Highest Paid Player on All 30 NBA Teams

A player in the NBA is guaranteed to make a lot of money. The average NBA player makes $1 million or more. There are players who barely play or play in limited amounts who still make good money (more than $500,000).  That is still a pretty significant amount of money compared to other middle class jobs in North America. NBA rookies who were drafted can make more than $2 million during their rookie contracts. If the NBA rookies play well and improve, their team will offer more money. If a player hires a good agent with great negotiating skills, they can land a big contract which wouldn't be possible otherwise or even offered on any other team. NBA stars who are All-Stars can make $10-19 million in their prime. Those players that become NBA superstars can make more than $20 million depending on their contract.

Among all the players, there are several players who make considerably more money than their teammates. This includes rookies, 6th men, bench players, etc. There are 2-3 players who make more money than those players. These players include the starters, All-Stars, etc... This leads to the highest paid player which is in most cases, the team’s best player or one of the best players in the league. These players are superstars or MVP candidates (at least they should be)...

Every NBA team has a player whose salary makes other players' salaries look like chump change.  To show each team's highest paid player, a list was made of all 30 NBA teams with a brief description of the player and their contract details.

30 Al Horford - Atlanta Hawks

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

29 Gerald Wallace - Boston Celtics

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

28 Joe Johnson - Brooklyn Nets

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

27 Al Jefferson - Charlotte Hornets

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

26 Derrick Rose - Chicago Bulls

David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

25 Lebron James - Cleveland Cavaliers

Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

24 Chandler Parsons - Dallas Mavericks

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

23 Ty Lawson - Denver Nuggets

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

22 Brandon Jennings - Detroit Pistons

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

21 David Lee - Golden State Warriors

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

20 Dwight Howard - Houston Rockets

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

19 Paul George - Indiana Pacers

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

18 Chris Paul - Los Angeles Clippers

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

17 Kobe Bryant - Los Angeles Lakers

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

16 Zach Randolph - Memphis Grizzlies

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

15 Chris Bosh - Miami Heat

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

14 Larry Sanders - Milwaukee Bucks

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

13 Nikola Pekovic - Minnesota Timberwolves

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

12 Eric Gordon - New Orlean Pelicans

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

11 Amar'e Stoudemire - New York Knicks

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

10 Kevin Durant - Oklahoma City Thunder

Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

9 Channing Frye - Orlando Magic

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

8 Jason Richardson - Philadelphia 76ers

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

7 Eric Bledsoe - Phoenix Suns

Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

6 LaMarcus Aldridge - Portland Trail Blazers

Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

5 Rudy Gay - Sacramento Kings

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

4 Tony Parker - San Antonio Spurs

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

3 Kyle Lowry - Toronto Raptors

Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports

2 Gordon Hayward - Utah Jazz

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

1 John Wall - Washington Wizards

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

John Wall is one of the top point guards in the league and the best player on the Wizards. He is also the highest paid player. He will make $14.7 million this season. In 2014, the Wizards resigned John Wall to a 5-year, $84.7 million contract. Washington has emerged as a possible championship contender in the Eastern Conference, and Wall would have to be a huge part if they are to go deep into the postseason.

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