As the 21st pick in the draft, Clowney will receive $3,089,520 in his first season. The four-year contract is worth $15,146,274.
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.
The 6’10” Clowney played one season at Alabama, where he averaged 9.8 points on 48.6% shooting from the field, 7.9 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 25.4 minutes per game across 36 total games (all starts).
Brooklyn signed its other first-rounder, Dariq Whitehead, on Monday. The team now has 14 players on standard contracts – including Edmond Sumner, whose salary is non-guaranteed – and a pair on two-way deals.