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Thursday, May 30, 2024

The 25 Highest-Paid NBA Point Guards

  • Stephen Curry is the highest-paid point guard at just under $54 million
  • Three 2018 draftees occupy the top ten in Young, Doncic, and Gilgeous-Alexander
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Warriors superstar and two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, Stephen Curry, leads the pack as the highest paid NBA point guard. Curry signed a four-year, $215.35 million maximum contract extension with the Warriors in 2021 and makes more than $53 million per year.

Following Curry in the second spot is Damian Lillard making $44.06 million annually. This past September, Lillard was involved in a blockbuster trade sending him from the Trail Blazers to the Bucks to join forces with former MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.

2018 draftees Luka Doncic and Trae Young share the third position with each making just over $43 million per year. Both Doncic and Young signed five-year, $215.16M rookie maximum contract extensions with their respective teams in 2021.

Capping off the top five is the Rockets’ Fred Vanvleet, making $42.84 million annually. Vanvleet signed a three-year, $128.5 million max contract with Houston this past offseason.

The Highest-Paid Point Guards

Here is the full list of the 25 highest-paid NBA point guards by average salary. The list was compiled using data from Spotrac.

  • Updated: April 18, 2024
  • Will be updated again: June 30, 2024
RankPlayerTeamCompensation
1Stephen CurryGolden State Warriors$53.83 million
2 Damian LillardMilwaukee Bucks$44.06 million
T-3Luka DoncicDallas Mavericks$43.03 million
T-3Trae YoungAtlanta Hawks$43.03 million
5 Fred VanVleetHouston Rockets$42.84 million
6Kyrie IrvingDallas Mavericks$40 million
T-7Ja MorantMemphis Grizzlies$39.44 million
T-7Darius GarlandCleveland Cavaliers$39.44 million
9Shai Gilgeous-AlexanderOklahoma City Thunder$35.85 million
10 Ben SimmonsBrooklyn Nets$35.44 million
11Jrue HolidayBoston Celtics$33.74 million
12 De’Aaron FoxSacramento Kings$32.6 million
13Jamal MurrayDenver Nuggets$31.65 million
14Chris PaulGolden State Warriors$30 million
15Jalen BrunsonNew York Knicks$26 million
16Terry RozierMiami Heat$24.06 million
17Mike ConleyMinnesota Timberwolves$22.68 million
18Malcolm BrogdonPortland Trail Blazers$22.5 million
19Lonzo BallChicago Bulls$20 million
20Marcus SmartMemphis Grizzlies$19.12 million
21 D’Angelo RussellLos Angeles Lakers$18 million
22Collin SextonUtah Jazz$17.73 million
23Derrick WhiteBoston Celtics$17.5 million
24Markelle FultzOrlando Magic$16.66 million
25Dejounte MurrayAtlanta Hawks$16 million
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