John Calipari: Making millionaires

Jan 16, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (2) is called for an offensive foul against Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) during the second quarter at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

John Calipari has always stressed that Kentucky is a “players first” program, and looking at how much money he’s helped his players make, you can’t dispute that notion.

Here are the projected 2013-14 salaries for every current Wildcat in the NBA that player for Caliapri:

John Wall: $7,459,925
Anthony Davis: $5,375,760
Demarcus Cousins: 4,916,973
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: $4,809,840
Enes Kanter: $4,505,280
Nerlens Noel: $3,172,320
Patrick Patterson: $3,105,302
Brandon Knight: $2,793,690
Eric Bledsoe: $2,626,473
Terrence Jones: $1,551,840
Marquis Teague: $1,074,720
Archie Goodwin: 1,064,400
Daniel Orton: $916,099
Doron Lamb: $915,243
Josh Harrellson: $884,293
Darius Miller: $788,872

 

The true value of this is seen in the 2009 team, as most of these players have signed contract extensions by now, earning them over a combined $20 million:

John Wall: $7,459,925
Demarcus Cousins: 4,916,973
Eric Bledsoe: $2,626,473
Patrick Patterson: $3,105,302
Daniel Orton: $916,099

Josh Harrellson: $884,293
Darius Miller: $788,872

That’s over $20 million alone for player that were on one team, as well as over $14 for the 2011 national title team.

Someone tell Marshall Henderson that’s the definition of “get paid“.

At the end of the day, Cal’s had a message from Day 1 at UK, and he’s stood by that.

 

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