27-year-old DeMar DeRozan is currently a shooting guard for the Toronto Raptors. But how much longer does DeRozan have left in his contract before he becomes a free agent? And exactly how much money is he making per year?
DeRozan is currently on a five-year deal that began in 2016 and will end in the summer of 2021, according to Yahoo Sports.
While precise figures are never officially released by the NBA, Yahoo Sports reported last year that DeRozan’s contract is worth $139 million. That would make it the second-largest contract in the history of professional basketball. The largest of all time is Damian Lillard’s five-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers worth $150 million, according to Forbes.
$139 million over five years would translate to about $28 million per year. However, DeRozan’s salary actually breaks down a bit differently.
According to Sportrac, DeRozan is making about $26.5 million this year. Then, starting in 2018, he will make $27,739,975 every year until his contract ends in 2021, at which point he becomes a free agent.
DeMar DeRozan has been playing for the Toronto Raptors since 2009, when he was drafted to the team in the 2009 NBA Draft. He previously played for the USC Trojans.