Cheap Rookie Contracts Are About To Get Even Cheaper


Written By: Melanie Garber from NBAFCPRADIO.COM

An NBA player’s value is a reflection of a number of factors – many of which are tracked in a box score.  But possibly the biggest factor leading to value that isn’t tracked in a box score is his salary.

Steph Curry is (arguably) the best player in the NBA right now – not only did he just win consecutive MVP awards but he also finished 4th in the voting for Most Improved Player.  It’s pretty unbelievable that a reigning MVP would even be considered for the MIP award.  But what makes Curry even more obscenely valuable is his salary.  The reigning MVP who led the Warriors to a historic 73-9 record was paid only $11.37M for the 2015-16 season.  Yup, that’s right – he’s making only $11M.  To put this in perspective, Kobe Bryant was the highest paid player this season, and he made $25M.  LeBron James made $23M, Kevin Durant and Dwyane Wade each made $20M.  Even Klay Thompson made $15.5M.  There were 34 players in the NBA this season making at least $15M.  Steph Curry ranked 65th on the salary list.

Oh, and he’s only getting $12.11M for next season.  Curry’s 4 year/$44M contract is considered the biggest bargain in the NBA.  Timing really is everything.

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About Aaron Davis

Aaron is a staff writer and the Co-Founder of NBALEAD. He has been following the NBA for over 15 years. Graduated from Purdue University.

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