With the 2017 NBA free agency period wrapping up, we examined NBA players who will need strong seasons to earn big money next off-season.
Estimated Contract: ESPN’s Zach Lowe predicts he will earn around $20 million per season.
But he was reportedly unhappy with his most recent contract and he will seek much more than $8 million per season, which is what he makes on his current deal.
Estimated Contract: Based on what the team paid Joe Ingles, expect a salary potentially above $17 million per season.
A maximum deal for Nurkic would give him a deal worth 25 percent of the team’s salary cap for the next five seasons.
Estimated Contract: ESPN’s CARMELO Projections have him worth around $16 million per season.
Caldwell-Pope is “betting on himself” after signing a one-year deal with a team unlikely to bring him back after the season is over.
Estimated Contract: Expect a bit of a yearly annual rate decrease but a longer deal worth around $15 million per season.
He currently makes $3.35 million per season and although an increase to around $9 million would have been nice, it seems Barton could be worth close to double this figure if he leaves Denver.
If he plays well, he could be worth around $13 million per season.