The Dallas Mavericks executives renewed the contract with their “star”, Luka Doncic, who signed to continue his career with the Texan franchise until mid-2027. The famous owner of Mavs, Mark Cuban, continues in this way entrusted to European players, given the successes the Dallas team has recorded in the past in the NBA thanks to the German Dirk Nowitzki.
Luka Doncic is considered one of the best basketball players of the most spectacular championship in the world and since the well-known Slovenian player crossed the ocean in 2018 NBA commentators, specialists and analysts rushed to call the organizer from Ljubljana as a mix or combination between the two legends, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, in terms of style or way of playing.
In the 2019-20 season Luka Doncic helped his team to position second in the regular season in the Southwest Division and seventh position in the Western Conference, where the Mavericks were defeated in the opening round of the playoffs. with the overall score 4-2 by the Los Angeles Clippers, while in the last edition Dallas closed the regular season in first place in the Southwest Division and fifth position in the West, to be eliminated again in the first round in post season by the Los Angeles Clippers, 4-3.
The figures offered by the team leaders were really crazy and the 22-year-old Slovenian gladly accepted to continue his career in this part of the United States. According to the local network ESPN, Doncic will benefit the amount of 207.1 million dollars in total, for the five-year period from 2022 to the summer of 2027. The contract renewal for the figure of 207.1 million dollars is based on 30% of the amount of $ 119 million, which serves as a payment cup, or “salary cup”, starting from the 2022-23 season, a criterion used of course based on clearly defined guidelines in cases that are considered as “rookie supermax extension”, ie exactly for the examples when it comes to NBA debut basketball players, in special positions of maximum benefit, in financial terms, after the extension of the initial contract.
Thus the example of the Slovenian organizer is the first after a decade in the most beautiful championship on the planet, since 2011, when the rule of the same name was implemented, due to the case of the well-known Chicago basketball player for the time Derrick Rose . ESPN network special envoys revealed that the tech franchise envoys traveled to Slovenia, where Luka is resting, after closing the adventure with the representative team, to the Far East, to the Olympics, where Doncic helped the country’s national team. his to go to the semifinals.
At the Tokyo Olympics Slovenia was eliminated in the semifinals after a crazy block by Nicolas Batum very close to the siren, being defeated by France for just one point, with the result 90-89, while in the small final, the challenge for the place of the third and fourth representative who was crowned European Champion in 2017 was also defeated 107-93 by Australia, thus losing the opportunity to deserve the bronze medal.
The Mavericks executives formally presented to the “star” of the team at the beginning of the week the new contract, much more favorable and with pharaonic financial benefits for the 22-year-old, who is now considered one of the most talented players of his age. throughout NBA history.
Luke is only the second player in history to be positioned in a row in the first five of the season for two years in a row, before the age of 23 years. An achievement that Doncic has recorded in his second and third season, without forgetting also the fact that the Slovenian star won the “rookie of the year” award in the 2018-19 season, ie the best debutant of the year.
The other basketball player with such an achievement is Kevin Durant, who has managed to secure something similar in his third and fourth seasons at the National Basketball Association. Mavs’s investment can be said to be well worth it, as Doncic has never fallen below the 21.1 point average for every game of the season. Meanwhile his career figures are averaging 25.7 points, 8.4 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game. These figures undoubtedly include such performance statistics as 45.7% of in-game shots and 33.1% from outside the arc.
If we refer to the challenges under pressure in the post season, ie the play-off matches, the greatness of the talented Slovenian basketball player stands out even more: 33.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and 9.5 assists per game, in percentage accomplishment 49.4% from the game and 39.2% in his attempts for three. In this way the annual salary of the famous Dallas player will be: 35.7 million dollars for the 2022-23 season, 38.6 million in the next edition and another 41.4 million dollars in the 2024-25 season, and then Doncic do t
will have a salary of 44.3 million in the 2025-26 edition and a full $ 47.1 million in the last 2026-27 season.