Keita Bates-Diop

New York Knicks, Small Forward
Age: 28-180d (Jan 23, 1996)
Exp: 6 Years
Country: US
College: Ohio State
Drafted: Round 2 (#48 overall), 2018
Agent(s): Austin Brown, Aaron Mintz (CAA Sports)
2024-25 Cap Hit

$2,654,644

2024-25 Cash

$2,654,644

Career Earnings

$8,209,867

2023-2024 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Keita Bates-Diop signed a 2 year , $5,001,258 contract with the Phoenix Suns, including $5,001,258 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,500,629. In 2024-25, Bates-Diop will earn a base salary of $2,654,644, while carrying a cap hit of $2,654,644 and a dead cap value of $2,654,644.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $5,001,258
Average Salary:
$2,500,629
GTD at Sign:
$5,001,258
Total GTD:
$5,001,258
Signed Using:
Minimum
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age Status Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Apron Salary Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Guaranteed Cash Cumulative
2023-24 28 $2,346,614 1.73% $2,346,614 $2,346,614 1.42% $890,095 $2,346,614 $890,095
2024-25 29
Player
$2,654,644 1.89% $2,654,644 $2,654,644 1.55% $2,654,644 $2,654,644 $3,544,739
2025-26 30
UFA
Year Age Status Base Salary Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Luxury Tax
2023-24 28 $2,346,614 - - $2,346,614 1.73% $2,346,614
2024-25 29
Player
$2,654,644 - - $2,654,644 1.89% $2,654,644
2025-26 30
UFA
Year Age Status Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2023-24 28 $890,095 $890,095 $890,095 $890,095 $1,772,370
2024-25 29
Player
$2,654,644 $2,654,644 $3,544,739 $1,772,370 $2,654,644
Retained/Dead Cash
2023-24 28 - $1,456,519 $1,456,519 $1,456,519 $1,456,519 $1,456,519
Aggregate Trade Restriction: This player cannot be traded with other players until Sep 06, 2024.
Reaquire Restriction: This player can be traded back to BKN team for one-year (Jul 06, 2025).
Contract Notes
  • 2024-25: Player Option (deadline 6/29/24, exercised 6/24/24)
Source: Spotrac

2021-2022 Free Agent

Keita Bates-Diop signed a 2 year , $3,607,937 contract with the San Antonio Spurs, including $3,607,937 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,803,969.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $3,607,937
Average Salary:
$1,803,969
GTD at Sign:
$1,729,217
Total GTD:
$3,607,937
Signed Using:
Minimum
Free Agent:
2023 / UFA
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2020-2020 two-way

Keita Bates-Diop signed a 1 year contract with the San Antonio Spurs.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s)
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
Signed Using:
Free Agent:
2021 / RFA
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2018-2020 Rookie

Keita Bates-Diop signed a 3 year , $3,919,177 contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, including $2,255,316 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,306,392.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $3,919,177
Average Salary:
$1,306,392
GTD at Sign:
$2,255,316
Total GTD:
$2,255,316
Signed Using:
non-taxpayer-mid-level-exception
Free Agent:
2021 / RFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$8,209,867

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

5 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2018 23
Active
$838,464
$838,464
2019 24
Active
Retained
$568,342
$848,510
$1,406,806
$2,255,316
2021 26
Active
$1,729,217
$3,984,533
2022 27
Active
$1,878,720
$5,863,253
2023 28
Active
Retained
$890,095
$1,456,519
$6,753,348
$8,209,867
Total      
$8,209,867
$6,753,348
$8,209,867
2024 29
Active / Player Exercised
$2,654,644
Total
$10,864,511
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2018
23
$838,464
$838,464
$838,464
2019
24
$568,342
$848,510
$568,342
$848,510
$1,406,806
$2,255,316
2021
26
$1,729,217
$1,729,217
$3,984,533
2022
27
$1,878,720
$1,878,720
$5,863,253
2023
28
$890,095
$1,456,519
$890,095
$1,456,519
$6,753,348
$8,209,867
Total
$8,209,867
$8,209,867
$6,753,348
$8,209,867
2024
29
$2,654,644
$2,654,644
Total
$10,864,511
$10,864,511

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
2 $1,686,974 - - $1,686,974
1 $568,342 - - $568,342
2 $3,607,937 - - $3,607,937
1 $890,095 - - $890,095
1 $1,456,519 - - $1,456,519

