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Jamal Murray is the Richest Canadian Athlete Ever

(Photo via Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo via Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

BBNBA man gets paid. After watching Julius Randle rake in $21 million per season over the next three years, Jamal Murray decided it was time for him to get his bag, too.

According to Shams Charania of The Atheltic, Murray and the Denver Nuggets have agreed upon a five-year, $170 million contract extension that will kick in at the start of next season.

For the math folks out there, he’s going to earn roughly $34 million per season until he turns 28. Sheeeeeeesh.

*Here are the exact numbers*

The deal will make Murray the highest paid Canadian athlete in history, besting Andrew Wiggins five-year, $148 million deal signed back in 2017. What a horrendous waste of money that has turned out to be. Murray is on a completely different career trajectory.

The former Wildcat is coming off the most productive season of his young career, helping lead the Nuggets 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 game while shooting nearly 37 percent from three.

Alongside Nikola Jokic – who signed a five-year, $148 million extension last offseason – Murray and the Nuggets have a core built to last. The two already provide unprecedented chemistry in the pick-and-roll and are surrounded by a brilliant supporting cast. The Nuggets continue to quietly boast one of the best rosters in all of basketball.

They aren’t making big splashes in free agency this summer, but Denver has solidified the next five years of its future by securing a deadly and promising sharpshooter.

Does John Calipari seriously even need to recruit anymore? He just netted Randle and Murray over $230 million in less than 12 hours.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

11 Comments for Jamal Murray is the Richest Canadian Athlete Ever



  1. BobbyBlue
    11:13 am July 1, 2019 Permalink

    Wow and Blackshear chose Mike White and the Gayturds over John Calipari and Kenny Payne, but heck maybe White can get him on a Chinese roster if he works harder !



    • BluegrassBoi
      11:46 am July 1, 2019 Permalink

      Congrats to Murray for getting PAID! But is he really the richest Canadian athlete ever? Is this based on a “per year” basis? I know Joey Votto signed a contract north of $200M…



    • Wildfelinebeeline
      11:51 am July 1, 2019 Permalink

      I’m betting the conversation with he and Cal went something like “(Cal) I love your game! But I have a ton of talent and I can’t promise you big minutes. So, you might wanna look elsewhere if you want to play ball hog!”

      And, what was Murray’s ranking out of High School? But Mr. Jay “Dukie” Bilas says Cal really doesn’t develop! The guy should be forced to retract that entire article.



    • ryan1723
      1:49 pm July 1, 2019 Permalink

      He was ranked 9th, so I’m not really understanding your argument here, being as Skal was ranked 1st that year.



  2. Wildcatlover
    11:57 am July 1, 2019 Permalink

    Ummm…. Joey Votto signed a 10 year, $225 million dollar contract with the Reds



  3. Matt10
    12:25 pm July 1, 2019 Permalink

    Um, Calipari netted Randle and Murray 230 million??
    Pretty sure Cal had nothing to do with it. Or is he their agent now? Or remote control their bodies?



    • ColoradoCatFan88
      2:58 pm July 1, 2019 Permalink

      Lol Matt10 I thought the exact same thing.. Not sure how Cal gets the credit for their contracts?



  4. brassnux66
    2:09 pm July 1, 2019 Permalink

    WRONG. Joey Votto. 10 years $225 million. Try doing some research.



    • beskag2
      3:03 pm July 1, 2019 Permalink

      Per season Murray is making roughly $13m more on average, I think that’s what the author is referring to?



  5. makeitstop
    3:36 pm July 1, 2019 Permalink

    Wow I’m getting old… I remember when Wayne Gretzky was the richest Canadian athlete ever, signing a 20 year deal. Then I looked it up and it was for less than Murray makes in a season. I know, inflation and all but sheez. Jamal, u gotta make hay while the sun shines and more power to u but wow, No wonder tickets are outrageous!



  6. 4everUKblue
    4:56 pm July 1, 2019 Permalink

    Congrats Jamal!