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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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
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.