KEY POINTS

  • LiAngelo Ball signed with the Pistons a one-year, minimum deal
  • He will likely earn $898,310 for one year
  • All the Ball brothers are now signed with NBA teams

LiAngelo Ball has been signed by the Detroit Pistons. This means all the Ball brothers are in the NBA. But how much is LiAngelo Ball earning with his contract?

Ball is set to make the minimum salary in the league. The Pistons offered him a one-year, no guarantee deal. This means the team can cut him off the roster anytime. The contract also states that he can play with the G-League affiliate of the Pistons, the Grand Rapids Drive, if the team cuts him after the training camp, a report from USA Today revealed. 

With the minimum salary deal and no NBA experience yet, Ball can earn around $898,310. The minimum salary in the NBA depends on the years played. A 10-year veteran can earn as much as $2.5 million per year, according to Hoops Rumors. Though the contract is not guaranteed and there’s a chance he might not make the roster, this is a good opportunity for the 22-year-old to show what he’s capable of, especially after overcoming controversies in the past.

LaVar Ball LaVar Ball has reportedly filed a patent for his Junior Basketball Association. Photo: Getty Images

The new Pistons shooting guard played for UCLA in college, but his stint was cut short after allegedly shoplifting while the team was in Shanghai, China. He was suspended afterwards. Ball then suited up for his father LaVar Ball’s tournament, the Junior Basketball Association. The Anaheim, California native then bounced around playing in Lithuania and Oklahoma City Blue, the G-League team of Oklahoma City Thunder. 

The Ball family has been in the news in recent years, no thanks to LaVar Ball, the patriarch who enjoys the spotlight by making absurd claims about his sons. Some say LaVar is just a father who is a proud believer of his children while critics claim he is just doing it for some media mileage. Now that all Ball brothers are pro basketball players, with eldest Lonzo Ball playing for the New Orleans Pelicans and youngest LaMelo Ball drafted by the Charlotte Hornets, fans can expect more media coverage for LaVar and his boys.

The Ball brothers join the Antetokounmpo and Holiday brothers who have three siblings playing in the NBA at the same time. 

The former Chino Hills High School player can add outside shooting to the Pistons. The team will be bannered by Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose. And while Detroit is still in the process of rebuilding, getting one-year, minimum salary deals brings them salary cap flexibility moving forward. If the players can make instant impact, then the gamble pays off. If not, they can just waive the player and it wouldn’t hurt the team’s salary cap.