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Domantas Sabonis Contract & Salary Breakdown

The Sacramento Kings big man continues to be a double-double machine, as he leads the NBA in rebounding thus far in the 2022-23 season. Boardroom breaks down his current contract.

Domantas Sabonis doesn’t often get the credit he’s due. This is due in large part to just how talented the NBA is today — his name is often lost in the shuffle in an era featuring such a plethora of superstar bigs like Nikola Jokic, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Joel Embiid.

It doesn’t help that the 26-year-old has only played in 13 playoff games through a seven-year career, but that narrative is shifting as we write this piece. Sabonis has propelled the Sacramento Kings squarely into the playoff picture in the Western Conference, helping them reach 20 wins faster than any season since 2004-05. (Remember: At 16 seasons, Sacramento has the longest active playoff drought in the league.)

If the team snaps that streak this season, Sabonis will be highly regarded around NBA circles and pundits will quickly forget how they absolutely bashed the trade that sent Tyrese Haliburton to Indiana in exchange for the 7-footer.

All told, whether he’s overpaid or underpaid is up for you to decide — let’s take a closer look at the Kings’ Domantas Sabonis contract details as he embarks on the third season of a four-year, $74.9 million deal.

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Domantas Sabonis Contract Details & Salary

All dollar figures via Spotrac.

Years: 4
Total value: $74,900,000
Average annual value: $18,725,000
Free agency: 2024

2022-23 salary: $18,500,000

By AAV, Sabonis is No. 71 on the list of highest-paid players in the league; 13th among power forwards. His contract is fully guaranteed.

Total Possible Incentives: $8,000,000

  • 2020-21: All-Star: $1.3 million* | All-NBA: $1.3 million
  • 2021-22: All-Star: $1.3 million | All-NBA: $1.3 million
  • 2022-23: All-Star: $1.3 million | All-NBA: $1.3 million
  • 2023-24: All-Star: $1.3 million | All-NBA: $1.3 million

Sabonis has earned $1.3 million in incentives thus far with one All-Star bid during this contract. He made the All-Star game in 2019-20, but it did not include this incentive.

Domantas Sabonis’ Career Earnings

Salary data via Spotrac.

TOTAL NBA EARNINGS THRU 2022-23$79,773,326


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About The Author
Anthony Puccio
Anthony Puccio
Anthony Puccio is a Staff Writer at Boardroom. Puccio has 10 years of experience in journalism and content creation, previously working for SB Nation, The Associated Press, New York Daily News, SNY, and Front Office Sports. In 2016, he received New York University's CCTOP scholarship and earned a bachelor's degree in Communications from St. John's University. He can be spotted a mile away thanks to his plaid suits and thick New York accent. Don't believe us? Check his Twitter @APooch.