Anthony Davis is set to become the latest former Kentucky Wildcat to get a massive extension.
According to John Reid of the Times-Picayune, the New Orleans Pelicans are expected to make "an assertive push to sign star power forward Anthony Davis to a five-year extension that exceeds $143 million starting on July 1."
Davis, 22, averaged an impressive 24.4 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.9 blocks this past season en route to being a runner-up for NBA MVP behind James Harden and Stephen Curry. Davis deserves every dollar about to be thrown his way.
Oh, and he'll probably get another $100+ million contract if he stays healthy, as he's 'just' 22 years old, meaning he'd be 27 by the time his new contract would expire.
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At age 27, Anthony Davis will likely be top-15 all-time in NBA career salary earnings.— T.J. Beisner (@Beisner_cn2) June 29, 2015
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