Recent Lakers rumors are that they will have no problem signing Anthony Davis to a massive deal, as they are alright financially.
As we get ready for the NBA to restart, most Lakers rumors have been about their upcoming quest for a ring.
Despite the season being suspended and the Lakers currently being down two key players from their normal rotation. Even without Avery Bradley for the rest of the season, and the question marks about how soon Rajon Rondo will come back, the Lakers are still in a great position to win.
One of the reasons for the Lakers having such a great season has been the addition of Anthony Davis. Getting Davis paired with LeBron James has given the Lakers one of the best duos in the NBA currently.
However, when the Lakers traded for Davis, they didn’t get him to lock up to a new extension. For Davis, opting out of his option at the end of the year will provide him with the ability to get the most money possible.
While Davis might technically be a free agent this summer, there hasn’t been any concern that he would leave. Here’s what Brian Windhorst had to say about Davis’ upcoming contract with text via Silver Screen and Roll.
The Lakers, however, still likely will have no issues in re-signing star Anthony Davis, as their local television deal brings them around $200 million annually, sources said. Added with their national television share, the Lakers could bring in more than $300 million if they don’t sell a single ticket.
For the Lakers and the entire NBA, the season being suspended cost them millions of dollars. However, the Lakers are rather fortunate to have a big television deal, and also a lot of nationally televised games.
Due to the success of the Lakers this season with Davis, it is hard to imagine that there would be any reason for him to want to leave. Even though he might technically be a free agent at one point after the season, don’t expect to see Davis playing anywhere besides Los Angeles next season.