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Anthony Davis reportedly signs three

Jun 02, 2024Jun 02, 2024

The Los Angeles Lakers are planning to keep Anthony Davis around through the 2027-28 NBA season. Davis reportedly inked a three-year, $186 million max extension Friday to stay with the team, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Davis, 30, had two years and roughly $84 million left on the five-year, $189 million extension he signed with the Lakers in 2020. That deals runs through the 2024-25 NBA season. Davis' three-year extension will kick in at the end of that season, extending through the 2027-28.

Friday was the first day Davis was eligible to sign the deal, and the Lakers wasted no time getting a new contract done. The extension will pay Davis an average of $62 million over three seasons, making it one of the most lucrative extensions in NBA history.

Since joining the team prior to the 2019-20 NBA season, Davis has averaged 24.6 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. He played a major role in the team's 2019-20 NBA championship, averaging 27.2 points over 21 playoff games.

When healthy, Davis and LeBron James have produced like one of the top duos in the NBA. Davis, however, has battled various injuries since joining the Lakers. He played in just 36 games during the 2020-21 season and 40 games in the 2021-22 season.

Davis and James are looking for better results after the Lakers finished seventh in the Western Conference last season. After a disappointing regular season, the team made it out of the play-in tournament and pulled off surprising playoff upsets of the Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors before being swept by the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference finals.