There does not appear to be any Championship hangover floating around LA as the Lakers get busy in the off-season. Spending big to keep their superstar duo locked in while adding prominent supporting roles around them.
Just days after LeBron James put pen to paper on a lucrative two-year contract extension worth $85 million. Anthony Davis has signed a five-year supermax contract worth $190 million with an option to terminate before the fifth year.
These two deals ensure that the partnership at the center of the Lakers sticks around for at least the next two seasons. At which point, LeBron can opt into free agency and will likely head to whichever team drafts his son Bronny James.
Lakers GM Rob Pelinka also bolstered their backcourt with a trade for NBA Sixth Man of the Year runner-up Dennis Schroder from the OKC Thunder. Swapping Danny Green and the No. 28 pick in the recent NBA draft.
Pelinka also extended SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, signed veteran Marc Gasol, and convinced this years’ Sixth Man of the Year winner, Montrezl Harrell, to come across town from the Clippers.