Injuries

Year Dates Games Missed Reason
2018-19 MIN Dec 30, 2018 - Jan 03, 2019 3 Illness
2019-20 MIN Dec 11, 2019 - Dec 12, 2019 1 Illness
2019-20 DEN Mar 09, 2020 - Mar 11, 2020 2 Knee
2020-21 SAS Jan 13, 2021 - Jan 21, 2021 5 Illness
2020-21 SAS Mar 15, 2021 - Apr 10, 2021 15 Hamstring
2021-22 SAS Nov 10, 2021 - Nov 13, 2021 2 Back
2021-22 SAS Dec 04, 2021 - Dec 06, 2021 1 Ankle
2021-22 SAS Jan 01, 2022 - Jan 03, 2022 1 Hamstring
2021-22 SAS Jan 25, 2022 - Jan 31, 2022 4 Health Protocols
2021-22 SAS Feb 12, 2022 - Feb 13, 2022 1 Face
2021-22 SAS Mar 07, 2022 - Mar 11, 2022 3 Back
2021-22 SAS Mar 14, 2022 - Mar 22, 2022 4 Back
2022-23 SAS Dec 08, 2022 - Dec 13, 2022 3 Foot
2022-23 SAS Dec 31, 2022 - Jan 06, 2023 4 Illness
2022-23 SAS Jan 11, 2023 - Jan 12, 2023 1 Ankle
2022-23 SAS Mar 15, 2023 - Mar 16, 2023 1 Achilles
2023-24 PHX Dec 19, 2023 - Dec 22, 2023 1 Migraine
2023-24 BKN Mar 25, 2024 - Apr 14, 2024 11 Shin
  • Jul 06, 2024 Traded to New York (NYK) from Brooklyn (BKN) with Mikal Bridges , Juan Vaulet and 2026 2nd round pick [least favorable of DET/MIL/ORL pick] for Bojan Bogdanovic, 2025 1st round pick [unprotected] , 2027 1st round pick [unprotected] , 2029 1st round pick [unprotected] , 2031 1st round pick [unprotected] , 2025 1st round pick [Top-4 protected via MIL] , 2028 1st round pick [BKN right to swap] , 2025 2nd round pick, Shake Milton and Mamadi Diakite
  • Jun 24, 2024 Exercised $2.65 million Player Option with Brooklyn (BKN) for 2024-25
  • Feb 08, 2024 Traded to Brooklyn (BKN) from Phoenix (PHX) as part of a 3-team trade: Memphis (MEM) traded David Roddy to Phoenix (PHX); Memphis (MEM) traded Vanja Marinkovic to Brooklyn (BKN); Phoenix (PHX) traded Yuta Watanabe and Chimezie Metu to Memphis (MEM); Phoenix (PHX) traded Jordan Goodwin, 2026 2nd round pick, 2028 2nd round pick and 2029 2nd round pick to Brooklyn (BKN); Brooklyn (BKN) traded Royce O'Neale to Phoenix (PHX)
  • Jul 02, 2023 Signed a 2 year $5 million contract with Phoenix (PHX) - includes 2024-25 Player Option
  • Oct 19, 2022 San Antonio (SAS) fully guaranteed $1,878,720 of salary for 2022-23
  • Sep 07, 2021 Signed a 2 year $3.61 million contract with San Antonio (SAS)
  • Jul 30, 2021 San Antonio (SAS) extended $1.49 million Qualifying Offer; becomes Restricted Free Agent
  • Nov 29, 2020 Signed a two-way contract with San Antonio (SAS)
  • Nov 22, 2020 Waived by Denver (DEN)
  • Feb 05, 2020 Traded to Denver (DEN) from Minnesota (MIN) as part of a 4-team trade: Atlanta (ATL) traded 2024 2nd round pick to Houston (HOU); Atlanta (ATL) traded Evan Turner and 2020 1st round pick to Minnesota (MIN); Denver (DEN) traded Malik Beasley, Juan Hernangomez and Jarred Vanderbilt to Minnesota (MIN); Houston (HOU) traded Clint Capela and Nene Hilario to Atlanta (ATL); Houston (HOU) traded Gerald Green and 2020 1st round pick to Denver (DEN); Minnesota (MIN) traded Shabazz Napier and Noah Vonleh to Denver (DEN); Minnesota (MIN) traded Robert Covington and Jordan Bell to Houston (HOU)
  • Jul 06, 2018 Signed a 3 year $3.9 million contract with Minnesota (MIN) - includes 2020 non-guaranteed
  • Jun 21, 2018 Drafted by Minnesota (MIN): Round 2 (#48 overall)
Year Team GP GS Min/Gm Pt/Gm Reb/Gm Ast/Gm Stl/Gm Blk/Gm FG% 3PT% FT%
2023 BKN 53 8 12.5 3.7 2.1 0.7 0.5 0.4 .434 .304 .762
2022 SA 67 42 21.7 9.7 3.7 1.5 0.7 0.3 .508 .394 .793
2021 SA 59 14 16.2 5.7 3.9 0.7 0.5 0.2 .517 .309 .754
2020 SA 30 8.1 2.6 1.6 0.4 0.4 0.2 .448 .294 .667
2019 DEN 44 16.9 6.5 2.9 0.7 0.4 0.5 .427 .330 .720
2018 MIN 31 3 17.6 4.9 2.7 0.5 0.6 0.5 .423 .250 .643
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