LaMelo Ball Contract

Last Modified Nov 2, 2023 11:57 GMT


NameLaMelo LaFrance Ball
Height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
PositionPoint guard
Age22 years (born August 22, 2001)
TeamCharlotte Hornets
Net worthApprox $22 million
Salary (2022-23)$10,900,635



Lamelo Ball Contract



LaMelo Ball is an American professional basketball player. Born on August 22, 2001, LaMelo started his National Basketball Association (NBA) career with the Charlotte Hornets. In the 2020 NBA draft, he was selected as the third overall pick by the Hornets. LaMelo played high school ball at Chino Hills High School in Chino Hills, California. While in high school along with his older brothers Lonzo and LiAngelo, he won a state championship and achieved national success as a freshman.

Later he signed with the Lithuanian professional team Prienai. He also played in the Junior Basketball Association (JBA) in 2018. He returned to high school in Geneva, Ohio, as a senior with SPIRE Academy. Ball chose to forgo college basketball and play in Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL) in 2019. With the Illawarra Hawks, he won the NBL Rookie of the Year, before joining the NBA.


Current contract$35,596,275 for 4 years
Guaranteed$16,071,720

How long is LaMelo Ball's contract?

LaMelo Ball has signed a rookie contract for $35.5 million for over 4 years with the Charlotte Hornets. However, only 2 years and $16,071,720 is guaranteed. The Hornets picked up their team option for the 2022-23 season and he was entitled to $8.6 million for the season. The team had another club option for the 2023-24 season worth $10,900,635 which they have once again picked up.


When did LaMelo Ball sign his contract?

LaMelo Ball signed his rookie scale contract on November 30th, 2020 with the Charlotte Hornets. The team exercised its club option for the 2023-24 NBA season.


LaMelo Ball's salary history

SeasonTeamSalary
2020-21Charlotte Hornets$7,839,960
2021-22Charlotte Hornets$8,231,760
2022-23Charlotte Hornets$8,623,920


LaMelo Ball's contract breakdown

LaMelo Ball signed a 4-year, $35,596,275 contract with the Charlotte Hornets, including $16,071,720 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $8,035,860. In 2022-23, while carrying a cap hit of $8,623,920, Ball will earn a base salary of $8,623,920.

YearBase SalaryCap HitDead CapYearly Cash
2020-21$7,839,960$7,839,960$7,839,960$7,839,960 ($7,839,960)
2021-22$8,231,760$8,231,760$8,231,760$8,231,760 ($16,071,720)
2022-2023$8,623,920$8,623,920-$8,623,920 ($24,695,640)
2023-2024$10,900,635$10,900,635-$10,900,635 ($35,596,275)

LaMelo Ball's upcoming contract

LaMelo Ball has signed a new deal with the Hornets on July 7, 2023 which is reported to be worth $205,900,000 for the next five years. This contract will start from the 2024-25 NBA season and will go on till the end of the 2028-29 NBA season following which he will become an unrestricted free agent. Although the exact details of this contract are not known, it is estimated that his average annual salary will be $41,180,000. The guaranteed amount at the time of signing was $205,900,000.



LaMelo Ball Puma deal

LaMelo Ball signed a deal with Puma reportedly worth $100 million. According to the contract, Ball will have access to the Puma private jet. From the 2020 draft class, he was the only rookie to sign a major sneaker contract before the start of the 2020/2021 season.


Also Read: Who is LaMelo Ball's girlfriend, Ashlyn Castro?



FAQs

A. LaMelo Ball is 22 years old as of October 2023. He was born on August 22, 2001.

A. LaMelo Ball has two older brothers named Lonzo and LiAngelo Ball.

A. LaMelo Ball was born in Anaheim, California, on August 22, 2001.

A. LaVar Ball and Tina Ball are the parents of LaMelo Ball.

A. Yes, LaMelo Ball was drafted as the third overall pick in the 2020 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets.

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