Kai Sotto's new agent Aaron Goodwin worked lucrative deals for LeBron, KD, and Dame
Paul Kennedy Lintag on May 16, 2020 04:04 PM
Sports Agent Aaron Goodwin worked lucrative deals for LeBron and KD before and is currently the representative of Damian Lillard, who has a $196 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers. (Photos by AP and FIBA)
Things are falling into place with regards to Kai Sotto's upcoming NBA G League stint.
[Related: Meet Kai Sotto's G League teammates]
The latest development surrounding the 7'2" Filipino teen phenom is his new agent, as first reported by Spin.ph.
Kai Sotto will join the stable of sports agent Aaron Goodwin, the man behind some of the biggest names and contracts in the NBA.
Goodwin has a loaded list of current and former clients, here are some that local fans should know about.
The King was initially involved with Aaron Goodwin when he first made the jump to the NBA.
Goodwin negotiated a number of endorsement deals for LeBron, including the King's first $90 million deal with Nike before he even played in the NBA.
KD was another longtime client for Goodwin before the two parted ways in 2012.
Nevertheless, Goodwin helped negotiate Durant's 5-year deal worth $86 million to stay with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2010.
Drafted by the Sonics second overall in the 2007 Draft, KD signed with Goodwin, whose Goodwin Sports Management is based in Seattle.
The star of Goodwin's current stable is Damian Lillard.
Goodwin helped negotiate Dame's new four-year extension with the Portland Trail Blazers worth $196 million, one of the biggest contracts in league history.
Dame is getting paid $29.8 million this season but will increase up to $50.7 million in the last year of his deal.
The second-richest client under Goodwin's current stable is San Antonio's DeMar DeRozan.
DeRozan's current contract with the Spurs is wortht $27.7 million, with a player option for the same amount for the 2020-2021 NBA season.
Denver's Will Barton has the third-best deal in terms of Goodwin's current clients.
Barton's deal with the Nuggets for the current NBA season is worth $12.7 million. It will increase to $13.7 and $14.6 million in each of the next two seasons.
Other NBA players that have been involved with Goodwin include Chris Webber, Dwight Howard, Gary Payton, Jason Kidd, and Shareef Abdur-Rahim.
Just like Kai Sotto, G League bound Jalen Green will be represented by Goodwin.
Kai's initial G League contract is reportedly worth $200,000 while that of Green is reportedly worth $500,000.
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