LaMelo Ball

Charlotte Hornets, Point Guard
Age: 22-309d (Aug 22, 2001)
Exp: 4 Years
Country: US
Drafted: Round 1 (#3 overall), 2020
Agent(s): Raymond Brothers (Roc Nation Sports)
2024-25 Cap Hit

$35,250,000

2024-25 Cash

$35,250,000

Career Earnings

$35,596,275

2024-2028 Designated Rookie Extension (CURRENT)

LaMelo Ball signed a 5 year , $204,450,000 contract with the Charlotte Hornets, including $204,450,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $40,890,000. In 2024-25, Ball will earn a base salary of $35,250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $35,250,000 and a dead cap value of $35,250,000.
Contract Terms:
5 yr(s) / $204,450,000
Average Salary:
$40,890,000
GTD at Sign:
$204,450,000
Total GTD:
$204,450,000
Signed Using:
Bird Rights
Free Agent:
2029 / UFA
Year Age Status Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2024-25 23
Estimate
$35,250,000 25.00% $35,250,000 20.58% $35,250,000 $35,250,000
2025-26 24
Estimate
$38,070,000 24.55% $38,070,000 20.20% $38,070,000 $73,320,000
2026-27 25
Estimate
$40,890,000 23.97% $40,890,000 19.73% $40,890,000 $114,210,000
2027-28 26
Estimate
$43,710,000 23.29% $43,710,000 19.17% $43,710,000 $157,920,000
2028-29 27
Estimate
$46,530,000 22.54% $46,530,000 18.55% $46,530,000 $204,450,000
2029-30 28
UFA
Year Age Status Base Salary Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Luxury Tax
2024-25 23
Estimate
$35,250,000 - - $35,250,000 25.00% $35,250,000
2025-26 24
Estimate
$38,070,000 - - $38,070,000 24.55% $38,070,000
2026-27 25
Estimate
$40,890,000 - - $40,890,000 23.97% $40,890,000
2027-28 26
Estimate
$43,710,000 - - $43,710,000 23.29% $43,710,000
2028-29 27
Estimate
$46,530,000 - - $46,530,000 22.54% $46,530,000
2029-30 28
UFA
Year Age Status Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024-25 23
Estimate
$35,250,000 $35,250,000 $35,250,000 $35,250,000 $40,890,000
2025-26 24
Estimate
$38,070,000 $38,070,000 $73,320,000 $36,660,000 $42,300,000
2026-27 25
Estimate
$40,890,000 $40,890,000 $114,210,000 $38,070,000 $43,710,000
2027-28 26
Estimate
$43,710,000 $43,710,000 $157,920,000 $39,480,000 $45,120,000
2028-29 27
Estimate
$46,530,000 $46,530,000 $204,450,000 $40,890,000 $46,530,000
Contract Notes
  • Language exists for 30% cap
  • 15% Trade Bonus
Source: Spotrac

2020-2023 Rookie

LaMelo Ball signed a 4 year , $35,596,275 contract with the Charlotte Hornets, including $35,596,275 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $8,899,069.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $35,596,275
Average Salary:
$8,899,069
GTD at Sign:
$16,071,720
Total GTD:
$35,596,275
Signed Using:
rookie-scale-exception
Free Agent:
2024
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$35,596,275

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2020 19
Active
$7,839,960
$7,839,960
ROY
2021 20
Active
$8,231,760
$16,071,720
2022 21
Active / Club Exercised
$8,623,920
$24,695,640
2023 22
Active / Club Exercised
$10,900,635
$35,596,275
Total      
$35,596,275
$35,596,275
2024 23
Active / estimate
$35,250,000
2025 24
Active / estimate
$38,070,000
2026 25
Active / estimate
$40,890,000
2027 26
Active / estimate
$43,710,000
2028 27
Active / estimate
$46,530,000
Total
$240,046,275
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2020
19
$7,839,960
$7,839,960
$7,839,960
2021
20
$8,231,760
$8,231,760
$16,071,720
2022
21
$8,623,920
$8,623,920
$24,695,640
2023
22
$10,900,635
$10,900,635
$35,596,275
Total
$35,596,275
$35,596,275
$35,596,275
2024
23
$35,250,000
$35,250,000
2025
24
$38,070,000
$38,070,000
2026
25
$40,890,000
$40,890,000
2027
26
$43,710,000
$43,710,000
2028
27
$46,530,000
$46,530,000
Total
$240,046,275
$240,046,275

