The NBA playoffs are getting more intense with each series. One of the teams that made this years playoffs, the Brooklyn Nets, got ousted in round 1 by Philadelphia. While their season may be over, one of their players in making some moves.
Allen Crabbe is a 27 year old shooting guard for the Nets. He recently exercised his option to remain with the team for next season. Allen Crabbe’s net worth sits at $15 million.
The last of a dying breed, Dallas Maverick’s GOAT Dirk Nowitzki confirms his retirement from the beautiful game of basketball after over 20 years of knee-jerking, hat-biting, popcorn spilling moments in the NBA. He leaves the league with two championship rings and an estimated net worth of $170 million. Here’s what you might want to know about Dirk Nowitzki’s net worth. Continue reading →
Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Jr. broke several records during his NBA career. From a triple-double in his playoff debut to winning the most valuable player award in his rookie season, E.J. the Deejay always has a few surprises for his fans. Thus, it shouldn’t come as a shock that the five-time NBA champion graced the financial world with the same elegance displayed on the court. His estimated $500 million net worth is not an accident. Continue reading →
The “black mamba,” Kobe Bryant has a special place in the hearts of sports fans, far and wide. Unsurprisingly, he also has a special place in the heart of the financial world. With a reported $500 plus million net worth, Bryant has built quite a few nest eggs. Continue reading →
Kolten Wong is entering his seventh season with St. Louis after spending a couple years in the minor league. Kolten Wong’s net worth currently sits at $3 million.
Kolten Wong’s Statistics
Kolten Wong is entering his seventh season as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals. Wong has been a consistent starter at second base for the past five seasons.
Not known as being a super powerful hitter, Wong has belted just 41 home runs throughout his career. The most he hit in a season was in 2014 when he hit 12 bombs. What he lacks in power, he can make up by getting on base. In 2017, Wong had a batting average of .285, but more importantly, he had an on base percentage of .376.
When he is playing defense, Kolten has proven to be a reliable source. In 2018, Wong had just 9 errors while playing second base. His DWAR (Defensive Wins Above Replacement) was at 2.3 for the 2018 season.
Kolten Wong’s Career Earnings
The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Kolten Wong with the 22nd overall pick in the 2011 MLB draft. Upon being drafted, Wong received a hefty $1.3 million signing bonus that helped Kolten Wong’s net worth get off to a hot start.
Before the start of the 2016 MLB season, Kolten Wong signed a new contract with the Cardinals valued at over $25 million for five seasons. For the 2019 season, Wong will earn approximately $6.5 million in salary. That number jumps in 2020 to over $10 million, and in 2021, the Cardinals have a club option to keep Wong at a rate of $12.5 million for the season.
Kolten has to realize that his play will be directly related to his net worth in the years to come. If he is able to perform at a top level, then expect Kolten Wong’s net worth to continue to increase in the years to come.
Another NBA All-Star weekend is now in the books. While Team Lebron faced off against Team Giannis on Sunday night, many tune in to watch the three point and slam dunk competition that takes place on Saturday night.
When you are over seven feet tall it’s hard not draw attention to oneself walking down the street. At 7′ 1” and 275 pounds, Timofey Mozgov can easily turn heads. Mozgov is originally from Russia, and has spent the past eight years playing in the NBA. The 2018-2019 season will be his ninth; however, he is currently battling an injury.
A long career is what many professional athletes aspire to have but few achieve. Nene Hilario is one of the few who has achieved such status. Nene is currently playing in his 17th professional season in the NBA. Although he currently plays for the Houston Rockets, he has played for a total of three teams throughout that span. Nene Hilario’s net worth sits at $40 million.
The NBA season is in full swing and some teams are looking better and worse than originally predicted. The Rockets and their losing record have many surprised, especially considering their dominance in recent years. On the other side, the Grizzlies who won just 22 games all season a year ago, already have 15 victories to their name this year.
A healthy Memphis Grizzlies squad has been the biggest difference. They now see a playoff push as a real thing and that led them to acquire Joakim Noah. Noah was let go earlier this year by the Knicks, and he has since singed a one year contract with Memphis. Joakim Noah’s net worth currently sits at $45 million.
Currently playing in his 13th professional season, Noah has earned quite a bit during his career. In fact, before the start of the 2018-2019 NBA season, Noah had earned more than $120 million in earnings.
A ninth overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft out of Florida, Noah’s first contract paid him a measly $4.4 million for his first two seasons. It wasn’t until before the start of the 2010-2011 season that Joakim Noah’s net worth really started to rise. Before the season he signed a five year $60 million rookie extension.
Noah’s best year statistically came in the 2013-2014 season where he set career highs in points and rebounds per game. More importantly that season was his stellar defensive play. In 2014, he won the NBA award for Defensive Player of the Year.
Joakim Noah’s net worth might be hitting a plateau. He’s making less than $2 million in salary for this season with the Grizzlies. Many believe that he is coming into the tail end of his career. His role in Memphis is that of a backup who is coming off the bench. While his efforts are surely appreciated, he clearly isn’t the player he once was.
With all things being equal, we can expect that Joakim Noah’s net worth won’t have any sort of meteoric rise in the future. Hopefully he can count on sound investing principles to carry his wealth forward.
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