Zion Williamson

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Power Forward Age: 22-160d Exp: 3 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#1 overall), 2019 College: Duke Agent(s): Austin Brown (CAA Sports)

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  • Current Contract

    Zion Williamson signed a 4 year / $44,271,137 contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, including $44,271,137 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $11,067,784. In 2022-23, Williamson will earn a base salary of $13,534,817, while carrying a cap hit of $13,534,817 and a dead cap value of $13,534,817.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $44,271,137
    Average Salary: $11,067,784
    Guaranteed at Signing $20,002,920
    Signed Using: Entry Level/Rookie
    Free Agent: 2023 / RFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Bonus Cap Hit Pct of League Cap Yearly Cash Guaranteed
    2019-20 Contract details by year 19 $9,757,440 - - - $9,757,440 8.94% $9,147,600($9,147,600) $9,757,440
    2020-21 Contract details by year 20 $10,245,480 - - - $10,245,480 9.39% $10,245,480($19,393,080) $10,245,480
    2021-22 Contract details by year 21 $10,733,400 - - - $10,733,400 9.55% $10,733,400($30,126,480) $10,733,400

    Rookie Extension Eligible (25% Cap Max): 5 year, $188M (2023-27), Year 1 Salary = $32.45M

    2022-23 Contract details by year 22 $13,534,817 - - - $13,534,817 10.95% $13,534,817($43,661,297) $13,534,817
    Trade Restriction: This player can be traded but has a Poison Pill restriction until Jul 01, 2023.
    Contract Notes:
    • 2021-22 Club Option (deadline 10/31/20, exercised)
    • 2022-23 Club Option (deadline 10/31/21, exercised 10/13/21)
    Sources: Spotrac

    Upcoming Contract Extension

    Estimate
    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $194,300,000
    Average Salary: $38,860,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $194,300,000
    Signed Using: Designated Rookie Extension/Bird
    Free Agent: 2028 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Bonus Cap Hit Pct of League Cap Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2023-24 Contract details by year 23 $33,500,000 - - $33,500,000 25.00% $33,500,000 $33,500,000($33,500,000)
    2024-25 Contract details by year 24 $36,180,000 - - $36,180,000 25.30% $36,180,000 $36,180,000($69,680,000)
    2025-26 Contract details by year 25 $38,860,000 - - $38,860,000 26.30% $38,860,000 $38,860,000($108,540,000)
    2026-27 Contract details by year 26 $41,540,000 - - $41,540,000 26.78% $41,540,000 $41,540,000($150,080,000)
    2027-28 Contract details by year 27 $44,220,000 - - $44,220,000 27.15% $44,220,000 $44,220,000($194,300,000)
    2028 Zion Williamson Contracts, Salaries, Cap Figures 28 UFA  
    • No All-NBA: $193M (25%)
    • All-NBA: $231M (30%)
    • Protections TBD
      • Weight must be less than 295 lbs; body fat monitored (@cclark_13)
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    A look at the calculated cash earnings for Zion Williamson, including any upcoming years.

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Trade Kicker Total Cash
    2019-20* Player Cash Earnings $9,147,600 - - - $9,147,600
    2020-21 Player Cash Earnings $10,245,480 - - - $10,245,480
    2021-22 Player Cash Earnings $10,733,400 - - - $10,733,400
    2022-23 Player Cash Earnings $13,534,817 - - - $13,534,817
    Est. Earnings
    (4 seasons)
    $43,661,297 - - - $43,661,297
    2023-24 Player Cash Earnings $33,500,000 - - - $33,500,000
    2024-25 Player Cash Earnings $36,180,000 - - - $36,180,000
    2025-26 Player Cash Earnings $38,860,000 - - - $38,860,000
    2026-27 Player Cash Earnings $41,540,000 - - - $41,540,000
    2027-28 Player Cash Earnings $44,220,000 - - - $44,220,000
    $237,961,297 - - - $237,961,297
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Trade Kicker Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $43,661,297 - - - $43,661,297

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

  • Transactions

    Nov 28 2022Fined $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-NOP game
    Jul 6 2022Signed a 5 year $194.3 million Designated Rookie contract extension with New Orleans (NOP) - includes 30% cap language
    Oct 13 2021New Orleans (NOP) exercised $13.53 million option for 2022-23
    Dec 18 2020New Orleans (NOP) exercised $10.7 million option for 2021-22
    Jul 1 2019Signed a 4 year $44.27 million rookie scale contract with New Orleans (NOP)
    Jun 20 2019Drafted by New Orleans (NOP): Round 1 (#1 overall)
  • Fines & Suspensions

    A look at the reported fines & suspensions for Zion Williamson, and the financial implications.

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    11/28/2022 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-NOP game
    - $2,000
  • Statistics

    Season Team Games MPG FG% 3PT% FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PT Prod Pts
    2022 NO 19 32.05 0.596 0.273 0.720 2.11 5.11 7.21 4.32 1.26 0.63 2.79 23.89 40.02
    2021 NO 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 nan nan nan nan nan nan nan nan nan
    2020 NO 61 33.2 0.611 0.294 0.698 2.74 4.49 7.23 3.70 0.93 0.64 2.74 27.00 41.64
    2019 NO 24 27.83 0.583 0.429 0.640 2.67 3.58 6.25 2.08 0.67 0.38 2.46 22.50 32.75
    Totals 104 31.75 0.603 0.322 0.689 2.61 4.39 7.00 3.44 0.93 0.58 2.68 25.39 39.29