Christian Braun is a young and upcoming professional basketball player, who has proved a great asset to the Denver Nuggets in his rookie season, find out about his salary and contract
The Nuggets’ squad depth has played a key factor in their NBA Finals campaign this season, with several role players making major contributions throughout the season.
Christian Braun, salary, contract, bio, age, height, mom, girlfriend, education, college stats
Christian Braun showcased his great feel for the game by anticipating this inbound pass after the BLOB.
The rookie punishes the lazy pass of the 17-year-veteran in Lowry.
6 PTS on 3/3 FG, three dimes, and three steals. pic.twitter.com/T2oHC1LJ4w
— Ersin Demir (@EDemirNBA) June 5, 2023
This is why Christian Braun needs to get the start in game 3! He naturally sees these looks and executed when he does. pic.twitter.com/v4hbGqGKg8
— Courtlandt L.M. Griffin (@thecgriffy) June 5, 2023
Christian Braun went from:
"Three star who completely lacked confidence in Year 1 at Kansas."
To "star of a Final Four team."
To "balling out in the NBA Finals" in like a four year stretch.
HELL of a couple years for him
— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) June 5, 2023
During the Game 2 of the Finals, rookie guard Christian Braun started off strong with some big plays.
The young shooting guard is also looking to become just the sixth player in NBA history to win both an NBA championship and an NCAA title consecutively.
Christian Braun brief bio
Christian Nicholas Braun is an American professional basketball player, born on 17 April 2001 in Burlington, Kansas, United States. Braun currently plays for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. Prior to joining the NBA, Braun played college basketball at the University of Kansas. Braun played as a starter, and had a key role in helping his side win the 2022 NCAA Championship.
His mom Lisa Braun is part of a basketball family as she and her six siblings in the Sandbothe family, all of them All-State players who went to college on athletic scholarships, were inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame together in 2019.
Braun’s contract with the Nuggets is worth $13,769,157 over four years, with $13,769,157 guaranteed and an average annual salary of $3,442,289 and he will earn a base salary of $2,808,600 in his first season, which ranks 14th among all rookies in the 2022-23 season. He is single and unmarried
Age and height
Christian Braun is currently 22 years old and stands at a height of 1.98 m.
Christian Braun high school and college career and stats
The young Nuggets prospect primarily plays as a shooting guard or small forward and was a star at Blue Valley Northwest High School. During his senior season in high school, he averaged 27.8 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 3.8 assists. He also led his squad to their third straight state title. Braun also won the title of Mr. Kansas Basketball and Gatorade Player of the Year.
After finishing his high school, Braun received multiple Division I offers, and he eventually committed to Kansas. He played there for three seasons, featuring in the Big 12 All-Freshman Team during his first season with the Jayhawks.
As a junior, Braun averaged 14.1 points per game on 49.5 percent shooting, and was the team’s second-leading scorer. He featured in the All-Big 12 Second Team honors with the Jayhawks advancing to the championship game. During the final game of the NCAA Tournament against North Carolina, Braun recorded 12 points and 12 rebounds. His performances helped the Jayhawks capture their first ever NCAA title since 2007-08. Following their victory, Braun won the 2022 NBA Draft and was even selected by the Nuggets with the No. 21 overall pick.
Christian Braun 2022-23 season with Nuggets
Braun has had a great rookie season with the Nuggets, making 76 appearances during the regular season, including six starts. The 22-year-old has averaged 15.5 minutes per game, and averaged 4.7 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.8 assists. Braun has also appeared in 16 playoff games so far, and is currently on the verge of completing a historic NCAA-NBA championship double.
While speaking about his experiences in both leagues, Braun said:
“It’s different, in the NCAA Tournament, it’s one game. There’s a lot of pressure on that one game, and here there are a lot of ups and downs. We’ve had series where we win two, we think we’re up 2-0, it’s a big lead and then you lose two in a row. It’s completely different, but the same pressure.”
Christina Braun looking to win NCAA title and NBA championship in consecutive seasons
Braun is currently looking to enter a historic list of players who have won an NCAA title and an NBA championship in consecutive seasons. The list includes famous basketball legends from Bill Russell to Magic Johnson.
|Billy Thompson||Louisville (1986)|
|Magic Johnson||Michigan State (1979)|
|Henry Bibby||UCLA (1972)|
|Bill Russell||San Francisco (1956)|
|Arnie Ferrin||Utah (1948)|
Christian Braun 2022-23 stats
|Regular season||Stats||NBA Playoffs|
|4.7||Points per game||2.1|
|2.4||Rebounds per game||2.0|
|0.8||Assists per game||0.4|
|15.5||Minutes per game||11.6|
|49.5 Percent||Shooting||41.4 Percent|
|35.4 Percent||3-point shooting||22.2 Percent|