Luka Doncic commits future to Mavericks with historic supermax extension

Mavericks guard Luka Doncic. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)
Mavericks guard Luka Doncic. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports) /

Star point forward Luka Doncic is set to sign a five-year supermax extension, the first of its kind, with the Dallas Mavericks worth $207 million.

The long-awaited supermax extension for Luka Doncic has officially arrived.

Doncic will sign a new five-year extension worth $207 million with the Mavericks on Tuesday in Slovenia, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported.

The 22-year-old star is the first NBA player to agree to the designated rookie max extension.

Luka Doncic is signing a five-year extension for $207 million

It was obvious Doncic would get this type of deal as one of the league’s brightest young stars. The only question was the timing of it. It had to wait until after his run at the Olympics was over.

Doncic led Slovenia through the Olympic tournament all the way to the semifinals. They came a France buzzer-beater away from the final against Team USA. In the bronze medal game, the Australians kept Doncic and company from a medal.

The Olympics performance was yet another sign of Doncic’s immense talent. He was third among all players with 23.8 points and first with 9.5 assists per game.

The Hawks drafted Doncic No. 3 overall in 2018 before trading him to the Mavericks. He’s been every bit as good as advertised. In three years in the league, he has two All-Star nods and two All-NBA selections while averaging 25.7 points, 8.4 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game. In two playoffs series, he’s averaged 33.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and 9.5 assists.

Now that Doncic is signed up for the long-term, the Mavericks can look forward to an exceedingly bright future.

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