These players are the top earners in the 2022/23 season

In recent years, thanks to massive TV contracts, salaries in the NBA have exploded. $40 million a year is no longer uncommon. Here are the top earners of the 2022/23 season.

First of all: No advertising income is taken into account, instead only the income from the contracts with the teams is noted. Since there is a salary cap system in the USA, salaries must be disclosed. In some cases, players can get a little more money through various bonus payments.

Stephen Curry is again the top earner this season and has led this ranking since 2020. As of now, he will continue to do so until 2026, when his contract with the Warriors expires. The guard will rake in $59.6 million in the 2025-26 season. The following year the magic sound barrier of 60 million dollars a year will fall. Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers) will then get a whopping $63.2 million if he exercises his player option for the year.

Incidentally, the top earner among German NBA players is Maxi Kleber, who received $9 million from the Dallas Mavericks in 2022/23 and in September 2022 prematurely extended his contract by three years to 2026. This will bring the Würzburger 11 million a year. The captain of the German national team, Dennis Schröder, has to be content with significantly less. The Braunschweig native signed a one-year contract for a minimum of $1.8 million in fall 2022.

If you want to find out about the salaries of all NBA players, can do this on Spotrac, among others. The website lists all salaries of NBA pros and all other “major leagues” in US sports.

NBA: These are the top earners in 2022/23

Place player (team) Salary (in million dollars) team position
1 Stephen CurryWarriors 48.1 Golden State Warriors Point Guard
2 LeBron James (Lakers) 44.5 Los Angeles Lakers Forward
3 Kevin DurantSuns 44.1 Phoenix Suns Forward
4 Bradley Beal (Wizards) 43.3 Washington Wizards Guard
5 Paul GeorgeClippers 42.5 LA Clippers Forward
6 Kawhi LeonardClippers 42.5 LA Clippers Forward
7 Damian Lillard (blazers) 42.5 Portland Trail Blazers Point Guard
8th Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks) 42.5 Milwaukee Bucks Forward
9 Klay Thompson (Warriors) 40.6 Golden State Warriors Guard
10 Kyrie Irving (Mavericks) 38.9 Dallas Mavericks Point Guard
11 Rudy Gobert (Timberwolves) 38.2 Minnesota Timberwolves center
12 Anthony Davis (Lakers) 38.0 Los Angeles Lakers center
13 Khris Middleton (Bucks) 37.9 Milwaukee Bucks Forward
14 Jimmy ButlerHeat 37.7 Miami Heat Forward
15 Tobias Harris (76ers) 37.6 Philadelphia 76ers Forward
16 Zach LaVine (Bulls) 37.1 Chicago Bulls Guard
17 Trae Young (Hawks) 37.1 Atlanta Hawks Point Guard
18 Luka Doncic (Mavericks) 37.1 Dallas Mavericks Guard
19 Ben Simmons (Nets) 35.4 Brooklyn Nets Forward
20 Pascal Siakam (Raptors) 35.4 Toronto Raptors Forward

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