Cam Thomas' salary and contract: How much does the NBA youngster take home on average?

Cam Thomas' salary and contract: How much does the NBA youngster take home on average?

Ciku Njuguna
updated at July 20, 2023 at 10:21 AM

At 21 years of age, Cam Thomas is the youngest basketball player to score over 40 points in 3 games in a row. With such talent and record-breaking skills, one can only speculate about his financial gains. Dig in here for a detailed review of Cam Thomas' salary and net worth.

Where is Cameron Thomas from?
Cam Thomas, #24 of the Brooklyn Nets, drives to the basket during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on March 18, 2022, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE.
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The number 24 shooting guard on the Brooklyn Nets, who played in only two seasons, has had a successful career averaging 9.5 points in 124 regular-season games. Scroll down and have a look at this article covers the extent of Thomas' off-the-field success.

Profile summary and bio

Full name

Cameron Bouchea Thomas





Date of birth

13th October 2001


21 years old as of July 2023

Zodiac sign


Place of birth

Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan

Current residence

Brooklyn, New York, United States










193 cm (6 feet 4 inches)


95 kg (210 lb)



Standing reach


Eye colour


Hair colour



Dale MacMillan


Leslie Thomas


Shaniece Collins

Relationship status



Oscar F. Smith High School

Oak Hill Academy

Louisiana State University


Professional basketball player

Net worth

$ 1 million - $5 million

Social media pages

Instagram, Twitter


Thomas was born in Yokosuka, Japan, to Leslie Thomas and Dale MacMillan. Reports of Cam's childhood fail to mention his father's presence, suggesting that he and his sister, Shaniece Collins, were singlehandedly raised by their mother, Leslie Thomas.

Where did Cameron Thomas grow up?
Cam Thomas (C) walks across the stage during the 2021 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center in New York City on July 29, 2021. Photo by Arturo Holmes.
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Leslie, who played basketball in middle school and high school in Virginia, later became integral in Cameron's early career as his coach. In an interview with The Undefeated, He said,

“My mom gave me the backing and support to take it to the next level and be who I am today. She helped me, taught me the fundamentals of the game.”

Where did Cam Thomas grow up?

At the time of his birth, Leslie had served in the US Army since 1990 and was stationed in Japan. In 2001, Cameron Thomas was born. Holding the E4 army rank, she later left the service to take care of Cam's elder sister, Shaniece Collins.

How old is Cameron Thomas?

Born on the 13th of August 2001, Cam, 21 years old as of July 2023, is one of the youngest players in the NBA. His zodiac sign is Libra.

How old is Cameron Thomas?
Cam Thomas, #24 of the Brooklyn Nets, goes to the basket during the game on March 26, 2023, at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE.
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How tall is Cameron Thomas?

At the time he was drafted, Thomas was 193 centimetres tall (6 feet 4 inches) and had a standing reach of 199.4 centimetres (6 feet 6.5 inches). His wingspan measures about 198.12 centimetres (6 feet 6 inches),


Thomas' love for basketball began at the tender age of 2 years old, and by the time he hit 10, he could play well against older children. His fascination with basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his sister fueled his passion for the game.

Ever the dedicated mother, Leslie reached out to basketball trainers before she took on the role of his primary trainer. According to Andscape, the mother-son duo frequented the South Norfolk Community Center in Chesapeake, Virginia, to train sometimes twice a day.

Cam Thomas' height and weight
Cam Thomas (grey), #24 of the Brooklyn Nets, drives to the basket around Onyeka Okongwu, #17 of the Atlanta Hawks, during the first half at State Farm Arena on April 2, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Todd Kirkland.
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The five-star athlete went on to play basketball at the Oscar Smith high school in Chesapeake, Virginia, and later at Oak Hill Academy. Thomas, who finished high school with an all-time score of 2219, was personally drafted by former LSU head basketball coach Will Wade. Have a look at this summary of Cam Thomas' college stats.


Shooting guard



Total games played at LSU


Points per game


Field goal percentage


3-point percentage


Free throw percentage


Total rebounds


When was Cam Thomas drafted? Cam Thomas's current team, the Brooklyn Nets, selected the Louisiana Player of the Year 27th overall in the first round of the 2021 NBA Draft. Here are his overall stats with the Nets as of July 2023.

Games played


Total points


Total rebounds




Field goal percentage


3-point field goal percentage


Free throw percentage


Effective Field Goal Percentage


What is Cam Thomas' salary?

As one of the highest-paid NBA players of 2023, Cam Thomas receives an annual average salary of $2.6 million. The four-year contract guarantees him $10.4 million with a $2.2 million base salary in the 2023/24 season.

According to Spotrac, the 2021 USA Today SEC Newcomer of the Year signed the rookie scale contract with the Nets on the 5th of August 2021. Here is a breakdown of Cam Thomas' contract details.

Who is number 24 on the Nets?
Cam Thomas, #24 of the Brooklyn Nets, drives to the basket during an open practice on October 8, 2022, at HSS Training Center in Brooklyn, New York. Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE.
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Contract type

Entry level

Contract period

4 years

Player's agent

Restricted free agent

Total amount guaranteed

$10.4 million

Average base salary

$2.6 million

2021/22 base salary

$2.0 million

2022/23 base salary

$2.1 million

2023/24 base salary

$2.2 million

2024/25 base salary

$4.0 million

2025 qualifying offer

$5.9 million

What are Cam Thomas' total career earnings?

The shooting guard's earnings with the Nets for the last two seasons are estimated at $4.2 million. Although the Nets guard has not revealed his off-court earnings, he may be smiling all the way to the bank after applying to trademark his famous interview quote, 'Ain’t (expletive) funny'. The trademark was applied through C. Thomas Enterprises LLC, on the 2nd of August 2023, after the response, became an internet sensation as it blew up on memes around the globe.

What is Cam Thomas' net worth?

The Nets' number 24 player has a net worth of between $1 million and $5 million. With only two years in the NBA, his financial success seems to have grown exponentially.

Cam Thomas' salary and contract details are impressive for a rookie. Based on his on-court performance that mirrors basketball greats like Kobe Bryant, the trajectory of his wealth will only go up with time.

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Ciku Njuguna
Ciku Njuguna is a journalist with 3 year’s experience in content creation based in Kenya. She currently covers sports personnel as well as team biographies.