The NBA’s draft lottery is finally upon us, with the top picks heading into Las Vegas, and the rest of the top prospects heading to other places.
While there’s no denying the lottery is a unique and exciting time to be a basketball fan, there are still a few things to consider when it comes to the upcoming draft.
First, it’s a year-long process that requires players to submit their full college transcripts, and then a lot of the time, the NBA can’t do that.
Second, a lot is dependent on how the lottery goes, and how much the players will earn, so we can’t give a complete breakdown of how much a player will make.
However, there’s one thing we can give you that you won’t find elsewhere: an estimate of how big of a deal the NBA draft will be.
Here’s how much money each player will be making this season:NBA Draft Lottery Salary Players Total Salary* 1.
Steph Curry $25,000,000 $24,500,000 2.
Nikola Jokic $20,000-20,500 $18,500-18,000 3.
Kristaps Porzingis $16,000-$16,500 *These figures include $12 million guaranteed for players in the first three rounds.