Anthony Davis’ rookie contract doesn’t expire until 2016, but the Pelicans are invested in their 22-year-old so much that they’re reportedly on the verge of giving him the biggest contract in NBA history.
According to John Reid of The Times-Picayune, the Pelicans will make an “assertive push” to ink Davis to a five-year extension which will “exceed” $143 million.
”We like our team, we like the players on our roster and we look forward to competing with these guys,” Pelicans general manager Dell Demps said last week. ”If an opportunity presented itself to improve the team, we’ll look at it. We think we are going in the right direction.”
Other than making an assertive to push to sign star power forward Anthony Davis to a five-year extension that exceeds $143 million starting on July 1, the Pelicans next order of business is making a push to re-sign starting center Omer Asik.’
T.J. Beisner of Kentucky’s MyCN2.com went on to indicate the contract could be way higher than $143, and into the $150 million range.
On July 1, the Pelicans can offer Anthony Davis a five-year contract that will top $30 million/year at the end. He is 22 years old.
— T.J. Beisner (@Beisner_cn2) June 29, 2015