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D Roses Bulls
09-06-2010, 07:25 PM
Don't see this posted, if it has then just delete it.


The official salaries of the 2010-11 season are out and a lot of the players that make the list are the reason that the NBA could be headed for a lockout (they are talking about instituting a franchise tag).

As I stated never blame the player for being “overpaid”, you are worth what they offer you. That goes for professional sports or McDonald’s.

With that being said you can say some of organizations are looking at this list with this expression on their faces:

Rashard Lewis at 20 million, Michael Redd 18 million or my personal favorite Half Hurt/Half Amazing Vince Carter at 17 million. And lets not forget NBA contracts are fully guaranteed. Here is the entire list.

1. Kobe Bryant LA Lakers $24,806,250
2. Rashard Lewis Orlando $20,514,000
3. Kevin Garnett Boston $18,800,000
4. Tim Duncan San Antonio $18,700,000
5. Michael Redd Milwaukee $18,300,000
6. Pau Gasol LA Lakers $17,822,187
7. Andrei Kirilenko Utah $17,822,187
8. Yao Ming Houston $17,686,100
9. Gilbert Arenas Washington $17,730,694
10. Dirk Nowitzki Dallas $17,300,000
11. Vince Carter Orlando $17,300,000
12. Zach Randolph Memphis $17,333,333
13. Carmelo Anthony Denver $17,149,243
14. Amare Stoudemire New York $16,800,000
15. Dwight Howard Orlando $16,509,600
16. Joe Johnson Atlanta $16,324,500
17. Kenyon Martin Denver $15,959,099
18. Elton Brand Philadelphia $15,959,099
19. Peja Stojakovic New Orleans $15,336,000
20. Chris Paul New Orleans $14,940,152
21. Deron Williams Utah $14,940,152
22. LeBron James Miami $14,500,000
23. Chris Bosh Miami $14,500,000
24. Jason Richardson Phoenix $14,444,444
25. Carlos Boozer Chicago $14,400,000
26. Dwyane Wade Miami $14,000,000
27. Paul Pierce Boston $13,876,321
28. Andrew Bynum LA Lakers $13,842,332
29. Brandon Roy Portland $13,520,500
30. Tony Parker San Antonio $13,500,000

The good news is now all the future NBA wives is have a baseline of what to shoot (get it “shoot for”) for in 2011. Good luck.


http://www.yardbarker.com/nba/articles/the_current_top_30_nba_salaries_future_basketball_ wives_mount_up/3178697

Hawkeye15
09-06-2010, 07:27 PM
some of these make my skin crawl. But, many players did indeed earn those deals, then either aged, or got hurt

Hawkeye15
09-06-2010, 07:28 PM
Rashard Lewis's deal is ridiculous, and I think it will hurt the Magic in a year or two.

black1605
09-06-2010, 07:29 PM
Rashard Lewis is the second highest paid player in the NBA. Try and say that out-loud without laughing.

Gators123
09-06-2010, 07:29 PM
LeBron at 22 and Wade at 26 is crazy

JWO35
09-06-2010, 07:29 PM
Rashard Lewis deserves a 5mil raise after his excellent Playoff Performance :p

D Roses Bulls
09-06-2010, 07:30 PM
Rashard Lewis's deal is ridiculous, and I think it will hurt the Magic in a year or two.

I think there are far worse deals then lewis. I mean peja's deal and such, but lewis i believe only has another 2 years left. so i dont think its too bad compared to some other players. yea he is the second highest paid but he still produces more then some of those guys

Baller1
09-06-2010, 07:31 PM
I think Kirilenko's is the worst personally.

D Roses Bulls
09-06-2010, 07:32 PM
I think Kirilenko's is the worst personally.

me too

Hawkeye15
09-06-2010, 07:32 PM
I think there are far worse deals then lewis. I mean peja's deal and such, but lewis i believe only has another 2 years left. so i dont think its too bad compared to some other players. yea he is the second highest payr but he still produces more then some of those guys

Lewis is guaranteed $65 million over the next 3 seasons. RASHARD LEWIS. it s horrible deal, and I think the Magic will not be able to add the necessary pieces to keep up.
Peja is expiring. So his deal, at this point, isn't a bad one necessarily.

Spurred1
09-06-2010, 07:33 PM
Disgustingly overpaid,imo. And I disagree with the writer's line ...you are worth what they offer you... I'm guessing some fans of teams would disagree with some of those players truly being worth those contracts. Some of those players aren't remotely worth what they're getting paid. That said, can't blame them for taking the money.

