Contract Details: Porzingis, Kleber, Horford, Smailagic, More

In addition to having no injury protection, Kristaps Porzingis‘ five-year max contract with the Mavericks also features a fifth-year player option, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Elsewhere on the Mavericks’ front, Maxi Kleber‘s new four-year deal with the team has a total base value of $34MM, but only $25MM of that money is guaranteed, according to Jeff Siegel of Early Bird Rights, who tweets that the fourth year ($9MM) is fully non-guaranteed. The pact also features $475K annually in bonuses, Siegel notes.

Finally, Siegel reports (via Twitter) that Delon Wright‘s three-year contract with the Mavericks has a descending structure, starting at $9.47MM in year one before going down to $8.53MM by year three. The agreement includes a total of $3.15MM in unlikely bonuses in addition to its $27MM base value, per Siegel.

Here are a few more details on recently-signed NBA contracts:

  • Siegel and ESPN’s Bobby Marks (Twitter links) provide the interesting details on the fourth year of Al Horford‘s contract with the Sixers. Currently, Horford’s $26.5MM salary for that season is only partially guaranteed for $14.5MM. However, that guarantee jumps to $19.5MM if Philadelphia makes the NBA Finals in 2020, 2021, or 2022. It would become fully guaranteed if the 76ers win a title in one of those seasons.
  • Alen Smailagic‘s rookie contract from the Warriors is a four-year, minimum-salary pact with the first two years guaranteed, reports Michael Scotto of The Athletic (via Twitter). Despite being over the tax line, Golden State technically has access to the full mid-level exception, which allowed the club to go up to four years for the No. 39 overall pick.
  • Ivica Zubac‘s four-year deal with the Clippers includes a team option in the final season, tweets Keith Smith of RealGM. As Siegel details (via Twitter), it has a total value of about $28.52MM.
  • According to Smith (Twitter link), the Bulls‘ three-year contract for Ryan Arcidiacono also has a team option for its final season.
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5 thoughts on “Contract Details: Porzingis, Kleber, Horford, Smailagic, More

  1. x%sure

    Horford: That fourth year looks meager.
    Brand: Deliver an NBA title and we can fix that.
    AH: Write it down. I was planning to pick up one of those anyway before I just go for the money on the next contract.
    EB: This is not going for money?? Back in my day…

  2. x%sure

    Okay that was not a joke earlier, it was, how does a $12mil wager happen. I think it’s fascinating that Brand is going to sit there waving $12 million and say it’s yours… if you deliver nothing short of a title.

    What was Brand thinking with that 4/109 to a 33 yo?– 1)Horford is unlikely to be worth $26.5 in four years so that’s the only way for him to get it… He tends to slack but this may get him in an urgent mode.

    2) Best way for Philly to get a title is for some large teammate of Simmons to tell him firmly there should be a legit PG on the roster and he needs to not get in the way of that.

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