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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander contract: Thunder All-Star’s latest contract details

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In August 2021, the Oklahoma City Thunder rewarded young superstar Shai Gilgeous-Alexander with a 5-year max contract extension worth nearly $180 million. Since the deal was inked, the Kentucky product has proved to be well worth the money.

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His play during his first three seasons in OKC has shown that he could become one of the NBA’s best players while staking his claim as the face of the franchise for the long term.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander contract details

According to Spotrac, Gilgeous-Alexander is guaranteed $30.9 million this season, with his base salary set to rise over the course of the next four seasons.

The 24-year-old Gilgeous-Alexander is having the most productive season of his career. This year marks his third consecutive season averaging at least 23 points per night.

Upcoming annual salaries:

  • 2023-24: $33,386,850
  • 2024-25: $35,859,950
  • 2025-26: $38,333,050
  • 2026-27: $40,806,150

He currently ranks fifth in the NBA in scoring at 30.9 points a game. For his efforts, he has been selected as a reserve for the 2023 NBA All-Star Game.

Is Shai Gilgeous-Alexander a PG or SG?

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Gilgeous-Alexander is a combination guard who was selected 11th overall in the 2018 NBA Draft. He was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets but was traded immediately to the Los Angeles Clippers. Gilgeous-Alexander spent his rookie year in L.A. and put up solid numbers while playing all 82 games.

Following a trade to the Thunder, Gilgeous-Alexander proved how effective he could be playing both backcourt positions. Defensively, he creates fast break opportunities with his quick instincts and active hands. On the offensive end, he is crafty, can slash to the basket, and make a big clutch shot every now and again.

Who did OKC trade for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander?

On July 10, 2019, the Thunder traded All-Star forward Paul Geroge to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari, five first-round draft picks, and the rights to swap two other first-round picks.

Is Gilgeous-Alexander a free agent?

Gilgeous-Alexander’s agents are Thaddeus Foucher and Joe Smith from Wasserman, a sports marketing and talent management company based in Los Angeles, California. Casey Wasserman, the grandson of media mogul Lew Wasserman, founded the company in 1998 and is chief executive.

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Both have been key components in Wasserman’s rise as a sports agency. Foucher negotiated Russell Westbrook’s $207 million contract extension in 2017, the biggest contract in the NBA until 2020.

Among their other clients are Gilgeous-Alexander’s Thunder teammate Lu Dort, as well as Evan Mobley, Mitchell Robinson, and Patrick Williams.

Who is the highest paid NBA player?

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The highest-paid NBA player for the 2022-2023 season is Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry. He is on a four-year, $215,353,664 contract. He has an annual average salary of $53.8 million. This season, Curry will earn a base salary of $48 million with a cap hit of $48 million and a dead cap with a similar value.

Curry has missed several recent games this season after suffering partial tears to his superior tibiofibular ligaments and an interosseous membrane contusion to his left lower leg on Feb. 4 versus the Dallas Mavericks. A re-evaluation since indicated that Curry is making good progress. He has started some individual on-court workouts, which will continue in the days ahead. He will be re-evaluated again in the coming weeks.

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