Hawkeye15
09-06-2010, 07:33 PM
AK is expiring. They can not be ranked as bad, "currently", as the longer term ones

Spurred1
09-06-2010, 07:35 PM
LeBron at 22 and Wade at 26 is crazy

They took "paycuts" :rolleyes: so that all three stars could be signed, not to mention sign bench players.

FadeAwayLikeMJ
09-06-2010, 07:35 PM
The name that hurts to read on that list the most IMO is Peja. That boy is straight up washed up. Second is Gilbert. That piece of **** shouldn't get a dime of that after bringing pistols into the Verizon Center.

Arenas is one of the reasons Plax should be let out early. Sorry to get off topic. Lol

D Roses Bulls
09-06-2010, 07:44 PM
Lewis is guaranteed $65 million over the next 3 seasons. RASHARD LEWIS. it s horrible deal, and I think the Magic will not be able to add the necessary pieces to keep up.
Peja is expiring. So his deal, at this point, isn't a bad one necessarily.

but he still produces and doesnt have a ton of mileage on him..... gilbert arenas is pretty bad too and still has quite a bit of years too

Hawkeye15
09-06-2010, 07:49 PM
but he still produces and doesnt have a ton of mileage on him..... gilbert arenas is pretty bad too and still has quite a bit of years too

I agree to an extent. But a one dimensional player making $65 million over the next 3 years, on a contender, whose deal will kill their ability to fine tune if you will, is worse to me, than a deal for a player nearing the end of his contract on a crappy team.

HT9Canada
09-06-2010, 07:52 PM
What is shocking is between Kobe and Lebron. The so called best players in the league are getting paid 10 million different. Kobe gets the most, Lebron 10 million less, Yet Kobe has many more titles than Lebron. I understand that Lebron took a pay cut to play with better players.... but Kobe didn't.

Somehow out of this whole thing, although Kobe makes 10 million more, I gain more respect for... Kobe. Don't ask me how, I just do. And I personally don't have a bias towards either one.

Hawkeye15
09-06-2010, 07:54 PM
What is shocking is between Kobe and Lebron. The so called best players in the league are getting paid 10 million different. Kobe gets the most, Lebron 10 million less, Yet Kobe has many more titles than Lebron. I understand that Lebron took a pay cut to play with better players.... but Kobe didn't.

Somehow out of this whole thing, although Kobe makes 10 million more, I gain more respect for... Kobe. Don't ask me how, I just do. And I personally don't have a bias towards either one.

Its about tenure in the league when you start talking max deals.
And why would you gain respect for Kobe for taking 10 million more? In fact, I am not even sure why they were brought up in your post

PHX2daDEATH
09-06-2010, 08:05 PM
Rashard's Deal is the worse.. two players in the league make 20 mill a season..Kobe Bryant and ____? Rashard Lewis!! Elton Brand's deal is pretty bad also, the Sixers were supposed to compete with Orlando and Boston when they signed him. ha

Ebbs
09-06-2010, 08:11 PM
Yuck lol

Khalifa21
09-06-2010, 08:14 PM
Rashard Lewis comfortably has the worst contract in the league.

The most ridiculous names that crop up in that list are Lewis, Redd, Kirilenko, Martin, Brand and Stojakovic. All of them apart from Lewis and Brand are expiring (making them a lot less worse).

What was Otis Smith thinking when he gave Rashard the max... :confused:

SouljahPhil...
09-06-2010, 08:16 PM
What is shocking is between Kobe and Lebron. The so called best players in the league are getting paid 10 million different. Kobe gets the most, Lebron 10 million less, Yet Kobe has many more titles than Lebron. I understand that Lebron took a pay cut to play with better players.... but Kobe didn't.

Somehow out of this whole thing, although Kobe makes 10 million more, I gain more respect for... Kobe. Don't ask me how, I just do. And I personally don't have a bias towards either one.

:confused: I don't get this....as hawkeye pointed out...Tenure in the league could differentiate salaries...

netsgiantsyanks
09-06-2010, 08:21 PM
peja?? 15 mil??? lol

REALLYYYYY?
09-06-2010, 08:22 PM
i barely even know who this rashard lewis guy is... man, orlando has some crazy contracts. there is lewis at 2, carter at 11, and they went into the luxury tax to pay redick 7(?) mil.

