Anthony Davis
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It seems at least the nearest future of Anthony Davis is with the Lakers. An earlier report that Los Angeles did enough to convince the superstar power forward stay was further solidified by Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports. According to him, the 27-year-old will most likely remain a Laker, the only question is the details of his new deal.

The seven-time NBA All-Star is expected to opt-out of the final year of the current five-year contract which runs through 2021. Then, all will depend on the salary cap which will determine the length of the new contract with the Lakers.

Per Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports:

“Barring something really unexpected with the salary cap dropping dramatically, Davis will opt out of the final year of his contract. Then, it’s just a question of how long Davis’ new deal with the Lakers will be. If the cap is a concern, Davis could opt for a shorter contract and hit the market again when his max starting salary will push close to $40 million. If the max salary isn’t a concern, Davis will sign a long-term deal this summer. He’s not going anywhere after spending half a year angling to get to Hollywood.”

This season, Davis is averaging 26.7 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game for the Purple and Gold. The Lakers are sitting atop the Western Conference with sights set on the championship.