Nerlens Noel To Make $5.6M Less Over First Three Seasons Dropping From 1st To 6th
Nerlens Noel was long considered a probable first overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but instead fell all the way to the New Orleans Pelicans' at No. 6. The Pelicans will trade the draft rights to Noel to the Philadelphia 76ers.
The difference in the rookie salary scale between being the first overall pick and the sixth is immense.
Anthony Bennett will earn $4,436,900 in his rookie season with the Cavaliers, while Noel will earn $2,643,600.
Over the first three seasons of his contract, the difference between the two combined earnings will be $5,622,100.