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Anthony Davis is "on course to return to the Lakers," according to Adrian Wojnarowski but the 27-year old "will take time to consider the structure and length of the new max contract."
Davis declined his $28.7 million player option earlier this month and became an unrestricted free agent; however, the Lakers are are still considered the favorites to resign him. The terms of the new deal will take some time to work out and it makes sense that the 7x All Star and his agent would take a measured approach to the process. When it's all said and done, AD will reunite with LeBron James to defend the Lakers' title in 2020-2021.
According to Yahoo! Sports sources, Lakers F/C Anthony Davis has declined his player option for $28.7M and will become an unrestricted free agent.
Davis was reportedly ready to opt-in to the final year of his contract but has since decided to test the free-agent market. He earned his first NBA title with the Lakers in the 2019-2020 season so they are still front runners to bring back AD on a new deal - possibly creating more cap space to sign another marquee free agent starting next week. More to come, but AD putting his name in the free-agent pool will be enticing for all NBA teams with the available cap space to lure the 7x All-Star.
Los Angeles Lakers F/C Anthony Davis is expected to opt out of his contract and resign with the Lakers.
Davis was a eligible to become a free agent at the conclusion of the 2019-2020 season. After winning his first NBA title with the Lakers, he’ll resign and will likely be the cornerstone of the Lakers franchise. The seven-time All-Star played a pivotal role for the Lakers and the dynamic duo of he and LeBron James will make another run at the championship next season. Fantasy managers should expect AD to be a top-5 pick in fantasy drafts next season.
Anthony Davis continued to dominate the Heat on Friday night, scoring 28 points (9-15 FG, 2-5 3PT, 8-8 FT) along with 12 rebounds, three assists, three blocks, three steals, and two turnovers across 42 minutes in a 111-108 loss to the Miami Heat in Game 5.
Davis filled the stat sheet on Friday night, contributing in every category for DFS players, but it wasn't enough to finish off the Miami Heat. Davis continues to be unstoppable in the post, and the Lakers will need him to put up another offensive gem if they're going to take Game 6 to win the title. Davis is averaging 26.2 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2.0 blocks, and 1.4 steals while shooting 60% from the field and 58% from beyond the arc in the NBA Finals.
Anthony Davis shined in his NBA Finals debut, pouring in a game-high 34 points (11-21 FG, 2-4 3PT, 10-10 FT) along with nine rebounds, five assists, three blocks and only one turnover across 38 minutes in a 116-98 win over the Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
Davis was brilliant on Wednesday night, scoring an efficient 34 points on 50% shooting from the field and from three-point range while also shooting 100% from the charity stripe. Davis couldn't be stopped and it helped that Bam Adebayo did not return for the second half due to injury. Davis looks poised to have a great series and if Game 1 is any indication, the Heat have a serious problem on their hands in trying to stop AD. Davis notched the top spot in DFS in Game 1 scoring 60.3 points in Fanduel and 59.25 points in DraftKings.