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The Highest-Paid NBA Players Of 2018

There’s serious money in the NBA now, and some of its biggest stars are among the best-paid sportspeople in the world. Agents and a moving salary cap ensure that the competition to take home the largest paydays is fierce, and these are the winners of 2018, so far.

DeMar DeRozan Opens The Game

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DeMar DeRozan will take home a few bucks under $28 million in 2018. His contribution to the Toronto Raptors this year has been superlative, too.

James Harden’s Salary Is On A Rocket


The Houston Rockets are happy to shell out $28.3 million a year for James Harden’s average 29.1 points a game. It seems likely that he’ll be an Olympic candidate in 2020 if he keeps it up.

Mike Conley Brings Some Serious Money To Bear

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It’s amazing, but when Mike Conley inked his most recent deal, it was the largest deal ever signed in the NBA. Now, he’s only 7th on our list with $28.5 million a year from the Memphis Grizzlies.

Russell Westbrook Ties For 7th


Also picking up a sensible $28.5 million a year is Oklahoma City Thunder’s, Russell Westbrook. He’ll be picking up checks of a similar size until 2023, guaranteed.

Kyle Lowry’s Killing It For The Raptors


He brings the Toronto Raptors an average 22.4 points per game and they give him $28.7 million a year for it. Nice work Kyle.

Blake Griffin Nearly Clipping $30 Million


He’s just $490,000 a year shy of picking up $30 million a year. Blake Griffin’s deal with the Los Angles Clippers is all the more amazing when you consider his recent injury record.

Gordon Hayward: Cleaning Up At The Celtics


While loyalty may be rewarded in sports, sometimes it can pay to switch. Ditching Utah Jazz for the Boston Celtics gave Gordon Hayward an annual $29.7 million payday!

Paul Millsap’s Nuggets Are Piling Up In Mountains

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The first player to make over the $30 million mark is Paul Millsap of the Denver Nuggets. He’s clearing $31.3 million for his services.

LeBron James’ Cavalier Rewards Are Huge

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It might be his last season for the Cleveland Cavaliers, but while he plays it out, LeBron James will pocket a cool $33.3 million.

Stephen Curry: The First $200 Million Deal In The NBA

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Stephen Curry’s 25.3 points a game for the Golden State Warriors have turned him golden too. The first-ever $200 million deal in the NBA brings him an amazing $34.7 million a year!

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