D.J. Wilson Biography

( 1996 - )
December 26, 2019
First published on:December 26, 2019
by Jorge

Facts of D.J. Wilson

Date of Birth: 1996, February 19
Age: 24 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Birth Name DeVante Jaylen Wilson
Birth Place Mount Shasta, California
Famous Name D.J. Wilson
Horoscope Pisces
Mother Taniya Ballard
Net Worth $5 million
Salary $3,044,680
Contract 4 years/ $12,178,720
Career Earnings $7,630,440
Height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Weight 231 lb (105 kg)
Position in Team Power forward / Small forward
Current team Milwaukee Bucks
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Basketball player
Currently Working For Milwaukee Bucks
University attended University of Michigan
School attended Capital Christian

2017 NBA draftee, D.J. Wilson, is an American professional basketball player. Currently, he plays for Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a Power forward / Small forward. Additionally, Wilson was first drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2017 NBA draft as a 1st round, 17th overall pick.  

A candidate for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game, D.J Wilson, was born on February 19, 1996, in Mount Shasta, California. Additionally, Wilson is an American native and belongs to the ethnic group of White. Furthermore, D.J. was born as a son of Taniya Ballard under the star sign, Pisces. 

Net Worth: $5 Million 

The University of Michigan alumni, D.J. Wilson, has already played for three seasons in the NBA. Further, through his entire career, he has amassed a mouth-watering net worth over $5 million. Moreover, he has collected $7,630,440 as career earnings. 

17th overall pick of 2017 NBA draft, D.J is currently under a contract with Milwaukee Bucks. In particular, he is under four years/ $12,178,720 deal with the team that includes $12,178,720 as a guaranteed amount, and an annual average salary of $3,044,680

Some of his career contract and earnings are tabulated below: 

2017-18 Milwaukee Bucks $2,135,040
2018-2019 Milwaukee Bucks $2,534,280
2019-2020 Milwaukee Bucks $2,961,120

In the 2019-2020 season, D.J. is expected to earn $2,961,120 as a base salary, while carrying a cap hit of $2,961,120 and a dead cap value of $2,961,120.

D. J. Wilson wearing a Nike shoe SOURCE: Instagram @lanky_smoove

Similarly, if D.J. manages to stay with the team for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 season, his salary will significantly increase and reach around $4,548,280 and $6,422,172, respectively. However, for the mentioned salary, Wilson should achieve all the terms and conditions included in his contract. 

D. J. Wilson with his car SOURCE: Instagram @lanky_smoove

Although he is one of the youngest players of the team, his salary is satisfactory when compared to the veteran players such as Thanasis Antetokounmpo and Kyle Korver. Notably, he stands in the 8th position in the list of best-paid player of the team while Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo are the highest paid with an annual average salary of $30,603,448 and $25,842,697 respectively, 

Past Contract Transactions

  • Drafted by Milwaukee (MIL): Round 1 (#17overall) on JUN 22 2017
  • Signed a two year $4.67 million contract with Milwaukee (MIL) on JUL 6 2017
  • Milwaukee (MIL) exercised $2.96 million option for 2019-20 on OCT 30 2018
  • Milwaukee (MIL) exercised $4.55 million option for 2020-21 on OCT 24 2019

Relationship Status: Single

The 23 years old athlete, D.J Wilson, is neither married nor in a relationship. Also, the news about his past affairs or relationship is not in the media yet. Moreover, he has perfectly maintained a gap between his professional and personal life. Compared to his professional career, the details about his own life are not in the media yet.

Professional Career

As of 2019, D.J. currently plays as a Power forward / Small forward for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Additionally, he was first drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2017 NBA draft as a 1st round, 17th overall pick.

Further, his debut in NBA was on October 20, 2017, playing against Cleveland Cavaliers. Furthermore, D.J achieved his career-high 19 points on December 2, 2019, playing against New York Knicks. 

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