Luka Doncic has signed his rookie contract with the Dallas Mavericks that will pay the third overall pick $5.5 million next season.
The Mavericks announced Monday night that the 19-year-old EuroLeague MVP had signed the deal.
Dallas moved up two spots in the NBA draft last month to get the versatile Slovenian guard Authentic Harrison Smith Jersey , who was selected by Atlanta at No. 3. The Mavericks picked former Oklahoma scoring sensation Trae Young for the Hawks at No. 5 as part of the deal that includes a protected 2019 first-round draft pick going to Atlanta.
The 6-foot-7, 220-pound Doncic is set to make $6.4 million in his second season with the Mavericks.
Doncic signed with Real Madrid at age 13 and made his debut as a 16-year-old. Real Madrid won the 2017-18 EuroLeague title and he was the Final Four MVP.
The Houston Texans have released veteran linebacker Brian Cushing.
Cushing, who was a first-round pick in 2009 Anthony Mantha Jersey , is the franchise's all-time leader in tackles with 664, but his career has been marked by two suspensions for violating the league's policy on performance enhancers.
Cushing was suspended for the first four games of 2010 after testing positive for HCG, a fertility drug that is on the league's banned substance list. Cushing had won 2009 Defensive Rookie of the Year Kyle Connor Jersey , an honor which was jeopardized by the suspension. He kept the award after a revote by The Associated Press' awards panel.
His second suspension came in September and cost him 10 games. He appeared in five games last season and finished with 16 tackles and 1陆 sacks.
Cushing has had several major injuries in his career and played 12 games combined in 2012 and 2013 because of knee injuries and a broken leg. He missed three games in 2016 because of a sprained knee ligament and sustained a concussion in Houston's season opener against the Jaguars last season.
He had more than 100 tackles in three seasons, led by 133 in his rookie year, and is fifth in franchise history with 42 tackles for losses. He also had 13陆 sacks Authentic Jared Goff Jersey , eight interceptions, 30 passes defended, 57 quarterback hits Frans Nielsen Jersey Kids , nine forced fumbles and one safety in his nine seasons in Houston.
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