Time to Look at the 20 Highest Paid Players in the NBA

July 12, 2010

Now that the NBA free agency frenzy has simmered down, Spike.com would like to assure general managers throughout the league that blindly offering $110 million to a back-up power forward probably won’t come back to haunt them. After all, the Utah Jazz seemed pretty exicted about making Andrei Kirilenko the seventh highest paid player in the NBA.

The following list of the top NBA salaries from 2010 is courtesy of Hoopshype.com and made possible by horribly unintelligent NBA executives:

 

 

Top NBA Salaries


1. Kobe Bryant LA Lakers              $24,806,250
2. Rashard Lewis Orlando              $20,514,000
3. Kevin Garnett Boston               $18,800,000
4. Tim Duncan San Antonio             $18,700,000
5. Michael Redd Milwaukee             $18,300,000
6. Pau Gasol LA Lakers                   $17,822,187
7. Andrei Kirilenko Utah              $17,822,187
8. Yao Ming Houston                   $17,686,100
9. Gilbert Arenas Washington          $17,730,694
10. Vince Carter Orlando              $17,300,000
11. Zach Randolph Memphis             $17,333,333
12. Carmelo Anthony Denver            $17,149,243
13. Dwight Howard Orlando             $16,509,600
14. Kenyon Martin Denver              $15,959,099
15. Elton Brand Philadelphia          $15,959,099
16. Predrag Stojakovic New Orleans    $15,336,000
17. Chris Paul New Orleans            $14,940,152
18. Deron Williams Utah               $14,940,152
19. Jason Richardson Phoenix          $14,444,444
20. Andrew Bynum LA Lakers            $13,842,332
21. Brandon Roy Portland              $13,520,500
22. Tony Parker San Antonio           $13,500,000
23. Antawn Jamison Cleveland          $13,358,905
24. Chauncey Billups Denver           $13,150,000
25. Erick Dampier Dallas              $13,075,000
26. Baron Davis LA Clippers           $13,050,000
27. Al Jefferson Minnesota            $13,000,000
28. Tyson Chandler Charlotte          $12,650,000
29. Richard Hamilton Detroit          $12,650,000
30. Andre Iguodala Philadelphia       $12,345,250

 

But seriously, the Bulls probably won't regret giving J.J. Reddick nearly $7 million a year.

 

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