NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A Fox 8 source has confirmed the Pelicans and star forward Anthony Davis have agreed to a five-year contract extension starting in 2016-2017. Davis can officially sign his new deal on July 9.
The extension will keep Davis in New Orleans though at least the 2019-2020 season, with Davis holding a player option for the 2020-2021 campaign. The extension is worth a reported 145 million dollars.
Davis led New Orleans to the playoffs this past spring, the franchise's first post-season appearance since 2011. He is a two-time NBA All-Star just three years into his professional career.
Late Tuesday night, Davis also tweeted out the following:
"NOLA, I am here to stay! Just getting started… #6MoreYears #TakeFlight"