The New Orleans
Pelicans are on the verge of losing Anthony Davis, but it seems like they have
one major advantage when it comes to keeping him. The team can offer Davis
enough money and a five-year contract with a brilliant eight-percent annual
raise. Other teams can offer Davis a four-year contract and five percent annual
Davis has qualified for the Designated Veteran Exception. His current team can offer him a deal with 35 percent of the salary cap. Other teams can give Davis 30 percent. So, he can get a five-year contract worth $239.5 million. Other teams can give him $152.2 million.
But, Sam Amick believes that Davis is not interested about money. He is more interested in joining the greatest basketball situation, regardless of whether it is a player or organizations.
“I’d take legacy over money. I want to have a
legacy. All my people that look up to me, the younger kids, I want them to know
about AD’s legacy. Championships, the things I do in the community, being a
good teammate, playing hard. All that stuff matters the most to me. Don’t get
me wrong, money is amazing. But I think in that sense, money or legacy, I think
my legacy will win that battle every time,” Davis said.
Things got really
heated up after LeBron James was having late night meal with Davis. Many say
that he is trying to recruit the player. This got general managers confused,
and now they are trying to force the league to warn LeBron. Let’s see if the
Lakers are strong enough to land Anthony. He is not interested in money, and
the Lakers have the fire he needs. So, there’s almost no reason for Davis to
say ‘no’ to Magic Johnson and the front office. The next few months will be