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.
- 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.