Steve Francis Net Worth: How Rich Is American Former Basketball Player?
Steve Francis is a former point and shooting guard of the NBA. He played for the Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, and New York Knicks during his professional basketball career that started in 1999.
Steve Francis’ Professional Career
Steve began his career in the NBA after his draft into the league during the 1999 NBA Draft. The Vancouver Grizzlies drafted him in the second round of the draft.
However, shortly after his draft, he publicly announced that he did not want to play for the Grizzlies. He gave reasons such as the distance from his home in Maryland, taxes, endorsements, and God’s will for his decision. He briefly considered playing for them after heavy criticism, but eventually decided to settle down in some other team.
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Therefore, before the start of the 1999-2000 NBA season, he was traded to the Houston Rockets in an 11-player trade, which was the largest trade in NBA history at the time. He then won the Rookie of the Year award in 2000, an award that he shared with Houston teammate Elton Brand.
After playing five seasons with the Houston Rockets, from 1999 to mid-2004, Steve got traded to the Orlando Magic for the 2004-2005 NBA season. He played for them for two seasons, 2004-2005 and 2005-2006.
Then, in mid-2006, he got traded again, this time to the New York Knicks. He played two seasons for them: 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 NBA seasons.
Steve Francis playing for the New York Knicks (Photo: Pinterest)
After short spells in Orlando and New York, Steve returned to the Houston Rockets on the 20th of July 2007 for his final season in the NBA. He signed a two-year/$6 million deal with them.
A year and a half later, from his return date, Rockets traded him back to the team that originally drafted him: Vancouver Grizzlies. However, they had changed their name to Memphis Grizzlies at the time of his return.
And, his time in the NBA came to an end without playing a single game for the Grizzlies. They waived him, and he did not get drafted by another team in the NBA.
Basketball Career In China
After his time in the NBA came to an end, in November of 2010, Steve signed with the Beijing Ducks, a basketball team playing in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He just appeared in four games for them, averaging 3.4 minutes per game.
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All in all, Steve played 576 regular-season games, three All-Star games, and five playoff games in the NBA, and four games in the CBA. He gathered stats of 37.6 minutes per game during his career.
Steve has an estimated net worth of around $40 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Steve earned a total of $103,501,131 during his career in the NBA, according to Hoops Hype.
Steve occasionally does real estate businesses. For instance, he was looking to sell his Houston mansion in January 2020. The mansion, which he purchased in 2003, was listed for $5 million.
Similarly, he also purchased a mansion in Houston in the same month.
Wiki / Facts: Age, Height & Jersey Number
- Steve was born on the 21st of February 1977 in Takoma Park, Maryland, the United States.
- He stands at the height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 meters).
- He wore jersey number 3 during his time at the Houston Rockets and Orlando Magic, and number 1 while playing for the New York Knicks.
- The former basketball player was charged with a misdemeanor during a car crash in 2017. However, his case was dismissed in February 2019 after paying victim restitution.