Good news: Anthony Davis will reportedly opt-out of his player option this offseason!
Bad news: Everyone is about 99.9 percent sure he will re-sign with the Lakers.
We’ve all know for months now that Anthony Davis would most likely stay on the west coast, but we also had to see how the 2019-20 season played out. Well, the man won himself a ring, and (shocker) he isn’t ready to leave LeBron James’ side in the quest for another.
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Davis will officially opt-out of his $28.7 million player option, but only to seek out a new deal with the organization.
Negotiations will take place over the next couple of weeks, and the NBA has plenty of reasons to keep their eye on these talks.
Sources: Anthony Davis plans to opt out of contract and re-sign with the Lakers.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 15, 2020
To put it another way, Bulls fans shouldn’t give up on their Davis dream just yet.
In his latest. Charania maps out how Davis could consider multiple deals, the shortest of which is a two-year contract with a player option on the back-end. Davis could very well want to ink a long-term deal with the Lakers and grab his bag/security, but in today’s era of player mobility, we continue to see short-term deals grows in popularity. I don’t think any of us should be shocked to see Davis only make a small commitment to the Lakers, especially with James also on a contract that expires in 2022.
Remember, the superstar is only 27-years-old, which means it’s safe to assume his prime years are ahead of him. The door remains wide open for him to sit on another teams roster in the near future, and perhaps by the time he’s back on the market, the Bulls will be an even more attractive free-agent destination.