February 21, 2024

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Lakers star Anthony Davis agrees to HUGE three-year, $186million max extension through 2028 – the highest annual salary jump in NBA history

Lakers star Anthony Davis agrees to HUGE three-year, $186million max extension through 2028 – the highest annual salary jump in NBA history

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Anthony Davis has agreed to a three-year, $186million max contract extension that’ll  see him stay with the Los Angeles Lakers until 2028, as the 30-year-old lands the highest annual salary jump in NBA history.

The deal, which is worth a total of $270M-plus, was revealed by ESPN’s NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter on Friday. 

Davis, who can either play as a power forward or center, will now be paid $62M a season.

He was owed $84M over the next two years prior to becoming eligible to sign the three-year extension on Friday, and Lakers manager Rob Pelinka and NBA super agent Rich Paul acted swiftly to complete the deal.

Davis is one of two star players on the Lakers, alongside LeBron James, and took LA to the Western Conference Finals this past season. 

Anthony Davis - a one-time NBA champion in 2020 - is now set to be paid $62million per year

Anthony Davis – a one-time NBA champion in 2020 – is now set to be paid $62million per year

He moved to the West Coast from New Orleans in a blockbuster trade in 2019 and played an integral part in the Purple and Gold’s last championship roster in 2020, when the playoffs were played at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. 

Davis averaged 26 points, 12.5 points and two blocks per game for the Lakers, while shooting a career-high 56 percent overall last season.

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