Free agent Anthony Davis remains unsigned to his new contract with the Lakers
he last November Anthony Davis performed the maneuver that everyone expected of him when in the summer of 2019 he signed for the Lakers: give up the player option of his contract to continue one more season, become a free agent and sign a new contract with the angelina franchise.However, the days have passed and Davis and the Lakers have not yet met to discuss the new conditions of the Chicago player in the franchise. Davis already warned the Lakers that his intention was to go calmly with his renewal, although everything indicates that he will continue with the champions while waiting for Antetokounmpo. If the Greek does not accept the extension of his contract , Davis would choose to sign 1 + 1 to go out to free agency in 2021 with LeBron James and recruit the Greek.However, it seems that the pivot does not want to wait any longer and according to the New York Times journalist Marc Stein has revealed , the player will take advantage of the first day of training camp (December 1) to meet with the Lakers and stamp his signature on a new contract .
Anthony Davis, who remains unsigned but is widely expected to soon finalize a max deal with the Lakers at the contract length of his choosing, is expected to meet with team officials as early as Tuesday, league sources say
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) December 1, 2020
According to the information revealed by Stein, the Lakers will leave the duration of the contract to the choice of the player , who would opt for a new stage of three seasons with an optional fourth . In this way, Davis would be a free agent again in June 2023, when he could qualify for a maximum contract for 35% of the salary limit.
Davis, who won his first NBA ring last season averaging 26.1 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2.3 blocks and 1.5 steals per game , has never hidden his desire to continue in the NBA. Lakers, but so far there had been no progress in the situation of a player that the franchise considers essential for his present and, above all, for his future.