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this is a discussion within the Pelicans Community Forum; Anthony Davis has emerged as a two-way force during his three seasons in New Orleans, rightfully wearing the mantle as the NBA 's next generational star. The New Orleans Pelicans are understandably preparing to pay him like it. Continue for ...

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Old 04-26-2015, 01:31 PM   #1
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Anthony Davis Contract: Latest News and Rumors on Negotiations with Pelicans

Anthony Davis has emerged as a two-way force during his three seasons in New Orleans, rightfully wearing the mantle as the NBA's next generational star. The New Orleans Pelicans are understandably preparing to pay him like it.

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Pelicans to Offer Davis Max Contract

Sunday, April 26

Marc Stein of ESPN.com reported the Pelicans will offer Davis a five-year contract extension in July, which could approach $140 million. The actual terms of Davis' contract will depend on how high the salary cap rises in 2016-17, the first year of the NBA's new television deal. Current projections have the cap in 2016-17 at $89 million, a jump of roughly $22 million from 2015-16, per Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress.

Davis, who has made the All-Star Game each of the last two seasons, will almost certainly be eligible for the so-called "Derrick Rose Rule." Under a provision of the NBA's collective bargaining agreement, players can be eligible to make 30 percent of his team's salary cap if he reaches certain performance benchmarks. (Rookies that do not reach the parameters are capped at a maximum of 25 percent)

Davis averaged 24.4 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game while leading the Pelicans to their first playoff berth since their franchise rebranding. His 30.81 player efficiency rating is the 11th-highest mark in NBA history, per Basketball-Reference.com.



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Old 04-26-2015, 03:28 PM   #2
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It would only be news if they DIDN'T offer him a max contract.
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