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Calipari’s UK Dream Team would cost you $63 million this season

If you were to sign each of the five ex-Wildcats in Calipari’s dream lineup to a one-year deal at their current salaries, it would cost your hypothetical NBA franchise a hypothetical $63,014,848 to sign the hypothetical lineup.

Pretty pricey, but doable, hypothetically:

2016/17 Salaries

John Wall: $15,756,438
Devin Booker: $2,223,600
Anthony Davis: $22,116,750
Karl-Anthony Towns: $5,960,160
DeMarcus Cousins: $16,957,900

= $63,014,848

And that is getting a good bargain on Devin Booker and Karl-Anthony Towns, who are still in their rookie contracts. Wait a couple more years and you will be paying top dollar for those two as they will almost certainly be max-deal players when it is time to sign a second deal.

Then there is DeMarcus Cousins, who is expected to sign a $200 million contract with the Kings this summer.

Point being: Calipari’s dream team is expensive. (And you better get it now, hypothetically, before it gets much worse.)

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

9 Comments for Calipari’s UK Dream Team would cost you $63 million this season



  1. catsarerunnin
    3:28 pm February 15, 2017 Permalink

    So let the “Cal is only interested in the NBA draft” posts begin…..



  2. mccullou
    3:52 pm February 15, 2017 Permalink

    Does anyone know if any former U.K. players, give money to the University? If they do, it sure is kept quiet.



  3. runtsfan
    4:28 pm February 15, 2017 Permalink

    If a UK recruit even THINKS about going elsewhere, he’s not smart enough to play for Cal.



    • runningunnin.454
      6:40 pm February 15, 2017 Permalink

      Absolutely correct, the NBA success of Cal’s players is phenomenal. Check out the Kansas and Duke players in the league; anemic.



  4. Angelo
    7:52 pm February 15, 2017 Permalink

    Wow!! Cal is the greatest coach of all time! I can’t wait for him to get a few more championships.



    • syrin
      8:30 pm February 15, 2017 Permalink

      We win the NBA draft every year. Hang a banner



    • catsarerunnin
      8:52 pm February 15, 2017 Permalink

      We have 8. But don’t enjoy them or anything. Might accidentally put you in a good mood.



    • UK Big Board Update
      12:20 am February 16, 2017 Permalink

      The usual trolls have chimed in.