Do you know 29 of the 30 NBA franchises have paid a participant at the least $100 million?

HoopsHype compiled the all-time highest-paid participant on every NBA staff, together with prorated salaries for gamers who didn’t begin or end at the least a season with that staff, combining to earn over $5 billion, in line with our database.

HoopsHype’s Alberto de Roa contributed analysis to this report. 

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Earnings: $103,695,271
Runner-up: Joe Johnson ($101,804,960)

Since coming into the NBA as a rookie in the course of the 2018-19 season, Trae Younger has led the NBA in assists (3,868). In that very same span, Younger was runner-up for Rookie of the Yr, a three-time All-Star, led the Hawks to the Japanese Convention Finals in the course of the 2020-21 season, and earned an All-NBA choice in the course of the 2021-22 season.

Atlanta’s runner-up, Joe Johnson, had one of the best years of his profession as a Hawk. In seven seasons, Johnson was an All-Star six consecutive seasons and earned an All-NBA choice in the course of the 2009-10 season.

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Earnings: $148,400,043
Runner-up: Kyrie Irving ($125,763,454)

An Achilles harm didn’t cease the Nets from giving Kevin Durant a hefty contract to return to Brooklyn. Apart from the one yr he missed because of the harm, Durant was price each penny when he performed, incomes three All-Star choices and an All-NBA choice. In complete, Durant performed in 129 regular-season video games for the Nets. Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden performed a mixed 16 video games, profitable 13, in what could go down as the best “what if” trio in NBA historical past.

Irving, the runner-up, was a one-time All-NBA choice and two-time All-Star, together with a 50-40-90 capturing cut up in the course of the 2020-21 season – one thing solely 9 NBA gamers have ever executed in league historical past all through a daily season. Whereas Irving dazzled on the courtroom when he performed, he was thought of a distraction in Brooklyn off the courtroom a number of occasions as a Web. Irving missed time in the course of the COVID period for not getting the vaccine and was suspended after he posted a hyperlink to an antisemitic film.

Essentially the most bold guess in Nets historical past to compete for championships resulted in just one playoff sequence win.

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Earnings: $169,486,218
Runner-up: Al Horford ($146,703,215)

Paul Pierce was one of many high small forwards of his period, incomes 4 All-NBA choices, was named an All-Star 10 occasions in an 11-year span, and was the 2008 Finals MVP as a member of the Boston Celtics. Pierce additionally was named to the NBA’s seventy fifth Anniversary Crew.

Most will keep in mind Al Horford as an Atlanta Hawk for 9 seasons, however he has earned massive bucks with Boston and was an All-Star and All-Defensive Crew choice in the course of the 2017-18 season as a Celtic. Now, Horford hopes to win his first NBA championship.

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Earnings: $108,710,983
Runner-up: Nicolas Batum ($104,730,316)

Gordon Hayward was a pricey signing for Charlotte, who additionally didn’t dwell as much as the hype, showing in 168 video games in three and a half seasons. Hayward by no means performed in additional than 50 video games with Charlotte in a season nor made the playoffs.

Nicolas Batum had a profession yr with the Charlotte Hornets, averaging 14.9 factors, 6.1 rebounds, and 5.8 assists, earlier than re-signing in 2016. Throughout the closing three years of his Hornets tenure, Batum underwhelmed mightily, averaging 9.4 factors, 4.9 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per recreation.

Extra: Hayward amongst highest-paid non-All-NBA gamers ever

Extra: Batum amongst highest-paid non-All-Stars ever

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Earnings: $158,362,937

This season was an injury-marred marketing campaign for Zach LaVine, which ended with foot surgical procedure. LaVine averaged 25.1 factors on 47.7 % capturing from the sphere, 38.8 % from downtown, 4.7 rebounds, and 4.5 assists in the course of the previous 5 seasons earlier than this season.

Extra: Zach LaVine amongst highest-paid non-All-NBA gamers ever

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Earnings: $222,237,285
Runner-up: LeBron James ($169,884,972)

Whereas some could consider Kevin Love in his prime as a Minnesota Timberwolves star, his jersey will grasp within the rafters for the Cleveland Cavaliers someday. Love helped Cleveland win a title in 2016 and was a two-time All-Star as a Cavalier.

