2019 NBA Draft Result; List of Players, First Round Picks, and Teams. First-Round Rookie Salary Projections

by Jack Ol Sun Jun,2019
2019 NBA Draft Result; List of Players, First Round Picks, and Teams. First-Round Rookie Salary Projections

The 2019 NBA Draft was held on Jun 21, 2019, at Barclays Center, New York, United States and as expected Zion Williamson was the no.1 overall selection by New Orleans Pelicans while Ja Morant was picked 2nd by Memphis Grizzlies. R.J. Barrett was picked 3rd overall by New York Knicks.

Pelicans were prepared to bet on Zion ever since they won the draft lottery and the former Duke star is the new face of the team after their star player Anthony Davis reportedly joined La Lakers this month. He is likely to receive four-year deal at $44.2 million, with only the first two years guaranteed at a combined $20 million.

All first-round picks will receive guaranteed for only the first two years and limited to four years overall, but the teams also have options for Years 3 and 4. The contract values are based on the rookie salary scale, where teams can pay as little as 80% of the scale but typically pay 120% of the figure, the maximum allowed. The potential salaries below are based on teams offering deals worth the max 20% above the rookie salary scale.

First-Round Selections, Players, Teams and Rookie Salary Projections

Selection Player Team Projected contract (4-year)
1 Zion Williamson New Orleans Pelicans $44.2 million
2 Ja Morant Memphis Grizzlies $39.6 million
3 RJ Barrett New York Knicks $35.6 million
4 De'Andre Hunter Los Angeles Lakers $32.1 million
5 Darius Garland Cleveland Cavaliers $29 million
6 Jarrett Culver Phoenix Suns $26.4 million
7 Coby White Chicago Bulls $24.1 million
8 Jaxson Hayes Atlanta Hawks $22.1 million
9 Rui Hachimura Washington Wizards $20.3 million
10 Cam Reddish Atlanta Hawks $19.3 million
11 Cameron Johnson Minnesota Timberwolves $18.6 million
12 PJ Washington Charlotte Hornets $17.9 million
13 Tyler Herro Miami Heat $17.2 million
14 Romeo Langford Boston Celtics $16.5 million
15 Sekou Doumbouya Detroit Pistons $15.9 million
16 Chuma Okeke Orlando Magic $15.1 million
17 Nickeil Alexander-Walker Brooklyn Nets $14.3 million
18 Goga Bitadze Indiana Pacers $13.6 million
19 Luka Samanic San Antonio Spurs $13 million
20 Matisse Thybulle Boston Celtics (traded to the Philadelphia 76ers) $12.4 million
21 Brandon Clarke Oklahoma City Thunder $12 million
22 Grant Williams Boston Celtics  $11.7 million
23 Darius Bazley Utah Jazz $11.4 million
24 Ty Jerome Philadelphia 76ers (traded to the Boston Celtics) $11 million
25 Nassir Little Portland Trail Blazers $10.7 million
26 Dylan Windler Cleveland Cavaliers $10.4 million
27 Mfiondu Kabengele Brooklyn Nets (traded to the LA Clippers) $10.1 million
28 Jordan Poole Golden State Warriors $10.1 million
29 Keldon Johnson San Antonio Spurs $10 million
30 Keldon Kevin Porter Jr. Milwaukee Bucks (traded to the Detroit Pistons) $9.9 million

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