"Paul, will be in contact with Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka after 6 p.m. Friday", Woj writes, "but Davis plans to wait minimally through Thanksgiving as he considers his options on the length and structure of maximum contract deals".
As expected, Davis opted out of his $28.7 million player option to become an unrestricted free agent, with the aim of negotiating a more lucrative long-term deal with Los Angeles. The Lakers will be contenders for at least the next two seasons and a Davis-LeBron tandem will definitely be hard to take down in the postseason.
The Los Angeles Lakers won the National Basketball Association championship a little over a month ago but will start a training for the next season in just two weeks.
The Lakers acquired the superstar from the New Orleans Pelicans in a major deal during the summer of 2019. In the end, Davis and LeBron were able to ascend to a whole new level during the National Basketball Association playoffs, leading the Lakers to an National Basketball Association championship.
In his first year in Los Angeles, Davis averaged 26.1 points, 9.3 boards and 3.2 assists per game.
Obama, appearing on an episode of HBO's "The Shop" said James is "definitely going to have some minutes restrictions" in the new season - quipping that he should let younger teammate Anthony Davis absorb the load. The expectation is that they'll build upon that chemistry once Davis signs his extension.