The Highest Paid NBA Players for 2020-21

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BetMGM Jun 16, 2021, 2:22 PM
Steph Curry is the highest-paid player this 2020-21 NBA season making $43 million with talks of new contract negotiations with the Golden State Warriors. LeBron James signed a two-year extension with the Los Angeles Lakers to put him as the sixth highest-paid player.
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Stephen Curry is the highest paid at a whopping $43 million. The 32-year-old returns to the court after minimal play last season in hopes of redeeming the Golden State Warriors and online betting success once again. Curry is currently under a five-year $201.16 million deal he signed in 2017 with current contract extension negotiations in talks.

LeBron James is the sixth highest-paid NBA player coming in at $39.2 million. James recently signed a two-year $85 million contract extension with the Lakers earlier this month, assuring him 20-years in the NBA and the potential to have a chance to play with his son Bronny. James will be a free agent the year he graduates high school.

John Wall is tied for the fourth highest-paid player in the league at $42.2, despite not playing a game in two years and fans unable to include him in basketball odds.

Kevin Durant returns to the court with the Brooklyn Nets this season after recovering from a ruptured Achilles tear last season. The two-time NBA Finals MVP is currently the seventh highest-paid player in the NBA, making $39 million this year. Durant was offered $31.5 to return to Golden State but ultimately opted for a four year $164 million deal with Brooklyn.

Two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo recently signed a five-year contract extension with the Milwaukee Bucks, making him the highest-paid player in NBA history at $228.2 million during that span. The five-year average puts him at $45.6 million per year, and he is expected to make $51.9 million in 2026.

Here are the top 25 highest paid NBA players for the 2020-21 season.

NameTeamSalary
1.Stephen CurryGolden State Warriors$43,006,362
2.Russell WestbrookWashington Wizards$41,358,814
3.Chris PaulPhoenix Suns$41,358,814
4.John WallHouston Rockets$41,254,920
5.James HardenHouston Rockets$41,254,920
6.LeBron JamesLos Angeles Lakers$39,219,566
7.Kevin DurantBrooklyn Nets$39,058,950
8.Blake GriffinDetroit Pistons$36,810,996
9.Paul GeorgeLA Clippers$35,450,412
10.Klay ThompsonGolden State Warriors$35,361,360
11.Mike ConleyUtah Jazz$34,502,130
12.Jimmy ButlerMiami Heat$34,379,100
13.Kawhi LeonardLA Clippers$34,379,100
14.Kemba WalkerBoston Celtics$34,379,100
15.Tobias HarrisPhiladelphia 76ers$34,358,850
16.Khris MiddletonMilwaukee Bucks$33,051,724
17.Anthony DavisLos Angeles Lakers$32,742,000
18.Kyrie IrvingBrooklyn Nets$31,742,000
19.Damian LillardPortland Trail Blazers$31,626,953
20.Kevin LoveCleveland Cavaliers$31,258,256
21.Pascal SiakamToronto Raptors$30,559,200
22.Ben SimmonsPhiladelphia 76ers$30,559,200
23.Kyle LowryToronto Raptors$30,500,00
24.Steven AdamsNew Orleans Pelicans$29,529,696
25.Joel EmbiidPhiladelphia 76ers$29,542,010
26.Andrew WigginsGolden State Warriors$29,542,010
27.Nikola JokicDenver Nuggets$29,542,010
28.Karl-Anthony TownsMinnesota Timberwolves$29,467,800
29.Kristaps PorzingisDallas Mavericks$29,467,800
30.CJ McCollumPortland Trail Blazers$29,354,152

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