_KB24_
09-06-2010, 08:23 PM
Rashard Lewis is a straight P.I.M.P :cool:

You got to have mad hustle to command that type of money and not even be your team's focal point, arguably their FOURTH BEST PLAYER! :speechless:

NYKalltheway
09-06-2010, 08:34 PM
Peja's at $15m! No wonder he wouldn't come back this season :D

dodie53
09-06-2010, 08:39 PM
what about michael redd?

Jets012
09-06-2010, 08:45 PM
what about michael redd?

his is one of the worst too. I think it expires at the end of this year though.

MTar786
09-06-2010, 08:53 PM
wow.. lebron wade and bosh combined only make 2 million more than kobe and pau combined

Slimsim
09-06-2010, 08:56 PM
I haven't seen Redd play in 2 years

JasonJohnHorn
09-06-2010, 09:06 PM
I'm shaking my head. I still cant believe that LBJ took a pay cut to play for another team. But there are so many reasons to be shaking your head at this list. AK47 has the 7th highest pay check in the league?

dhopisthename
09-06-2010, 09:09 PM
I agree to an extent. But a one dimensional player making $65 million over the next 3 years, on a contender, whose deal will kill their ability to fine tune if you will, is worse to me, than a deal for a player nearing the end of his contract on a crappy team.

when did the jazz become a crappy team? I agree though lewis' contract is stupid and it might cost the orlando someone good. Also realize when comparing contracts that yes wade and lebron are low because they are in the first year of their contract and they will get bigger.

Hawkeye15
09-06-2010, 09:12 PM
when did the jazz become a crappy team? I agree though lewis' contract is stupid and it might cost the orlando someone good. Also realize when comparing contracts that yes wade and lebron are low because they are in the first year of their contract and they will get bigger.

he was referring to Peja.

dhopisthename
09-06-2010, 09:14 PM
he was referring to Peja.

ah i see

tredigs
09-06-2010, 09:31 PM
Poor Orlando, is all I can say.

Jamballin L@KER
09-06-2010, 09:35 PM
wow peja, lewis and AK47's are crazzzy high

NBAfan4life
09-06-2010, 10:35 PM
Its about tenure in the league when you start talking max deals.
And why would you gain respect for Kobe for taking 10 million more? In fact, I am not even sure why they were brought up in your post

He is not taking 10 mill more he is making. Kobe is the envy of the league makes the most money plays in the one of the biggest markets (2nd I believe) and winning championships.

I love it but over the course of this last deal he will be overpaid for sure talent wise to how much he earns. As for how much he makes the league and Lakers it is fair but even as a laker fan in the final years it will most likely hurt although I hope it doesn't.

Because I dont want to make another Kobe thread I have a question for the rest of you. Do you think Kobe will be able to make the transition from being the 1st option to 2nd and eventually even third before he retires?

JPHX
09-06-2010, 10:48 PM
Its just sad that if you dont have multiple players on this list then your team is not a contender. Sucks that teams have to basically buy championships nowadays.

Rego247
09-06-2010, 10:53 PM
He is not taking 10 mill more he is making. Kobe is the envy of the league makes the most money plays in the one of the biggest markets (2nd I believe) and winning championships.

I love it but over the course of this last deal he will be overpaid for sure talent wise to how much he earns. As for how much he makes the league and Lakers it is fair but even as a laker fan in the final years it will most likely hurt although I hope it doesn't.

Because I dont want to make another Kobe thread I have a question for the rest of you. Do you think Kobe will be able to make the transition from being the 1st option to 2nd and eventually even third before he retires?

do u mean pau and kobe, instead of kobe and pau? or do u mean another player they might acquire via trade etc. cuz other than gasol i dont see any player on that roster who kobe could play under.

plus its not like their gonna have high lottery picks for the next 3-4 years, so i dont think its likely kobe plays second fiddle to anyone.

