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AD’s contract situation, explained

Yesterday, Anthony Davis declined a mondo contract extension with the Lakers which would have given him $146 million over the next four years.

He also informed the Lakers he’d be declining a $28.7 million opt-in for 2020-21, meaning he’ll be an unrestricted free agent this offseason for the first time in his career.

To the outside world (Knicks fans), this development might be intriguing. We’re here to be the buzzkills, though.

First off, Knicks fans: Are we really doing this again?

Second off: He turned down the $146 million because, this summer, he’ll be eligible to sign a five-year, $202 million deal, which is just a ridiculous amount of money.

In the real world, the Lakers are still the odds-on favorites to sign him. His free agency this summer may just end up being a formality.

“No one within league circles anticipates Davis leaving the Lakers after one season.”

So cut it out, Knicks fans. And you’re not getting Giannis, either. 


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