One of the NBA’s fastest rising stars is Luka Doncic. The Dallas Mavericks forward had an incredible rookie season last year and has only improved in 2019. Despite a recent injury, Doncic’s future looks incredibly bright. Fans and media already have questions about both his salary and net worth. Let’s take a closer look at both.
Luka Doncic’s growing career
The Atlanta Hawks selected Doncic with the third overall pick of the first round in the 2018 NBA Draft. Then they traded him to the Dallas Mavericks for draft rights to Trae Young. Here are the numbers Doncic has put up during his short but brilliant NBA career so far:
- 97 games played
- 23.3 points per game
- 8.3 rebounds per game
- 6.7 assists per game
- 22.8 Player Efficiency Rating
- 9.8 Win Shares
For his efforts, the 6-foot-7 forward made last season’s All-Rookie Team and also took home Rookie of the Year honors. This year, he’s been even better.
Doncic’s numbers have risen in nearly every category. He’s averaging nearly 30 points per game with 29.3, 9.6 rebounds and 8.6 assists. A recent ankle sprain notwithstanding, he’s had a nearly perfect season. Mavs coach Rick Carlisle is giving him room to flourish, which will only help his game.
Luka Doncic’s salary
Doncic’s salary is paltry compared to his production as he’s still on his rookie contract. Currently in the second year of a three-year deal worth $22 million, the forward’s contract has an average annual value is about $7.5 million. The Mavericks have a club option for $10 million in 2021.
Doncic will become a restricted free agent in 2022. But it’s highly doubtful the Mavs will let Doncic hit the open market or even hit the market as a restricted free agent. Barring some sort of catastrophic injury, expect them to sign him to an extension well before his contract runs out.
The team will likely have to drop a pretty penny to keep Doncic. But based on his current returns it will be more than worth it. Once he’s eligible, expect Doncic to score a max deal from the Mavericks.
Luka Doncic’s net worth
Celebrity Net Worth estimates Doncic’s net worth at around $5 million. While that’s a lot to the average person, it’s not much compared to other NBA stars of Doncic’s caliber. Again, it comes back to him being on a rookie deal.
How does Doncic spend his money? One way is buying vehicles, according to the International Business Times (IBT): “He owns an Audi A7 and Porsche Panamera, which costs around $69,700 and $85,000, respectively.”
Notably, Doncic has yet to score a shoe endorsement, so he can wear any brand on the court. As IBT explains, “Now, experts are suggesting he could be taking his sweet time choosing the best shoe deal offered to him. Nike, Jordan and Under Armour are all in the race to sign Doncic.”
As Doncic’s profile grows in America, he’ll get plenty of endorsement opportunities. All the major shoe companies will target him but also other brands. Doncic’s salary and net worth now are sure to be dwarfed by his future potential earnings.