LeBron James teamed with Love and Kyrie Irving to ship Cleveland a championship. James spent 11 of his 21 NBA seasons as a Cavalier and leads the franchise in video games (849), minutes (33,130), factors (23,119), rebounds (6,190), assists (6,228), steals (1,376), and different classes.

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Earnings: $255,371,800
Runner-up: Luka Doncic ($109,636,871)

Corridor of Famer Dirk Nowitzki spent his total 21-year profession in Dallas. Nowitzki holds each significant franchise document, received Finals MVP and the championship in 2011, and was named to the NBA’s seventy fifth Anniversary Crew.

Luka Doncic is coming off his first scoring title and can look to win his first championship as Dallas faces Boston. Doncic has been an All-NBA 1st Crew and All-Star choice for 5 consecutive seasons. If he performs lengthy sufficient and stays in Dallas, Doncic may go down as the best Maverick ever and an NBA all-time nice.

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Earnings: $198,343,831
Runner-up: Jamal Murray ($136,747,506)

Nikola Jokic has been price each penny for Denver and change into a three-time MVP winner, 2023 Finals MVP and champion, and six-time All-NBA and All-Star choice.

Jamal Murray has been a clutch playoff performer for the Denver Nuggets, averaging 24.2 factors on 45.9 % capturing from the sphere and 38.9 % from three-point vary, 6.2 assists, and 4.9 rebounds. Throughout the common season, Murray has been reliable for 20 factors, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds every evening for the previous 5 seasons.

Extra: Jamal Murray amongst highest-paid non-All-Star gamers ever 

Extra: Jamal Murray on Nikola Jokic: ‘I feel we’re one of the best duo’

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Earnings: $107,859,063
Runner-up: Andre Drummond ($98,457,011)

Blake Griffin had the most effective seasons of his profession with the Pistons in the course of the 2018-19 marketing campaign when he averaged a career-high 24.5 factors and carried Detroit to the playoffs. Griffin struggled with accidents since, and the Pistons haven’t returned to the postseason.

Andre Drummond was a two-time All-Star, an All-NBA choice within the 2015-16 season, and four-time rebounding champion in Detroit.

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Earnings: $357,844,681
Runner-up: Klay Thompson ($269,552,761)

Stephen Curry lived as much as his contracts after which some by changing into the best shooter in NBA historical past, a two-time MVP, a two-time scoring champion, a four-time NBA champion, and a 10-time All-NBA choice.

Klay Thompson helped Curry kind the Splash Brothers and earn these 4 championships. Thompson was an awesome two-way participant earlier than his rash of accidents. He’s earned 5 All-Star and two All-NBA choices and was named to the 2018-19 All-Defensive Crew.

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Earnings: $173,510,633
Runner-up: John Wall ($126,432,520)

James Harden went from a Sixth Man of the Yr with the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder to an MVP, three-time scoring champion, two-time help champion, and an All-Star choice yearly he was in Houston. Harden was named to the NBA’s seventy fifth Anniversary Crew largely on account of his play as a Rocket.

John Wall began 40 video games for the Rockets, averaging 20.6 factors and 6.9 assists per recreation. Wall then sat out the 2021-22 season.

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Earnings: $195,933,514
Runner-up: Kawhi Leonard ($194,598,576)

The rating of this part may flip relying on Paul George’s free company determination this summer season because the top-ranked unrestricted free agent in the marketplace, whereas Kawhi Leonard’s three-year, $153 million extension kicks in in the course of the 2024-25 season.

In L.A., George has been a three-time All-Star and earned All-NBA honors in the course of the 2020-21 season, and Leonard has been a three-time All-Star, All-NBA choice and two-time All-Defensive Crew choice.

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Earnings: $328,237,108
Runner-up: LeBron James ($245,573,456)

Corridor of Famer Kobe Bryant spent his 20-year profession as a Laker, incomes 18 All-Star choices, 15 All-NBA choices, 12 All-Defensive choices, 5 championships, two scoring titles, and the 2008 MVP award.

LeBron James, who turned the NBA’s all-time main scorer as a Laker and may change into an unrestricted free agent this summer season, may have an opportunity to eclipse Bryant if he re-signs and continues making max salaries for one more two seasons.

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Earnings: $146,436,672
Runner-up: Mike Conley ($141,527,841)

Marc Gasol was the Defensive Participant of the Yr (2013), a three-time All-Star, a two-time All-NBA choice, and a one-time All-Defensive choice as a member of the Grizzlies. Gasol had his jersey retired by the Grizzlies.

