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De'Aaron Fox is closing in on a big pay day

The former Wildcat that was drafted 5th overall in the 2017 NBA Draft, plans to continue his stay in Sacramento as the Kings have offered him a 5-year extension, that will pay him around $163 million dollars, making it the richest contract in Sacramento Kings history.

Just less than 90 minutes into free agency is all it took for the deal to get complete. Fox cements his name into a list of other former Kentucky Wildcats to get the max contracts of the league, as he joins Jamal Murray ($170 million), John Wall ($170 million), Devin Booker ($158 million) and Eric Bledsoe ($70 million).

ESPN’s Bobby Marks reported Fox will earn $28.1 million in 2021-22, $30.4 million in 2022-23, $32.6 million in 2023-24, $34.8 million in 2024-25 and $37.1 million in 2025-26. Those figures could be bigger if Fox makes an All-NBA team and the salary cap for the 2021-22 season exceeds current projections of $112 million.

Marks reported the contract includes bonuses of 26%, 28% or 30% if Fox is named first-, second-, or third-team All-NBA. The bonuses would reportedly bring Fox’s contract to $170 million if he becomes a third-team All-NBA selection, $183 million if he is a second-team selection and nearly $196 million if he earns first-team All-NBA honors.

Get paid then, De'Aaron.


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