Peyton Watson

Denver Nuggets, Shooting Guard
Age: 21-287d (Sep 11, 2002)
Exp: 2 Years
Country: US
College: California-Los Angeles
Drafted: Round 1 (#30 overall), 2022
Agent(s): Jeff Schwartz
2024-25 Cap Hit

$2,413,560

2024-25 Cash

$2,413,560

Career Earnings

$4,497,480

2022-2025 Rookie (CURRENT)

Peyton Watson signed a 4 year , $11,267,516 contract with the Denver Nuggets, including $11,267,516 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,816,879. In 2024-25, Watson will earn a base salary of $2,413,560, while carrying a cap hit of $2,413,560 and a dead cap value of $2,413,560.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $11,267,516
Average Salary:
$2,816,879
GTD at Sign:
$4,497,480
Total GTD:
$11,267,516
Signed Using:
rookie-scale-exception
Free Agent:
2026 / RFA
Year Age Status Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2022-23 20 $2,193,960 1.77% $2,193,960 1.46% $2,193,960 $2,193,960
2023-24 21 $2,303,520 1.69% $2,303,520 1.39% $2,303,520 $4,497,480
2024-25 22
Club
$2,413,560 1.71% $2,413,560 1.41% $2,413,560 $6,911,040
2025-26 23
Club
$4,356,476 2.81% $4,356,476 2.31% $4,356,476 $11,267,516
2026-27 24
RFA
Year Age Status Base Salary Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Luxury Tax
2022-23 20 $2,193,960 - - $2,193,960 1.77% $2,193,960
2023-24 21 $2,303,520 - - $2,303,520 1.69% $2,303,520
2024-25 22
Club
$2,413,560 - - $2,413,560 1.71% $2,413,560
2025-26 23
Club
$4,356,476 - - $4,356,476 2.81% $4,356,476
2026-27 24
RFA
Year Age Status Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2022-23 20 $2,193,960 $2,193,960 $2,193,960 $2,193,960 $2,816,879
2023-24 21 $2,303,520 $2,303,520 $4,497,480 $2,248,740 $3,024,519
2024-25 22
Club
$2,413,560 $2,413,560 $6,911,040 $2,303,680 $3,385,018
2025-26 23
Club
$4,356,476 $4,356,476 $11,267,516 $2,816,879 $4,356,476
Contract Notes
  • 2024-25: Club Option (deadline 10/31/23, exercised 10/11/12)
  • 2025-26: Club Option (deadline 10/31/24)
Source: Spotrac
Career Earnings thru 2024

$4,497,480

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2022 20
Active
$2,193,960
$2,193,960
Champion
2023 21
Active
$2,303,520
$4,497,480
Total      
$4,497,480
$4,497,480
2024 22
Active / Club Exercised
$2,413,560
2025 23
Active / Club
$4,356,476
Total
$11,267,516
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2022
20
$2,193,960
$2,193,960
$2,193,960
2023
21
$2,303,520
$2,303,520
$4,497,480
Total
$4,497,480
$4,497,480
$4,497,480
2024
22
$2,413,560
$2,413,560
2025
23
$4,356,476
$4,356,476
Total
$11,267,516
$11,267,516

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
2 $4,497,480 - - $4,497,480

Injuries

Year Dates Games Missed Reason
2022-23 DEN Nov 23, 2022 - Nov 24, 2022 1 Illness
2022-23 DEN Dec 02, 2022 - Dec 08, 2022 3 Hamstring
2022-23 DEN Dec 23, 2022 - Dec 25, 2022 1 Ankle
2022-23 DEN Jan 05, 2023 - Jan 24, 2023 10 Adductor
  • Oct 11, 2023 Denver (DEN) exercised $2.41 million option for 2024-25
  • Jul 03, 2022 Signed a 4 year $11.27 million Rookie Scale contract with Denver (DEN)
  • Jun 23, 2022 Traded to Denver (DEN) from Oklahoma City (OKC) with 2022 2nd round pick and 2023 2nd round pick for JaMychal Green and 2027 1st round pick [protected]
  • Jun 23, 2022 Drafted by Oklahoma City (OKC): Round 1 (#30 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Apr 12, 2024 for technical foul during DEN-SAS game $2,000
Year Team GP GS Min/Gm Pt/Gm Reb/Gm Ast/Gm Stl/Gm Blk/Gm FG% 3PT% FT%
2023 DEN 80 4 18.6 6.7 3.2 1.1 0.5 1.1 .465 .296 .670
2022 DEN 23 2 8.1 3.3 1.6 0.5 0.1 0.5 .492 .429 .550
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