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Dallas Mavericks: Why Luka Doncic is underpaid in $207 million extension

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Why Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic is underpaid in massive extension: 5. Unmatched production

Luka is on pace to be not only an all-time great but perhaps the best player ever. He sets a record nearly every night and his production is unmatched. The 22-year-old is the youngest player in league history to earn two first-team All-NBA selections. In his only other NBA season, Doncic won Rookie of the Year in a landslide.

It does not stop there. His playoff production to date has been historic too. He averaged 35.7 points, 10.3 assists, and 7.9 rebounds per game during the 2020 postseason. According to Stat Muse, Luka’s 0.88 career points per minute in the playoffs is the highest in league history. He just edges Michael Jordan at 0.80.

Doncic is already 11th all-time in triple-doubles with 36. He broke the Mavericks’ all-time mark in his second season. The 22-year-old superstar produces historic stat line and record-breaking nights more than any other player in the league.

Luka Doncic’s unmatched production is just one reason why he will be underpaid by the Dallas Mavericks over the length of his five-year contract worth a projected $207 million. There will be more records broken and history-making nights, but Luka is so much more than the numbers.

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