All-NBA forward Anthony Davis is finalizing a five-year, $190M maximum contract to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers. The deal includes an early termination option prior to fifth season in 2024-2025. Deal could be signed as soon as today.
[–]Pacers TheBoilerCat 111 指標 13小時前
pretends to be shocked
[–]Lakers monkeyman80 32 指標 13小時前*
Coming back after winning a championship was a no brainer. 5 was out of the blue.
[–][DAL] Shawn Marion _NPR_ 2844 指標 13小時前
Well the Lakers are set.
[–]Lakers TOMdMAK 292 指標 9小時前
looks like we'll be "stuck" with AD and Lebron for a while.
[–][LAL] Kyle Kuzma owledge 142 指標 7小時前
[–][DAL] Dirk Nowitzki constantlymat 880 指標 13小時前
The Lakers just buried the competition in the off-season.
[–]Bulls delightfuldinosaur 878 指標 10小時前
For now. We've all seen how quickly the ranks of power can change in the NBA.
The Lakers aren't going to be invincible for 5 years.
[–]RaptorsJDFighterwing 1080 指標 10小時前*
You’re most likely right, but imagine a new dynasty with Lebron passing the torch to AD and the 20’s Lakers turn into the 60’s Celtics
Edit: the amount of Lakers fans upvoting my shitpost fills me with joy
[–]Bucks theo7777 516 指標 10小時前*
The Lakers are not invincible even now. They're favourites but it's in the lines of Lakers 40%, field 60%.
Honestly I like how the league looks now.
[–]pixelcowboy 271 指標 10小時前
Yep, the NBA is wide open for anyone to take it. Except the Knicks, of course.
[–]Knicks Deathstroke317 409 指標 9小時前
One day the Knicks are gonna be good again, and we're gonna make the lives of everyone here miserable.
[–]Lakers georgegervin14 755 指標 10小時前
Wish klay wasn't hurt, it would've made the west an absolute bloodbath
[–]NBA ivabra 101 指標 13小時前
LeBron & AD for another 3 seasons !
They'll compete for a long time, AD should slowly take more responsibilities as LeBron declines (if ever)
[–]NBA aulixindragonz34 93 指標 13小時前*
Lebron and davis career trajectory on the lakers are the opposite of kareem and magic. The big man kareem was lakers best player in magic early lakers career but as he got older the PG johnson took over.
Well unless lebron is still the best player in the world at 38-39 davis should take over by then
[–]Czech Republic 420_Scope_It 1408 指標 13小時前
5 years damn.
[–]Supersonics richb3 687 指標 13小時前
In today's nba who knows
[–]Bucks The_Sign_of_Zeta 200 指標 13小時前
His injury history is likely a big reason that people ignored when saying he should sign a shorter deal.
[–]Pelicans Good_NewsEveryone 264 指標 12小時前
He's never really had a significant injury and would still get a max if he tore both Achilles yesterday.
I don't think pinkie sprains and needing to take a dump mid way through the first quarter factored into this.
[–][LAL] Kobe Bryant aminix89 163 指標 12小時前
No team would offer any player the max if they tore both achilles at the same time, I feel like that would be an automatic retirement
[–]Lakers cwillard260 91 指標 12小時前
This is always so overblown. AD has never suffered a major injury or missed more than half a season ever. I guess it could’ve been on his mind, but this boils down to him having faith in Pelinka and the organization, and seeing how the Lakers treat their stars.
[–]Lakers LakersLAQ 54 指標 12小時前
AD witnessed Boogie lose out on millions first hand and we just witnessed Klay have back to back season ending injuries. Luckily for Klay he already signed his contract but it doesn't make the possibility of injury less scary.
[–]Lakersmonkeyman80 627 指標 13小時前
With lebron here till 2023 I think it’s safe he’s there at least that long
[–]76ers unexpectedvillain 341 指標 13小時前
Yeah, smart move by AD, LeBron brings out the best in him
[–][LAL] Luke Walton hanselpremium 270 指標 12小時前
Goes both ways for these two. It’s like they’re each other’s cheat code activation. It’s crazy to see
[–]Hornets Jek_Porkinz 190 指標 11小時前
How do you stop a guy who can do everything?
Now how do you stop two guys who can do everything?
[–][LAL] Eddie Jones taeem 148 指標 11小時前
Jeanie Buss got so much shit for hiring Rob and just about every move for the past couple years but she never let the outside noise affect her moves. She rly restored her fathers name in a big way.
[–]raegartargaryen17 91 指標 10小時前*
the Lakers were back on track ever since Jeannie took over. Still can't believe how stupid his brother Jim is. Signing Luol Deng and Mozgov for almost $70m Jesus Christ.
