Which NBA team spent the most money in 2021?
The Golden State Warriors grabbed the top spot for the second straight season as the team with the highest payroll in the NBA with $178.2 million.
The winner of three championships in the last decade is one of the favorites to claim another title this year in the basketball odds, especially with the return of key players, Klay Thompson and James Wiseman, from injuries.
As of Jan. 21, the Warriors’ NBA championship odds are +450. Stephen Curry’s NBA odds of winning MVP are +170.
Which NBA team spent the least money in 2021?
The Oklahoma City Thunder only spent a total of $78.1 million, sitting as the team with the lowest payroll in the ongoing season. The Thunder failed to even break into the $100 million mark.
That’s mainly because of its young roster, with an average age of 22.9, consisting of players on their rookie contracts. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is their only player on a max contract who signed an extension worth $172 million over five years this past offseason.
Which is the average payroll for NBA teams in 2021?
During the 2021-22 season, the average payroll for an NBA team was $135,434,633.
NBA Teams With Highest Payrolls in 2021-2022
|Golden State Warriors||$178,242,289|
|Los Angeles Clippers||$167,940,055|
|Los Angeles Lakers||$163,850,938|
|Portland Trail Blazers||$148,238,075|
|San Antonio Spurs||$120,320,886|
|New York Knicks||$118,202,331|
|New Orleans Pelicans||$114,929,039|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||$78,178,900|
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