Murray’s Nuggets Deal Makes Him Canada’s Richest Athlete

By Ben Hamill - July 04 2019
Murray’s Nuggets Deal Makes Him Canada’s Richest Athlete

Ever wondered who of Canada’s elite top athletes earn the most? Then today is your lucky day, because we can positively confirm that Jamal Murray has just become Canada’s new best paid athlete. In history, that is.

The NBA free agent recently signed a 5-year extension contract with the Denver Nuggets; a deal that will have the 22-year old Kitchener, Ontario, resident smiling all the way to pay-cheque heaven thanks to the $170 million reward associated with the agreement. Jamal Murray’s US deal is officially the largest and most extravagant of its kind ever offered to a Canadian NBA player.

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Denver Has Always Loved Murray

Agent Mike George confirmed the finer details of the contract with local media publication The Canadian Press. According to George, Murray is most happy with the offer and did not hesitate to agree. The contract will be signed in a couple of days when Murray’s free agent status kicks into action.

It’s no surprise that Denver would have been the ones to go all in on the Kentucky native. Denver did after all draft Murray 7th best over all in 2016. And there’s been no stopping the Canadian superstar since then. He did, after all, tie Steve Nash’s record for the most points scored by a Canadian player in November of last year. At 48 points, he is considered to be perfectly on par with Nash, who performed the same smooth trick in 2005.

What’s more, Murray’s 48 points are the most points scored during a regular in-season game. Now that’s something worth mentioning in the NBA’s history books!

Cory Set To Join Sacramento

But Murray isn’t the only Canadian to have been offered a big bucks deal. Cory Joseph will apparently be making a switch from Indiana to Sacramento Kings. Joseph will be joining up with local coach Roy Rana. Rana has opted to trade his position at Ryerston University in order to join the Kings.

Joseph recently took to social media and photo sharing platform Instagram in order to thank Indiana for what he described as “2 great years playing for the Pacers”. He said that he was at the same time very much looking forward to joining Sacramento and that he was feeling eager to fall in line and especially to meet the team’s notoriously passionate fans.

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