While Luka Doncic cruises through the Olympics, he’s reaching an extension deal with the Mavericks that looks to be finalized around the close of competition.
Luka Doncic has been on a roll this season with his Dallas Mavericks. The Slovenian hooper may not have closed out with a championship, but he did close out as the youngest player to reach 40+ points in a Game 7, the fastest player to reach 5,000+ points in Mavs history and a slew of other records broken that Clutch Points goes into extensive detail about.
Partner this with his performance so far in the Tokyo Olympics and it’s a no-brainer to keep him in Dallas. All of this makes for great reasons to keep him around for as long as possible. The Mavs think five more years wouldn’t hurt, especially after closing out the NBA Draft just last week. It’s time to build and keep Luka in the picture while they do it.
The Mavericks want to close out a deal of $202 million over the span of 5 years with Luka Doncic
Marc Stein reported that Doncic would get a pretty penny when the five-year, $202 million contract is finalized. However, the contract won’t be finalized until Doncic is done with his Olympic run. Understandably, his focus is somewhere else and while the money sounds great, he has the chance to take Slovenia all the way.
But there’s no reason to stress it, though it does seem stressful waiting for something so close but so far away. Bleacher Report expanded on the extension talks saying that there’s no reason for fans to not think that Luka wouldn’t sign the extension. It’s all a matter of how Slovenia fairs throughout the Olympic Tournament.
Until then, we sit tight and wait on the final say from Doncic.