MrfadeawayJB
09-06-2010, 11:08 PM
lol at rashard lewis...good for him....bad for otis smith and orlando fans for years to come

Rafer17
09-06-2010, 11:12 PM
I feel like someone mentions Eddy Curry's contract every time the Knicks are brought up....What was his contract and has it expired yet?

thekmp211
09-06-2010, 11:16 PM
as we approach a new CBA, let's hope the league can continue to move away from a system that encourages overpaying for mediocre talent. if i recall, last year this list included tmac and starbury, guys doing nothing.

the cba is going to be crucial this year. the nbapa needs to be very careful with its demands. by the same token, franchises need to use their resources properly to avoid overpaying marginal players. these contracts are symptomatic of the way free agency works currently, and is a contributing factor to the financial losses around the league and the talk of a lockout. to me football makes even less sense, but nba free agency is too contingent on demand to be effective. in baseball, one bad contract can be covered up. it is far more damaging to make a poor investment in a 5 on 5 game.

thekmp211
09-06-2010, 11:18 PM
I feel like someone mentions Eddy Curry's contract every time the Knicks are brought up....What was his contract and has it expired yet?

i want to say the contract was for 5/60. it comes off the books after this year, he makes 11.5. the jerome james contract, to me, was even worse. although it was for less, any sonics fan above the age of puberty could have told you that jerome james didn't deserve a spot on an nba roster. at least curry looked like a legit scorer for more than one playoff series.

NBAfan4life
09-06-2010, 11:31 PM
do u mean pau and kobe, instead of kobe and pau? or do u mean another player they might acquire via trade etc. cuz other than gasol i dont see any player on that roster who kobe could play under.

plus its not like their gonna have high lottery picks for the next 3-4 years, so i dont think its likely kobe plays second fiddle to anyone.

I dont mean this year or possible even next or the one after. I mean before he retires do you think Kobe will ever be able to not be the main option?

dnewguy
09-06-2010, 11:48 PM
lol @ 22 scrubs making more money than Lebron James. I don't even think Kobe is worth more than 15 mill/yr. Everyone else not named Lebron, Wade or Duncan should not be making more than $10 million/yr. Lebron/Wade/Duncan should command atleast 18 mill/yr. The MAGIC should fire whoever sign a Class D player to that amount.

Super.
09-06-2010, 11:49 PM
Lewis....

:puke:

Testaverde16
09-07-2010, 12:03 AM
there is a huge problem with the nba salary system

Antipod
09-07-2010, 01:53 AM
A few "great" ones in the top 10:
2. Rashard Lewis Orlando $20,514,000 :(
5. Michael Redd Milwaukee $18,300,000 - injured the last 2 seasons :(
7. Andrei Kirilenko Utah $17,822,187 - 17 mil for a role player :facepalm:
8. Yao Ming Houston $17,686,100 - another injury prone player :cry:
9. Gilbert Arenas Washington $17,730,694 - Arenas ahead of Dirk :facepalm::facepalm:

uprightciti
09-07-2010, 02:04 AM
14987658801: me $28000 a year
Wtf

5ass
09-07-2010, 02:09 AM
Lewis is guaranteed $65 million over the next 3 seasons. RASHARD LEWIS. it s horrible deal, and I think the Magic will not be able to add the necessary pieces to keep up.
Peja is expiring. So his deal, at this point, isn't a bad one necessarily.

lewis can still play. he still puts up 14 ppg when shooting only 9 shots per game. Thats not bad imo.. the magic just aren't using him as well as they could

Korman12
09-07-2010, 02:15 AM
Rashard, 16, 17 and 18 :facepalm:

Korman12
09-07-2010, 02:19 AM
lol @ 22 scrubs making more money than Lebron James. I don't even think Kobe is worth more than 15 mill/yr. Everyone else not named Lebron, Wade or Duncan should not be making more than $10 million/yr. Lebron/Wade/Duncan should command atleast 18 mill/yr. The MAGIC should fire whoever sign a Class D player to that amount.

.... huh?

Kobe isn't worth 15 mil, but LeBron/Wade/Duncan deserve at least 18? How does that logic even work?

abe_froman
09-07-2010, 02:50 AM
.... huh?

Kobe isn't worth 15 mil, but LeBron/Wade/Duncan deserve at least 18? How does that logic even work?
he likes those guys and doesnt like kobe,so...

Knicks21
09-07-2010, 03:51 AM
LeBron at 22 and Wade at 26 is crazy

for the pay cuts they took

Knicks21
09-07-2010, 04:00 AM
.... huh?

Kobe isn't worth 15 mil, but LeBron/Wade/Duncan deserve at least 18? How does that logic even work?

