Anthony Davis had a scary fall that concerned Lakers fans everywhere. The Lakers beat the Knicks 117-87 on Tuesday but AD’s injury when he was attempting a block in the third quarter forced him to leave the game.
Lakers head coach Frank Vogel explained that Davis suffered a sacral contusion (bruise) and that he would have more tests throughout the week. He has missed just two games this season.
Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reported that: “MRI results on Lakers star Anthony Davis’ lower back injury returned clean and he plans to travel with team on two-game road trip (Dallas, OKC), league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.”
After the scary fall, Davis underwent MRI and it showed that his lower back injury is a bruise.
According to Chris B. Haynes of Yahoo! Sports, the Lakers offered Davis a four-year, $146 million extension contract extension on Tuesday morning but his agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports informed them that Davis would not be signing it
One of the reasons why he declined to accept to offer is that he wants to focus on this season. Davis also wants to wait until the summer and sign a five-year, $202 million deal.
The fact that Davis rejected the contract extension from the Lakers doesn’t mean that he wants to leave the team. Davis wants to take advantage of the possibility of having an extra year and an additional $50 million as part of his contract.
It doesn’t mean that he doesn’t want to play for the Lakers. Davis has had tremendous chemistry with LeBron James and the entire team and he is having a solid season, averaging 27.1 points, 9.4 rebounds, 3.2 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in 35.2 minutes over 35 games.
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