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Top 10 most expensive NBA players in 2022

In the NBA, one athlete can make the difference between selling out games, merchandise, and even bringing other talent to the team - a costly difference.

Jennifer Bubel
Update:

When breaking down the highest-paid players in the NBA, there’s much to consider and it’s always changing, with different contract deals and extensions to take into account. All things considered, Milwaukee Bucks’ star Giannis Antetokounmpo is the highest-paid player in the NBA at the moment, with his supermax deal worth $282.2 million and an average annual value of $45.64 million.

As for annual salary in 2022, Golden State Warriors’ star Steph Curry is in the lead with $45,780,966 this season. He just signed a huge, four-year contract extension with the team that will see his annual salary go up every year with an average of $53.84 million by the end of the 2025-26 season.

Here is a list of the top 10 highest-paid players in 2022

1. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors: $45,780,966

5-year supermax contract deal: $201,158,790

Average annual: $40,231,758

2. James Harden, Philadelphia 76ers: $44,310,840

4-year supermax contract deal: $171,131,520

Average annual: $42,782,880

3. John Wall, Houston Rockets: $44,310,840

4-year supermax contract deal: $171,131,520

Average annual: $42,782,880

4. Russell Westbrook, LA Lakers: $44,211,146

5-year supermax contract deal: $206,794,070

Average annual: $41,358,814

5. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets: $42,018,900

4-year contract: $164,255,700

Annual average: $41,063,925

6. LeBron James, LA Lakers: $41,180,544

2-year contract: $85,655,532

Annual average: $42,827,766

7. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks: $39,344,900

5-year supermax contract deal: $282,200,420

Average annual: $45,649,084

8. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers: $39,344,900

4-year supermax contract deal: $176,265,152

Average annual: $44,066,288

9. Kawhi Leonard, LA Clippers: $39,344,900

4-year contract: $176,265,152

Average annual: $44,066,288

10. Paul George, LA Clippers: $39,344,900

4-year contract: $176,265,466

Average annual: $44,066,367

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