Michael Porter Jr.

Denver Nuggets, Small Forward
Age: 26-23d (Jun 29, 1998)
Exp: 5 Years
Country: US
College: Missouri
Drafted: Round 1 (#14 overall), 2018
2024-25 Cap Hit

$35,859,950

2024-25 Cash

$35,859,950

Career Earnings

$79,181,858

2022-2026 Designated Rookie Extension (CURRENT)

Michael Porter Jr. signed a 5 year , $179,299,750 contract with the Denver Nuggets, including $179,299,750 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $35,859,950. In 2024-25, Porter Jr. will earn a base salary of $35,859,950, while carrying a cap hit of $35,859,950 and a dead cap value of $35,859,950.
Contract Terms:
5 yr(s) / $179,299,750
Average Salary:
$35,859,950
GTD at Sign:
$150,493,600
Total GTD:
$179,299,750
Signed Using:
Bird Rights
Free Agent:
2027 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Apron Salary Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Guaranteed Cash Cumulative
2022-23 24 $30,913,750 25.00% $30,913,750 $30,913,750 20.57% $30,913,750 $30,913,750 $30,913,750
2023-24 25 $33,386,850 24.55% $33,386,850 $33,386,850 20.20% $33,386,850 $33,386,850 $64,300,600
2024-25 26 $35,859,950 25.51% $35,859,950 $35,859,950 20.99% $35,859,950 $35,859,950 $100,160,550
2025-26 27 $38,333,050 24.72% $38,333,050 $38,333,050 20.34% $38,333,050 $38,333,050 $138,493,600
2026-27 28 $40,806,150 23.92% $40,806,150 $40,806,150 19.69% $40,806,150 $40,806,150 $179,299,750
2027-28 29
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Luxury Tax
2022-23 24 $30,913,750 - - $30,913,750 25.00% $30,913,750
2023-24 25 $33,386,850 - - $33,386,850 24.55% $33,386,850
2024-25 26 $35,859,950 - - $35,859,950 25.51% $35,859,950
2025-26 27 $38,333,050 - - $38,333,050 24.72% $38,333,050
2026-27 28 $40,806,150 - - $40,806,150 23.92% $40,806,150
2027-28 29
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2022-23 24 $30,913,750 $30,913,750 $30,913,750 $30,913,750 $35,859,950
2023-24 25 $33,386,850 $33,386,850 $64,300,600 $32,150,300 $37,096,500
2024-25 26 $35,859,950 $35,859,950 $100,160,550 $33,386,850 $38,333,050
2025-26 27 $38,333,050 $38,333,050 $138,493,600 $34,623,400 $39,569,600
2026-27 28 $40,806,150 $40,806,150 $179,299,750 $35,859,950 $40,806,150
Contract Notes
  • 2026-27:
    • $12 million guaranteed,
    • $17 million guaranteed if earns NBA All-Star in any of the 2021-22 through 2025-26 seasons, 
    • Fully guaranteed based on performance:
      • not waived 48 hours before 2026-27 Moratorium, or
      • two NBA All-Star, or
      • MVP/DPOY/All-NBA/All-Defense, or
      • wins NBA Championship + game played requirements (fully guaranteed triggered with 2022-23 NBA Championship)
  • Language existed for 28% and 30% of cap (did not trigger)
Source: Spotrac

2018-2021 Rookie

Michael Porter Jr. signed a 4 year , $15,093,095 contract with the Denver Nuggets, including $15,093,095 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,773,274.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $15,093,095
Average Salary:
$3,773,274
GTD at Sign:
$6,283,560
Total GTD:
$15,093,095
Signed Using:
rookie-scale-exception
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$79,181,858

