After Chris Paul was traded to the Clippers in 2011, the Hornets (now the Pelicans) started their search for a new franchise player shortly after the trade went through. After winning the 2012 NBA Draft Lottery, the Pelicans selected Anthony Davis number one overall. Davis might not have won rookie of the year over Damian Lillard, but he is for sure better now, and that will get him a bunch of maximum contract offers. The offers will for sure include the New Orleans Pelicans as well, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein.
If Davis signs the extension, it will start in 2016-2017, and will go through his 28th birthday. The Pelicans will have till October 31st to get Davis to sign the five-year 140 million dollar extension their reported to offer him. Davis helped lead the Pelicans to their first playoff series this season since the Chris Paul era, losing in four games to the Golden State Warriors.
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