Chimezie Metu

Detroit Pistons, Center
Age: 27-121d (Mar 22, 1997)
Exp: 6 Years
Country: US
College: Southern California
Drafted: Round 2 (#49 overall), 2018
Agent(s): Darren Matsubara (Wasserman)
2024-25 Cash

$0

Career Earnings

$9,287,677

2023-2024 rest-of-season

Chimezie Metu signed a 2 year , $2,870,425 contract with the Detroit Pistons, including $215,781 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,435,213.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $2,870,425
Average Salary:
$1,435,213
GTD at Sign:
$215,781
Total GTD:
$215,781
Signed Using:
Minimum
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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2023-2023 ten-day

Chimezie Metu signed a 10 day , $134,863 contract with the Detroit Pistons, including $134,863 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $13,486.
Contract Terms:
10 yr(s) / $134,863
Average Salary:
$13,486
GTD at Sign:
$134,863
Total GTD:
$134,863
Signed Using:
Minimum
Free Agent:
2024
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2023-2023 Free Agent

Chimezie Metu signed a 1 year , $2,346,614 contract with the Phoenix Suns, including $2,346,614 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,346,614.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $2,346,614
Average Salary:
$2,346,614
GTD at Sign:
$2,346,614
Total GTD:
$2,346,614
Signed Using:
Minimum
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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2020-2022 rest-of-season

Chimezie Metu signed a 3 year , $4,373,656 contract with the Sacramento Kings, including $2,462,796 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,457,885.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $4,373,656
Average Salary:
$1,457,885
GTD at Sign:
$700,000
Total GTD:
$2,462,796
Signed Using:
non-taxpayer-mid-level-exception
Free Agent:
2023 / UFA
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2020-2020 two-way

Chimezie Metu signed a 1 year contract with the Sacramento Kings.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s)
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
Signed Using:
Free Agent:
2021 / RFA
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2020-2020 Free Agent

Chimezie Metu signed a 3 year , $5,294,220 contract with the Sacramento Kings, including $50,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,764,740.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $5,294,220
Average Salary:
$1,764,740
GTD at Sign:
$50,000
Total GTD:
$50,000
Signed Using:
non-taxpayer-mid-level-exception
Free Agent:
2021 / RFA
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2018-2020

Chimezie Metu signed a 3 year , $3,919,177 contract with the San Antonio Spurs, 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

$9,287,677

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

5 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2018 21
Active
$838,464
$838,464
2019 22
Active
$1,328,299
$2,166,763
2020 23
Active
Retained
$700,000
$50,000
$2,866,763
$2,916,763
2021 24
Active
$1,762,796
$4,679,559
2022 25
Active
$1,910,860
$6,590,419
2023 26
Retained
Active
Retained
Retained
$890,095
$215,781
$134,863
$1,456,519
$7,480,514
$7,696,295
$7,831,158
$9,287,677
Total      
$9,287,677
$7,480,514
$7,696,295
$7,831,158
$9,287,677
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2018
21
$838,464
$838,464
$838,464
2019
22
$1,328,299
$1,328,299
$2,166,763
2020
23
$700,000
$50,000
$700,000
$50,000
$2,866,763
$2,916,763
2021
24
$1,762,796
$1,762,796
$4,679,559
2022
25
$1,910,860
$1,910,860
$6,590,419
2023
26
$890,095
$215,781
$134,863
$1,456,519
$890,095
$215,781
$134,863
$1,456,519
$7,480,514
$7,696,295
$7,831,158
$9,287,677
Total
$9,287,677
$9,287,677
$7,480,514
$7,696,295
$7,831,158
$9,287,677

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
2 $2,166,763 - - $2,166,763
3 $4,423,656 - - $4,423,656
1 $890,095 - - $890,095
1 $350,644 - - $350,644
1 $1,456,519 - - $1,456,519

Injuries

Year Dates Games Missed Reason
2019-20 SAS Nov 27, 2019 - Dec 03, 2019 3 Foot
2020-21 SAC Feb 18, 2021 - Mar 23, 2021 16 Wrist
2020-21 SAC May 02, 2021 - May 06, 2021 3 Back
2021-22 SAC Jan 04, 2022 - Jan 08, 2022 3 Health Protocols
2021-22 SAC Jan 25, 2022 - Jan 28, 2022 2 Ankle
2022-23 SAC Jan 23, 2023 - Jan 24, 2023 1 Ankle
  • Jun 29, 2024 Detroit (DET) declined $2.65 million Club Option for 2024-25
  • Mar 30, 2024 Signed a 2 year Rest-of-Season contract with Detroit (DET) - includes 2024-25 Club Option
  • Mar 20, 2024 Signed a 10-day contract with Detroit (DET)
  • Feb 09, 2024 Waived by Memphis (MEM)
  • Feb 08, 2024 Traded to Memphis (MEM) 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 to Memphis (MEM); Phoenix (PHX) traded Keita Bates-Diop, 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 1 year $2.35 million contract with Phoenix (PHX)
  • Jan 13, 2023 Fined $2,000 for ejection from HOU-SAC game
  • Jun 29, 2022 Sacramento (SAC) fully guaranteed $1.91 million salary for 2022-23
  • Dec 01, 2021 Sacramento (SAC) fully guaranteed salary for 2021-22 season
  • Aug 10, 2021 Sacramento (SAC) guaranteed $881,398 million salary for 2021-22
  • Apr 27, 2021 Signed a 3 year Rest-of-Season contract with Sacramento (SAC)
  • Dec 23, 2020 Signed a two-way contract with Sacramento (SAC)
  • Dec 21, 2020 Waived by Sacramento (SAC)
  • Nov 28, 2020 Signed a 3 year $5.29 million contract with Sacramento (SAC)
  • Nov 20, 2020 Waived by San Antonio (SAS)
  • Aug 30, 2018 Signed a 3 year $3.9 million contract with San Antonio (SAS)
  • Jun 21, 2018 Drafted by San Antonio (SAS): Round 2 (#49 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
May 14, 2021 for technical foul during SAC-MEM game $2,000
Oct 29, 2021 for technical foul during SAC-NOP game $2,000
Dec 26, 2021 for technical foul during MEM-SAC game $2,000
Jan 10, 2022 for technical foul during CLE-SAC game $2,000
Jan 19, 2022 for technical foul during DET-SAC game $2,000
Mar 09, 2022 for technical foul during DEN-SAC game $2,000
Nov 15, 2022 for technical foul during BKN-SAC game $2,000
Jan 13, 2023 for technical foul during HOU-SAC game $2,000
Jan 13, 2023 for ejection from HOU-SAC game $2,000
Year Team GP GS Min/Gm Pt/Gm Reb/Gm Ast/Gm Stl/Gm Blk/Gm FG% 3PT% FT%
2023 DET 51 12 16.8 6.5 3.8 0.9 0.8 0.3 .504 .298 .906
2022 SAC 66 10.4 4.9 3.0 0.6 0.3 0.3 .589 .237 .740
2021 SAC 60 20 21.3 8.9 5.6 1.0 0.9 0.5 .452 .306 .772
2020 SAC 36 6 13.6 6.3 3.1 0.8 0.4 0.5 .506 .351 .721
2019 SA 18 5.8 3.2 1.8 0.6 0.2 0.3 .571 .769
2018 SA 29 5.0 1.8 1.2 0.4 0.2 0.1 .328 .765
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