Anthony Davis will have $167 million early contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers. However, NBA analyst and former superstar Kendrick Perkins said the Los Angeles Lakers should not give a contract extension to Davis.
“I wouldn’t offer an extension to Anthony right now. The truth, we haven’t seen a healthy Anthony Davis in, what, three or four years?” Perkins said.
“You have to start asking yourself if you’re the front office. Can you trust Anthony Davis and hand him the keys to the car?” Perkins added.
Davis’ playoff performance can be reviewed in two ways. He was a totally erratic player offensively, oscillating between fantastic and understated performances.
The difference in production between its even and odd games even became a joke. On the other hand, the forward was named by many analysts as the most dominant defender of the playoff.
“Anthony was the best defensive player in the playoffs to begin with. His offensive production had its ups and downs, but because of the defense, he was the reason this team made it this far.” Perkins said.
“He anchored one of the league’s best bookings after the trade deadline. So you keep a guy like that as fast as you can.” Perkins added.
Playoff performances, however, are not the biggest question mark for the Lakers to renew Davis. Far from it. After all, three years ago, he was one of the protagonists of the Angelinos’ most recent league title campaign.
The physical issue has the greatest weight, as the veteran has a long history of injuries. Therefore, like Perkins, ESPN’s reporter Dave McMenamin said the Lakers should not give the extension.
“I don’t think they should give you an extension yet. You expect Anthony to have a healthy season and get the best out of his basketball first.” McMenamin said.
‘It needs to prove itself healthy. But anyway, I don’t think the team is interested in giving him a long contract this summer.” he added.