The biggest pay cuts in NBA history

When Blake Griffin joined the Celtics on a minimum deal a few weeks ago, a historical thing happen. In signing a contract with Boston, Griffin, who made $32.4 million last season combining his salaries with the Pistons and Nets, agreed to the biggest pay cut in the history of the NBA. Griffin is hardly alone in taking a massive pay cut, which is usually a byproduct of Father Time eventually catching up.

Take a look below at the players who took the largest pay cuts in NBA history.

Blake Griffin (Boston): -$29,499,966

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From $32,405,817 in 2021-22 to $2,905,817 in 2022-23 (-91.03 percent)

Andre Drummond (Brooklyn): -$26,350,237

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From $28,751,774 in 2020-21 to $2,401,537 in 2021-22 (-91.65 percent)

Otto Porter (Golden State): -$26,099,598

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

From $28,489,239 in 2020-21 to $2,389,641 in 2021-22 (-91.61 percent)

Hassan Whiteside (Sacramento): -$24,772,974

Hassan Whiteside, Sacramento Kings
Hassan Whiteside, Sacramento Kings

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From $27,093,018 in 2019-20 to $2,320,044 in 2020-21 (-91.44 percent)

Carmelo Anthony (Houston): -$23,849,873

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From $26,243,760 in 2017-18 to $2,393,887 in 2018-19 (-90.88 percent)

Marc Gasol (LA Lakers): -$23,030,947

Marc Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers
Marc Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers

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From $25,595,700 in 2019-20 to $2,564,753 in 2020-21 (-89.98 percent)

Tracy McGrady (Detroit): -$21,887,381

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From $23,239,562 in 2009-10 to $1,352,181 in 2010-11 (-94.18 percent)

Dwight Howard (LA Lakers): -$21,691,972

Dwight Howard after a dunk
Dwight Howard after a dunk

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From $24,256,725 in 2018-19 to $2,564,753 in 2019-20 (-89.43 percent)

Amar'e Stoudemire (Miami): -$20,397,471

John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

From $21,896,658 in 2014-15 to $1,499,187 in 2015-16 (-93.15 percent)

Paul Millsap (Denver): -$20,250,000

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

From $30,350,000 in 2019-20 to $10,100,000 in 2020-21 (-66.72 percent)

Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas): -$20,000,000

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From $25,000,000 in 2016-17 to $5,000,000 in 2017-18 (-80.00 percent)

Joakim Noah (LA Clippers): -$19,879,812

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From $19,879,812 in 2018-19 to $381,360 in 2019-20 (-98.12 percent)

Allen Iverson (Memphis): -$19,649,445

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

From $20,840,625 in 2008-09 to $1,191,180 in 2009-10 (-94.28 percent)

Brook Lopez (Milwaukee): -$19,260,350

Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

From $22,642,350 in 2017-18 to $3,382,000 in 2018-19 (-85.06 percent)

Michael Finley (San Antonio): -$19,196,750

Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

From $21,696,750 in 2007-08 to $2,500,000 in 2008-09 (-88.48 percent)

Tyler Johnson (Brooklyn): -$19,062,255

Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

From $19,245,370 in 2018-19 to $183,115 in 2019-20 (-99.05 percent)

Greg Monroe (Toronto): -$18,974,008

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

From $21,384,175 in 2017-18 to $2,410,167 in 2018-19 (-88.73 percent)

Derrick Rose (Cleveland): -$18,789,764

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From $21,323,252 in 2016-17 to $2,533,488 in 2017-18 (-88.12 percent)

Shaquille O'Neal (Boston): -$18,647,819

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

From $20,000,000 in 2009-10 to $1,352,181 in 2010-11 (-93.24 percent)

Victor Oladipo (Miami): -$18,610,359

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From $21,000,000 in 2020-21 to $2,389,641 in 2021-22 (-88.62 percent)

Vince Carter (Dallas): -$18,180,000

Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

From $21,300,000 in 2011-12 to $3,120,000 in 2012-13 (-85.35 percent)

Karl Malone (LA Lakers): -$17,750,000

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From $19,250,000 in 2002-03 to $1,500,000 in 2003-04 (-92.21 percent)

Dikembe Mutombo (Houston): -$17,485,719

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From $19,485,719 in 2004-05 to $2,000,000 in 2005-06 (-89.74 percent)

Jermaine O'Neal (Boston): -$17,251,000

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

From $23,016,000 in 2009-10 to $5,765,000 in 2010-11 (-74.95 percent)

Michael Redd (Phoenix): -$16,991,494

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

From $18,300,000 in 2010-11 to $1,308,506 in 2011-12 (-92.85 percent)

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