Rafer Alston has a net worth of $20 million. Rafer is a former basketball player for Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat in the NBA.

Throughout his professional career, Alston has played for several teams, that includes the Bucks, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, The New Jersey Nets, and Heat.

Similarly, he is well known for his flamboyant style and ability to create opportunities for his teammates.

Well after his retirement in 2012, Alston remained engaged in basketball as a coach and trainer and has also worked as an NBA basketball analyst for several media sites.

Rafer Alston Salary Breakdown

Rafer Alston earned a salary worth 78 thousand when he returned to the Heat in 2010.

Rafer signed contracts totaling over $33 million between 1999 and 2010.

After being chosen by the Milwaukee Bucks in 1999, Alston began to amass a sizable fortune.

According to Sportrac.com, he earned $301,875 in his debut season. The figure continued to rise; in his final two years with the squad, he earned $423,500 in 2000 and $625,000 in the last season. 

Moreover, ESPN has provided a brief overview of his verbal agreement with the Toronto Raptors on a six-year deal worth up to $29 million. 

Alston, a former Fresno City College basketball player, holds an NCCA basketball
Alston, a former Fresno City College basketball player, holds an NCCA basketball ( Source : twitter )

Following stints in Milwaukee and Toronto, Alston made a name for himself with the Miami Heat, averaging 10.2 points and nearly five assists per game while shooting a decent 37.1 percent from 3-point range. 

As reported by ESPN, Miami sought to re-sign the guard, but the Heat allegedly wanted to split their $5 million mid-level exception between Alston and Boston's Mark Blount. 

Alston agreed to become new Toronto general manager Rob Babcock's first free-agent signing after receiving a solid offer to return to Canada. His deal was said to be worth $21 million over the first five years, which was completely guaranteed. 

Rafer Alston Career Earnings Over The Years

Rafer had career earnings worth 28.1 million USD. The now-retired player was an undrafted free agent.

Before entering the NBA, he played in several leagues, including the International Basketball League and the United States Basketball League.

He was noted for his dazzling ball-handling abilities and was regarded as one of New York City's finest streetball players in the late 1990s. 

Starting a career with the Bucks, Alston was moved to the Toronto Raptors in 2003, and shortly after, he joined the Miami Heat.

He returned to Toronto in 2004 and signed a multi-year contract. He was a member of the Houston Rockets from 2005 to 2008, then the Orlando Magic in 2009.

Alston of the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena on March 21, 2008 in Oakland, California
Alston of the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena on March 21, 2008 in Oakland, California ( Source : twitter )

He signed a deal with the New Jersey Nets in June 2009 and was released in January 2010. The Nets granted the veteran point guard parole after reaching a buyout agreement for the remaining season of his $5.25 million contract in 2010.

According to NJ.com, Alston was due $3.05 million for the remaining 49 games, but the Nets were able to persuade agent Dan Fegan to settle for around $2.1 million. 

After that, he returned to Miami in 2010 before joining the Zhejiang Lions in 2011. He retired in 2012.

Where Is Rafer Alston Now?

Alston now lives in Houston with his family. Rafer has also launched a clothing brand with his name emblazoned on t-shirts. 

His Facebook page highlights his recent activity, which includes the production of shirts with his signature.

Similarly, he is coaching his boys to excel in sports since they have been playing junior basketball since they were young. 

Alston has also been involved in his community, using his position to aid needy people. He has been active in several charity organizations and has contributed to various causes, including education and youth initiatives.

Rafer donning his Slam printed cover t-shirt
Rafer donning his Slam printed cover t-shirt ( Source : facebook )

Furthermore, Alston has been in several documentaries and television series. He has also made appearances on several talk shows and was a guest speaker.

In recent years, Alston has been noted for his lively style of play and his effect on basketball.