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REPORTS: Supermax Contract Extension Makes Luka Doncic Smile

By Stephen Douglas
Luka Doncic
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Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks were eliminated from the playoffs on Sunday. On Monday, Doncic addressed the media and was asked whether or not he would sign a supermax extension this summer. Here are a few accounts of his response.

So he laughed and smiled, while smiling. All in all, it sounds like a very pleasant exchange where he didn't technically answer the question. We know that no one has ever turned down the supermax extension following a rookie contract, so the answer is obviously yes, which means he will be in Dallas through the '25-'26 season.

In the old days (back in the 2010's) that meant we would wait until around 2024 to start speculating about whether or not Doncic would re-sign with the Mavericks or test free agency. (The Knicks, Lakers and Heat will all be clearing cap space and collecting assets for a potential trade!)

However, we're currently wondering if Damian Lillard, whose latest contract extension hasn't even kicked in yet, will be traded. So wondering about Luka signing this deal and demanding a trade is not off the table. Just think about the return that the Mavericks could get for a player like this! It's only a matter of time.

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