Front-Office Insider: The NBA's top 50 salaries

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Bobby Marks
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The top player in the league also has the top salary. (Getty Images)
The top player in the league also has the top salary. (Getty Images)

The Vertical Front-Office Insider Bobby Marks, a 20-year executive with the Nets, examines the top 50 salaries in the NBA, along with some other notable player salaries.

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Twenty-seven players in the top 50 signed contracts this July or last season under a rookie scale extension.

Seven teams – Cleveland, Dallas, the Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis, New York, Portland and Washington – each have three players in the top 50.

Three teams – Denver, Minnesota and Philadelphia – do not have a player in the top 50 in salary.

Six players with top-50 salaries – Hassan Whiteside, DeAndre Jordan, Marc Gasol, Paul Millsap, Allen Crabbe and Timofey Mozgov – were not drafted in the first round.

The NBA’s top-50 salaries
Player Team Position 2016 salary
1. LeBron James CLE SF $30,963,450
2. Al Horford BOS C $26,540,100
3. *Kevin Durant GSW SF $26,540,100
4. James Harden HOU SG $26,540,100
5. Mike Conley MEM PG $26,540,100
6. Russell Westbrook OKC PG $26,540,100
7. DeMar DeRozan TOR SG $26,540,100
8. *Dirk Nowitzki DAL PF $25,000,000
9. Carmelo Anthony NYK SF $24,559,380
10. Damian Lillard POR PG $24,328,425
11. Chris Bosh MIA PF $23,741,060
12. *Dwyane Wade CHI SG $23,200,000
13. Dwight Howard ATL C $23,180,275
14. *Chris Paul LAC PG $22,868,827
15. Harrison Barnes DAL SF $22,116,750
16. Andre Drummond DET C $22,116,750
17. Chandler Parsons MEM SF $22,116,750
18. Hassan Whiteside MIA C $22,116,750
19. Anthony Davis NOP PF $22,116,750
20. Bradley Beal WAS SG $22,116,750
21. *Derrick Rose NYK PG $21,323,252
22. Brook Lopez BKN C $21,165,675
23. Kevin Love CLE PF $21,165,675
24. DeAndre Jordan LAC C $21,165,675
25. Marc Gasol MEM C $21,165,675
26. Nicolas Batum CHA SG $20,869,566
27. LaMarcus Aldridge SAS PF $20,575,005
28. *Blake Griffin LAC PF $20,140,839
29. *Paul Millsap ATL PF $20,072,033
30. Ryan Anderson HOU PF $18,735,364
31. Allen Crabbe POR SG $18,500,000
32. Paul George IND SF $18,314,532
33. Luol Deng LAL SF $18,000,000
34. Kyrie Irving CLE PG $17,638,063
35. Kawhi Leonard SAS SF $17,638,063
36. Jimmy Butler CHI SF $17,522,209
37. Tobias Harris DET PF $17,200,000
38. Wes Matthews DAL SF $17,145,838
39. *Greg Monroe MIL C $17,145,838
40. Enes Kanter OKC C $17,145,838
41. Joakim Noah NYK C $17,000,000
42. Bismack Biyombo ORL C $17,000,000
43. Evan Fournier ORL SG $17,000,000
44. DeMarcus Cousins SAC PF $16,957,900
45. John Wall WAS PG $16,957,900
46. Klay Thompson GSW SG $16,663,575
47. Evan Turner POR SF $16,393,443
48. *Gordon Hayward UTH SF $16,073,140
49. Timofey Mozgov LAL C $16,000,000
50. Ian Mahinmi WAS C $15,944,154

Other notable players
54. Tristan Thompson CLE C $15,330,435
55. Draymond Green GSW PF $15,330,435
59. Reggie Jackson DET PG $14,956,522
64. Rajon Rondo CHI PG $14,000,000
67. Ricky Rubio MIN PG $13,550,000
80. *Serge Ibaka ORL PF $12,250,000
81. *Stephen Curry GSW PG $12,112,359
85. Kemba Walker CHA PG $12,000,000
86. *Kyle Lowry TOR PG $12,000,000
87. Marcin Gortat WAS C $12,000,000
120. *Jeff Teague IND PG $8,800,000
142. *JJ Redick LAC SG $7,377,500
150. Isaiah Thomas BOS PG $6,587,132
169. Karl-Anthony Towns MIN PF $5,960,760
210. Kristaps Porzingis NYK PF $4,317,720
*2017 Free Agent

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