SAM MERRILL #5

Logo of the Cleveland CavaliersCleveland Cavaliers

Sam Merrill headshot
Shooting Guard

Salary: $1,997,238

Cap Hit: $1,997,238

Years of Service Tooltip : 3
2023-24 Year of Service Earned Tooltip : Yes
BORN: May 15, 1996
BIRTHPLACE: Bountiful, Utah, United States
NATIONALITY:United StatesUnited States
HEIGHT:
6' 4
193cm
WEIGHT:
205lbs
93kg
AGE: 27
SHOOTS: Right
DRAFT YEAR: 2020
DRAFTED OVERALL: 60
DRAFT ROUND: 2
DRAFTED BY: NOP
AGENT DETAILS
SUMMARY

Sam Merrill's salary is $1,997,238 for the 2023-24 season. He is a 27 year old shooting guard who was born on May 15, 1996. He was drafted 60th overall by the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2nd round of the 2020 draft. He has signed 4 contracts worth a total value of $11,367,372. He will be a UFA at the end of the 2024-25 season when he is 29 years old. He is represented by the agents Kieran Piller and Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports Entertainment.

CURRENT CONTRACT

VETERAN CONTRACT (REST OF SEASON)
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SIGNED BY: Mike Gansey
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Length: 3 years
Value: $5,012,231
Guaranteed: $2,847,238 (57%)
Expiry Status: UFA
AAVTooltip: $1,670,744
Cap % Tooltip: 1.00
Signing Team: Logo of the Cleveland CavaliersCLE
Signing Method: MLETooltip
Signing Date: March 14, 2023
Source: SalarySwish

Sam Merrill signed a 3 year, $5,012,231 contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Mar 14, 2023. The contract has a cap hit that ranges from $850,000 to $2,164,993.

SeasonOptionOption UsedCap Hit TooltipBase Salary TooltipGuaranteed TooltipLikely Inctv. TooltipUnlikely Inctv. Tooltip
2022-23$850,000$850,000$850,000$0$0
2023-24$1,997,238$1,997,238 (+135%)$1,997,238
(0→2.00M)
$0$0
2024-25$2,164,993$2,164,993 (+20%)$0$0$0
TOTAL$5,012,231$5,012,231$2,847,238$0$0
Cap Hold 2025-26: $4,113,487
GUARANTEED DETAILS
2023-24: Increase from $0 to $1,997,238 (+$1,997,238) if player is not waived before Jan 10, 2024 [Requirements Met]
2024-25: Increase from $0 to $2,164,993 (+$2,164,993) if player is not waived before Jan 10, 2025 [Decision Pending]

CONTRACT HISTORY

ROOKIE CONTRACT
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SIGNED BY: Jon Horst
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Length: 2 years
Value: $2,416,291
Guaranteed: $2,416,291 (100%)
Expiry Status: UFA (Waived)
AAVTooltip: $1,208,146
Cap % Tooltip: 0.82
Signing Team: Logo of the Milwaukee BucksMIL
Signing Method: Minimum Salary ExceptionTooltip
Signing Date: November 30, 2020
Source: SalarySwish

Sam Merrill signed a 2 year, $2,416,291 contract with the Milwaukee Bucks on Nov 30, 2020. The contract has a cap hit that ranges from $898,310 to $1,517,981.

SeasonOptionOption UsedCap Hit TooltipBase Salary TooltipGuaranteed TooltipLikely Inctv. TooltipUnlikely Inctv. Tooltip
2020-21$898,310$898,310$898,310$0$0
2021-22 W$1,517,981$1,517,981 (+69%)$1,517,981
(500k→1.52M)
$0$0
TOTAL$2,416,291$2,416,291$2,416,291$0$0
Qualifying Offer: $2,102,133
Cap Hold 2022-23: $1,836,090
GUARANTEED DETAILS
2021-22: Increase from $500,000 to $1,517,981 (+$1,017,981) if player is not waived [Requirements Met]
WAIVED: This contract was waived (Logo of the Memphis GrizzliesMEM - Jan 1, 2022)
DEAD CAP: This contract is a source of dead cap, refer to the Dead Cap section below for details
VETERAN CONTRACT
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SIGNED BY: Monte McNair
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Length: 2 years
Value: $3,833,328
Guaranteed: $150,000 (4%)
Expiry Status: UFA
AAVTooltip: $1,916,664
Cap % Tooltip: 1.48
Signing Team: Logo of the Sacramento KingsSAC
Signing Method: Minimum Salary ExceptionTooltip
Signing Date: August 12, 2022
Source: SalarySwish

Sam Merrill signed a 2 year, $3,833,328 contract with the Sacramento Kings on Aug 12, 2022. The contract has a cap hit that ranges from $1,836,090 to $1,997,238.

