Stephen Curry isn’t just known for cashing out from well beyond the 3-point line.
The Warriors star once again finds himself on top of the list of the NBA’s highest-paid players. Curry is set to make nearly $46 million in the final year of his current deal, but the money train will just keep on rolling. He signed an extension this past summer that will kick in at the start of the 2022-23 season and is worth a total of $215 million over four years.
Former Rockets teammates James Harden and John Wall aren’t far behind Curry at $44.3 million, and Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant round out the top five. LeBron James lands at No. 6 overall, but he owns the title of highest earner in NBA history. He will eclipse $400 million in total salary by the end of his current Lakers contract.
Who else is making the big bucks? Check out the full breakdown below.
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NBA’s highest-paid players for 2021-22 season
James is sitting behind a few players based on his NBA salary, but when you factor in his off-court earnings, he stands alone. The four-time MVP will bring in $111.2 million when accounting for all of his financial interests, according to Forbes, putting him ahead of Curry ($92.8 million), Durant ($87.9 million), Giannis Antetokounmpo ($80.3 million) and Westbrook ($74.2 million).
|10.||Damian Lillard||Trail Blazers||$39,344,900|
NBA’s highest-paid players of all time (through 2020)
The list of the 15 highest-paid players in NBA history features eight current players who are still adding to their totals, including Suns Chris Paul, who will hit more than $300 million in career earnings this season.
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What is the salary cap for the 2021-22 NBA season?
The NBA announced in August that the salary cap has been set at $112.414 million for the 2021-22 season, an approximately three percent jump from the previous campaign. The luxury tax level is $136.606 million, and the minimum team salary is $101.173 million.
Sources: The NBA has set salary cap for 2021-22 season, effective for August free agency: $112,414,000 cap, $136,606,000 tax line.
Cap, tax for 2022-23: $119, $145 — with cap level about $4 million higher than previous projections.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 2, 2021