Monaco pays Mike James €2M and Motiejunas €1.8M, De Colo earns €1.5M at ASVEL

by Eurohoops Team / [email protected]

France’s Betclic Elite LNB Pro A providing information on the team budgets before every season is rare among remaining European domestic leagues.

In the name of transparency, French outlet BasketEurope dug deep to find the player’s salaries records, and revealed financial information regarding AS Monaco and LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne.

According to their sources, Monaco’s Mike James is the best-paid player in French basketball, with 2.000.000 euros per season, before taxes.

Next in line is another Monaco player Donatas Motiejunas, who ears three times more than last season, with 1.800.000 euros for the current one.

Monaco, with a reported budget of 20.724.000 euros, had five players with six figures on their contract, as Jaron Blossomgame has 1.400.000 euros and Jordan Loyd 1.100.000 per season, while Adrien Moerman had 1.000.000 before he and the club decided to part ways on a mutual agreement.

Apart from La Roca Team, ASVEL, with a budget of  15.762.000 euros, has two millionaires on their roster. Obviously, Nando De Colo with 1.500.000 euros. One of the most prominent players in Euroleague history had 1.900.000 dollars for the previous season with Fenerbahce, as BasketEurope reports.

The other ASVEL six-figure player is Joffrey Lauvergne, with exactly 1.000.000 euros for the season. Unfortunately, the former Fenerbahce and Zalgiris big man got seriously injured at the very beginning of the season and is ruled out until the end.

As for the coaches, Sasa Obradovic has 500.000 euros per season worth of contract until 2025. His colleague from ASVEL’s bench T. J. Parker earns 250.000 euros annually.

AS Monaco

Mike James €2.000.000 until 2024 (€1.200.000 previous season)
Jordan Loyd €1.100.000 until 2024
Adrien Moerman €1.000.000 until 2023, mutually parted ways
John Brown €900.000 until 2024
Donatas Motiejunas €1.800.000 until 2023 with option (€600.000 previous season)
Donta Hall €750.000 until 2025 (€265.000 previous season)
Elie Okobo €750.000 until 2024 (€250.000 previous season)
Alpha Diallo €700.000 until 2025 (€160,000 previous season)
Jaron Blossomgame €1.400.000 until 2023 with option
Yoan Makoundou €300.000 until 2026 (€60.000 previous season)
Chima Moneke €275.000 for five and a half months, contract until 2024
Matthew Strazel €75.000 until 2025 (€60.000 previous season)
Coach Sasa Obradovic €500.000 until 2025 (€200.000 seven months of the previous season)

LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne

Nando De Colo €1.500.000 euros until 2024 ($1.900.000 previous season)
Joffrey Lauvergne €1.000.000 until 2025
Youssoupha Fall €800.000 until 2024 (€350.000 previous season)
Charles Kahudi €275.000 until 2024 (€275.000 previous season)
David Lighty €250.000 until 2026 (€250.000 previous season)
Dee Bost €250.000 for five and a half months
Antoine Diot €220.000 until 2024 (€220.000 previous season)
Retin Obasohan €220.000 until 2023
Amine Noua €200.000 until 2024
Jonah Mathews €200.000 until 2023
Alex Tyus €200.000 for eight months
Yves Pons €180.000 until 2024 ($460.000 previous season)
Parker Jackson-Cartwright €100.000 for six and a half months
Anthony Polite €45.000 for six months
Paul Lacombe €37.500 for four months (€150.000 previous season)
Zaccharie Risacher N/A
Coach T. J. Parker €250.000 until 2026 (€150.000 previous season)

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