The NBA league’s top 10 highest-paid players list has equivalent parts new, old, and astonishing faces.
The NBA’s new television rights deal (tied with the agreed upon earnings split between the players’ union and owners in the collective bargaining agreement) starts in the coming 2016 – 2017 season as well and also the extra earnings lifted the salary cap from $72 million to $94 million for every team in NBA league. The inflow of money, as well as a large number of the NBA league’s best and mid-level players expected for extensions or new contracts, resulted in some mind-boggling salaries for next season and beyond.
The 2016-2017 NBA season brings together a number of the richest and tallest players in sports.
To celebrate the beginning of the NBA season, find out which of your favorite basketball players are bringing in the highest wages.
Though the NBA puts a limit on player salaries, the 10 highest-paid players will make a profit over $264 million in wages alone for the 2016-2017season.
Read on for the NBA players that have soared to the top 10 in overall earnings this year.
The NBA may be behind the NFL and Major League Baseball when it comes to generating cash, but thanks to growing TV income and smaller rosters, an NBA career might be profitable.
While a lot of the all- time greats of the previous 20 years are on the list of highest paid of all time, these years also led to some big contracts for some otherwise mediocre players.
Top 10 highest paid NBA players for the 2016/17 Season
Let take a look at our list:
- Dwyane Wade
The three-time NBA champion with Miami, signed a 2-year contract with the Chicago, with an annual average salary of 23,200,000.
- Chris Bosh
All- Time leader of Toronto in points rebounds, blocks, double doubles, free throws, two years ago re-signed his contract with Miami Heat, which guaranteed him an annual salary of $23,741,060.
- Damian Lillard
After being picked by Portland in the 2012 NBA Draft, Lillard won the NBA Rookie of the year by unanimous decision. In season 2016/2017 Lillard will earn a salary of $ 24,328,425.Hi certainly deserved this deal by finishing sixth in the league in scoring with 25.1 and eight in assists with 6.8 assists last year.
- Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo has been named an All-Star nine times and an All-NBA Team member six times, and this 6 ft 8 man deserves no less. He signed his 5 years contract with Nicks in 2014, worth $124,064,681, with annual salary $24,559,380.
- James Harden
The third pick in the 2009 NBA draft now earns some serious money. The Former star of Oklahoma City Thunder is currently enjoying with Houston. Harden is averaging 31.8 points, 12.4 assists, and 7.0 rebounds so far this season, in six games. Current salary: $26,140,100
- Al Horford
Al Horford is currently playing for Boston Celtics, and he became Boston`s biggest free agent acquisition in decades. A four-time All-star signed a 4-year contract worth $113,326,228, and an annual average salary of $26,331,557.
- DeMar DeRozan
In 2016, DeRozan was named an NBA All-Star for the second time in three years. He helped his team last year to reach the conference finals for the first time in franchise history. So it was no surprise that he got a new, improved contract worth $139 million.
- Kevin Durant
The NBA rookie of the year of 2008, shocked the world with his transfer to Golden State Warriors. The move was received negatively by the public and NBA analysts. However, this brought him a big contract, with an annual salary of $27, 137,253.
- Mike Conley
The fourth pick of 2007 NBA draft, signed a five-year deal with Memphis Grizzlies, worth $153 million, that ranks as the richest in NBA history by total value.
- LeBron James
And finally, place number one our list goes to the three-time NBA champ, LeBron James. This man needs no introduction, he has won almost everything, and that is why he was rewarded by the Cleveland with a new contract, with an annual salary of $30,963,450.