Russell Westbrook is currently one of the NBA's two highest-paid players for next season after reportedly deciding to pick up his huge player option.
Not only is Westbrook the highest-paid Laker over both LeBron James and Anthony Davis for next season, but he’s also close to being the highest-paid player in the entire league.
Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is the only player set to earn a higher base salary than Westbrook in 2022-23 at $48.07 million. However, if James Harden exercises his $47.3 million player option with the Philadelphia 76ers, he would take over second place from Westbrook.
Ahead of free agency, here’s a look at the 10 highest-paid players by base salary for next season, according to Spotrac:
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors: $48,070,014