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Davis rejects last-year option with the Lakers and will be a free agent

Davis rejects last-year option with the Lakers and will be a free agent

The Los Angeles Lakers star center, Anthony Davis, has already decided not to keep the last option he has in his contract and will enter free agency as of Monday in search of more money.

Despite receiving a guaranteed salary of $ 28.7 million, Davis, 27, wants a longer contract and greater financial security.

It will also allow him to re-enter free agency as a 10-year veteran, when his maximum salary potential will increase.

According to various media sources, led by Yahoo Sports, Davis, who was key in achieving the league title, the seventeenth in the history of the Los Angeles team, the Lakers will present several options to Davis and his agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, to work with the superstar the agreement that makes him feel more comfortable being part of the franchise in the future.

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One factor Davis is sure to gauge when considering his options is the contract status of star forward LeBron James, who is signed for 2020-21 and has a player option for 2021-22.

Davis during the last playoffs achieved averages of 27.7 points; 9.7 rebounds; 3.5 assists and 1.4 blocks per game.

Along with Davis, other Lakers players who helped them win the title also plan to reject the option of their last year of contract and become free agents such as veteran point guard Rajon Rondo, and guards Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Avery Bradley.

While the Lakers are already working on the signing of German point guard Dennis Schroder through the transfer with the Oklahoma City Thunder, his current team.

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Center JaVale McGee also has a 4.2 million player option that he could accept if he feels comfortable with the Lakers’ system.

While two other tall men, the veterans, center Dwight Howard and power forward Markieff Morris will become unrestricted free agents. EFE (HN)

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