Blake Griffin is officially headed to the Brooklyn Nets, but the trade will greatly change his future earnings.
According to the latest rumors, Griffin will join the Nets with a minimum contract after accepting a buyout with the Detroit Pistons, which cost him about $ 13.3 million.
Blake Griffin arrives at this new step in his career after 12 years of experience in which he played for the Clippers first and then for the Pistons. In 20 games for the Pistons this season, he has averaged 12.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists.
Blake Griffin salary 2021
Blake Griffin’s salary in 2020/21 will be $ 35.7 million.
The deal with the Pistons, in fact, was a $ 75 million contract between this and the next 2021-22 season. By accepting the buyout, therefore, he will receive only a part of this money: the 35.7 million indicated above is in fact the sum of the $ 34.5 million payed by the Pistons and the $ 1.2 million payed by the Nets.
Now he will join the super team of Harden, Irving and Durant but, as for his financial future, nothing is written yet. Griffin will in fact enter free agency in the 2021/22 season and, if he wants to stay in Brooklyn, he will have to accept a pay cut as the Nets, having passed the Luxury Tax, will not be able to offer him more than $ 5.9 million.
Looking at the current season, Griffin amassed $ 226 million in career earnings during his 12 years in the NBA, and he will end his story in Detroit earning $ 112.6 million with the Pistons.
|2009-10||Los Angeles Clippers||$4,983,430|
|2010-11||Los Angeles Clippers||$5,357,280|
|2011-12||Los Angeles Clippers||$4,612,820|
|2012-13||Los Angeles Clippers||$7,226,892|
|2013-14||Los Angeles Clippers||$16,441,500|
|2014-15||Los Angeles Clippers||$17,674,613|
|2015-16||Los Angeles Clippers||$18,907,725|
|2016-17||Los Angeles Clippers||$20,140,838|
|2017-18||Los Angeles Clippers||$17,507,653|