The playoffs may be over for Luka Doncic, but his career in Dallas is just getting started. As he spoke with the media Monday afternoon during exit interviews, Doncic indicated that he will sign a five-year contract extension in the range of $200 million when the Dallas Mavericks make the offer later this summer.
“I think you know the answer,” Doncic said when asked about whether he would sign the offer or not.
He is eligible to sign a rookie scale max contract extension at 30 percent of the cap. According to ESPN’s Bobby Marks, Doncic is in for a significant pay increase from the $10.1 million he will earn next season.
Here is the breakdown on what a Luka Doncic extension would look like:— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) June 7, 2021
2022-23 | $34.7M
2023-24 | $37.5M
2024-25 | $40.3M
2025-26 | $43.1M
2026-27 | $45.9M
This is based on a $115M cap in 2022-23
There was a lot of speculation online from fans that Doncic would leave Dallas if the Mavericks didn’t perform well in the playoffs. Those fears and speculations were naturally unfounded. No other team can pay Doncic what he will make by signing an extension to remain in the blue, navy, and white.
Doncic is eligible to sign the max extension because he will be selected to an All-NBA team this season.