Anonymous
Years ago

Highest and Lowest Paid NBA Players

I was just wondering what the highest and lowest paid NBA players are. What is minimum wage and what is maximum? How much do rookies tend to get paid? Would be interesting to know.

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Uwe Blab  
Years ago

Highest Paid, from insidehoops.com:

1) Kevin Garnett $22,000,000
2) Shaquille O'Neal $20,000,000
3tie) Jermaine O'Neal $19,728,000
3tie) Jason Kidd $19,728,000
5) Kobe Bryant $19,490,625
6tie) Allen Iverson $19,195,312
6tie) Stephon Marbury $19,195,312
8) Tim Duncan $19,014,188
9) Tracy McGrady $19,014,187
10tie) Baron Davis $16,440,000
10tie) Shawn Marion $16,440,000
12tie) Antawn Jamison $16,360,090
12tie) Dirk Nowitzki $16,360,090
12tie) Paul Pierce $16,360,090
15) Ray Allen $16,000,000
16) Ben Wallace $15,500,000
17) Sam Cassell $15,344,000
18) Rashard Lewis $14,884,951
19) Michael Redd $14,520,000
20tie) Amare Stoudemire $13,762,775
20tie) Yao Ming $13,762,775
22) Pau Gasol $13,735,000
23) Andrei Kirilenko $13,725,000
24) Mike Bibby $13,500,000
25) Joe Johnson $13,488,378
26) Zach Randolph $13,333,333
27) Vince Carter $13,325,000
28) Rasheed Wallace $13,140,000
29tie) Carmelo Anthony $13,041,250
29tie) Dwyane Wade $13,041,250
29tie) LeBron James $13,041,250
29tie) Chris Bosh $13,041,250
33) Kenyon Martin $13,000,000
34) Richard Jefferson $12,200,000
35) Larry Hughes $12,000,084
36) Wally Szczerbiak $12,000,000
37) Gilbert Arenas $11,950,400
38) Raef LaFrentz $11,813,750
39) Peja Stojakovic $11,664,000
40) Carlos Boozer $11,593,816
41) Steve Nash $11,375,000
42) Jason Richardson $11,111,110
43) Kirk Hinrich $11,000,000

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Phizzer  
Years ago

Just me, or is Steve Nash the greatest bargain on that list?

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Isaac  
Years ago

Better than Jermaine O'Neal, that's for sure!

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twenty four  
Years ago

Minimum is dependent on how long you have been in the league. Min for a rookie is around 350k, but for a vet it gets up to around 1 million.

Salary for a rookie is dependent on what spot they were drafted in. Greg Oden will earn about 4.5 mill this year (all for not playing a single game), while second round guys and free agent rooks, like I said, earn around 350k.

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Phizzer  
Years ago

Actually, LeBron appears to be a bargain too!

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Mahatma Cote  
Years ago

Shaq has 2 years left at that price.
that seemed like a bargain for the first few years
but now it should be half that.

Dwight Howard ???????

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Mantis  
Years ago

Howard is in the final year of his rookie contract and is receiving $6M this year. However he has already signed a 5-year extension which will start at about $14M next season and increase every year by about 10% to finish at about $20M. The exact figures are tied to the team salary cap.

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Mahatma Cote  
Years ago

Well fielded Mantis!

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Emilio  
Years ago

17) Sam Cassell $15,344,000

WTF????

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Dr Bullshit  
Years ago

38) Raef LaFrentz $11,813,750

More of a wtf than Cassell!

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afroman jnr  
Years ago

As dr. bullshit sed b4

38) Raef LaFrentz $11,813,750

who is he? i have never heard of him b4, who does he play for?

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KN  
Years ago

Stephon Marbury!!???? I wouldnt pay him anything to be on my team!

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twenty four  
Years ago

afro, Raef occasionally plays for Portland. He actaully put up some good numbers - 13/8 in his first couple of years, then Dallas went and signed him to a 7 year, $70m deal. The rest, is history.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

How much would Andrew Bogut make?

Also, Yao Ming should be higher in my opinion

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Swissboy  
Years ago

Last time i read bogut was on about 3'500'000

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MC's HammerTime  
Years ago

Fark some of those salaries are well out whack,
I hate this veteran bullsh*t with Shaq & Cassell etc, overpaid hacks.

