Mike Muscala Bio: Family, Contracts & Girlfriend

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Mike Muscala, a professional American basketball player, currently plays for the Boston Celtics after being traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder on February 9, 2023.

Born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, to Mary and Bob Muscala, Mike attended Roseville High School and went on to play for the Bucknell men’s basketball team in college.

He became Bucknell’s highest scorer with 2036 points before being drafted by the Dallas Mavericks as the 44th overall pick in 2013.

Muscala was later traded to the Atlanta Hawks, where he played for five seasons.

Mike Muscala For The Boston Celtics
Mike Muscala For The Boston Celtics (Source: Boston.com)

He has played for multiple teams, including the Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers, and Oklahoma City Thunder.

In 2018, Mike Muscala’s father’s racist tweet at Jimmy Butler sparked a controversy. However, Mike and the Philadelphia 76ers later apologized for the tweet.

Muscala’s professional journey will be explored in this article, including his family background, the controversy surrounding his father’s racist tweet in 2018, as well as his net worth and contracts.

Quick Facts

Full Name Michael Peter Muscala
Known As Mike Muscala
Date of Birth July 1, 1991
Age 32 Years Old
Birth Place St. Louis Park, Minnesota, United States
Nationality American
Father’s Name Bob Muscala
Mother’s Name Mary Maida
Siblings One
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Relationship Status Single
Height 6 feet 10 inches/ 208 cm/ 2.08 m
Weight 240 lbs/ 108 kg
Education
  • Roseville
  • Buckell (2009-2013)
NBA Draft 2013/ Round: 2/ Pick: 44th Overall
Playing Career 2013-Present
Current Team
  • Boston Celtics (2023- Present)
Awards & Achievements
  • 2 Times Patriot League Player of the Year (2011, 2013)
  • 3 Times First Team All-Patriot League (2011-2013)
  • No. 31 retired by Bucknell Bison
Position Center/ Power Forward
Jersey Number 57
Annual Salary of 2022-23  $3.5 Million
Net Worth $8 Million
Social Media Facebook
Merch Signed Card
Last Update April 2024

Mike Muscala’s Family!

Mike Muscala was born to Mary and Bob Muscala on July 1, 1991, in Minnesota.

Mike’s father, Bob Muscala, pursued a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Minnesota. Currently, he is a registered nurse at Chemical Health Concepts, Inc. (July 1979- now).

The NBA player’s mother late, Mary Muscala (born on June 22, 1957), obtained a Bachelor of Arts from L’Alliance Francaise in Paris and a master’s degree in Information Science from St. Catherine University.

Mike Muscala With His Family
Mike Muscala With His Family (Source: Star Tribune)

When he was young, his parents parted ways, and later his mother, Mary, married Thomas Maida. The latter is a graduate of Metro State University with a Master’s degree in Public and Non-Profit Administration.

With Thomas, Mary gave birth to a daughter, Mike’s stepsister, named Madelina Maida.

Unfortunately, the NBA player’s mother passed away on September 23, 2022, after fighting ovarian cancer for two years.

Racist Tweet By His Father

In 2018, Bob Muscala, the father of Mike Muscala, used a Twitter account under the username “MuskieBobber.”

This account made racially charged tweets in reference to Jimmy Butler and the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Although the tweet was later deleted, a screenshot of it was saved before the account was completely removed.

At the time, Mike Muscala played for the Philadelphia 76ers, and both he and the team apologized for the offensive nature of the tweets.

High School & Collegiate Basketball

Muscala spent his childhood in Minnesota and attended Roseville High School in Minnesota.

During high school, he scored 1,228 points, grabbed 747 rebounds, and blocked 172 shots.

Following this, he committed to play collegiate basketball for the Bucknell Bison. By the end of his college career, he had established himself as Bucknell’s highest scorer with 2,036 points.

Moreover, he is still the all-time leader in free throws (569) and offensive rebounds (301 rebounds).

Additionally, he ranked second in blocked shots with 271.

Journey Of Mike Muscala’s Career

Selected as the 44th overall pick by the Dallas Mavericks in the 2013 NBA Draft, Muscala was traded to the Atlanta Hawks on draft night and played with them in the Summer League.

