Anthony Davis is in Hong Kong right now. His latest update on Twitter this afternoon made it appear he is on business with Nike. However, at 12:01 AM eastern he could officially sign his extension with the New Orleans Pelicans. Despite his business ventures, despite it being just after noon in Hong Kong, Davis made a point to sign on the dotted line at the absolute earliest opportunity.
This is the right thing for New Orleans to do. Yes, they could hypothetically have more cap space by waiting to sign Davis next summer to the exact same contract. Davis is a true max player, and a legitimate MVP candidate next season. Dell Demps and the rest of the Pelicans front office did not play any games here and offered outright the absolute maximum they could with a player option after the fourth year.
Other signings will occur in the next few days. A press conference may be held to announce the signings of Omer Asik, Alexis Ajinca, and Dante Cunningham. For now celebrate that the franchise cornerstone is in place.