Porzingis entered the 2018-19 season with one year remaining on his rookie contract.

By Kaelen Jones
January 31, 2019

After the New York Knicks drafted Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth pick of the 2019 NBA draft, Porzingis signed a rookie contract that was four years in length and included a player option for a fifth. He is eligible to become a restricted free agent at the end of the 2018-19 season.

Porzingis's rookie deal was worth $18.6 million in guaranteed money, averaging about $4.6 million per year. His base salary during the 2018-19 season was set at $5.6 million, according to Spotrac.

The Dallas Mavericks acquired Porzingis midway through the season. Porzingis reportedly intends to sign a qualifying offer, which is worth $4.5 million. After suffering a torn ACL last February, Porzingis missed too many games to meet starter criteria in order to earn a more lucrative qualifying offer, valued at $7.5 million.

Should Porzingis sign a qualifying offer, he will be eligible to become an unrestricted free agent during the 2020 offseason.

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