Luka Doncic agreed to terms with the Dallas Mavericks on a five-year, $215 million contract with an annual salary of $43 million. That annual figure could go a lot higher, actually almost double, per ESPN insider Bobby Marks. Bobby Marks stated on The Lowe Post podcast that Luka may earn an enormous annual wage of $80 million when he signs his next deal.
“Luka’s gonna be probably the first 80-million-dollar guy,” the expert said. Well, he deserves it, and this could come true. Doncic is without a doubt one of the NBA‘s brightest rising talents. He led the league in scoring with 32.4 PPG while also averaging 8.6 rebounds, 8.0 assists, and 1.4 steals.
Bobby Marks thinks Luka Doncic could earn $80M per year on his next contract 😳
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) September 6, 2023
Doncic’s talent has failed to lead the Mavericks to substantial playoff success though. Dallas missed the playoffs last season after ending with a 38-44 record just a year after making a stunning run to the Western Conference Finals in 2022.
Stephen Curry has the highest annual salary in the NBA at $53.8 million
According to Spotrac, Golden State Warriors player Stephen Curry has the highest salary for the 2023–24 season, at $53.8 million. An $80 million salary in two years will be a substantial increase for Luka. Curry is a four-time NBA champion who was named Finals MVP in 2022. In 2015 and 2016, he also earned back-to-back MVP trophies.
The 35-year-old claimed the scoring championship in 2016 and 2021, demonstrating that he hasn’t slowed down with age. Last season, he averaged 29.4 points per game. That score ranked fifth in the league.
Highest paid player by season:
2018 — Steph Curry, $35M
2019 — Steph Curry, $37M
2020 — Steph Curry, $40M
2021 — Steph Curry, $43M
2022 — Steph Curry, $46M
2023 — Steph Curry, $48M
2024 — Steph Curry, $52M
2025 — Steph Curry, $56M
2026 — Steph Curry, $60M
Worth every penny. pic.twitter.com/v6Hqy5gjJk
— StatMuse (@statmuse) June 28, 2022
Curry’s net worth is expected to be $160 million in 2023. He has made about $150 million via lucrative brand sponsorships and financial endeavors in addition to his enormous NBA contract. Curry has a yearly average income of $53.8 million thanks to a four-year contract worth a stunning $215 million with the Golden State Warriors.
However, Luka Doncic is one of eight players who will be eligible to sign supermax contracts. But that’s possible only if they are named All-NBA this season. That looks well for the Slovenian, who has made the All-NBA first team each of the previous four years, so he might just overtake Curry’s bag soon.