Spurs Sign First-Rounder Lonnie Walker

The Spurs have officially signed first-round pick Lonnie Walker to his first NBA contract, the team announced today in a press release. San Antonio has been formally finalizing many of its contract agreements today, having already confirmed new deals for Rudy Gay and Davis Bertans.

Walker, the 18th overall pick in this year’s draft, played his lone college season at Miami, averaging 11.5 PPG, 2.6 RPG, and 1.9 APG for the Hurricanes. Though his numbers as a freshman weren’t great, the 6’4″ shooting guard always projected as a first-rounder due to his impressive upside and wingspan.

Like other first-round picks, Walker will get a rookie contract that features two guaranteed seasons, with team options on years three and four. Assuming he signed for the full 120% of the rookie scale, Walker will be in line for a first-year salary of approximately $2.36MM. His four-year deal will be worth about $12.46MM in total.

With Walker officially locked up, only one 2018 first-rounder – 29th overall pick Dzanan Musa (Nets) – remains unsigned.

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4 thoughts on “Spurs Sign First-Rounder Lonnie Walker

    • Just take a look at the pic with this post. That cap isn’t even touching the top of his head.

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  1. That was a good pick for San Antonio, let’s see what he can do, though I am not sure how much PT he will get next year… hopefully plenty.

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  2. x%sure

    Draft critics were impressed SAS got Walker at #18, but he didn’t fall far, and he’s the 4th 2G even without Ginoboli. The Leonard thing leaves everything unsettled but they are thin on the frontline while burying talent in the backcourt. Parker leaving was not a bad thing for anyone.

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