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October 2, 2022 | 6:35 am EDT Update
Injuries limited the trio to just 21 games together a season ago. L.A., which came into last season as the odds-on favorite to win the title, went 11-10 in those games. “Obviously we’re unselfish teammates and we want to pass and do things [for our teammates], but at the same time we have to get going as well,” Davis said. “And I think that’s been the biggest change that we wanted to see from us three so far is, whoever gets it, let’s be aggressive because it’s going to open up the floor for everybody else.
Three years later, Williamson’s second open practice at Smoothie King Center went smoother. Williamson threw down thunderous dunks and spent a considerable amount of time signing autographs for many of the 6,519 fans who were in attendance. “I haven’t been in that environment where I have been able to play and interact with the fans,” Williamson said. “Once I hit one group, I looked around and was like, ‘I’m going to have to make a 360.’ “
The deal contained incentives that will reward Williamson if he is able to hit certain goals during the 2022-23 season. The amount of money Williamson can make on his next contract will increase to approximately $231 million if he wins MVP; wins Defensive Player of the Year; or earns a spot on the All-NBA First Team this season, a league source said. Only five players earn All-NBA First Team honors every season.