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Jamal Murray officially signs $170 million extension

(Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jamal Murray is officially a very, very, very rich man.

This evening, the former Kentucky shooting guard and professional archer signed his five-year, $170-million extension with the Denver Nuggets.

He announced on his Instagram page that the contract is signed, sealed, and delivered:

 

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OFFICIAL??? S/O to mom for the celebration dinner ?? beyond blessed??

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For those keeping track at home, his deal is worth roughly $34 million per season until he turns 28 years old.

Here is the year-by-year breakdown:

2020/21 – $29.25M

2021/22 – $31.59M

2022/23 – $33.93M

2023/24 – $36.27M

2024/25 – $36.61M

Total: $169.65M

Sheesh.

With this signing, Murray is now officially the highest paid Canadian athlete in history, besting Andrew Wiggins’ five-year, $148-million deal signed back in 2017.

The former Wildcat is coming off an impressive season with the Denver Nuggets, leading the squad to the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference Playoffs and 54 regular season wins for the first time since 2013. Murray averaged 18.2 points and 4.2 assists per contest while shooting nearly 37 percent from three on the year.

In other news, Coach Cal has made it clear that dinner is now on Jamal for the next five years.

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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12 Comments for Jamal Murray officially signs $170 million extension



  1. Ridge Runner
    7:40 pm July 24, 2019 Permalink

    Oh Canada!! -indeed.



    • 4everUKblue
      7:54 pm July 24, 2019 Permalink

      Macy is yelling at a cloud…



    • Ridge Runner
      9:47 pm July 24, 2019 Permalink

      Gosh I just hate it that Macy is verbalizing his disagreement as he was my favorite player growing up. It’s like any family that has a family member that disappoints. Hey, if Orton can come around (different situation I know) I’m hoping Kyle can bury his hatchet too. If that makes sense. I’m not giving up. Cal is the greatest of talking things out.



    • Ridge Runner
      9:54 pm July 24, 2019 Permalink

      Just to clarify.. no issues with family having different view points. We all are different human beings. But just not fond of airing it out to media/public if that makes sense.



    • Ridge Runner
      10:03 pm July 24, 2019 Permalink

      Just wanted to type out.. if that makes sense 1 more time.
      🙁



    • wadmalawcat
      10:13 pm July 24, 2019 Permalink

      Well said ridge runner



  2. ukkatzfan
    7:46 pm July 24, 2019 Permalink

    Cal closing in on 2 bill in active contracts ?



  3. dballrb
    8:25 pm July 24, 2019 Permalink

    170 million reasons why it’s the best day in the history of Kentucky basketball.



  4. eeewee
    8:41 pm July 24, 2019 Permalink

    Highest paid Canadian athlete sounds wrong. Maybe highest salary in one year? Joey Votto got $225M in his 10 year contract, for example.



    • 4everUKblue
      8:48 pm July 24, 2019 Permalink

      Jamal’s extension was $170 for 5 yrs, Votto’s is a 10 yr contract.



  5. UKFanSC
    9:16 pm July 24, 2019 Permalink

    Truly a basketball savant



  6. Smyrna_Cat
    10:30 pm July 24, 2019 Permalink

    And Zach still busted his chops on this board every game.