Mike Conley was one of many core members of the “Grit and Grind” period for the Memphis Grizzlies, the place he earned an All-Defensive Crew choice in the course of the 2012-13 season.

Extra: Mike Conley highest-paid participant who by no means made an All-NBA Crew ever

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Earnings: $185,974,560
Runner-up: Dwyane Wade ($160,749,205)

Jimmy Butler has an opportunity to additional distance himself because the staff’s all-time chief in salaries if he can come to an extension. For now, Butler is signed via the 2024-25 season for $48.8 million and has a participant choice for the 2025-26 season at $52.4 million. 

Wade is Miami’s franchise chief in factors (21,556), assists (5,310), steals (1,492), video games performed (948), minutes performed (32,912), and free throws (5,391). The Corridor of Fame guard was a three-time champion, 13-time All-Star, eight-time All-NBA choice, three-time All-Defensive choice, the 2009 scoring champion, and was named to the NBA’s seventy fifth Anniversary Crew. 

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Earnings: $236,092,616
Runner-up: Khris Middleton ($225,164,551)

Giannis Antetokounmpo got here low-cost for the Bucks delivering a championship in 2021, changing into a two-time MVP, Defensive Participant of the Yr, Most Improved Participant of the Yr, eight-time All-NBA and All-Star choice, and a five-time All-Defensive choice. Antetokounmpo was additionally named to the NBA’s seventy fifth Anniversary Crew.

Khris Middleton has been Antetokounmpo’s working mate, a clutch fourth-quarter participant, and three-time All-Star for the Bucks. 

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Earnings: $199,528,805
Runner-up: Karl-Anthony Cities ($183,973,035)

Kevin Garnett holds each significant Minnesota Timberwolves franchise document, was league MVP, and signed what beforehand was the richest contract in professional sports activities historical past, a six-year, $126 million deal in October 1997. 

Karl-Anthony Cities has spent his total profession in Minnesota and has been a four-time All-Star, two-time All-NBA choice, and received Rookie of the Yr. 

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Earnings: $129,502,285
Runner-up: Jrue Vacation ($122,458,889)

Brandon Ingram is taken into account the more than likely participant to be traded by rival executives who spoke with HoopsHype, however he’s cemented his place because the highest-paid Pelican for now. In New Orleans, Ingram has received the league’s Most Improved Participant award and was an All-Star in 2020. 

Jrue Vacation spent seven seasons in New Orleans, earned two All-Defensive Crew choices, and averaged 17.6 factors and 6.8 assists. 

Finally, Zion Williamson may take the highest spot on this part. 

Extra: Brandon Ingram and Jrue Vacation amongst highest-paid non-All-NBA gamers

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Earnings: $135,102,834
Runner-up: Julius Randle ($108,348,840)

Carmelo Anthony spent seven seasons with the Knicks and completed as an All-Star every season, was a two-time All-NBA choice, and was third in MVP voting in the course of the 2012-13 season. 

Julius Randle has earned all his profession accolades throughout his 5 seasons in New York, together with three All-Star choices, two All-NBA choices, and profitable the 2021 Most Improved Participant of the Yr award.  

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Earnings: $167,679,891
Runner-up: Kevin Durant ($113,303,792)

Throughout the 2016-17 season, Russell Westbrook was named MVP by changing into the primary participant to common a triple-double since Oscar Robertson in 1962. It was his first of three straight seasons averaging a triple-double with Oklahoma Metropolis. 

Kevin Durant turned the NBA MVP in 2014 and was a four-time scoring champion in a five-year span with the Thunder. Durant additionally holds a number of franchise data, together with factors per recreation (27.4), 3-pointers made (1,143), and participant effectivity ranking (25.0). 

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Earnings: $91,887,975
Runner-up: Dwight Howard ($83,240,414)

Nikola Vucevic was a two-time All-Star for Orlando and averaged 17.6 factors and 10.8 rebounds in 9 seasons with the Magic.

Dwight Howard was one of the crucial dominant defensive gamers of his period as a member of the Orlando Magic. Howard was a three-time Defensive Participant of the Yr, four-time rebounding champion, two-time blocks champion, made 5 straight All-NBA First Crew choices, and was a six-time All-Star.

