Ian Begley, SNY.tv | Twitter |
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - At this point, Anthony Davis' decision to turn down a contract extension from the Lakers has more to do with money than his desire to leave Los Angeles.
Yahoo! Sports reported on Tuesday morning that Davis was offered a four-year, $146 million extension on Tuesday that he rejected. If, as expected, he declines the player option on his contract for next season, Davis can sign a five-year, $202 million max contract with the Lakers this summer.
Davis can sign a four-year deal with other suitors, such as the Knicks, that would be worth less annually.