Lakers’ Anthony Davis Issues Massive Warning To Nuggets

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Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis is looking forward to facing the Denver Nuggets to open the 2023-24 NBA season. The Nuggets swept the Lakers in the 2023 Western Conference Finals and many Denver players — and even head coach Michael Malone — talked a lot of trash.

The Nuggets will get their championship rings on opening night versus the Lakers. It appears Davis and LeBron James will be motivated to defeat Denver on ring night.

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Davis averaged 25.9 points, 12.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.0 blocks last season in 56 games while shooting 56.3% from the field, 25.7% from beyond the arc and 78.4% from the free-throw line. The Lakers made it all the way to the Western Conference Finals after starting the season 2-10.

The 30-year-old Davis finished the 2023 playoffs averaging 22.6 points, 14.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 3.1 blocks in 16 games versus the Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors and Nuggets.

Davis signed a three-year, $186 million extension with the Lakers this offseason. The Chicago native is committed to Los Angeles for five more years and approximately $270.5 million. Davis’ extension, which kicks in for the 2025-26 season, is the richest extension in NBA history with a projected average annual value of $62 million.

Davis is one of the best players in the NBA. The only thing preventing him from competing for the MVP Award is his body, as Davis hasn’t been able to stay healthy since helping the Lakers win the 2020 championship. The eight-time All-Star has suffered multiple lower-body injuries.

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Davis signed a five-year, $190 million contract with the Lakers in December 2020. That deal included an early termination option in 2024 and will be fully up in 2025. Davis has the same agent (Rich Paul of Klutch Sports Group) as LeBron, who signed a two-year, $99 million extension with the Lakers last offseason.

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