Agent: Anthony Davis Inking 5-year Deal to Return to Lakers
Anthony Davis is finalizing a five-year contract worth up to $190 million to return to the Los Angeles Lakers, according to his agent.
One day after LeBron James agreed to a two-year, $85 million contract extension with the Lakers through 2022-23, Davis committed to the Lakers through the 2024-25 season. Agent Rich Paul tells The Associated Press that Davis' deal includes an early termination clause prior to the fifth year, but the contract is still a clear declaration that the 27-year-old Davis sees his long-term future with the 17-time NBA champions.
The Lakers acquired Davis in a trade before last season, shipping most of their young core to New Orleans.
In other NBA news:
The Denver Nuggets have re-signed forward Paul Millsap to a one-year deal. The signing follows the departures of key frontcourt players Jerami Grant and Mason Plumlee in free agency. Millsap is a 14-year veteran who averaged nearly 12 points and six rebounds last season while helping the Nuggets reach the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2009. Millsap also shot a career-best 43.5% from three-point range last season.