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2018 20
Active
$2,894,160
$2,894,160
2019 21
Active
$3,177,563
$6,071,723
2020 22
Active / Club Exercised
$3,550,800
$9,622,523
2021 23
Active / Club Exercised
$5,258,735
$14,881,258
2022 24
Active
$30,913,750
$45,795,008
Champion
2023 25
Active
$33,386,850
$79,181,858
Total      
$79,181,858
$79,181,858
2024 26
Active
$35,859,950
2025 27
Active
$38,333,050
2026 28
Active
$40,806,150
Total
$194,181,008
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2018
20
$2,894,160
$2,894,160
$2,894,160
2019
21
$3,177,563
$3,177,563
$6,071,723
2020
22
$3,550,800
$3,550,800
$9,622,523
2021
23
$5,258,735
$5,258,735
$14,881,258
2022
24
$30,913,750
$30,913,750
$45,795,008
2023
25
$33,386,850
$33,386,850
$79,181,858
Total
$79,181,858
$79,181,858
$79,181,858
2024
26
$35,859,950
$35,859,950
2025
27
$38,333,050
$38,333,050
2026
28
$40,806,150
$40,806,150
Total
$194,181,008
$194,181,008

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
6 $79,181,858 - - $79,181,858

Injuries

Year Dates Games Missed Reason
2018-19 DEN Oct 17, 2018 - Apr 10, 2019 82 Back
2019-20 DEN Jan 22, 2020 - Jan 23, 2020 1 Back
2019-20 DEN Feb 02, 2020 - Feb 20, 2020 6 Ankle
2020-21 DEN Jan 01, 2021 - Jan 21, 2021 10 Health Protocols
2020-21 DEN May 13, 2021 - May 13, 2021 1 Rest
2021-22 DEN Nov 08, 2021 - Apr 10, 2022 73 Back
2022-23 DEN Oct 26, 2022 - Oct 27, 2022 1 Back
2022-23 DEN Nov 25, 2022 - Dec 22, 2022 12 Heel
2022-23 DEN Jan 22, 2023 - Jan 27, 2023 3 Personal
2022-23 DEN Mar 31, 2023 - Mar 31, 2023 1 Injury Management
2022-23 DEN Apr 06, 2023 - Apr 06, 2023 1 Injury Management
2022-23 DEN Apr 09, 2023 - Apr 09, 2023 1 Injury Management
2023-24 DEN Feb 09, 2024 - Feb 11, 2024 1 Knee
  • Sep 29, 2021 Signed a 5 year $172.55 million maximum rookie scale contract extension with Denver (DEN)
  • Dec 10, 2020 Denver (DEN) exercised $5.26 million option for 2021-22
  • Oct 07, 2019 Denver (DEN) exercised $3.55 million option for 2020-21
  • Jul 03, 2018 Signed a 4 year $15.09 million rookie scale contract with Denver (DEN)
  • Jun 21, 2018 Drafted by Denver (DEN): Round 1 (#14 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Mar 10, 2023 for technical foul during DEN-SAS game $2,000
Mar 10, 2023 for technical foul during DEN-SAS game $2,000
Mar 10, 2023 for ejection (two technical fouls) from DEN-SAS game $2,000
Dec 08, 2023 for technical foul during HOU-DEN game $2,000
Mar 11, 2024 for technical foul during TOR-DEN game $2,000
Apr 06, 2024 for technical foul during ATL-DEN game $2,000
Year Team GP GS Min/Gm Pt/Gm Reb/Gm Ast/Gm Stl/Gm Blk/Gm FG% 3PT% FT%
2023 DEN 81 81 31.7 16.7 7.0 1.5 0.5 0.7 .484 .397 .836
2022 DEN 62 62 29.0 17.4 5.5 1.0 0.6 0.5 .487 .414 .800
2021 DEN 9 9 29.3 9.9 6.6 1.9 1.1 0.2 .359 .208 .556
2020 DEN 61 54 31.3 19.0 7.3 1.1 0.7 0.9 .542 .445 .791
2019 DEN 55 8 16.4 9.3 4.7 0.8 0.5 0.5 .509 .422 .833
2018 DEN 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 .000
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