Paul Reed Bio: Contract, NBA & Salary

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Professional basketball player Paul Reed is a 2.06 meters center/power forward for the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA.

Reed has always had a difficult spot on the team’s roster, being the backup for the MVP candidate Joel Embiid this season.

However, after the All-Star weekend, Feb. 17-19, 2023, he has started to receive more minutes on the court, which has helped him grow tremendously.

Paul Reed For The Philadelphia 76ers
Paul Reed For The Philadelphia 76ers (Source: Sports Illustrated)

Prior to the All-Star break, Reed was getting nine minutes per game, averaging 3 points. As of late, these numbers have hiked.

Over the past couple of games, he has been averaging close to 12 minutes per game, recording 5 points and 4 rebounds.

The Orlando, Florida, native played collegiate basketball for DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.

Let’s dive even deeper, shall we?

Quick Facts

Full Name Paul Reed
Known As Paul Reed
Nickname BBall Paul
Birthdate June 14, 1999
Age 25 Years Old
Birthplace  Orlando, Florida, United States
Current Residence Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Father’s Name Paul Reed Sr.
Mother’s Name Michelle Reed
Siblings Four Sisters (Hazel, Danielle, Chantel, and Janelle)
Nationality American
Relationship Status Single
Girlfriend None
Children Not Yet
Built Athletic
Sexual Orientation Straight
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Height 6 ft 9 in/2.06 m/206 cm
Weight 95 kg/210 lbs
Ethnicity Afro-American
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Religion Christianity
Profession NBA Player
Education  Wekiva High School, DePaul University
NBA Draft Philadelphia 76ers: 2020/Round 2/Pick: 58th Overall
Awards & Achievements NBA G League MVP (2021)

All-NBA G League First Team (2021)

Association Philadelphia 76ers

Delaware Blue Coats

Position Center/Power Forward
Shirt Number 44
Net Worth $1 Million
Salary $1.30 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Last Update June 2024

Early Life, Family & Education

Born on June 14, 1999, in Orlando, Florida, the 25 years old center for the 76ers Paul Reed aka BBall Paul, attended Wekiva High School in Apopka, Florida.

He is the son of mother Michelle Reed and father Paul Reed Sr., who played basketball at Old Dominion and UCF, then played professional basketball in Europe.

Reed grew up with his four sisters, Hazel, Danielle, Chantel, and Janelle. Born in a large family and that too in an African-American household, Reed’s childhood was considerably hard.

However, defying all the odds against him, Reed completed high school in 2016, averaging 18.2 points and 11.4 rebounds as a senior.

Paul Reed For DePaul University
Paul Reed For DePaul University (Source: DePaul University Athletics)

Because of his outstanding high school basketball, many universities, including Kansas State, Murray State, and Clemson, were interested in him and offered scholarships.

Nevertheless, Reed chose DePaul over others and, as a true freshman, averaged 3.6 points in 28 games played off the bench.

He received more playing time toward the end of the season.

After many ups and downs and struggles with injuries, he declared for the 2020 NBA Draft as a junior forgoing his final season of eligibility.


Paul Reed was picked 58th overall in the second round of the 2020 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.

He signed a two-way contract with the team in December of the same year. On January 4, 2021, Reed made his NBA debut playing the final 90 seconds of the game in a 118-101 win over the Hornets.

Since his contract required him to split time between the 76ers and its G-League affiliate, Delaware Blue Coats, he played the shortened single-site G-League season in 2021, garnering the MVP and Rookie of the Year Awards.

Paul Reed Scoring; 76ers vs Atlanta Hawks
Paul Reed Scoring; 76ers vs. Atlanta Hawks (Source: Instagram)

Nevertheless, on March 26, Philadelphia announced that Reed’s two-way contract had been converted to a standard NBA contract.

Talking about this season, Reed had not had the chance to prove himself because of limited playing time, but after the All-Star weekend, his time on the court has increased, and so is his score average.

The beginning of the season was fine because Joel Embiid sat out of games due to injury, and Reed had the chance to showcase his skills.

Awards & Recognition

The Sixers center Paul Reed is yet to make it big in the league, but his achievements are slowly adding up.

Here are a few of them:

  • Big East Most Improved Player (2019)
  • NBA G League All-Defensive Team (2021)
  • All-NBA G League First Team (2021)
  • NBA G League MVP (2021)
  • NBA G League Rookie of the Year (2021)
  • NBA G League All-Rookie Team (2021)
  • Second-team All-Big East (2020)

Height & Weight

Paul Reed is a tall gentleman with a listed height of 6 ft 9 in/2.06 m.

Quite tall compared to his peers, Paul stood 1.88 meters as a high school freshman. He grew from being 2.01 meters as a junior to 2.07 meters by the start of his senior year.

Similarly, he weighs roughly 210 lb/95 kg as of this writing.

We all know how serious the NBA players can be regarding their fitness, and Paul is no exception.

And it’s fair, given the sport’s pace, the player needs to be in peak physical condition to perform well on the court.

Paul relies on cardio to maintain his shape and sometimes does weight lifting too.

Contracts & Salaries

As of this writing, the Sixers center Paul Read holds a net worth of approximately $1 million.

So far, he has made $3.90 million from the NBA salaries and incentives.

And by the end of his ongoing deal with the team ends, he would have earned $6.13 million.

Sixers fully guarantee Paul Reed’s contract for the 2022-23 NBA season
Sixers Fully Guarantee Paul Reed’s Contract For The 2022-23 NBA Season (Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Aside from NBA salaries, Paul also earns well from his brand deals.

Even though the news about him inking a deal has not come out, from the looks of it, he might be signed to Nike brands since he wears Nike shoes for his games.


On November 28, 2020, Paul signed a two-way contract with the 76ers.

In March of the following year, the Sixers announced that they had converted Reed to a standard NBA contract.

This three-year $3.90 million contract includes the full amount guaranteed and an average annual salary of $1.30 million.

In 2022-23, Reed will earn a base salary of $1,782,621.


Paul Reed, the 76ers rookie, sells hoodies with his signature slogan, “Out The Mud,” for $100 on Twitter and his website

He not just promotes his apparel but also often shares DM’s from buyers.

Reed initially began with printed hoodies, but the collection now also includes T-shirts and slides. He partnered with PWRFWD in May 2021 and promoted slides with his signature slogan.

Relationships & Social Media

As of this writing, the young and talented basketball player BBall Paul does not seem to be married or in a relationship.

His social media says the same, where he only posts about his games and pictures with his family. The 25 year old seems focused on improving his game for now, but we will surely let you know if anything comes up.

Reed is active on Instagram and Twitter, where he has 66.4k  and 33.6k followers, respectively.

Also, a charitable guy, the 76ers no. 33 posted his act of kindness on his Instagram on December 16, 2022, with the caption, “Blessed to have the opportunity to give back to the kids and put a smile on they face and big shout out to @alexpersi_ for helping me with the toy drive 💯💯🙏🏾”.

Unknown Facts About Paul Reed

  • In the 2019 College Basketball Invitational, Paul averaged 18.3 points and 10.3 rebounds as he helped lead the Blue Demons to the best-of-three final.
  • Reed entered his junior season as a preseason All-Big East selection.
  • He scored 23 points on 8-of-9 shooting with 9 rebounds in DePaul Universities’ 79–66 upset of No. 5 Butler on January 18.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Why is Paul Reed out the mud?

Paul said he started sloping more into his usage of the phrase “out the mud” in his rookie season to indicate the challenge it would be to prove himself worthy of being an NBA player.

Who named Paul Reed, BBall Paul?

BBall Paul is a self-given nickname.

Pranaya Poudel
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