According to sources from ESPN, the New Orleans Pelicans plan to offer Anthony Davis a five-year max contract that could exceed $140 million. Whew, talk about breaking the bank. Davis will be eligible for a contract extension this summer, July 1st to be exact, and the Pelicans want to lock him up ASAP. AD’s current contract is only worth $23 million during his first four years, which ends following the 2015-16 season.
Due to the NBA signing a new nine-year $24 billion TV deal, the projected salary caps are expected to spike, allowing max contracts to be over $30 million annually. If Davis is offered one of these max contracts (which he will), he’ll more than double his current earnings next season. This is great news for a former Wildcat who potentially is a future NBA MVP. It’s crazy to think that by age 28, Anthony Davis will have earned over $160 million.
For all of the technical details on Anthony’s new deal, follow this link.
I’m guessing he’ll have this reaction the first time he checks his bank account after signing it:
I know I would…