BREAKING: Anthony Davis Turns Down Max Contract From Lakers To Enter Free Agency
This doesn’t look good.
On Tuesday, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reported that the Los Angeles Lakers offered Anthony Davis a max contract to Anthony Davis, but he turned it down.
The Los Angeles Lakers power forward is eligible to sign a four-year, $146 million contract extension, as six months have passed since he waived his trade bonus to complete a blockbuster move from the New Orleans Pelicans to L.A.
Davis can wait to opt out of his five-year, $127.2 million contract after the 2019-20 NBA season to sign a five-year, $202 million deal.
“I just want to focus on this year,” he told reporters in September. “Coming here, the Lakers definitely welcomed me with open arms and made me feel like this was home. But at the same time, it’s about what we can do this year. We have a special team, special unit, special coaching staff and we’re going to do whatever we can to focus on this year and try to come out victorious.”
The 26-year-old is currently averaging 27.7 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2.6 blocks and 1.5 steals in 34 appearances.