NBA Salaries: Overpaid and Underpaid in 2013 -- Do teams get what they pay for?

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

If you forgot we had a lockout a few months back because NBA General Managers give people crazy contracts. Let's look at the Top 60 (so in theory, each team in an even playing field will have 2 players on this list) most expensive players in the NBA this year. Of course, the biggest markets pay the most money. In some cases this means wins. IN other cases? Not so much.

Player Team P'offs Salary Player Team P'offs Salary
1 Kobe Bryant Lakers ? $27,849,149 31 Josh Smith Hawks * $ 13,200,000
2 Dirk Nowitzki Mavericks $20,907,128 32 Danny Granger Pacers * $ 13,058,606
3 Amare Stoudemire Knicks * $19,948,799 33 Nene Hilario Wizards $ 13,000,000
4 Joe Johnson Nets * $19,752,645 34 Andrew Bogut Warriors * $ 13,000,000
5 Dwight Howard Lakers ? $19,536,360 35 David Lee Warriors * $ 12,744,000
6 Carmelo Anthony Knicks * $19,444,503 36 Tony Parker Spurs * $ 12,500,000
7 Pau Gasol Lakers ? $19,000,000 37 Kevin Martin Thunder * $ 12,439,675
8 Chris Paul Clippers * $17,779,458 38 Ben Gordon Bobcats $ 12,400,000
9 Chris Bosh Heat * $17,545,000 39 Kris Humphries Nets * $ 12,000,000
10 LeBron James Heat * $17,545,000 40 Al Horford Hawks * $ 12,000,000
11 Dwyane Wade Heat * $17,182,000 41 Hedo Turkoglu Magic $ 11,815,850
12 Deron Williams Nets * $17,177,795 42 Kevin Garnett Celtics * $ 11,566,265
13 Andrew Bynum 76ers $16,889,000 43 Joakim Noah Bulls * $ 11,300,000
14 Paul Pierce Celtics * $16,790,345 44 Jose Calderon Pistons $ 11,046,591
15 Kevin Durant Thunder * $16,669,629 45 Monta Ellis Bucks * $ 11,000,000
16 Zach Randolph Grizzlies * $16,500,000 46 Rajon Rondo Celtics * $ 11,000,000
17 Rudy Gay Raptors $16,460,538 47 Corey Maggette Pistons $ 10,924,138
18 Derrick Rose Bulls * $16,402,500 48 Mehmet Okur None / Retired $ 10,890,000
19 Al Jefferson Jazz ? $15,000,000 49 Nicolas Batum Trail Blazers * $ 10,850,000
20 Carlos Boozer Bulls * $15,000,000 50 DeAndre Jordan Clippers * $ 10,532,977
21 Andre Iguodala Nuggets * $14,968,250 51 Richard Jefferson Warriors * $ 10,164,000
22 Manu Ginobili Spurs * $14,107,492 52 Stephen Jackson Spurs * $ 10,059,750
23 Marc Gasol Grizzlies * $13,891,359 53 David West Pacers * $ 10,000,000
24 Russell Westbrook Thunder * $13,668,793 54 Andrea Bargnani Raptors $ 10,000,000
25 Brook Lopez Nets * $13,668,750 55 JaVale McGee Nuggets * $ 10,000,000
26 Eric Gordon Hornets $13,668,750 56 Andrei Kirilenko Timberwolves $ 9,779,349
27 Tyson Chandler Knicks * $13,604,188 57 Gerald Wallace Nets * $ 9,682,435
28 LaMarcus Aldridge Trail Blazers $13,500,000 58 Tim Duncan Spurs * $ 9,638,554
29 Emeka Okafor Wizards $13,490,000 59 Cuttino Mobley None / Retired $ 9,500,000
30 Luol Deng Bulls * $13,305,000 60 Danilo Gallinari Nuggets * $ 9,439,000
Sum $501,252,431 .. Sum $335,531,190
Average $16,708,414 Average $11,184,373

I know in my case I've gotten on Utah Jazz center Big Al a bit for making $15 million . . . but at least we're not the Sixers . . . of course, for the most cases paying more means winning more. You do get what you pay for in most cases.

Who do you think is overpaid? Who is underpaid?

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