On August 5th, Beijing time, news came from the NBA free market, and two contracts were signed, among which Nilikina signed the Hornets for a part of the one-year guarantee contract, and Davis reached an early contract renewal with the Lakers, among which Davis also set a record for the first time in history. Dancsics was almost injured in the warm-up match of the national team, and the Lakers gained a lot in this offseason and became the winner.
According to Woj, free agent Nilikina signed the Hornets on a one-year partial guarantee contract.
Nilikina also almost left the NBA. Before he got the Hornets contract, he also received an offer from the French team. He played for the Lone Ranger last season, averaging 13 minutes per game, only contributing 2.9 points and 1.2 assists. He also failed to get the team’s contract renewal, and it is unknown whether he can stay with the Hornets this time.
The Lakers reached an early contract renewal with Davis, and the two sides signed a three-year $186 million contract. There were media reports last month that the Lakers would not offer Davis an early contract renewal. I didn’t expect this to be reached. Among them, the Lakers were full of sincerity, and Davis naturally had no reason to refuse. With the renewal of the contract, Davis’ contract will expire in 2028, when he is 35 years old and will basically stay in Los Angeles. Davis’s performance on the court is still very good, so his attendance rate is a little bad. Once he can stay healthy, he even has the opportunity to hit the MVP.
As Davis reached this contract, he became the first person in history, surpassing Jay Brown, with an average salary of 62 million dollars. With the general increase in league salaries, these records will be constantly refreshed. Brown has just signed the first contract in history that exceeds 300 million US dollars, and then it may be 400 million US dollars, and the annual salary may exceed 70 million US dollars.
Dancsics is preparing for the men’s basketball World Cup on behalf of Slovenia, but in the warm-up match with Greece, his knee went wrong, he collided with his opponent in the first half, then limped off and rested, and he didn’t play in the second half. For this situation, the team is also very cautious. Fortunately, there is no serious problem. If Dancsics is injured at this time, it will not only affect the Slovenian prospects, but also get the lone ranger into trouble.
After successfully renewing the contract with Davis, the Lakers’ operation this summer is still very smooth, and the depth of the lineup has been successfully improved. The new season is still worth looking forward to. This summer, the Lakers not only renewed Russell, Reeves and Hacun, but also signed Vincent, Prince, Hayes and Reddish, plus James and Davis, as well as Vanderbilt, which has the opportunity to become a favorite for the championship.