About Anthony Davis’ contract renewal, I finally got the result! According to Woj, agent Ricky Paul revealed that Anthony Davis and the Lakers reached a three-year contract with a maximum salary of $186 million. The average salary of this contract is $62 million, which is the highest average salary renewal contract in the NBA. In this way, Davis’ contract with the Lakers will last until 2028, with a total price of more than $270 million.
186 million in 3 years! 66.8 million dollars a season!
It is reported that the starting salary of this contract will be $40.6 million next season. Until the 2027-28 season, the amount of this contract in the last year will reach 66.8 million US dollars, which is the highest level in history. This contract is undoubtedly a high recognition and trust for Davis, and also a guarantee for the Lakers’ long-term competitiveness. Davis has proved his value and role in the Lakers. He is the pillar of both offensive and defensive ends of the team and James’ most reliable partner. Davis’ staying in the team also means that the Lakers will continue to build a lineup around him and James and seek more championships.
Last season, due to injury, Anthony Davis played 56 games for the Lakers in the regular season, averaging 25.9 points, 12.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.1 steals and 2.0 blocks. Playoff stage, played 16 games, averaging 22.6 points, 14.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 3.1 blocks.
Anthony Davis in the regular season is in the top ten in scoring, rebounding and blocking, and his shooting percentage is 56.3%. In the playoff stage, especially against the Warriors G3, he scored 40 points, 20 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks in a single game, helping the Lakers to eliminate the Warriors 4-2 and reach the Western Conference finals. However, in the face of the overall Nuggets, the strength of the Lakers was not enough, and eventually it was swept away.
Hidden dangers of AD
First, injury factors: Davis has been plagued by injuries in the past two seasons. He missed 36 and 30 regular season games and 11 playoff games respectively. His injuries are mainly concentrated in his legs and back, which is very dangerous for a big man who is 6 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 253 pounds. Davis needs to stay healthy and in shape to play his best and help the Lakers win the championship.
Second, role positioning: The Lakers brought in Hayes this summer and renewed his contract by eight inches, plus Fan Debiao was on the team. The heavy eyebrows in the new season may be transferred from the 5 th position to the 4 th position. Previously, in order to play center, AD gained a lot of weight, which caused great pressure on his knees and back. This time Hayes joined, which can liberate the thick eyebrows and return to the No.4 position, which is also excellent.
Since the park won the championship in 2020, the Lakers have failed to make it to the finals for three seasons. This summer, Pelinka not only retained the core players such as Reeves, Bacunculi and Russell, but also introduced Vincent, Prince, Hayes and Reddish to the free agent market. While ensuring the chemical reaction of the team, it further deepened the depth of the team’s lineup. They have excellent scorers and defensive gates on the inside and outside. They have the most luxurious front line-up, they can compete with any team and have the strength and confidence to win the championship.
The Lakers need to maintain their health and state in order to play their best and help the Lakers compete for the championship. The Lakers need to arrange their own training and competition plans reasonably to avoid unnecessary injury risks.