Anthony Davis sure has a lot to offer, and several teams have already showed interest in his talent.
DeMarcus Cousins is leaving to sign a contract with the Golden State Warriors, and Anthony Davis will have to handle a big portion of the offensive load for the New Orleans Pelicans. If he does not agree to sign a contract extension with the Pelicans, he will have teams running after him. Many coaches will be monitoring his game this season.
“Boston, Golden State, New York and the Los Angeles Clippers will also be some of the teams monitoring Davis’ situation, sources told Yahoo Sports. Davis knew once word got out about his new representation that the chatter about potentially joining the Lakers would ramp up,” Chris Haynes explained.
“Oh, yeah. Of course. Any time you do anything like that the noise is coming, ‘He represents LeBron, so A.D. is going there,’ and all of that. I knew it was coming. That’s why it took me a while to do it, because I had to get mentally prepared for it. I knew it was coming,” Davis said.
Davis has two years of his five-year $145 million contract. He is about to make $25.4 million this season and $27 million next campaign. Davis also has a $29 million player option for the 2020-2021 season, and there is a great chance that he signs the supermax contract extension in 2019.
“Of course, I know that in order to win games, a lot of pressure is going to be on me. If we lose, it’s on me. If we win, they give my team the credit and I’m fine with that,” Davis said.
“A perfect example was against the Warriors. I don’t have a good game and we lose. So, I got to play almost perfect every night to give us a chance to win. But my teammates do a great job. Even the games I didn’t play, those guys have been battling night in and night out to get victories. … I don’t try to put too much pressure on myself, but I know it’s there.”