Print and Go Back ESPN.com: Draft 2002 [Print without images]

Tuesday, June 25, 2002
Updated: June 27, 2:32 PM ET
Slotted salaries for 2002 lottery picks

By Darren Rovell
ESPN.com

In 1994, the Milwaukee Bucks awarded their first overall pick Glenn Robinson a 10-year, $68 million deal. But before the following year's draft, the league's rookie salary scale became part of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and limited rookie salaries and time of service (a minimum of three years before free agency).

The following salaries are calculated by adding the permitted 20 percent maximum bonus onto each season on this year's rookie scale numbers. Unlike most second-round money, all first-round slotted salaries are guaranteed over the three-year period.

SLOTTED SALARIES OF 2002 NBA DRAFT LOTTERY PICKS
Pick Team Player 1st year 2nd year 3rd year Total
1 Rockets Yao Ming $3,858,240 $4,147,560 $4,436,880 $12,442,680
2 Bulls Jay Williams $3,451,920 $3,710,880 $3,969,720 $11,132,520
3 Warriors Mike Dunleavy Jr. $3,100,080 $3,332,520 $3,565,080 $9,997,680
4 Grizzlies Drew Gooden $2,794,920 $3,004,560 $3,214,080 $9,013,560
5 Nuggets Nikoloz Tskitishvili $2,530,920 $2,720,760 $2,910,600 $8,162,280
6 Cavaliers Dajuan Wagner $2,298,840 $2,471,280 $2,643,600 $7,413,720
7 Knicks Maybyner Hilario $2,098,560 $2,255,880 $2,413,320 $6,767,760
8 Clippers Chris Wilcox $1,922,520 $2,066,760 $2,210,880 $6,200,160
9 Suns Amare Stoudemire $1,767,120 $1,899,720 $2,032,200 $5,699,040
10 Heat Caron Butler $1,678,800 $1,804,680 $1,930,680 $5,414,160
11 Wizards Jared Jeffries $1,594,920 $1,714,440 $1,834,080 $5,143,440
12 Clippers Melvin Ely $1,515,120 $1,628,760 $1,742,400 $4,886,280
13 Bucks Marcus Haislip $1,439,400 $1,547,280 $1,655,280 $4,641,960

* Total money expected to be given to first 13 picks over three-year period: $96,915,240.