Jhe NBA is known to be one of the sports leagues that pays the most its players in the world, but all of them are under the salary limit set for the NBA.
The salary a player can earn will be directly correlated to the years he has played in the NBA, which is why Stephen Currya league veteran player will earn approximately $17.7 million more … than Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchellwho signed the rookie max contract.
When a player signs a deal that will pay them the maximum salary, they won’t necessarily earn the most in the NBA for all years of his contract, he instead gets the maximum in the first year of the deal and gets an equal proportional increase for the rest of the years of his contract.
That is why Steph Curry profits will continue to exceed NBA minimum wage for this 2022-2023 season, thanks to the annual ceiling not having increased at the same rate as Curry’s currently 8% per year.
Michael Jordan set the record for the highest salary in a NBA season in 1997 and it lasted until the 2017-2018 season when player salaries started increasing every year to new heights.
NBA’s highest-paid players of the 2022-2023 season
27 players will earn more than $33.1 million this season in the NBAaccording to Spotrac.
This list includes future Hall of Fame players like Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpobut also some players who weren’t even selected for an all-star game like Tobias Harris Where CJ McCollum.
The ten highest paid players this season are:
- Stephen Curry $48,070,014
- Russell Westbrook $47,063,478
- LeBron James $44,474,988
- Bradley Beal $43,279,250
- Kevin Durant $42,969,845
- Paul George $42,492,568
- Kawhi Leonard $42,492,492
- Damien Lillard $42,492,492
- Giannis Antetokounmpo $42,492,492
- Clay Thompson $40,600,080
The top 10 includes two players from Warriorstwo of Lakers and two for Mowerswith the warriors oneand the Mowers be among the highest paid teams, with brooklyn nets comes in third place.
Next season’s roster will see many different names as some contracts are already signed but are starting their big paying years in 2023, as is the case with Nikola Jokic Where Joel Embidthese two players earning over $46 million for playing a year.