But he spent his rookie season playing for Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro in the Liga ACB. In 20 games, he averaged 14.6 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.

The Bison’s highest scorer made his NBA debut on March 2, 2014, for the Hawks in a game against the Phoenix Suns and played for 20 minutes.

He remained with the Hawks for 5 seasons, from 2013-14 to 2017-18, participating in 243 games and averaging 5.4 points per game.

Mike Muscala While Playing For The Thunder
Mike Muscala While Playing For The Thunder (Source: Thunderous Intentions)

On March 28, 2018, Muscala scored his career-high of 24 points in a 114-136 loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Muscala then played for the Philadelphia 76ers during the 2018-19 season, featuring in 47 games, and then played 17 games for the Los Angeles Lakers the same season.

From 2019-20 to 2022-23, he played for the Oklahoma City Thunder, appearing in 168 games and averaging 7 points per game.

Currently, Muscala plays as a center for the Boston Celtics.

Net Worth & Contracts

Net Worth

Mike Muscala is estimated to have a net worth of $8 Million as of 2024.

The majority of his earnings come from his professional basketball career, which has spanned over nine years.

Muscala often wears Nike-brand shoes during basketball games, yet he has not signed a significant endorsement deal.

Contracts

Despite being drafted into the NBA, his first contract came with the Liga ACB team. Later on February 27, 2014, he signed a four-year contract worth $2.9 million with the Hawks.

The Hawks exercised him an option deal of $1.2 million team for the 2016-17 season on June 29, 2016.

Following that, on July 25, 2017, he signed a two-year contract with the Hawks worth $10 million and exercised a $5 million option for the 2018-19 season.

On July 25, 2018, Muscala was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Justin Anderson and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot as part of a three-team trade.

On February 6, 2019, Muscala was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers along with Wilson Chandler and Landry Shamet.

However, on the following day, he was traded again, this time to the Los Angeles Lakers from the Clippers in exchange for Michael Beasley and Ivica Zubac.

On July 10, 2019, Muscala signed a two-year contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder worth $4.3 million, which included a player option for 2020.

After exercising this option on November 19, 2020, to extend his contract, Muscala signed another two-year $7 million contract with the Thunder on August 11, 2021.

He then signed a new two-year contract with the Thunder on August 4, 2022, worth $7 million, including a 2023-24 club option.

On February 9, 2023, he was traded to the Boston Celtics for Justin Jackson and two future second-round picks.

Relationship & Social Media Presence

There is a great deal of curiosity among fans regarding the relationship status and dating history of Mike Muscala.

However, there is limited information available to the public as the basketball player is quite private about his personal life.

Some sources suggest that he is currently single, while others claim that he has already been engaged but prefers not to make it public.

In addition, Mike is not much active on social media, except for his Facebook account, which further limits the availability of information regarding his love life.

Age, Height & Body Measurements

As of April 2024, Mike Muscala is 32 years old.

He is a black-haired basketball player with light green eyes, standing at 6 feet 10 inches tall (2.08m) and weighing 108 kg (240 lbs).

Muscala has a standing reach of 9 feet (2.74 m) and a 7 feet 1-inch (2.1 m) wingspan.

Popularity Graph

In 2013, Muscala accomplished a remarkable feat by winning the Patriot League Player of the Year award, the Defensive Player of the Year award, and being named to the First-Team All-Conference.

He also became the first player in Patriot League history to receive both the Player of the Year and Tournament MVP titles twice.

Popularity Graph Of Mike Muscala
Popularity Graph Of Mike Muscala (Source: Google Trends)

According to the graph shown above, the search interest for Mike Muscala increased significantly in February 2023 compared to the previous twelve months.

This surge came due to the player’s trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Boston Celtics.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the base salary of Mike Muscala?

Mike Muscala earns a base salary of $3.5 million for the 2022-23 season.

Who was Mike Muscala traded for?

Muscala was traded to the Celtics for Justin Jackson and two future-round picks by the Thunder.

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