Dariq Whitehead Signs Rookie Scale Contract With Nets

The Nets have officially signed first-round pick Dariq Whitehead, according to a team press release.

As the No. 22 overall pick, Whitehead will receive $2,966,040 in his rookie season. His four-year contract will be worth a total of $14,709,751.

The salary figures assume that he signed for 120% of the rookie scale amounts for 2023’s first-round picks. First-rounders almost always get the maximum amount for their salary slot.

Rookie scale contracts are guaranteed for the first two years, with team options on the third and fourth years.

Whitehead spent one year at Duke. He averaged 8.3 points on 42.1% shooting from the floor and 42.9% shooting from 3-point range over 20.6 minutes per game in 28 games (seven starts).

The Nets choose Whitehead in the first round even though he underwent a second surgery on his right foot in May. Whitehead was considered a top-10 draft prospect when he committed to the Blue Devils.

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