Lakers GM Rob Pelinka put the final exclamation points on an outstanding off-season this week. LeBron James signed a two-year, $85 extension with the team, ensuring James will be a Laker at the very least until the end of the 2022-2023 season. Locking up the best player in the NBA for three more seasons is quite an achievement for Pelinka, which could ensure that James retires as a Laker.
Additionally, Anthony Davis agreed to a five-year, $190 million maximum contract to stay with the Lakers through the prime of his career. Davis, who is 27 years old at the moment, has even more room to grow as a player under James’ guidance, which is a scary proposition for the rest of the league. The Lakers are set up to compete for more championships for at least three more seasons.