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
4 $35,596,275 - - $35,596,275

Injuries

Year Dates Games Missed Reason
2020-21 CHA Mar 22, 2021 - Apr 30, 2021 21 Wrist
2021-22 CHA Dec 05, 2021 - Dec 16, 2021 4 Health Protocols
2022-23 CHA Oct 19, 2022 - Nov 11, 2022 13 Ankle
2022-23 CHA Nov 18, 2022 - Dec 13, 2022 11 Ankle
2022-23 CHA Jan 21, 2023 - Jan 25, 2023 3 Wrist
2022-23 CHA Mar 01, 2023 - Apr 09, 2023 19 Ankle
2023-24 CHA Nov 28, 2023 - Jan 11, 2024 20 Ankle
2023-24 CHA Jan 20, 2024 - Jan 21, 2024 1 Ankle
2023-24 CHA Jan 27, 2024 - Apr 14, 2024 39 Ankle
  • Mar 28, 2024 Will miss the remainder of the 2023-24 with Charlotte (CHA) due to season-ending ankle injury
  • Jan 24, 2024 Fined $2,000 for flopping during CHA-DET game
  • Jul 06, 2023 Signed a 5 year $204.45 million Designated Rookie contract extension with Charlotte (CHA)
  • Mar 01, 2023 Will miss the remainder of the 2022-23 season with Charlotte (CHA) due to season-ending ankle injury
  • Oct 27, 2022 Charlotte (CHA) exercised $10.9 million option for 2023-24
  • Oct 29, 2021 Charlotte (CHA) exercised $8.62 million option for 2022-23
  • Nov 30, 2020 Signed a 4 year $35.60 million rookie scale contract with Charlotte (CHA)
  • Nov 18, 2020 Drafted by Charlotte (CHA): Round 1 (#3 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Feb 26, 2021 for technical foul during CHA-GSW game $2,000
May 11, 2021 for technical foul during DEN-CHA game $2,000
Nov 14, 2021 for technical foul during GSW-CHA game $2,000
Nov 29, 2021 for technical foul during CHA-CHI game $2,000
Jan 23, 2022 for technical foul during ATL-CHA game $2,000
Jan 25, 2022 for technical foul during CHA-TOR game $2,000
Dec 16, 2022 for technical foul during ATL-CHA game $2,000
Jan 02, 2023 for technical foul during LAL-CHA game $2,000
Jan 04, 2023 for technical foul during MEM-CHA game $2,000
Jan 08, 2023 for technical foul during CHA-IND game $2,000
Feb 02, 2023 for technical foul during CHA-CHI game $2,000
Feb 02, 2023 for technical foul during CHA-CHI game $2,000
Feb 02, 2023 for ejection (two technical fouls) from CHA-CHI game $2,000
Nov 01, 2023 for technical foul during CHA-HOU game $2,000
Jan 24, 2024 for flopping during CHA-DET game $2,000
Jan 26, 2024 for technical foul during HOU-CHA game $2,000
Year Team GP GS Min/Gm Pt/Gm Reb/Gm Ast/Gm Stl/Gm Blk/Gm FG% 3PT% FT%
2023 CHA 22 22 32.3 23.9 5.1 8.0 1.8 0.2 .433 .355 .865
2022 CHA 36 36 35.2 23.3 6.4 8.4 1.3 0.3 .411 .376 .836
2021 CHA 75 75 32.2 20.1 6.7 7.6 1.6 0.4 .429 .389 .872
2020 CHA 51 31 28.8 15.7 5.9 6.1 1.6 0.4 .436 .352 .758
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