Zion Williamson

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Power Forward Age: 21-21d Exp: 2 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 $30,736,320 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $11,067,784. In 2021-22, Williamson will earn a base salary of $10,733,400, while carrying a cap hit of $10,733,400 and a dead cap value of $10,733,400.

    Club Option
    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 Yearly Cash Guaranteed
    2019-20 Contract details by year 19 $9,757,440 - - - $9,757,440 $9,147,600($9,147,600) $9,757,440
    2020-21 Contract details by year 20 $10,245,480 - - - $10,245,480 $10,245,480($19,393,080) $10,245,480
    2021-22 Contract details by year 21 $10,733,400 - - - $10,733,400 $10,733,400($30,126,480) $10,733,400

    Rookie Extension Eligible (25% Cap Max): 5 year, $181M (2023-27)

    2022-23 Contract details by year 22 $13,534,817 - - - $13,534,817 $13,534,817($43,661,297)
    2023-24 Contract details by year 23 QO: $17,595,263 - - - Hold: $33,821,250
    2023 Free Agent Year 24 RFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2021 Club Option exercised
    • 2022 Club Option
    Sources: Spotrac
  • 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
    Est. Earnings
    (2 seasons)
    $19,393,080 - - - $19,393,080
    2021-22 Player Cash Earnings $10,733,400 - - - $10,733,400
    2022-23 Player Cash Earnings $13,534,817 - - - $13,534,817
    $43,661,297 - - - $43,661,297
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Trade Kicker Total Cash
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $19,393,080 - - - $19,393,080

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

  • Transactions

    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)
  • Statistics

    Season Team Games MPG FG% 3PT% FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PT Prod Pts
    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 85 31.68 0.604 0.333 0.683 2.72 4.24 6.95 3.25 0.86 0.56 2.66 25.73 39.13