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.
|1.||Stephen Curry||Golden State Warriors||$43,006,362|
|2.||Russell Westbrook||Washington Wizards||$41,358,814|
|3.||Chris Paul||Phoenix Suns||$41,358,814|
|4.||John Wall||Houston Rockets||$41,254,920|
|5.||James Harden||Houston Rockets||$41,254,920|
|6.||LeBron James||Los Angeles Lakers||$39,219,566|
|7.||Kevin Durant||Brooklyn Nets||$39,058,950|
|8.||Blake Griffin||Detroit Pistons||$36,810,996|
|9.||Paul George||LA Clippers||$35,450,412|
|10.||Klay Thompson||Golden State Warriors||$35,361,360|
|11.||Mike Conley||Utah Jazz||$34,502,130|
|12.||Jimmy Butler||Miami Heat||$34,379,100|
|13.||Kawhi Leonard||LA Clippers||$34,379,100|
|14.||Kemba Walker||Boston Celtics||$34,379,100|
|15.||Tobias Harris||Philadelphia 76ers||$34,358,850|
|16.||Khris Middleton||Milwaukee Bucks||$33,051,724|
|17.||Anthony Davis||Los Angeles Lakers||$32,742,000|
|18.||Kyrie Irving||Brooklyn Nets||$31,742,000|
|19.||Damian Lillard||Portland Trail Blazers||$31,626,953|
|20.||Kevin Love||Cleveland Cavaliers||$31,258,256|
|21.||Pascal Siakam||Toronto Raptors||$30,559,200|
|22.||Ben Simmons||Philadelphia 76ers||$30,559,200|
|23.||Kyle Lowry||Toronto Raptors||$30,500,00|
|24.||Steven Adams||New Orleans Pelicans||$29,529,696|
|25.||Joel Embiid||Philadelphia 76ers||$29,542,010|
|26.||Andrew Wiggins||Golden State Warriors||$29,542,010|
|27.||Nikola Jokic||Denver Nuggets||$29,542,010|
|28.||Karl-Anthony Towns||Minnesota Timberwolves||$29,467,800|
|29.||Kristaps Porzingis||Dallas Mavericks||$29,467,800|
|30.||CJ McCollum||Portland Trail Blazers||$29,354,152|