It doesnt, plain and simple

Lakerfan8032
09-07-2010, 04:21 AM
but he still produces and doesnt have a ton of mileage on him..... gilbert arenas is pretty bad too and still has quite a bit of years too

What makes his deal so awful is the years still left on it and the fact that he got it after being injured and missing most if not all of the season before that deal. What was Washington thinking? I know he had a few nice years before the injury but significant knee injuries can be iffy and to offer a max contract to somebody after that is at the very least irresponsable decision making by management.

alencp3
09-07-2010, 05:02 AM
What happened to AK... He was killing it

Hellcrooner
09-07-2010, 07:27 AM
what is shamefull is those Salarys dont get taxed at 75% rate or something like that.
You stil are afilthymillonarie with your mansions and your ferraris and the state recollects money enough for Health care, Schools, Investment on infrastrucutres or even send some to feed the third World.

Btw K martin and areans are the WORSE contracts.

29$JerZ
09-07-2010, 07:33 AM
It's so good too look at that list and for once only see 1 Knick player on it, especially one who is actually a legit all-star :nod:

Hawkeye15
09-07-2010, 08:05 AM
lewis can still play. he still puts up 14 ppg when shooting only 9 shots per game. Thats not bad imo.. the magic just aren't using him as well as they could

he makes $65 million over the next 3 years to be an above average forward. With his and Dwight's salaries, it will hamper their ability to stay as a contender over the next few years. They are not capable of adding pieces except for trades really. That is why I say its a really bad one

GrumpyOldMan
09-07-2010, 08:13 AM
Does anyone know who Lewis' agent is? I would like for him to renegotiate my pension for me.

DenButsu
09-07-2010, 09:37 AM
LeBron at 22 and Wade at 26 is crazy

Nah, not really, they just haven't put in the same number of years as guys like Kobe, Duncan, KG, Dirk, etc. They'll be marching steadily up the ranks as they get their annual pay raises, and especially considering the new CBA will probably reduce max salaries by a significant amount, they'll both (along with Bosh) almost certainly be in the top 5 within a few years.

Lebron > Wade
09-07-2010, 11:56 AM
Rashard Lewis's deal is ridiculous, and I think it will hurt the Magic in a year or two.

In conjunction with the VC deal.

Hawkeye15
09-07-2010, 12:09 PM
In conjunction with the VC deal.

well, he has a team option they could simply let him go. But even if they did, they will still be waaaaaaaaaaay over the cap. So they will probably look to trade him this season is my guess. Unless they think it will mess with chemistry and give it one more shot with Vince as their starting SG

mikealike305
09-07-2010, 12:37 PM
that lewis deal is sick, that guy has to be laughing everyday knowing his getting paid next to kobe to do half the work, also nice to see that heat have 2 of the top 3 player in the world and neither of the 2 are in the top ten

-Kobe24-TJ19-
09-10-2010, 03:44 PM
lol @ 22 scrubs making more money than Lebron James. I don't even think Kobe is worth more than 15 mill/yr. Everyone else not named Lebron, Wade or Duncan should not be making more than $10 million/yr. Lebron/Wade/Duncan should command atleast 18 mill/yr. The MAGIC should fire whoever sign a Class D player to that amount.

lol

DenButsu
09-11-2010, 12:43 AM
Not only is it not surprising that a lot of players are making more money than LeBron (et al), it's the exact opposite of surprising: It's inevitable.

Here is the maximum salary structure of the current CBA (from Larry Coon's NBA Salary Cap FAQ (http://members.cox.net/lmcoon/salarycap.htm#Q11)):


Years in NBA Defined maximum salary 2009-10 2010-11
0 $9,000,000 or 25% of cap* $13,520,500.00 $13,603,750.00
1 $9,000,000 or 25% of cap* $13,520,500.00 $13,603,750.00
2 $9,000,000 or 25% of cap* $13,520,500.00 $13,603,750.00
3 $9,000,000 or 25% of cap* $13,520,500.00 $13,603,750.00
4 $9,000,000 or 25% of cap* $13,520,500.00 $13,603,750.00
5 $9,000,000 or 25% of cap* $13,520,500.00 $13,603,750.00
6 $9,000,000 or 25% of cap* $13,520,500.00 $13,603,750.00
7 $11,000,000 or 30% of cap* $16,224,600.00 $16,324,500.00
8 $11,000,000 or 30% of cap* $16,224,600.00 $16,324,500.00
9 $11,000,000 or 30% of cap* $16,224,600.00 $16,324,500.00
10 $14,000,000 or 35% of cap* $18,928,700.00 $19,045,250.00


Guys like LBJ and Wade and Melo are entering their 8th year in the league. Even if their teams wanted to pay them more, pay them as much as guys who are higher up on the list, they couldn't possibly do it because the maximum salary for an 8 year player is lower than the maximum salary for a 10 year player. It's that simple.

aussie
09-11-2010, 01:01 AM
don;t think Rashaad or peja should be up there, well atleast not with the amount there getting paid

DenButsu
09-11-2010, 01:35 AM
don;t think Rashaad or peja should be up there, well atleast not with the amount there getting paid

Oh, definitely, I agree with that. There are some horrible contracts on there.

