If you’ve been wondering how long Anthony Davis would be satisfied playing on a team that doesn’t quite match his caliber – the answer is, NOT MUCH LONGER.
Davis has the chance to sign a five-year supermax contract extension of $240 million this summer. However, his agent at Klutch Sports notified the Pelicans that Davis has no intentions of signing a contract extension with the team this morning.
Davis was the number one pick in 2012 and is, without a doubt, one of the best players in the league. At only 25 years old, he’s averaging 29.3 points, 13.3 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game. When Cousins was injured last season he assumed the role of center and proved that he can do pretty much anything. His skill set is insane for anyone, let alone for someone his age. A big man who can shoot the 3, attack and defend the rim, set a powerful screen for his teammates, come out of nowhere to block a shot, and shoots 81.2% from the line? Yeah, he’s the real deal.
Because of Davis’ talent, there will certainly be many teams pleading their case to acquire him. The Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics are two teams that have expressed interest in getting Davis. He would, undoubtedly, be an asset to these two teams, though major moves would need to occur to afford him.
According to Yahoo’s Chris Haynes, Davis has already made up his mind about joining Kyrie Irving and the Celtics, but Danny Ainge has been known to change minds every now and then.
The Lakers offer an interesting chance for Davis to play with LeBron James, and potentially face off against Steph Curry the Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. Currently the Lakers are 9th in the West, just outside of a playoff spot.
New Orleans is set to make a statement later today.
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