to sign the three-year extension on Friday with two years and $84 million left on his contract, Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka and Paul moved quickly to close the deal.

Davis continues to be a pillar of a group that last season made it to the Western Conference finals, along with LeBron James. Last season, he averaged 26 points, 12.5 points, and 2 blocks while shooting a career-high 56%.

According to ESPN Stats & Information analysis, Davis, a four-time member of the All-NBA first team, has averaged 25 points and two blocks five times in a season, which is the third-highest total behind Shaquille O’Neal and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Davis joined O’Neal and Abdul-Jabbar as the only other Lakers players with 50 blocks in a single postseason during the 2023 playoffs.

In a sensational 2019 deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, Davis, 30, came over, and he and James helped the Lakers win the 2020 NBA title.

James and Davis both got new contracts after the 2020 championship, so their contracts were in effect at the same time.

But Davis’ latest deal builds a bridge past James’ current dedication to the team. James has a player option for the 2024–2025 season and is starting his 21st season.

The Lakers have already signed free agents Rui Hachimura, Austin Reaves, and Gabe Vincent to contracts that last through 2025.

Pelinka recently said, “Couldn’t think more highly of Anthony Davis as a Laker and as a player. He helped our franchise win a title. He was a fantastic captain and leader.

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