The NBA 2K League dropped some information on its website today regarding player salaries, benefits and additional opportunities for players on its website and Twitter this morning.
Players drafted in the first round of the upcoming March draft will earn a $35,000 base salary while those drafted in the latter five rounds will earn a $32,000 base salary.
The league confirmed that players will have the opportunity to earn endorsements that could benefit their potential earnings as well. Medical benefits, a retirement plan and confirmation that housing will be provided for free to all players was also included in the announcement. The league also announced that all travel, food and housing costs will be covered when teams travel for games during the season.
The most enticing rewards will come from the $1 million prize pool. Teams will be able to win money from three tournaments being hosted by the league, as well as being the end-of-season champions. The league champions will earn the most money from the four competitions.
Players who play 40 games during the February combine and fill out an online application form that has yet to be released are eligible to be selected for the March draft.
You can read the full release on the league’s website.