Monday, July 1, 2019

Some Facts on NBA contracts.

    It’s June 20th 7pm and the draft is about to begin. Half of America is tuned in waiting and hoping their team selects the top prospect. This years top draft prospects included Zion Williamson  of Duke University, Ja Morant of Murray State University  and RJ Barrett of Duke University.  All Knicks fans were hoping for the number one pick but we are more than happy with being number three. Everyone is hoping that we select RJ Barrett as number three but anything can happen within the three minute selection time.  Here are some draft questions that I had over the past couple of years. Growing up as a basketball fan I never got into the logistics of how everything works.

Who were some players that were drafted ten years ago? Where are they now?

Here are the players that were drafted ten years ago:
·       Blake Griffin to the Los Angeles Clippers
·        Hasheen Thabeet to the Memphis Grzzlies
·       James Harden to the Oklahama City Thunders
Blake Griffin currently plays for the Detroit Pistons and earns a salary of $ 32.1 million with endorsement worth $ 7 million
Hasheen Thabeet currently plays for the Yokohama B-Corsairs in Japan. Hasheen Thabeet earned a career high salary of around $ 5 million dollars in 2012.
James Harden currently plays for the Huston Rockets and his net worth is $145 million with an annual salary of $40 million

What is a two way contract?

A NBA player can earn up to $204, 000 instead of the $ 35,000 G league salary. According the NBA G leagues website:
·       Teams can sign up to two players to two-way NBA contracts.
·       Plays spends the majority of season in NBA G league, up to 45 days in the NBA.
According to the NBA G leagues website in 2017-2018 two players included:
·       Warriors Quinn Cook and Antonio Blakeney

Are first and second round contracts guaranteed?

The first round will make between $1.6 million and $8.1 million

What’s the best overseas league?

According to Fan Fraschilla the top three basketball leagues in the world outside of the NBA are the EuroLeague, Spain’ Liga ACB, and the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL)


  •      Season: October to April and is in its sixteenth season

Spain’s Liga ACB

  •   Season: October to May and is in its seventh season

Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL)

  •  Season: October to April and is in tis sixteenth season

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