[–][LAL] Eddie Jones taeem 22 指標 10小時前
Yup her only mistake was not insisting on taking over earlier.
[–][PHI] Robert Covington sjekky 8190 指標 13小時前2
$10m more than Tobias Harris??? It's a risky move.
[–]feelinglit 3094 指標 13小時前
Actually disgusting contract given to Harris when comparing the players
[–]Suns notouchmypeterson 162 指標 13小時前
Whoever is Harris’s agent is the real MVP
[–]Lakers itschrisbrah 2386 指標 13小時前
Harris was overpaid but it's more like the max contract undervalues top tier stars like AD
[–]Mavericks _tx 1405 指標 13小時前
The max is the biggest reason why super teams happen.
[–]Timberwolves PKS_5 788 指標 13小時前
There needs to be a rule that 3 players can't make more than X% of the cap. That will force better player distribution.
[–]Mavericks _tx 1236 指標 13小時前
I would rather just kill the max completely.
If some team wants to give a top flight player 50 million, let them.
[–]LakersLufs10 306 指標 13小時前
Those years of Chris Kaman, Wayne Ellington, Huertas, Jordan Hill, Vander Blue seems like a nightmare.
[–]KnickedUp 150 指標 12小時前
I remember people trying to believe in Jordan Hill. "I really like his footwork"…lmao.
[–]Hawks D_DabMan 428 指標 13小時前
The Lakers just had one of the best offseasons of all time lol, big props to Pelinka.
[–]Lakers MiopTop 83 指標 10小時前
this has to be one of the best offseasons by any defending champ in recent history.
[–]Lakers focus_grouped 32 指標 9小時前
Definitely. Most championship teams get picked apart, which the Lakers did in some ways, but most people would say they improved
[–]Lakers NotUpForDebate11 26 指標 7小時前
We ultimately turned: Rondo, Green, Bradley, Dwight, Javale
into: Schroder, Matthews, Montrezl, Marc Gasol, and McKinnie
Add into that that we re-signed Bron and AD (expected), KCP (hopeful), AND Kief (didn't expect), it's literally as good as we could have ever hoped for. Also we only had to give up the 28th pick and didn't give up Kuzma.
[–]LakersLonzosJohnson 331 指標 13小時前
Rob going for EOTY
[–]NBA thatdani 187 指標 12小時前
He's in a race only against himself at the moment.
[–]Heat aworldwithoutshrimp 114 指標 12小時前
Presti's accomplishing all his goals, too. They're just in different phases. Presti's pace and effectiveness with the flips and picks has been insane.
[–]NBA thatdani 137 指標 12小時前
I'm not sure the league would want to give him EOTY, simply because it would seem like they are actively rewarding teams for not wanting to compete each year.
[–]Raptors pakattack91 5130 指標 13小時前2
Stupid…should have went the LBJ route. You really have to question his representation getting him a 5 year deal when he will have to hand 4 of them to Pat Bev.
[–]Lakers MariotheGoat 435 指標 13小時前
Lol I was triggered until I read all of it.
[–]Lakers extaviaqtz 106 指標 13小時前
38M/year That's a huge steal for a top 5 player.
[–]rjnk68781 指標 13小時前
really surprising he didn't do a 2+1 deal to be eligible for the 10-year vet max in a couple years
[–]Lakers chipshead90 728 指標 13小時前
You never know what will happen in the future. Smartest thing is just to take the bag
[–]Lakers 1jackg 625 指標 13小時前
Feel like this applies even more to big men. Human knees aren't meant to be supporting 7' 250+ pound men twisting and jumping repeatedly for 10+ years
[–]trimble197 303 指標 13小時前
And AD has been having numerous leg injury scares every season. The Bubble playoffs alone were scary every time he fell and reached out to grab his ankle.
[–][LAL] Brandon Ingram xElectricW 20 指標 12小時前
I damn near thought he tore his Achilles in Game 5 of the Finals or whatever game that was where he was down for a while, I was about to cry
[–]rjnk68 58 指標 13小時前
I think some team would give AD the 10-year vet max even if he spends the next 2 years injured lol
[–][DAL] Dirk Nowitzki constantlymat 159 指標 13小時前
Compared to the rookie extensions that were signed this summer AD is not being paid enough.
[–]Lakers ttam23 110 指標 13小時前
AD could have been paid way more if he took a 2+1 and waited for the 10 year veteran max. This tells me that he just wants to take the guaranteed money now and not risk anything and/or he just wants to commit to the franchise.