Lakers Confirm New Deal With Anthony Davis


LOS ANGELES (CNS) - One day after inking LeBron James to a new contract that'll keep him a Laker through the 2022-23 season, the team confirmed today it has also re-signed All-Star forward Anthony Davis.

Although the team did not release financial details, Davis' agent, Rich Paul, told various outlets the contract is a five-year deal valued at $190 million.

“In the Orlando bubble, Anthony Davis proved he is one of the game's most complete and dominant two-way players,'' Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka said in a statement. “Now, Lakers fans get to watch AD continue to grow and lead our franchise for years to come. This is truly a blessed moment for Lakers Nation.''

Davis averaged 26.1 points per game in the 2019-20 season, along with 9.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2.3 blocks and 1.5 steals. He made his seventh career All Star Game appearance.

The team on Wednesday reached terms with James.

James was already under contract with the Lakers through the upcoming season, after which he could have entered free agency. Under his previous contract, he had a $41 million option to return to the team for the 2021-22 season.

Paul, who also represents James, said the new deal gives James a slight raise for the 2021-22 season, and guarantees him $44.5 million for 2022-23.

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