Do G League Players Get Paid?
Yes, G League players get paid. Besides a decent salary, they earn extra money from additional bonuses, prize money, endorsement deals, and two-way contracts.
How Much Do G League Players Make? The G-League players make $125,000 per season which can reach over a million dollars depending upon the player's skill.
Basketball athletes are subjected to high-earning endorsement deals. However, some of them sign up for sponsorship contracts for better exposure in the market.
A two-way contract is possible in the league. It means that the players can play for G League as well as the NBA. It provides more opportunities for the players to generate money.
There is a concept of assigning players in the organization. The NBA teams can send young players (less than 3 years of service) to play with their minor affiliates in the G League. The athletes receive the contracted amount from the NBA team.
|Sponsorships/ Endorsements||$20,000 approx|
|Prize Money||$10,000 approx|
The players can generate extra revenue through the prize money. If they perform well in the matches and secure the championship, they receive additional income. As per Sporting News, the winning team receives $100,000 which is split between the players.
Lastly, the organization provides the players with travel stipends and housing costs. They do not have to spend a dime on accommodation, meals, and transportation.
NBA G League Ignite
NBA G League Ignite is a developmental team inside the league itself. The players of the ignite team are not eligible for the NBA before the completion of the program.
However, they can get hold of academic scholarships and skill-developing opportunities. The main motto of the team is to help potential athletes develop their skills and fetch them to NBA.
The program is made as an alternative to college basketball. The recruits of the ignite team earn anywhere from $100,000 to $500,000 a year.
Moreover, they receive incentives for playing games, attending life skills programs, and participating in events organized by the community and coordinated by the G league.