According to the website Eurohoops, with 5 million dollars a season, the Spaniard Nikola Mirotic is still the highest paid Euroleague player. AS Monaco’s American leader Mike James is in 6th place.
Figures are in dollars. Eurohoops points out that there is almost a tie between 5th and 10th place, that Shane Larkin is the big winner of the off-season, but also that taxation is different from one country to another which makes comparisons difficult.
“…If you want to compare with NBA salaries, where half the money goes to the IRS, just multiply every Euroleague contract by two and you’ll have a pretty good idea. »
1. Nikola Mirotic $5m (Barcelona)
2. Shane Larkin $4M (Anadolu Efes)
3. Vasilje Micić 3.3 millions of dollars (Anadolu Efes)
4. Milos Teodosic 2.1 millions of dollars (Virtus Bologna)
5. Will Clyburn 2 millions of dollars (Anadolu Efes)
6. Mike James 2 millions of dollars (Monaco)
7. Nicolo Melli $2m (Milan)
8. Kevin Pangos 2 millions of dollars (Milan)
9. Tomas Satoransky 2 millions of dollars (Barcelona)
10. Toko Sengelia $2m (Virtus Bologna)
About Mike James, Eurohoops writes:
“Monaco wanted to keep him and after a long negotiation, Mike James and the club reached a $2 million deal. Both sides seem happy with the end result of a salary lower than the $2.5 million James was receiving before leaving CSKA, but also higher than the initial sum of $1.8 million Monaco offered him. His contract expires in the summer of 2024, so Monaco have locked up their leader beyond this season. »
We can also read in the article this comment on Nando De Colo:
“Jan Vesely and Nando De Colo after leaving Fenerbahçe this summer dropped drastically in terms of their last season’s salaries (respectively $2.3 million and $1.9 million), because Vesely wanted to play with his compatriot Czech Satoransky to Barcelona and De Colo returned to France at ASVEL after more than a decade. In both cases, money was not the main motivation.
Photo: Mike James (Euroleague)