A couple weeks ago, reports came out that Jamal Murray and the Denver Nuggets had reached an agreement on an extension that would make Jamal Murray the highest-paid Canadian in the league.
Yesterday, that contract was officially signed, and Murray signed his name to a contract that will pay him $170 million.
Here’s how the contract breaks down year-to-year:
2020/21 - $29.25 million
2021/22 - $31.59 million
2022/23 - $33.93 million
2023/24 - $36.27 million
2024/25 - $36.61 million
Murray definitely came into his own last season, averaging a little more than 18 points per game and 4 assists while showing the lethal three-point shooting ability he displayed in Lexington.
Denver has a nice group of young players and it’s clear they believe Murray can be a leader on a team that has plans to contend in the Western Conference now and in the future.
Congrats to Jamal!
Tweets of the Day
Behind Michigan State, Kentucky is the pre-season favorite to win the National Title. pic.twitter.com/ONIwOcrAZZ— UK Basketball (@BBNation15) July 24, 2019
Kentucky-Michigan State to open the season is going to be big time!
Top 5 tmr...or maybe the day after!— Josh(ua) Christopher (@Jaygup23) July 25, 2019
The top 10 best non-game moments of the Cal era - Herald Leader
Hoops for Haiti is definitely #1.
How will Sawyer Smith fit at Kentucky? - Herald Leader
Smith is one of several transfer QBs in the SEC.
Kentucky beats out Michigan State, others for three-star cornerback - Cats Pause
Solid get for the Cats.
A deeper look at Carrington Valentine - KSR
The athleticism and speed jump out immediately.
Kentucky Fan Day set for Aug. 3 - KSR
Mark your calendars.
Josh Forrest implicated in federal drug trafficking case - 247 Sports
Forrest hasn’t been charged yet, but not a good look.
Zion’s shoe deal reportedly the largest ever for a rookie - ESPN
Zion going to be getting a big check.
Steve Kerr says Anthony Davis trade bad for the league - ESPN
Kerr didn’t like how Davis exited from New Orleans.
Winners and losers from the college football transfer portal - Yahoo
Neal Brown’s WVU and Louisville both end up on the losers list.
Training Camp roundup from around the NFL - Bleacher Report
Failed tests, holdouts, and Jalen Ramsey showing up in an armored truck.
Titans make Byard richest safety in the league - Yahoo
It’s a good day to be Kevin Byard.
PAC-12 says they’re exploring morning kickoffs - Sports Illustrated
Maybe the rest of America will actually be able to watch those games.
Kanter forced to cancel basketball camp due to Turkish threats - Sports Illustrated
Crazy and sad.