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The NBA’s Highest Paid Players 2013-14

The NBA’s Highest Paid Players 2013-14

Posted On
October 30
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SurePayroll
We continue our look at payroll in the sports world as the 2013-14 NBA season gets underway. Below you’ll find the highest paid players this year, as well as the guaranteed money they have coming to them over the life of their contracts.

This year’s list features more of the NBA’s best players than last year, when a majority of the highest paid players didn’t even make the All Star Game.

Some interesting notes about this year’s list:

  • The league’s highest paid player, Kobe Bryant, remains sidelined with an Achilles injury.
  • No. 4 on the list, Amar’e Stoudemire, seems to be a shadow of his former self, fighting durability questions.
  • No. 6, Dwight Howard, joins a new team in Houston with a lot to prover after a disappointing season with the Los Angeles Lakers last year. He’ll make more than $20 million this year.
  • Widely considered the best player in the game, Lebron James is only No. 9 on the list.
  • The most guaranteed money over the life of his contract goes to Blake Griffin, who is due nearly $95 million. He ranks 17th this season.

Take a look at the table below and tell us who you think is overpaid or underpaid. Who would you want on your favorite team’s payroll?

Rk Player Tm Cap Hit▾ Guaranteed
1 Kobe Bryant LAL $30,453,805 $30,453,805
2 Dirk Nowitzki DAL $22,721,381 $22,721,381
3 Carmelo Anthony NYK $22,407,474 $46,759,398
4 Amar’e Stoudemire NYK $21,679,893 $45,090,881
5 Joe Johnson BRK $21,466,718 $69,542,371
6 Dwight Howard HOU $20,513,178 $64,308,813
7 Pau Gasol LAL $19,285,850 $19,285,850
8 Chris Bosh MIA $19,067,500 $39,657,500
9 LeBron James MIA $19,067,500 $39,657,500
10 Dwyane Wade MIA $18,673,000 $38,837,000
11 Chris Paul LAC $18,668,431 $83,074,518
12 Deron Williams BRK $18,466,130 $81,594,530
13 Rudy Gay TOR $17,888,931 $17,888,931
14 Kevin Durant OKC $17,832,627 $56,986,873
15 Zach Randolph MEM $17,800,000 $17,800,000
16 Derrick Rose CHI $17,632,688 $77,911,876
17 Blake Griffin LAC $16,441,500 $94,538,625
18 Paul Pierce BRK $15,333,334 $15,333,334
19 Carlos Boozer CHI $15,300,000 $32,100,000
20 Marc Gasol MEM $14,860,523 $30,690,211
21 Russell Westbrook OKC $14,693,906 $64,926,560
22 Brook Lopez BRK $14,693,906 $30,412,969
23 Kevin Love MIN $14,693,906 $30,412,968
24 LaMarcus Aldridge POR $14,628,000 $30,384,000
25 Emeka Okafor WAS $14,487,500 $14,487,500
26 Roy Hibbert IND $14,283,844 $29,182,782
27 Eric Gordon NOP $14,283,844 $29,182,782
28 Luol Deng CHI $14,275,000 $14,275,000
29 Tyson Chandler NYK $14,100,538 $28,699,426
30 Danny Granger IND $14,021,788 $14,021,788
Provided by Basketball-Reference.comView Original Table
Generated 10/30/2013.

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  1. <a href="http://hgwuk.doattend.com/">Mark</a> | Nov 10, 2016
    It's amazing, just like football salaries too, just astonishing!

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