Austin Reaves is within the midst of a busy offseason, however he nonetheless took a second this week to supply his two cents on Anthony Davis’ new contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Earlier within the week, L.A. signed Davis to a three-year, $186 million extension.
Davis will now obtain $270 million assured all through the lifetime of his deal working by way of 2028.
In a dialog with HoopsHype this previous week, Reaves gave his blunt tackle Davis’ new Lakers contract.
“Signal it,” he mentioned.
“You bought to, he’s Anthony Davis. Individuals on the market doubt him generally however he’s arguably one of the vital expert gamers within the league. He’s acquired unbelievable IQ to the sport. He’s a pleasure to play with and a pleasure to be round, so so long as I could be round him for my profession, the higher I’ll be for it.”
Reaves additionally made it some extent to explain how a lot he has discovered enjoying alongside Davis and LeBron James.
“So far as LeBron, he by no means wastes a second he’s not asleep,” Reaves continued.
“He’s doing one thing to boost his physique or remedy to really feel higher, be higher. He’s within the fitness center on a regular basis. Simply the right way to be a professional… And AD mainly the identical factor simply the right way to be a professional, type of be taught on the fly.”
Clearly Davis comes along with his fair proportion of harm issues, however there is no such thing as a denying his influence when he’s on the courtroom.
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If not for him, there is no such thing as a means the Lakers would have gained their bubble championship.
And if Jeanie Buss can afford to present Reaves $56 million over 4 years, she will be able to definitely afford to pay the Lakers’ franchise participant.
Will Reaves and Davis finally justify their large pay raises in the course of the 2023-24 NBA season? Time will inform.
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