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Luka Doncic Set to Sign One of the Largest NBA Contracts Ever

Last Updated: February 1, 2022
The Mavericks superstar’s rookie extension could reportedly surpass $200 million in total value.

After another dominant NBA season with the Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic is ready to cash in. And like so many of his accomplishments, it’s likely to be historic.

At just 22 years old and following his third campaign in the league, the Slovenian phenom is reportedly in line to receive a contract extension offer worth upwards of $200 million.

When asked about whether he’d sign this deal if offered, Luka gave a bright smile that is more than earned and deserved. Doncic averaged 27.7 points, 8.6 assists and 8.0 rebounds per game during the regular season on career-best shooting numbers of 47.9% from the field and 35% from three. The 3rd overall pick in the 2018 draft was named an All-Star for the 2nd straight season back in March.

Luka was even more ridiculous in the Mavs’ seven-game first-round defeat to the Los Angeles Clippers, putting up 35.7 points, 10.3 assists and 7.9 rebounds per game. In a 15-point loss in LA on Sunday, the 6-foot-7 guard had an otherworldly 46 points, 14 assists and seven rebounds on 17-of-30 from the field.

He became the youngest player ever to score 40 in a Game 7 — and that’s only one of the several playoff records he’s broken along the way.

Luka Doncic Contract Extension: How Much Will it Be Worth?

If Luka signs this deal as expected, it could push him up above $200 million over five years. ESPN’s Bobby Marks notes the possibility of a $46 million salary for the 2026-27 season.

This rookie extension would place Doncic among a truly rare group of NBA players. He’d become just the seventh player in league history to receive a $200 million contract, joining Damian Lillard, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Paul George, and Steph Curry.

Marks’ total estimated value of $201.5 million would overtake Curry as the No. 6 most valuable NBA contract all-time. An average annual value of $40.3 million would rank No. 5 all-time.

The difference? Luka will get this deal before even his rookie contract is up, an unprecedentedly early time to get the kind of mega-contract even NBA superstars spend years dreaming of.

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Shlomo Sprung
Shlomo Sprung
Shlomo Sprung is a Senior Staff Writer at Boardroom. He has more than a decade of experience in journalism, with past work appearing in Forbes, MLB.com, Awful Announcing, and The Sporting News. He graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2011, and his Twitter and Spotify addictions are well under control. Just ask him.