The 2014 NBA Draft has been and gone, and the excitement is over for another year.
Andrew Wiggins was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the first overall pick, with Jabari Parker and Joel Embiid making up the top three after the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers made their respective selections.
Overall 60 players officially entered the NBA last night under Adam Silvers watch at the Barclays Center. But now, as the dust settles, just what does it mean financially for the top stars from the 2014 draft class?
Now that they know they will be playing professional basketball, the next question is just how many millions of dollars will they be paid for the privilege?
Unlike the NFL, all rookie contracts in the NBA strictly adhere to the guidelines set out by the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the league and players union.
This means the amount a rookie can earn in his first four years in the league is directly correlated to where they were selected Thursday night.
So without further ado, here are the top five picks and their inflated bank balances as based on each player opting for the maximum 120% contract.
1 - Andrew Wiggins - Cleveland Cavaliers
After Two Years: $11,269,320
2 - Jabari Parker - Milwaukee Bucks
After Two Years: $10,083,000
3 - Joel Embiid - Philadelphia 76ers
After Two Years: $9,054,600
4 - Aaron Gordon - Orlando Magic
After Two Years: $8,163,720
5 - Dante Exum - Utah Jazz
After Two Years: $7,392,720
Not bad after a year or more of playing for free in college.
The top stars from the 2014 class will of course add to these rookie deals with an array of marketing deals. Number two overall pick Jabari Parker out of Duke has already signed a deal with that will see him become another member of Brand Jordan, and as any of the top stats will attest there is money to be made on and off the court in the NBA.
In contrast to the top end of the draft, Miami Heat's number 26 take, Shabazz Napier will earn just $6,244,560 over four years whilst Kyle Anderson, who was selected by the San Antonio Spurs will the final pick of the first round, will pick up just over $5.5 million.