Nick Richards

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Center Age: 26-96d Exp: 3 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#42 overall), 2020 College: Kentucky Agent(s): Javon Phillips, Jared Mucha, Jeff Schwartz (Excel Sports Management)

 
  • Current Contract

    Nick Richards signed a 3 year / $15,000,000 contract with the Charlotte Hornets, including $10,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $5,000,000. In 2023-24, Richards will earn a base salary of $5,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,000,000 and a dead cap value of $5,000,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $15,000,000
    Average Salary: $5,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $10,000,000
    Signed Using: Veteran Extension/Early Bird
    Free Agent: 2026 / UFA
    Year   Age Status Base Salary Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Bonus Cap Hit Pct of League Cap Yearly Cash Guaranteed
    2023-24 Contract details by year 26 $5,000,000 - - - $5,000,000 3.68% $5,000,000($5,000,000) $5,000,000
    2024-25 Contract details by year 27 $5,000,000 - - - $5,000,000 3.55% $5,000,000($10,000,000) $5,000,000
    2025-26 Contract details by year 28 NON-GTD $5,000,000 - - - $5,000,000 3.22% $5,000,000($15,000,000)
    2026 Free Agent Year 29 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2025-26: non-guaranteed, fully guaranteed on 6/29/25
    Sources: Spotrac

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    2020-2022Entry Level

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $4,300,602
    Average Salary: $1,433,534
    Guaranteed at Signing $2,517,981
    Signed Using: Entry Level/Cap Space
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    A look at the calculated cash earnings for Nick Richards, including any upcoming years.

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Trade Kicker Total Cash
    2020-21 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - - - $1,000,000
    2021-22 Player Cash Earnings $1,517,981 - - - $1,517,981
    2022-23 Player Cash Earnings $1,782,621 - - - $1,782,621
    2023-24 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 - - - $5,000,000
    Est. Earnings
    (4 seasons)
    $9,300,602 - - - $9,300,602
    2024-25 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 - - - $5,000,000
    2025-26 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 - - - $5,000,000
    $19,300,602 - - - $19,300,602
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Trade Kicker Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $9,300,602 - - - $9,300,602

    * earnings may include deduction of original cashed earned due to shortened season

  • Transactions

    Apr 4 2023Fined $2,000 for technical foul during TOR-CHA game
    Mar 22 2023Signed a 3 year $15 million contract extension with Charlotte (CHA) - includes 2025-26 non-guaranteed
    Oct 31 2022Fined $2,000 for technical foul during SAC-CHA game
    Oct 29 2022Fined $2,000 for technical foul during GSW-CHA game
    Nov 30 2020Signed a 3 year $4.3 million contract with Charlotte (CHA)
    Nov 19 2020Traded to Charlotte (CHA) from New Orleans (NOP) for 2024 2nd round pick
    Nov 18 2020Drafted by New Orleans (NOP): Round 2 (#42 overall)
  • Fines & Suspensions

    A look at the reported fines & suspensions for Nick Richards, and the financial implications.

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    12/29/2023 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during CHA-PHX game
    11/12/2023 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during CHA-NYK game
    04/04/2023 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during TOR-CHA game
    10/31/2022 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during SAC-CHA game
    10/29/2022 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during GSW-CHA game
    - $10,000
  • Statistics

    Season Team Games MPG FG% 3PT% FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PT Prod Pts
    2023 CHA 48 26.1 0.691 0.000 0.729 2.69 5.44 8.13 0.88 0.35 1.31 1.10 9.94 23.23
    2022 CHA 65 18.72 0.629 1.000 0.749 2.26 4.14 6.40 0.58 0.17 1.09 0.91 8.18 18.36
    2021 CHA 49 7.47 0.667 0.000 0.698 0.69 1.06 1.76 0.27 0.18 0.43 0.49 3.06 6.30
    2020 CHA 18 3.44 0.444 0.000 0.636 0.22 0.39 0.61 0.11 0.00 0.00 0.17 0.83 1.57
    Totals 180 16.10 0.656 0.500 0.732 1.74 3.27 5.02 0.53 0.21 0.86 0.77 6.52 14.70