NBA G League player salaries will rise again for the 2022/23 season, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, reporting (by Twitter) that players who spend the season in the NBAGL will earn $40,500.
As we reported last falll, the annual G League salary has increased from $35,000 to $37,000 for the 2021/22 season, so it has now increased by more than 15% in the last two seasons and exceeds $40,000 for the first time. NBAGL players formed a union in 2020, which has given them more leverage to negotiate these salary increases.
Unlike the NBA, the G League pays a fixed base salary to all players, so there is no gap between minimum and maximum salaries or anything in between. However, there is are ways for G League players to earn over $40,500.
Players who have signed Piece 10 Contracts with NBA teams during the offseason or preseason to join that team’s G League affiliate will receive bonuses worth up to $50,000, depending on specific terms of their contract. This could push a G League player’s earnings to over $90,000 for the 22/23 season.
Additionally, players who are on two-way contracts will earn fixed salaries of $508,891 (half the NBA rookie minimum), even though they spend most of the season in the G League. Players on NBA rosters who are assigned to the G League will earn their full NBA salary, rather than the NBAGL rate.