Paige Bueckers’ WNBA Salary Projection Is Dwarfed by Her Endorsement Deals

April 12, 2024

Paige Bueckers‘ salary projections for her rookie WNBA season are insignificant when compared to her current endorsement deals.

Prior to announcing that she would be returning to UConn on February 16, ESPN projected Bueckers as the No. 3 overall pick in the 2024 WNBA Draft, which is currently held by the Chicago Sky.

The WNBA’s collective bargaining agreement decrees that the draft’s first selection (which will surely be Caitlin Clark) must earn a 2024 rookie salary of $76,535. In comparison, the No. 10 pick in the draft earns about a $70,000 base salary. Heavy