2020 NBA Draft Pick Signings

Free agent news has dominated NBA headlines over the last few days, but teams around the league are also taking care of the rookies they drafted on November 18, signing them to their first NBA contracts. Because cap holds for first-round picks count for 120% of the rookie scale instead of 100% in the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, there’s little incentive for teams to wait to lock up their first-rounders.

For first-round picks, rookie contracts are fairly rigid, having essentially been predetermined. The NBA’s rookie-scale structure dictates that first-rounders will be signed to four-year deals, which include two guaranteed years, then team options in years three and four.

The value of those contracts depends on where a player was drafted. This year, No. 1 overall pick Anthony Edwards figures to sign a four-year deal worth in excess of $44MM, which represents the maximum allowable 120% of his scale amount. No. 30 pick Desmond Bane, on the other hand, will likely sign a four-year contract worth just shy of $10MM.

The full breakdown of this year’s first-round rookie salaries and contracts can be found right here — if you see a first-rounder listed below as “signed,” you can assume his contract looks like that, unless otherwise indicated.

Second-round picks, meanwhile, aren’t assured of two guaranteed seasons, though some players will receive them. Teams can sign second-rounders to whatever amount they choose, using cap room or various exceptions. Those players who immediately join their NBA teams figure to get a minimum salary or something slightly above the minimum. We’ll make a note of contract details for second-rounders below, as they become available.

Finally, some second-rounders – and perhaps even some first-rounders – won’t sign NBA deals immediately. They may get two-way contracts, play in the G League, or head overseas to refine their games while their NBA teams retain their rights. We’ll make note of that below too, wherever it’s applicable.

Here’s a breakdown of 2020’s draft pick signings. This list will continue to be updated as more draftees sign their first NBA contracts:

First Round:

  1. Minnesota Timberwolves: Anthony Edwards, G, Georgia: Signed
  2. Golden State Warriors: James Wiseman, C, Memphis: Signed
  3. Charlotte Hornets: LaMelo Ball, G, USA: Signed
  4. Chicago Bulls: Patrick Williams, F, Florida State: Signed
  5. Cleveland Cavaliers: Isaac Okoro, F, Auburn: Signed
  6. Atlanta Hawks: Onyeka Okongwu, C, USC: Signed
  7. Detroit Pistons: Killian Hayes, G, France: Signed
  8. New York Knicks: Obi Toppin, F, Dayton: Signed
  9. Washington Wizards: Deni Avdija, F, Israel: Signed
  10. Phoenix Suns: Jalen Smith, F/C, Maryland: Signed
  11. San Antonio Spurs: Devin Vassell, G/F, Florida State: Signed
  12. Sacramento Kings: Tyrese Haliburton, G, Iowa State: Signed
  13. New Orleans Pelicans: Kira Lewis Jr., G, Alabama: Signed
  14. Boston Celtics: Aaron Nesmith, F, Vanderbilt: Signed
  15. Orlando Magic: Cole Anthony, G, UNC: Signed
  16. Detroit Pistons: Isaiah Stewart, C, Washington: Signed
  17. Oklahoma City Thunder: Aleksej Pokusevski, F, Serbia: Signed
  18. Dallas Mavericks: Josh Green, G, Arizona: Signed
  19. Detroit Pistons: Saddiq Bey, F, Villanova: Signed
  20. Miami Heat: Precious Achiuwa, F, Memphis: Signed
  21. Philadelphia 76ers: Tyrese Maxey, G, Kentucky: Signed
  22. Denver Nuggets: Zeke Nnaji, F, Arizona: Signed
  23. Minnesota Timberwolves: Leandro Bolmaro, G, Argentina: Expected to spend season in Spain
  24. Denver Nuggets: R.J. Hampton, G, USA: Signed
  25. New York Knicks: Immanuel Quickley, G, Kentucky: Signed
  26. Boston Celtics: Payton Pritchard, G, Oregon: Signed
  27. Utah Jazz: Udoka Azubuike, C, Kansas: Signed
  28. Minnesota Timberwolves: Jaden McDaniels, F, Washington: Signed
  29. Toronto Raptors: Malachi Flynn, G San Diego State: Signed
  30. Memphis Grizzlies: Desmond Bane, G, TCU: Signed

