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Curry drops to 79th in NBA’s highest-paid player list

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Steph Curry signing a four-year, $44 million contract extension in 2012 will go down as the greatest bargain in NBA history.

After winning two MVP awards and delivering the Golden State Warriors a championship in 2015, Curry has cemented himself as one of the three best players in the NBA — alongside his teammate Kevin Durant and his chief rival, LeBron James.

Except Curry isn’t being paid like Durant or James. He’s getting paid like a role player.

With the NBA’s restructured salary cap and a new $24 billion television agreement, money is at an all-time high.

A whopping 78 players will make more money than Curry in the 2016-17 season. Sportrac.com has put together an updated salary list, and it’ll blow your mind.

  1. Mike Conley, Kevin Durant, DeMar DeRozan, James Harden and Al Horford ($26.54 million)

8. Dirk Nowitzki ($24.09 million)

13. Harrison Barnes ($22.11 million)

20. Nicolas Batum ($20.86 million)

28. Ryan Anderson ($18.73 million)

29. Allen Crabbe ($18.50 million)

36. Tobias Harris ($17.20 million)

40. Evan Fournier ($17.00 million)

45. Klay Thompson ($16.66 million)

52. Draymond Green ($15.23 million)

69. Robin Lopez ($13.21 million)

76. John Henson ($12.23 million)

 

H/T to Marcus Thompson for pointing this out.The irony of Kent Bazemore making more than Steph Curry is unreal.

 

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