Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic agree to supermax rookie extension, per report

The Dallas Mavericks have been to the playoffs in each of the last two seasons. And a big reason for the team’s recent success is Luka Doncic.

Luka Doncic

Taking that into consideration, it is of little surprise that Doncic and the Mavericks reached an agreement on a supermax rookie extension as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The agreement is for five years at $207 million. It includes a player option in the last year of the contract.


Luka Doncic has been pure gold for the Dallas Mavericks

Although he’s been in the league for just three seasons, Doncic has compiled an impressive resume since joining the Mavericks in 2018. For example, from a scoring standpoint, he has averaged at least 20 points per game.

Doncic is also a capable rebounder (8.4 per contest) and facilitator as well (7.7 per game). During the 2020-21 campaign, he posted a career-best in overall shooting (47.9 percent) and 3-point efficiency (35 percent).

While his regular-season numbers are impressive, Donic has been even better for the Mavericks in the playoffs. Doncic averaged 31 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 8.7 assists per contest in his first playoff appearance. And in this year’s playoffs, Doncic was even better with averages of 35.7 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 10.3 assists per contest. Additionally, Doncic scored 40 points three times in the seven-game series against the LA Clippers.

But despite how well Doncic has played, it hasn’t been enough to help the Mavericks advance past the first round of the playoffs. Despite the team coming up short in the last two playoff series, the decision to sign their star guard to an extension was a no-brainer.

“I am committed to the organization and appreciate the support of my fans”, Doncic told ESPN. “Along with this new contract, I am also happy to announce that I am increasing my efforts and focusing on expanding The Luka Dončić Foundation. My foundation is an international non-profit that will give back to places that mean so much to me like my home country of Slovenia, as well as the communities in North Texas.”

The Mavericks took an important first step this offseason by keeping their star forward in the fold. However, the front office will need to improve the roster if the team is going to become a championship contender.

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