Biggest NBA Contracts: Top 10 Largest Contracts in NBA History
Biggest NBA Contracts: There are no doubt players earn a good amount of money from their contract with National Basketball Association (NBA) teams. At the same time, few have a decent bank balance. On the other hand, few players earn reasonably more than the average earnings of NBA players. Here in this article, we have bought the top 10 NBA player with the biggest contract in history.
10. Blake Griffin – Los Angeles Clippers
He signed a five year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2017. The deal was worth $173 million for a period of five years. But, Griffin left the Clippers in between and joined the Pistons in 2018.
9. Khris Middleton – Milwaukee Bucks
The American joined the Milwaukee Bucks in 2013. In the year 2019, he extended his contract with the team. He signed a new $178 million deal and has the highest contract among current NBA players.
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8. Anthony Davis – Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis recently signed a new contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. For his brilliant performance, the Lakers provided him with a new five-year contract worth $190 million. He joined the Los Angeles Lakers in 2019.
7. Klay Thompson – Golden State Warriors
He started his NBA career with the Golden State Warriors in 2011. Thompson signed a new year deal in 2019 that will keep him at the club till 2026. He signed a deal worth $ 190 million. However, he has lately suffered multiple injuries, and he missed the entire 2023-21 season due to an Achilles injury.
6. Steph Curry – Golden State Warriors
After winning two back to back NBA titles in 2016 and 2017, Curry signed a new five-year deal worth $200 million with the Golden State Warriors. At that time, he became the first NBA player to sign a $200 million or above contract.
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5. Paul George – Oklahoma City Thunder
Paul joined the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2017. In the year 2018, he signed a new four-year contract with the Thunder worth $201 million. His career with the Thunders was curtailed when he joined the Golden State Warriors in 2019.
4. James Harden – Houston Rockets
The 31 years old joined the Houston Rockets in 2012. After spending 5 years with them, he extended his contract for six more years. Harden signed a new contract with the Houston Rockets worth $228 million in 2017. In 2023, he was traded to the Brooklyn Nets.
3. Russell Westbrook – Oklahoma City Thunder
He plays as a point guard for the Washington Wizards. In 2017, he signed a new 6-year contract worth $223 million with the Oklahoma City Thunder. This was the highest contract in NBA history at that time. Things didn’t work out well, and Russell joined the Washington Wizards in 2023.
2. Giannis Antetokounmpo – Milwaukee Bucks
The Greek international joined Milwaukee Bucks in 2013. He signed a new deal with the Bucks in 2023. One of the biggest NBA contracts was signed by Antetokounmpo for $255.6 million, and to stay with the Bucks till 2025. Giannis plays as a power forward/small forward.
1. Damian Lillard – Portland Trail Blazers
Lillard made his NBA debut with the Portland Trail Blazers in 2012 and played for them only. Lillard signed the biggest NBA contract ever with Portland that worth $257 million. As per the contract, the point guard would remain with Portland till the 2024-25 season.