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NBA Bucks salaries: How much do Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton make?

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday, and Khris Middleton are making 8 figure salaries. Their success is bringing economic activity back to the Deer District.

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The Bucks franchise isn’t the most glamorous and doesn’t bring in the most money, but this year they have one of the best teams, and it shows in the players salaries.

What is Giannis Antetokounmpo’s salary?

Two-time MVP winner, Giannis Antetokounmpo, makes one of the highest salaries in the NBA. The Greek God signed a five-year contract extension in 2020-reportedly the largest deal in NBA history-worth $228 million.

However, NBA players don’t make all their money from the NBA. Giannis Antetokounmpo makes millions a year in endorsements, which significantly increases his salary. Giannis is 26 years old and is earning between $27 million and $45 million dollars (including endorsements).

What is Jrue Holiday’s salary?

Jrue Holiday has played in the NBA since 2009 for the Philadelphia 76ers, the New Orleans Pelicans, and the Milwaukee Bucks. He was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks this season, and has already made a huge difference in the city. A long-time advocate for social justice, he has recently partnered with the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation to identify and support small businesses that are black-owned and women-owned.

Holiday’s 4-year deal with the Bucks was nearly $160 million dollars and he reportedly earns $25 million a year.

What is Khris Middleton’s salary?

Khris Middleton, 29, is the highest earning player on the Milwaukee Bucks with a $33 million a year salary.

Do the bucks have a salary cap?

The NBA has a salary cap to limit the amount of money teams can pay their players. It’s referred to as a soft cap because teams can pay above the cap if they pay a tax. This year the NBA salary cap was set at $109.1 million.

How much do NBA floor sweepers make?

The rumors are true; floor sweepers make high above the national average. These are the individuals that sweep away scuff marks and sweaty prints after a player falls on the court. NBA floor sweepers make between $80K and $100K a year, while referees make between $180,000 and $550,000 per year.

Khris Middlelton and Jrue Holiday Commit to the Olympics

Follow Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday next month at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. They say their participation in the Olympics is causing no distractions this season.

"We're in the middle of a championship run," Middleton said. "To take a second to think about something outside of this season, it was a little tough to think about it. But it was an easy decision for me to go ahead and commit."