The Mavericks on Monday renewed their funding in famous person Luka Doncic with a five-year, $207 million extension.
ESPN’s Bobby Marks experiences the extension is price $207.1 million, primarily based off 30 % of the projected $119 million wage cap for the 2022-23 season (and utilizing pointers for the NBA’s designated rookie supermax extension). He additionally reported the next because the year-by-year pay breakdown:
- 2022-23: $35.7 million
- 2023-24: $38.6 million
- 2024-25: $41.four million
- 2025-26: $44.three million
- 2026-27: $47.1 million
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ESPN experiences Mavericks leaders on Monday landed in Slovenia — the place Doncic is staying after the 2021 Tokyo Olympics — to formally current him the contract; Doncic confirmed his extension in a press release launched to ESPN, additionally saying future plans for his basis:
“Right now is a dream come true,” Doncic stated. “The sport of basketball has given me a lot and has taken me to so many wonderful locations. I’m humbled and excited to stay in Dallas as a part of the Mavericks and respect the help of my followers.
“Together with this new contract, I’m additionally joyful to announce that I’m rising my efforts and specializing in increasing The Luka Dončić Basis. My basis is a world nonprofit that can give again to locations that imply a lot to me like my dwelling nation of Slovenia, in addition to the communities in North Texas.
“(I am) joyful to share in partnership with 2K Foundations we’re unveiling two basketball courts right here in Slovenia quickly. We’re refurbishing my childhood courts the place I realized and practiced the sport. The chance for teenagers to play on the identical courts and pursue the identical desires I had is one thing I am enthusiastic about.”
Doncic will reportedly maintain a information convention relating to his extension on Tuesday.
Dallas’ provide ensures the 22-year-old, one of many league’s most profitable gamers ever for his age, will stay the longtime centerpiece in Dallas. In line with the Elias Sports activities Bureau, Doncic is simply the second participant because the NBA-ABA merger to be named All-NBA first crew a number of instances earlier than their 23rd birthday (he achieved the feat in his second and third seasons within the league after being named the NBA Rookie of the Yr in 2018-19). The opposite is Kevin Durant, who achieved the feat in his third and fourth NBA seasons.
Why is Luka Doncic eligible for the rookie supermax extension?
Doncic is the primary participant because the NBA’s “Derrick Rose Rule” was carried out in 2011 to qualify for a rookie supermax extension; the rule, which was carried out after a third-year Rose received NBA MVP, permits younger gamers to earn the next proportion of a crew’s wage cap: 30 %, as a substitute of 25.
Per Spotrac, Doncic has earned that proportion as a result of 1) he’s getting into the fourth yr of his authentic rookie deal and a pair of) was named first-team All-NBA in every of the prior two seasons.
The Mavericks’ funding is properly price it, contemplating what he has achieved every of his three seasons: Doncic — who has by no means averaged fewer than 21.1 factors per sport a season — averages 25.7 factors, 8.four rebounds and seven.7 assists per sport for his profession. That features a 45.7 subject objective proportion and 33.1 proportion past the arc.
These numbers are even higher within the postseason: In two collection (one every within the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons), Doncic averages 33.5 factors, 8.Eight rebounds and 9.5 assists per sport. He has shot 49.four % from the sector and 39.2 % from three throughout these two collection, each first-round exits to the Clippers.