2024 NBA Draft Pick Signings

Free agent and trade news has generated the biggest NBA headlines over the last few days, but teams around the league are also taking care of the rookies they drafted on June 26 and 27, 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 Zaccharie Risacher is in line for a four-year deal worth in excess of $57MM, which represents the maximum allowable 120% of his scale amount. No. 30 pick Baylor Scheierman, on the other hand, is eligible for a four-year contract worth about $12.8MM.

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. The NBA’s latest Collective Bargaining Agreement introduced a new salary cap exception for second-rounders, which will allow teams to sign those players to contracts of up to four years with a starting salary worth up to the equivalent to the minimum for a two-year veteran. In the past, such a deal would have required cap room or another exception, such as the mid-level.

Some second-rounders won’t sign standard 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 2024’s draft pick signings. This list will continue to be updated as more draftees sign their first NBA contracts:


First Round:

  1. Atlanta Hawks: Zaccharie Risacher, F, JL Bourg: Signed
  2. Washington Wizards: Alex Sarr, F/C, Perth: Signed
  3. Houston Rockets: Reed Sheppard, G, Kentucky: Signed
  4. San Antonio Spurs: Stephon Castle, G, UConn: Signed
  5. Detroit Pistons: Ron Holland, F, G League Ignite: Signed
  6. Charlotte Hornets: Tidjane Salaun, F, Cholet: Signed
  7. Portland Trail Blazers: Donovan Clingan, C, UConn: Signed
  8. Minnesota Timberwolves: Rob Dillingham, G, Kentucky: Signed
  9. Memphis Grizzlies: Zach Edey, C, Purdue: Signed
  10. Utah Jazz: Cody Williams, G/F, Colorado: Signed
  11. Chicago Bulls: Matas Buzelis, F, G League Ignite: Signed
  12. Oklahoma City Thunder: Nikola Topic, G, Crvena Zvezda: Signed
  13. Sacramento Kings: Devin Carter, G, Providence: Signed
  14. Washington Wizards: Carlton Carrington, G, Pittsburgh: Signed
  15. Miami Heat: Kel’el Ware, C, Indiana: Signed
  16. Philadelphia 76ers: Jared McCain, G, Duke: Signed
  17. Los Angeles Lakers: Dalton Knecht, F, Tennessee: Signed
  18. Orlando Magic: Tristan Da Silva, F, Colorado: Signed
  19. Toronto Raptors: Ja’Kobe Walter, G, Baylor: Signed
  20. Cleveland Cavaliers: Jaylon Tyson, G, California: Signed
  21. New Orleans Pelicans: Yves Missi, C, Baylor: Signed
  22. Denver Nuggets: DaRon Holmes, F/C, Dayton: Signed
  23. Milwaukee Bucks: AJ Johnson, G, Illawarra: Signed

    • Johnson accepted approximately 114% of the standard rookie scale amount in year one of his contract.
  24. Washington Wizards: Kyshawn George, G, Miami: Signed
  25. New York Knicks: Pacome Dadiet, G/F, Ratiopharm Ulm: Signed
    • Note: Dadiet accepted 80% of the standard rookie scale amount in year one of his contract.
  26. Oklahoma City Thunder: Dillon Jones, G/F, Weber State: Signed
  27. Minnesota Timberwolves: Terrence Shannon, G, Illinois: Signed
  28. Phoenix Suns: Ryan Dunn, F, Virginia: Signed
  29. Utah Jazz: Isaiah Collier, G, USC: Signed
  30. Boston Celtics: Baylor Scheierman, G/F, Creighton: Signed

Second Round:

  1. Toronto Raptors: Jonathan Mogbo, F/C, San Francisco: Signed
    • Three years, $6,113,913. First two years guaranteed. Third-year team option.
  2. Utah Jazz: Kyle Filipowski, F/C, Duke
  3. Milwaukee Bucks: Tyler Smith, F, G League Ignite: Signed
    • Four years, minimum salary. First two years guaranteed. Fourth-year team option.
  4. New York Knicks: Tyler Kolek, G, Marquette: Signed
    • Four years, $9,062,682. First three years guaranteed. Fourth-year team option.
  5. Indiana Pacers: Johnny Furphy, G, Kansas: Signed
    • Four years, $8,589,485. First three years guaranteed. Fourth-year team option.
  6. San Antonio Spurs: Juan Nunez, G, Ratiopharm Ulm
  7. Detroit Pistons: Bobi Klintman, F, Cairns: Signed
    • Four years, $7.99MM (exact amount TBD). First two years guaranteed. Fourth-year team option.
  8. Oklahoma City Thunder: Ajay Mitchell, G, UC Santa Barbara: Signed
    • Two-way contract.
  9. Memphis Grizzlies: Jaylen Wells, G, Washington State: Signed
    • Four years, minimum salary. First two years guaranteed. Fourth-year team option.
  10. Phoenix Suns: Oso Ighodaro, F, Marquette: Signed

    • Four years, minimum salary. First two years guaranteed. Third year partially guaranteed. Fourth-year team option.
  11. Philadelphia 76ers: Adem Bona, C, UCLA: Agreed to sign
    • Four years, $8MM (exact amount TBD). Fourth-year team option.
  12. Charlotte Hornets: KJ Simpson, G, Colorado: Signed
    • Two-way contract. Two years.
  13. Atlanta Hawks: Nikola Djurisic, G, Mega Basket
  14. Miami Heat: Pelle Larsson, G, Arizona: Signed

    • Three years, minimum salary. First year guaranteed. Second year partially guaranteed. Third-year team option.
  15. Toronto Raptors: Jamal Shead, G, Houston: Signed
    • Three years, $6,113,913. First two years guaranteed. Third-year team option.
  16. Los Angeles Clippers: Cam Christie, G, Minnesota: Signed
    • Four years, minimum salary. First two years guaranteed. Fourth-year team option.
  17. New Orleans Pelicans: Antonio Reeves, G, Kentucky
  18. San Antonio Spurs: Harrison Ingram, F, UNC
  19. Indiana Pacers: Tristen Newton, G, UConn
  20. Indiana Pacers: Enrique Freeman, F, Akron
  21. Dallas Mavericks: Melvin Ajinca, G, Saint-Quentin
  22. Golden State Warriors: Quinten Post, C, Boston College
  23. Memphis Grizzlies: Cam Spencer, G, UConn: Signed
    • Two-way contract.
  24. Boston Celtics: Anton Watson, F, Gonzaga
  25. Los Angeles Lakers: Bronny James, G, USC: Signed
    • Four years, minimum salary. First two years guaranteed. Third year partially guaranteed. Fourth-year team option.
  26. New York Knicks: Kevin McCullar, G/F, Kansas
  27. Toronto Raptors: Ulrich Chomche, C, NBA Academy Africa: Signed
    • Two-way contract.
  28. New York Knicks: Ariel Hukporti, C, Melbourne: Signed
    • Two-way contract.

Note: The Sixers and Suns forfeited second-round picks due to free agency gun-jumping. They would have been No. 49 and No. 58, respectively.

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