Mavericks Take Team Options for Justin Jackson and Luka Doncic
The Dallas Mavericks is one of a team full of young players in the 2019-2020 NBA title. Of the 19 names that have been registered in the training camp squad, only three players have the age of 30 years or more. Seven names are at the age range of 25-30 while the remaining nine names are at a younger age.
Mavericks management also seemed to believe in their young squad for a long time. This is evidenced by the maximum contract extension that they gave to Kristaps Porzingis, although they have not even appeared with Mavericks jersey.
Most recently, Wednesday, September 25, 2019, Mavericks again showed their confidence in a row of young players. It was seen from the decision to take the team option ( team option ) to contract two players, Justin Jackson and Luka Doncic. Jackson will last until his fourth season while Doncic is certain to stay with the Mavericks for the next two seasons.
This agreement makes Doncic will get paid around US $ 8 million in the 2020-2021 season. For the 2019-2020 season, Doncic get paid US $ 7.6 million. As for Jackson, this agreement earned him around US $ 5 million in the 2020-2021 season.
Maintaining Doncic is not a difficult decision for Mavericks. How not, with a young age and just undergoing his first season in the NBA in 2018-2019, Doncic has played like a veteran player at the star level. Averaging 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 6.0 assists per game earned him the title of Rookie of the Year .
On the other hand, maintaining Jackson clearly needs careful consideration. Moreover, in the process, Jackson came through an exchange package with the Sacramento Kings. However, the performance of 8.2 points and 2.3 rebounds per game from the 29 games he played in the second half of last season seemed to make the Mavericks not hesitate to take the team option. Coupled with its fairly accurate tripoin accuracy (37 percent), Jackson feels like he can be a shooter in the wing area that is useful for the team. (DRMK)