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.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2019
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*
Here are the numbers on a Jamal Murray rookie max extension:
Murray will be subject to the poison pill provision (basically cannot be traded for one year)
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) July 1, 2019
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.