On August 5th, Beijing time, the new NBA season is getting closer and closer, and more and more teams are starting to adjust their lineups. Among them, the Lakers’ management has made the biggest move, not only renewing the contracts of Russell, Bacamura and other powerful experts, but also throwing away the NBA’s highest annual salary contract to keep Davis. The details are as follows:
Earlier today, according to ESPN reporter Woj, an insider in the league revealed that agent Ricky Paul informed the Lakers that center Anthony Davis had reached a three-year contract with a maximum salary of 186 million. The new contract will take effect in the 2025-26 season and end after the 2027-28 season.
Subsequently, the famous Woj introduced that the reason why the Lakers offered Davis such a huge super contract. The main reason is that I believe that the team-building model based on the dual-core of James and Davis can help the Lakers hit the championship trophy in a short time. Therefore, even if the Lakers offer Davis a contract with an average annual salary of $62 million, the Lakers are sure to make a profit.
In particular, Davis’ next contracts are: the annual salary for the 2023-24 season is 40.6 million, and the 2024-25 season is a player option, worth 43.22 million. In other words, this time, the two sides successfully renewed their contracts, and Davis was destined to die for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Davis played for the Lakers last season. In 2022-23, he averaged 25.9 points, 12.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.1 steals and 2 blocks, and his shooting percentage was as high as 56.3%, among which his shooting percentage once again reached a career high.