Highest-Paid NBA Players for the 2022-23 Season”

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.

Who are the highest-paid NBA players?

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

No. 1

Russell Westbrook, Los Angeles Lakers: $47,063,478

No. 2

No. 3

LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers: $44,474,988

Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets: $42,969,845

No. 4

No. 5

Paul George, Los Angeles Clippers: $42,492,568

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks: $42,492,492

Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers: $42,492,492

Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers: $42,492,492

No. 6

John Wall, free agent (from Houston Rockets): $40,866,760

No. 7

No. 8

Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors: $40,600,080

Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz: $38,172,414

No. 9

No. 10

Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers: $37,980,720

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