Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic strongly hinted In June he would sign his supermax rookie extension worth more than $ 200 million this summer.
There is no longer any doubt about it.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski Reports Doncic agreed to a five-year, $ 207 million supermax rookie extension that includes a player option in the final year. The 22-year-old is the first player eligible for the maximum designated rookie extension because he has already been voted All-NBA First Team twice (2020, 2021).
“Today is a dream come true,” Doncic told ESPN in a statement. “Basketball has given me so much and taken me to so many incredible places. I am honored and excited to remain in Dallas as part of the Mavericks and I appreciate the support of my fans.
“Along with this new contract, I am also pleased to announce that I am increasing my efforts and focusing on expanding the Luka Doncic Foundation. My foundation is an international non-profit organization that will give back to places that mean as much to me as my home country of Slovenia, as well as communities in North Texas.
“I am happy to share in partnership with 2K Foundations that we will soon open two basketball courts here in Slovenia. We are renovating the courts of my childhood where I learned and practiced the game. The opportunity for children to play on the same courts and follow the The same dreams I had is something that excites me. ”
Doncic won Rookie of the Year honors in 2019 and is a two-time All-Star who, according to ESPN In statistics, he averaged 35.7 points in seven postseason games this spring. It seems like it’s a question of when, not whether, the first of multiple MVP awards wins.