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walk-on-wildcat
12-17-2004, 07:10 PM
Some salary information as compiled by David Moore of the Dallas Morning News.

The NBA's salary cap is $43.87 million. A look at the 10 highest and lowest spending teams:

Top 10

1. New York Knicks - $101.36 million
2. Dallas Mavericks - $90.18 million
3. Portland Trail Blazers - $84.48 million
4. Philadelphia 76ers - $71.93 million
5. Minnesota Timberwolves - $70.16 million
6. Memphis Grizzlies - $67.13 million
7. Orlando Magic - $66.5 million
8. Los Angeles Lakers - $65.94 million
9. Indiana Pacers - $64.64 million
10.Boston Celtics - $64.37 million

Bottom 10

21. New Jersey Nets - $53.48 million
22. Washington Wizards - $49.84 million
23. Cleveland Cavaliers - $49.17 million
24. San Antonio Spurs - $47.05 million
25. Denver Nuggets - $46.11 million
26. Los Angeles Clippers - $45.17 million
27. Phoenix Suns - $44.76 million
28. Utah Jazz - $43.16 million
29. Atlanta Hawks - $41.27 million
30. Charlotte Bobcats - $22.2 million

Top 20 player salaries

1. Shaquille O'Neal - Heat- $27,696,429
2. Allan Houston - Knicks - $17,531,250
3. Chris Webber - Kings - $17,531,250
4. Kevin Garnett - Timberwolves - $16,000,000
5. Jason Kidd - Nets - $14,796,000
6. Jermaine O'Neal - Pacers - $14,796,000
7. Shareef Abdur-Rahim - Blazers - $14,625,000
8. Ray Allan - Sonics - $14,625,000
9. Penny Hardaway - Knicks - $14,625,000
10.Zydrunas IIgauskas - Cavs - $14,625,000
11.Allan Iverson - 76ers - $14,625,000
12.Stephon Marbury - Knicks - $14,625,000
13.Latrell Sprewell - Timberwolves - $14,625,000
14.Antoine Walker - Hawks - $14,625,000
15.Michael Finley - Mavs - $14,609,375
16.Grant Hill - Magic - $14,487,000
17.Tract McGrady - Rockets - $14,487,000
18.Jalen Rose - Raptors - $14,487,000
19.Keith Van Horn - Bucks - $14,487,000
20.Tim Duncan - Spurs - $14,260,640

By Position

Center

1. Shaquille O'Neal - Heat - $27.69 million
2. Zydrunas IIgauskas - Cavs - $14.62 million
3. Brian Grant - Lakers - $13.23 million
4. Theo Ratliff - Blazers - $10.93 million
5. Raef LaFrentz - Celtics - $9.71 million

Power Forward

1. Chris Webber - Kings - $17.53 million
2. Kevin Garnett - Timberwolves - $16.00 million
3. Jermaine O'Neal - Pacers - $14.79 million
4. Tim Duncan - Spurs - $14.26 million
5. Antonio Davis - Bulls - $12.86 million

Small Forward

1. Antoine Walker - Hawks - $14.62 million
2. Shareef-Abdur-Rahim - Blazers - $14.62 million
3. Keith Van Horn - Bucks - $14.48 million
4. Grant Hill - Magic - $14.48 million
5. Jalen Rose - Raptors - $14.48 million

Shooting Guard

1. Allan Houston - Knicks - $17.53 million
2. Latrell Sprewell - Timberwolves - $14.62
3. Ray Allen - Sonics - $14.62 million
4. Michael Finley - Mavs - $14.6 million
5. Tracy McGrady - Rockets - $14.48 million

Point Guard

1. Jason Kidd - Nets - $14.79
2. Stephon Marbury - Knicks - $14.62 million
3. Penny Hardaway - Knicks - $14.62 million
4. Allen Iverson - 76ers - $14.62 million
5. Damon Stoudamire - Blazers - $12.5 million

All Bargain Team

1. PF Zack Randolph - Blazers - $1.8 million
2. SF Lebron James - Cavs - $4.32 million
3. C Brendan Haywood - Wizards - $1.73 million
4. SG Michael Redd - Bucks - $3.0 million
5. PG Jamaal Tinsley - Pacers - $1.54 million

All Overpaid Team

1. PF Antonio Davis - Bulls - $12.86 million
2. SF Keith Van Horn - Bucks - $14.48 million
3. C Zydrunas IIgauskas - Cavs - $14.62 million
4. SG Allan Houston - Knicks - $17.53 million
5. PG Penny Hardaway - Knicks - $14.62

muffley
12-17-2004, 07:30 PM
And the world champion Pistons aren't even mentioned. Have to agree with the all overpaid team, esp Van Horn. Surprised LaFrentz isn't on it though.

And Kobe is probably a little pissed he is not on the highest paid list.

JMarkJohns
12-17-2004, 10:59 PM
Some salary information as compiled by David Moore of the Dallas Morning News.

All Bargain Team

1. PF Zack Randolph - Blazers - $1.8 million
2. SF Lebron James - Cavs - $4.32 million
3. C Brendan Haywood - Wizards - $1.73 million
4. SG Michael Redd - Bucks - $3.0 million
5. PG Jamaal Tinsley - Pacers - $1.54 million

"Brendan Haywood?!? Brendan Haywood!?! hahahahahaha!!!"
- Amare Stoudemire ($2.3 million)