1) Kevin Garnett $22,000,000
OVER 2) Shaquille O'Neal $20,000,000
OVER 3tie) Jermaine O'Neal $19,728,000
OVER 3tie) Jason Kidd $19,728,000
5) Kobe Bryant $19,490,625
6tie) Allen Iverson $19,195,312
OVER 6tie) Stephon Marbury $19,195,312
8) Tim Duncan $19,014,188
9) Tracy McGrady $19,014,187
OVER 10tie) Baron Davis $16,440,000
OVER 10tie) Shawn Marion $16,440,000
OVER 12tie) Antawn Jamison $16,360,090
UNDER 12tie) Dirk Nowitzki $16,360,090
12tie) Paul Pierce $16,360,090
15) Ray Allen $16,000,000
OVER 16) Ben Wallace $15,500,000
OVER 17) Sam Cassell $15,344,000
OVER 18) Rashard Lewis $14,884,951
19) Michael Redd $14,520,000
UNDER 20tie) Amare Stoudemire $13,762,775
UNDER 20tie) Yao Ming $13,762,775
OVER 22) Pau Gasol $13,735,000
OVER 23) Andrei Kirilenko $13,725,000
OVER 24) Mike Bibby $13,500,000
25) Joe Johnson $13,488,378
26) Zach Randolph $13,333,333
UNDER 27) Vince Carter $13,325,000
28) Rasheed Wallace $13,140,000
UNDER 29tie) Carmelo Anthony $13,041,250
UNDER 29tie) Dwyane Wade $13,041,250
UNDER 29tie) LeBron James $13,041,250
29tie) Chris Bosh $13,041,250
33) Kenyon Martin $13,000,000
34) Richard Jefferson $12,200,000
35) Larry Hughes $12,000,084
OVER 36) Wally Szczerbiak $12,000,000
UNDER 37) Gilbert Arenas $11,950,400
OVER 38) Raef LaFrentz $11,813,750
OVER 39) Peja Stojakovic $11,664,000
UNDER 40) Carlos Boozer $11,593,816
UNDER 41) Steve Nash $11,375,000
42) Jason Richardson $11,111,110
OVER 43) Kirk Hinrich $11,000,000

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Isaac  
Years ago

Larry Hughes: OVER!

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Dirty Day  
Years ago

Mahatma Cote, you're right about Shaq. This is exactly why the Lakers decided to trade him instead of extending him. The Heat got one title as a result of acquiring him but at what cost? Their future doesn't look so bright anymore and it all came crashing down very quickly. The Lakers, after three titles with Shaq, did the smart thing. They saw the writing on the wall while Pat Riley wanted the title immediately.

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Run TMC  
Years ago

Remember that some of those guys are on their max (which varies depending what year they were drafted).

J O'Neal, Kidd, Iverson, Marbury, Baron, Marion, Jamison, Nowitzki, Pierce, Amare, Yao, Melo, Wade, LBJ and Bosh are all on the max for their draft year AFAIK.

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MC's hammertime  
Years ago

Isaac i initially did mark him over but i dunno i dont think he's worth terribly less than $11m, not as far out of whack as Shaq and Cassell anyway

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rayall  
Years ago

What's the possiblity of a new player to the NBA, who happens to be in his early 30's, getting paid to the tune of 15 mill or plus, for that matter, who has returned to the states with a past professional career overseas? Assuming the player can shoot 3's nearly half court, and is in top physical shape. We are up in arms arguing the likelihood and unlikelihood of this happening this millenium. I mean, really, it seems a player walking away with a purse that size would have to play damn near like Anthony sight unseen??!! Ya just don't start out with your pockets dragging the ground until you have contributed something??

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Anonymous  
Years ago

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I'm sorry, but one person making any of those figures is ridiculous...No wonder there is a lockout now... Too many greedy people and not enough who just want to play ball...No everyone suffers and teams make losses every year

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Kane  
Years ago

This list is way wrong, Kobe gets at least 25 million, and KG gets about 21 and jermaine o'neal gets only a couple of million now.

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