Extra: Nikola Vucevic amongst highest-paid non-All-NBA gamers ever

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Earnings: $206,243,826
Runner-up: Tobias Harris ($185,297,727)

After lacking the primary two seasons of his profession, Joel Embiid has change into an MVP, two-time scoring champion, three-time All-Defensive Crew choice, five-time All-NBA choice, and a seven-time All-Star with the 76ers. 

Tobias Harris has averaged 17.6 factors on 48.8 % capturing from the sphere, 6.6 rebounds, and three.1 assists per recreation in his six seasons in Philadelphia. Harris has made essentially the most cash in NBA historical past with out being an All-Star

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Earnings: $168,166,165
Runner-up: Chris Paul ($100,558,814)

Devin Booker has change into the face of the Phoenix Suns and was till lately one of the best capturing guard within the NBA. Throughout his 9 seasons in Phoenix, Booker has been named an All-Star 4 occasions and been an All-NBA choice twice. He additionally scored 70 factors versus the Celtics on March 24, 2017, which has solely been completed 15 occasions ever

Chris Paul was a two-time All-Star and All-NBA choice with the Suns, ending fifth in MVP voting in 2021 when he led Phoenix to the NBA Finals. 

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Earnings: $235,571,003
Runner-up: CJ McCollum ($137,097,355)

Most Portland followers received’t be shocked to see Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum are the highest-paid gamers in Blazers historical past, with Lillard because the chief. Lillard and McCollum mixed to kind one of many highest-scoring backcourts within the league throughout their time collectively towards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, and different opposing backcourts. 

Lillard leads the Blazers in all-time factors scored (19.376), 3-pointers (2,387), free throws (4,427), and participant effectivity (22.5). McCollum received the 2016 Most Improved Participant of the Yr award in Portland and averaged over 20 factors in seven straight seasons as a Blazer. 

Extra: CJ McCollum among the many highest-paid non-All-Star gamers ever

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Earnings: $115,627,847
Runner-up: Harrison Barnes ($110,492,330)

Harrison Barnes has averaged 14.7 factors on 47.2 % capturing from the sphere and 4.9 rebounds in six seasons with the Kings.

De’Aaron Fox has been an All-Star and All-NBA choice, was the Clutch Participant of the Yr in the course of the 2022-23 season, and led the league in steals in the course of the 2023-24 season.

Extra: Harrison Barnes amongst highest-paid non-All-Star gamers ever

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Earnings: $240,320,601
Runner-up: Tony Parker ($163,282,460)

Corridor of Famer Tim Duncan earned each paycheck by profitable 5 championships, three Finals MVPs, the league’s regular-season MVP award twice, the Rookie of the Yr award, and was a 15-time All-NBA, All-Star and All-Defensive Crew choice. 

Tony Parker earned his Corridor of Fame standing by profitable 4 championships, together with the 2007 Finals MVP. He additionally earned six All-Star choices and was named to the All-NBA Crew 4 occasions. 

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Earnings: $173,360,000
Runner-up: Pascal Siakam ($124,035,396)

Kyle Lowry holds Toronto’s data for assists (4,277), steals (873), 3-pointers (1,518), and triple-doubles (16). Lowry helped the Raptors win the 2019 championship, was a six-time All-Star, and earned one All-NBA staff choice. 

In eight seasons with Toronto, Pascal Siakam was a part of the 2019 championship, was a two-time All-NBA and All-Star choice, and received the league’s Most Improved Participant award in 2019. 

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Earnings: $138,348,195
Runner-up: Mike Conley ($102,958,957)

After being the twenty seventh decide of the 2013 draft, Rudy Gobert turned a three-time Defensive Participant of the Yr, three-time All-Star, four-time All-NBA choice, six-time All-Defensive choice, and a block and rebounding champion one season every as a member of the Utah Jazz. 

Runner-up Mike Conley lastly broke via and have become an NBA All-Star as a member of the Jazz in his 14th season. 

Extra: Mike Conley highest-paid participant who by no means made an All-NBA Crew ever

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Earnings: $222,827,273
Runner-up: John Wall ($143,669,346)

Bradley Beal was a three-time All-Star, 2021 All-NBA choice, and averaged over 30 factors in consecutive seasons for the Wizards. Beal has made essentially the most 3-pointers in staff historical past (1,514). 

After being the No. 1 general decide in 2010, John Wall turned a five-time All-Star, 2015 All-Defensive choice, and 2017 All-NBA choice. Wall leads the Wizards in profession assists (5,282) and steals (976). 

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