The start of the 2021-22 NBA league year not only meant the beginning of free agency but also extensions for former first-round picks entering the fourth and final season of their rookie contracts.
The 2018 draft has provided a particularly plentiful class of rookie extensions. After leading Slovenia to the semifinals of the Olympic men’s basketball tournament, Luka Doncic agreed to sign a landmark five-year, $207 million supermax rookie extension with the Dallas Mavericks, agent Bill Duffy of BDA Sports told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Monday.
And Doncic isn’t the only star rookie cashing in this summer.
Which extensions look likely to age best and which might be mistakes? Let’s break them all down here.
Agreed to a five-year, $207 million extension with guard Luka Doncic