Top 5 NBA Contracts For Next Season

Published June 19, 2021 at 8:02 PM
BY VAHAN
     
Going into next season, there will be a lot of interesting free agents. However, there are also a lot of upper echelon players who will have lucrative contracts for the upcoming season. These are the top five highest paying NBA contracts for next season.

5. Chris Paul - $44,211,146

For Chris Paul, this is a player option in which many believe he will opt out of. But, if he doesn't, he will get paid over $44 million for next season by the Phoenix Suns. This is an insane amount, but Paul reportedly wants to opt out to sign a longer deal.

4. Russell Westbrook - $44,211,146


Ironically, Russell Westbrook has the same exact contract for next season, which is no surprise that he and Chris Paul were swapped for each other in 2019. Westbrook's deal is fully guaranteed, and he will have a player option the following year.

3. James Harden - $44,310,840

James Harden received this money when he agreed to a supermax contract extension years ago, and he will have another year after this that will pay him north of $47 million but will be a player option. Harden will be paid out by the Brooklyn Nets to finish out his contract, as he is the highest paid player on the team.

2. John Wall - $44,310,840

John Wall was swapped for Russell Westbrook this past offseason, so that means his contract is just as lucrative. Wall signed this contract as part of an extension well before he endured serious injuries. Unfortunately for the Houston Rockets, Wall has another year on his deal that will pay him $47.3 million and is a player option.

1. Stephen Curry - $45,780,966

The highest paid player will once again be Stephen Curry at $45.7 million. Curry signed his massive deal after he won back-to-back MVPs and led the Golden State Warriors to championships in 2015 and 2017. This is the final year of his contract, so it's likely Curry signs another supermax extension during the 2021-2022 season. He is definitely worth every penny, as he continues to perform at an extremely high level.
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