The Dallas Mavericks and All-Star guard Luka Doncic have agreed to a five-year, $207 million supermax extension, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
According to Bill Duffy, Doncic’s agent, the transaction is legitimate, according to Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News.
In addition, Dallas will have a virtual news conference on August 10 at 9 AM. Doncic, Duffy, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, GM Nico Harrison, and Mavericks coach Jason Kidd will all be present.
Doncic confirmed the contract with ESPN, saying, “Today is a dream come true… I am humbled and excited to remain in Dallas as a part of the Mavericks and appreciate the support of my fans.”
Doncic’s initial contract, which he signed when he was the No. 3 overall pick in 2018, was still active. Doncic, on the other hand, has emerged as a superstar prospect and a key component of the Dallas’ future.
Doncic shot 47.9% overall and 35% on 3-pointers in 2020-21, averaging 27.7 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 8.6 assists per game.
For the second year in a row, he was an All-Star, and he was in the running for the Kia MVP all season, finishing sixth in total vote.
Doncic won the Kia Rookie of the Year award in 2018-19 and has served as a transition player for the team between Dirk Nowitzki’s final season and the present era.
The Mavericks have made the playoffs each of the last two seasons under Doncic’s leadership, though they have failed to go past the first round.
Doncic led his home country of Slovenia win a gold medal at the EuroBasket tournament in 2017 before entering the NBA.
In 2018, he guided Real Madrid to a EuroLeague title and was named the league’s MVP.
He just returned from the Tokyo Olympics, where he assisted Slovenia to a memorable Olympic run that included a bronze medal game (but ultimately lost to Australia in that contest).