A look at what eight former Hoosiers will earn in the NBA next season
With the contract situations for Yogi Ferrell and Noah Vonleh now settled, eight former IU players have guaranteed contracts in the NBA for the 2019-20 season.
Only one Hoosier who appeared in the league last season – Troy Williams – remains a free agent. According to ABC10.com, the Sacramento Kings declined to extend the qualifying offer to Williams, who appeared in 21 games last season.
Here’s a look at what each former Hoosier will earn next season in the Association along with their contract details, which have been pulled from Spotrac and HoopsHype.com.
Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers
2019-20 contract earnings: $21 million
Contract notes: Oladipo is signed through the 2020-21 season and has the option of becoming an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2021. He signed a four-year, $84 million rookie extension with Oklahoma City in October of 2016 and was traded to the Pacers in June of 2017. Oladipo is 27.
Cody Zeller, Charlotte Hornets
2019-20 contract earnings: $14.47 million
Contract notes: Like Oladipo, Zeller is signed through the 2020-21 season and has the option of becoming an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2021. The 26-year old signed a four-year, $56 million rookie extension with Charlotte in October of 2016.
Eric Gordon, Houston Rockets
2019-20 contract earnings: $14.05 million
Contract notes: The 30-year old Gordon is entering the final season of a four-year, $53 million deal that he signed in the summer of 2016. He can become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2020.
Thomas Bryant, Washington Wizards
2019-20 contract earnings: $7.93 million (estimate)
Contract notes: As a restricted free agent, Bryant agreed to a three-year, $25 million deal with Washington earlier this week. He will be eligible to become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2022. Bryant is still only 21.
Yogi Ferrell, Sacramento Kings
2019-20 contract earnings: $3.15 million
Contract notes: Ferrell had the second year of a two-year, $6.15 million deal he signed with Sacramento in the summer of 2018 guaranteed on Thursday. The 26-year old will eligible to become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2020.
Romeo Langford, Boston Celtics
2019-20 contract earnings: $2.88 million (estimate)
Contract notes: Since rookies can sign for as little as 80 percent or as much as 120 percent of their allotted salary on the rookie scale, Langford’s number above is just an estimate right now. However, as a first round draft pick, his contract is guaranteed for at least two seasons. Langford will begin his first professional season as a 19-year old.
OG Anunoby, Toronto Raptors
2019-20 contract earnings: $2.28 million
Contract notes: Anunoby signed a three-year rookie contract with Toronto and the Raptors hold an option for the 2020-21 season for $3.87 million. The 21-year old Anunoby will be eligible for restricted free agency in the summer of 2021 if he does not agree to an extension with Toronto before then.
Noah Vonleh, Minnesota Timberwolves
2019-20 contract earnings: $2 million (estimate)
Contract notes: Vonleh’s deal in Minnesota is for one year and $2 million, per multiple reports. Vonleh has already earned over $13 million in his career, but his salary was highest during his third season as a pro in Portland, when he earned $2.75 million. Vonleh is still just 23, so even if he doesn’t land a long term deal, he should still have a chance to hang around the NBA for the foreseeable future as a backup.