But I'm talking when people are saying there's no way guys like KG, Duncan, or Dirk should make more than LeBron, it really boils down to "should" has nothing to do with it. Given the fact that pretty much all top players in the NBA get max (or nearly-max) contracts, the guys who have been around 10+ years will automatically be making the most money simply due to the CBA rules.

Sportfan
09-11-2010, 02:06 AM
me too
No way. Kirilenko is expiring and acually provides great defense. Much worse out there.

Lewisis guaranteed $65 million over the next 3 seasons. RASHARD LEWIS. it s horrible deal, and I think the Magic will not be able to add the necessary pieces to keep up.
Peja is expiring. So his deal, at this point, isn't a bad one necessarily.

Lewis total salary left is 62.5 mil and the 3rd year isn't fully guarenteed. I find Brand's to be worse than his




No mention at all for Gilbert's deal? more than $80 mil for 4 more years

DerekRE_3
09-11-2010, 02:10 AM
some of these make my skin crawl. But, many players did indeed earn those deals, then either aged, or got hurt

I remember Gerald Wallace was in the same free agent class as Shard that year. Wallace got 6 years/57 mil and Shard got more than twice that. :pity: Who deserves that more?

thekmp211
09-11-2010, 08:53 AM
Oh, definitely, I agree with that. There are some horrible contracts on there.

But I'm talking when people are saying there's no way guys like KG, Duncan, or Dirk should make more than LeBron, it really boils down to "should" has nothing to do with it. Given the fact that pretty much all top players in the NBA get max (or nearly-max) contracts, the guys who have been around 10+ years will automatically be making the most money simply due to the CBA rules.

this is part of the problem. but, plenty of guys are getting max contracts that do not deserve them for other reasons. personally, i think restricted free agency needs to go. never made sense to me.

Hawkeye15
09-11-2010, 10:40 AM
No way. Kirilenko is expiring and acually provides great defense. Much worse out there.


Lewis total salary left is 62.5 mil and the 3rd year isn't fully guarenteed. I find Brand's to be worse than his




No mention at all for Gilbert's deal? more than $80 mil for 4 more years

while in concept, Brand's is probably worse, I simply will continue to push Lewis's as the worst because it could limit a contender. Philly isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Orlando will have issues adding pieces around a few of their deals.

DreamShaker
09-11-2010, 11:10 PM
That Peja contract is the reason Chris Paul is miserable in NO. He was a shell of his former self seemingly the second he signed that deal. He has been holding them back from being legit.

THE MTL
09-12-2010, 12:41 AM
OK I know some of these look gruesome! But you must realize that ALOT of these salaries are after years and years of increases. Contracts are backloaded to the point where they almost always look bad in its hindyears.

AK-47, Michael Redd, Vince Carter, Peja, J-Rich, Tony Parker, Zach Randolph are ALL EXPIRING!!!

Now, guys like Andrew Bynum, Rashard Lewis, Elton Brand, Gilbert Arenas who all have 3-4 years LEFT on their deal are AWFUL contracts!!!

The Raven
09-12-2010, 01:35 AM
Good lord is Rashard Lewis overpaid

knicksfan42
09-12-2010, 08:20 AM
Before I post who I think is overpaid like Hawkeye said, ''many players did indeed earn those deals, then either aged, or got hurt.'' So when I post who I believe is overpaid it may very well be, because of injuries or age. Also some players are currently worth what they are getting paid, but 2-5 years down the line, probably won't be; I won't list those players as overpaid, however.

