NBA G League Salaries To Be Increased Slightly

The NBA G League will increase its base player salaries from $35K to $37K this season, sources told Hoops Rumors.

Players previously earned $7,000 per month – or $35,000 per season – figures that will see slight growth from the 2021/2022 season. More raises could come in the coming years, especially with G League players forming their own union in 2020.

While many G League observers believe players should receive more, these salaries have improved over the past few years. For example, in 2014, salaries were split into three groups: Tier A ($25K), Tier B ($19K), and Tier C ($13K).

Some players also receive bonuses from their Exhibit 10 contracts, rewarding them up to $50,000 if they spend at least 60 days with their team’s G League partner. Theoretically, a player could earn $87K when taking into account his Exhibit 10 bonus (if the full $50,000 is included) and G League salary.

A total of 28 teams, all affiliated with an NBA franchise, will compete in the G League regular season in 2021/22. This does not include the G League Ignite, which is entering its second year, or the newly added Mexico City Capitanes. The Ignite and the Capitanes will compete in the competition’s new Showcase Cup, but will not participate in the regular season.

This year’s G League draw will take place on Saturday, October 23, and the Showcase Cup will begin on Friday, November 5. After spending last year’s shortened season in a “bubble” at Walt Disney World, the league is returning to a full schedule, with a regular 36-game season starting December 27.

A record 45% of players on the NBA rosters from the opening night of 2020/21 had NBAGL experience.

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