SeasonOptionOption UsedCap Hit TooltipBase Salary TooltipGuaranteed TooltipLikely Inctv. TooltipUnlikely Inctv. Tooltip
2022-23 W$1,836,090$1,836,090$150,000$0$0
2023-24 W$1,997,238$1,997,238 (+9%)$0$0$0
TOTAL$3,833,328$3,833,328$150,000$0$0
Cap Hold 2023-24: $2,019,706
GUARANTEED DETAILS
2022-23: Increase from $150,000 to $1,836,090 (+$1,686,090) if player is not waived [Requirements Unmet]
2023-24: Increase from $0 to $1,997,238 (+$1,997,238) if player is not waived before Jun 29, 2023 [Requirements Unmet]
WAIVED: This contract was waived (Logo of the Sacramento KingsSAC - Oct 15, 2022)
DEAD CAP: This contract is a source of dead cap, refer to the Dead Cap section below for details
10-DAY CONTRACT
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SIGNED BY: Mike Gansey
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Length: 1 year
Value: $105,522
Guaranteed: $105,522 (100%)
Expiry Status: UFA
AAVTooltip: $105,522
Cap % Tooltip: 0.09
Signing Team: Logo of the Cleveland CavaliersCLE
Signing Method: Minimum Salary ExceptionTooltip
Signing Date: March 3, 2023
Source: SalarySwish

Sam Merrill signed a 1 year, $105,522 contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Mar 3, 2023. The contract has a cap hit of $105,522.

SeasonOptionOption UsedCap Hit TooltipBase Salary TooltipGuaranteed TooltipLikely Inctv. TooltipUnlikely Inctv. Tooltip
2022-23$105,522$105,522$105,522$0$0
TOTAL$105,522$105,522$105,522$0$0
CONTRACT EXPIRES: Mar 13, 2023

DEAD CAP

TYPE: WAIVERS
TEAM: Logo of the Memphis GrizzliesMemphis Grizzlies
LENGTH: 1 YEAR
VALUE: $1,517,981
DATE: January 1, 2021
SEASONBASE SALARYCAP HIT
2021-22$1,517,981$1,517,981
Note: Waived by Memphis Grizzlies
TYPE: WAIVERS
TEAM: Logo of the Sacramento KingsSacramento Kings
LENGTH: 1 YEAR
VALUE: $150,000
DATE: October 15, 2022
SEASONBASE SALARYCAP HIT
2022-23$150,000$150,000
Note: Waived by Sacramento Kings

SALARY PROGRESSION

CURRENT SEASON STATS

SeasonTypeTeamGPGSMINPTSFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OREBDREBREBASTSTLBLK
2023-24RegularLogo of the Cleveland CavaliersCleveland Cavaliers611106948539315840.235414340.4282692.92298120108194
2023-24RegularLogo of the Cleveland CavaliersCleveland Cavaliers61117.58.02.66.440.22.35.840.40.40.592.90.41.62.01.80.30.1

CAREER STATS

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SeasonTypeTeamGPGSMINPTSFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OREBDREBREBASTSTLBLK
2020-21RegularLogo of the Milwaukee BucksMilwaukee Bucks30223389723244.4472144.744100.0624302181
PlayoffsLogo of the Milwaukee BucksMilwaukee Bucks803057228.65120.0000.0145140
2021-22RegularLogo of the Memphis GrizzliesMemphis Grizzlies60582524833.323730.44250.0167400
2022-23RegularLogo of the Cleveland CavaliersCleveland Cavaliers50592522940.918527.822100.0099540
PlayoffsLogo of the Cleveland CavaliersCleveland Cavaliers0000000.0000.0000.0000000
2023-24RegularLogo of the Cleveland CavaliersCleveland Cavaliers611106948539315840.235414340.4282692.92298120108194
2020-21RegularLogo of the Milwaukee BucksMilwaukee Bucks3027.83.01.12.444.40.71.644.70.10.1100.00.20.81.00.70.30.0
PlayoffsLogo of the Milwaukee BucksMilwaukee Bucks803.80.60.30.928.60.10.620.00.00.00.00.10.50.60.10.50.0
2021-22RegularLogo of the Memphis GrizzliesMemphis Grizzlies609.74.21.34.033.31.23.830.40.30.750.00.21.01.20.70.00.0
2022-23RegularLogo of the Cleveland CavaliersCleveland Cavaliers5011.85.01.84.440.91.03.627.80.40.4100.00.01.81.81.00.80.0
PlayoffsLogo of the Cleveland CavaliersCleveland Cavaliers000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
2023-24RegularLogo of the Cleveland CavaliersCleveland Cavaliers61117.58.02.66.440.22.35.840.40.40.592.90.41.62.01.80.30.1