1. Kobe Bryant LA Lakers $24,806,250
2. Rashard Lewis Orlando $20,514,000-Overpaid
3. Kevin Garnett Boston $18,800,000-As much as I hate to say it at this point he is Overpaid.
4. Tim Duncan San Antonio $18,700,000
5. Michael Redd Milwaukee $18,300,000-Overpaid
6. Pau Gasol LA Lakers $17,822,187
7. Andrei Kirilenko Utah $17,822,187-Overpaid
8. Yao Ming Houston $17,686,100
9. Gilbert Arenas Washington $17,730,694-Overpaid (played in 47 games over the last 3 seasons, depending on his play this season I may very well be wrong)
10. Dirk Nowitzki Dallas $17,300,000
11. Vince Carter Orlando $17,300,000-Overpaid
12. Zach Randolph Memphis $17,333,333-Overpaid
13. Carmelo Anthony Denver $17,149,243
14. Amare Stoudemire New York $16,800,000-Overpaid
15. Dwight Howard Orlando $16,509,600
16. Joe Johnson Atlanta $16,324,500-Overpaid
17. Kenyon Martin Denver $15,959,099-Overpaid
18. Elton Brand Philadelphia $15,959,099-Overpaid
19. Peja Stojakovic New Orleans $15,336,000-Overpaid
20. Chris Paul New Orleans $14,940,152
21. Deron Williams Utah $14,940,152
22. LeBron James Miami $14,500,000
23. Chris Bosh Miami $14,500,000
24. Jason Richardson Phoenix $14,444,444-Overpaid
25. Carlos Boozer Chicago $14,400,000
26. Dwyane Wade Miami $14,000,000
27. Paul Pierce Boston $13,876,321
28. Andrew Bynum LA Lakers $13,842,332-Overpaid
29. Brandon Roy Portland $13,520,500
30. Tony Parker San Antonio $13,500,000

eugene
09-12-2010, 08:26 AM
Most shocking are:
Rashard Lewis
Gilbert Arenas
Kenyon Martin

save the knicks
09-12-2010, 09:00 AM
No one here is over paid. They all got exactly what the market dictated there salary to be. If anything there are a number of players on this list that are under paid due to salary cap restrictions

lavilevi23
09-12-2010, 09:26 AM
JO and T-mac were payed 23m each last season...

DenButsu
09-12-2010, 07:41 PM
No one here is over paid. They all got exactly what the market dictated there salary to be. If anything there are a number of players on this list that are under paid due to salary cap restrictions

K-Mart is insanely overpaid. Kiki really screwed the pooch on that one, and screwed the Nuggets for years.

beasted86
09-12-2010, 07:45 PM
LeBron at 22 and Wade at 26 is crazy

Discounted

BULLSFAN0810
09-12-2010, 07:45 PM
rashard lewis is the second highest paid player in the nba. Try and say that out-loud without laughing.

lol...i cant...

aussie
09-12-2010, 07:59 PM
few of these guy should be on vet min tbh

Chicagofaithful
09-12-2010, 08:14 PM
wait Luol's contract isnt on there, and people complain about him that much?!

Tony_Starks
09-12-2010, 08:25 PM
Michael Redd's contract is going to land somebody an allstar this year...... watch!

97NYer
09-12-2010, 08:57 PM
Lewis, Garnett, Redd, AK47, VC, K-Mart, Brand are all way overpaid for their age and talent level. Needless to say Garnett earned it.

icej
09-12-2010, 09:58 PM
OK I know some of these look gruesome! But you must realize that ALOT of these salaries are after years and years of increases. Contracts are backloaded to the point where they almost always look bad in its hindyears.

AK-47, Michael Redd, Vince Carter, Peja, J-Rich, Tony Parker, Zach Randolph are ALL EXPIRING!!!

Now, guys like Andrew Bynum, Rashard Lewis, Elton Brand, Gilbert Arenas who all have 3-4 years LEFT on their deal are AWFUL contracts!!!

^^^ This!

aussie
09-12-2010, 10:02 PM
Lets just say that Bynum, Carter, Lewis, Brand and Arenas are living the dream

EaglesJackson10
09-12-2010, 10:16 PM
The Lewis, Redd, and Ak 47 deals are just horrible. Oh yea and because it pains me to say Elton Brand...:facepalm:

Ill21
09-12-2010, 10:21 PM
i still cant believe the pay cut the big 3 in miami took. that really shows there dedication to winning a championship.

OGMarkWahlberg
09-12-2010, 10:32 PM
ROFL at rashard lewis #2 and micheal redd #5.....peja still makes nearly 16 million epic fail by hornets management. too bad contracts are all guraunteed