Zeke Nnaji

Denver Nuggets, Power Forward
Age: 23-197d (Jan 09, 2001)
Exp: 4 Years
Country: US
College: Arizona
Drafted: Round 1 (#22 overall), 2020
Agent(s): Adam Pensack (Pensack Sports)
2024-25 Cap Hit

$8,888,889

2024-25 Cash

$8,888,889

Career Earnings

$11,802,681

2024-2027 Rookie Extension (CURRENT)

Zeke Nnaji signed a 4 year , $32,000,001 contract with the Denver Nuggets, including $32,000,001 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $8,000,000. In 2024-25, Nnaji will earn a base salary of $8,888,889, while carrying a cap hit of $8,888,889 and a dead cap value of $8,888,889.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $32,000,001
Average Salary:
$8,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$32,000,001
Total GTD:
$32,000,001
Signed Using:
Bird Rights
Free Agent:
2028 / UFA
Year Age Status Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Apron Salary Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Guaranteed Cash Cumulative
2024-25 24 $8,888,889 6.32% $8,888,889 $8,888,889 5.20% $8,888,889 $8,888,889 $8,888,889
2025-26 25 $8,177,778 5.27% $8,177,778 $8,177,778 4.34% $8,177,778 $8,177,778 $17,066,667
2026-27 26 $7,466,667 4.38% $7,466,667 $7,466,667 3.60% $7,466,667 $7,466,667 $24,533,334
2027-28 27
Player
$7,466,667 3.98% $7,466,667 $7,466,667 3.27% $7,466,667 $7,466,667 $32,000,001
2028-29 28
UFA
Year Age Status Base Salary Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Luxury Tax
2024-25 24 $8,888,889 - - $8,888,889 6.32% $8,888,889
2025-26 25 $8,177,778 - - $8,177,778 5.27% $8,177,778
2026-27 26 $7,466,667 - - $7,466,667 4.38% $7,466,667
2027-28 27
Player
$7,466,667 - - $7,466,667 3.98% $7,466,667
2028-29 28
UFA
Year Age Status Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024-25 24 $8,888,889 $8,888,889 $8,888,889 $8,888,889 $8,000,000
2025-26 25 $8,177,778 $8,177,778 $17,066,667 $8,533,334 $7,703,704
2026-27 26 $7,466,667 $7,466,667 $24,533,334 $8,177,778 $7,466,667
2027-28 27
Player
$7,466,667 $7,466,667 $32,000,001 $8,000,000 $7,466,667
Contract Notes
  • 2027-28: Player Option (deadline 6/29/27)
Source: Spotrac

2020-2023 Rookie

Zeke Nnaji signed a 4 year , $11,802,681 contract with the Denver Nuggets, including $11,802,681 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,950,670.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $11,802,681
Average Salary:
$2,950,670
GTD at Sign:
$4,878,600
Total GTD:
$11,802,681
Signed Using:
rookie-scale-exception
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$11,802,681

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2020 20
Active
$2,379,840
$2,379,840
2021 21
Active
$2,498,760
$4,878,600
2022 22
Active / Club Exercised
$2,617,800
$7,496,400
Champion
2023 23
Active / Club Exercised
$4,306,281
$11,802,681
Total      
$11,802,681
$11,802,681
2024 24
Active
$8,888,889
2025 25
Active
$8,177,778
2026 26
Active
$7,466,667
2027 27
Active / Player
$7,466,667
Total
$43,802,682
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2020
20
$2,379,840
$2,379,840
$2,379,840
2021
21
$2,498,760
$2,498,760
$4,878,600
2022
22
$2,617,800
$2,617,800
$7,496,400
2023
23
$4,306,281
$4,306,281
$11,802,681
Total
$11,802,681
$11,802,681
$11,802,681
2024
24
$8,888,889
$8,888,889
2025
25
$8,177,778
$8,177,778
2026
26
$7,466,667
$7,466,667
2027
27
$7,466,667
$7,466,667
Total
$43,802,682
$43,802,682

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
4 $11,802,681 - - $11,802,681

Injuries

Year Dates Games Missed Reason
2020-21 DEN Mar 13, 2021 - Mar 12, 2021 1 Illness
2020-21 DEN May 01, 2021 - May 11, 2021 5 Ankle
2021-22 DEN Nov 15, 2021 - Nov 22, 2021 4 Ankle
2021-22 DEN Jan 01, 2022 - Jan 06, 2022 3 Health Protocols
2021-22 DEN Feb 12, 2022 - Feb 23, 2022 3 Hamstring
2021-22 DEN Feb 24, 2022 - Mar 08, 2022 7 Knee
2021-22 DEN Mar 10, 2022 - Apr 09, 2022 15 Knee
2022-23 DEN Nov 05, 2022 - Nov 10, 2022 3 Ankle
2022-23 DEN Feb 07, 2023 - Mar 18, 2023 16 Shoulder
2022-23 DEN Apr 02, 2023 - Apr 05, 2023 2 Knee
2023-24 DEN Mar 19, 2024 - Mar 22, 2024 2 Back
2023-24 DEN Mar 23, 2024 - Apr 04, 2024 6 Adductor
  • Oct 21, 2023 Signed a 4 year 32 million rookie contract extension with Denver (DEN) - includes 2027-28 Player Option
  • Oct 03, 2022 Denver (DEN) exercised $4.3 million option for 2023-24
  • Oct 08, 2021 Denver (DEN) exercised $2.62 million option for 2022-23
  • Nov 30, 2020 Signed a 4 year $11.80 million rookie scale contract with Denver (DEN)
  • Nov 18, 2020 Drafted by Denver (DEN): Round 1 (#22 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Feb 10, 2021 for technical foul during CLE-DEN game $2,000
Dec 13, 2021 for technical foul during WAS-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 58 9.9 3.2 2.2 0.6 0.3 0.7 .463 .261 .677
2022 DEN 52 5 14.0 5.3 2.7 0.3 0.3 0.4 .561 .262 .645
2021 DEN 41 1 17.0 6.6 3.6 0.4 0.4 0.3 .516 .462 .631
2020 DEN 42 1 9.5 3.2 1.5 0.2 0.2 0.1 .481 .407 .800
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