Second Round:

  1. Dallas Mavericks: Tyrell Terry, G, Stanford: Signed
    • Four-year, $6.52MM contract. First three years guaranteed.
  2. Charlotte Hornets: Vernon Carey Jr., C, Duke: Signed
    • Four-year, $6.58MM contract. First three years guaranteed.
  3. Los Angeles Clippers: Daniel Oturu, C, Minnesota: Signed
    • Two-year, minimum-salary contract. Fully guaranteed.
  4. Oklahoma City Thunder: Theo Maledon, G, France: Signed
    • Four-year, $7.83MM contract. First two years guaranteed.
  5. Memphis Grizzlies: Xavier Tillman, C, Michigan State: Signed
    • Four-year, $6.53MM contract. First three years guaranteed.
  6. Dallas Mavericks: Tyler Bey, F, Colorado: Signed
    • Two-way contract.
  7. Oklahoma City Thunder: Vit Krejci, G, Czech Republic: Will be on G League roster
  8. Detroit Pistons: Saben Lee, G, Vanderbilt: Signed
    • Two-way contract.
  9. Utah Jazz: Elijah Hughes, G, Syracuse: Signed
    • Two-year, minimum-salary contract. Fully guaranteed.
  10. Sacramento Kings: Robert Woodard, F, Mississippi State: Signed
    • Four-year, $6.73MM contract. First two years guaranteed.
  11. San Antonio Spurs: Tre Jones, G, Duke: Signed
    • Three-year, minimum-salary contract. First two years guaranteed.
  12. Charlotte Hornets: Nick Richards, C, Kentucky: Signed
    • Three-year, $4.3MM contract. First two years guaranteed.
  13. Sacramento Kings: Jahmi’us Ramsey, G, Texas Tech: Signed
    • Three-year contract. First two years guaranteed.
  14. Chicago Bulls: Marko Simonovic, C, Montenegro: Expected to spend season in Serbia
  15. Milwaukee Bucks: Jordan Nwora, F, Louisville: Signed
    • Two-year, minimum-salary contract. Fully guaranteed.
  16. Portland Trail Blazers: CJ Elleby, G, Washington State: Signed
    • Two-year, minimum-salary contract. Fully guaranteed.
  17. Boston Celtics: Yam Madar, G, Israel: Expected to spend season in Israel
  18. Golden State Warriors: Nico Mannion, G, Arizona: Signed
    • Two-way contract.
  19. Philadelphia 76ers: Isaiah Joe, G, Arkansas: Signed
    • Three-year, minimum-salary contract. First two years guaranteed.
  20. Atlanta Hawks: Skylar Mays, G, LSU: Signed
    • Two-way contract.
  21. Golden State Warriors: Justinian Jessup, G, Boise State: Expected to spend season in Australia
  22. Houston Rockets: KJ Martin, F, IMG Academy: Signed
    • Four-year, minimum-salary contract. First year guaranteed.
  23. Washington Wizards: Cassius Winston, G, Michigan State: Signed
    • Two-way contract.
  24. Indiana Pacers: Cassius Stanley, G, Duke: Signed
    • Two-way contract.
  25. Los Angeles Clippers: Jay Scrubb, G, John A. Logan College: Signed
    • Two-way contract.
  26. Charlotte Hornets: Grant Riller, G, Charleston: Signed
    • Two-way contract.
  27. Brooklyn Nets: Reggie Perry, C, Mississippi State: Signed
    • One-year, minimum-salary contract. Non-guaranteed.
  28. Philadelphia 76ers: Paul Reed, F, DePaul: Signed
    • Two-way contract.
  29. Toronto Raptors: Jalen Harris, G, Nevada: Signed
    • Two-way contract.
  30. Milwaukee Bucks: Sam Merrill, G, Utah State: Signed
    • Two-year, minimum-salary contract. Partial guarantee in second year.

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