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Sunday, May 19, 2024

The 25 Highest-Paid NBA Power Forwards

  • 4-time MVP LeBron James is the highest-paid power forward.
  • Two Celtics occupy positions in the top 10.
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NBA legend and four-time MVP LeBron James takes the top spot as the highest-paid NBA power forward making $49.51 million annually. James signed a two-year, $99.02 million maximum veteran contract extension with the Lakers in 2022.

Taking the second spot at $45.64 million is two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. After signing a five-year, $228.2 million max contract with the Bucks in 2020, Antetokounmpo recently signed a three-year $175.88 million extension set to begin in the 2025-26 season.

In the third position is former top pick Zion Williamson making $39.44 million per year. Williamson signed a five-year, $197.23 million designated rookie contract extension with the Pelicans in 2022.

Capping off the top five at fourth and fifth on the list are Tobias Harris at $36 million and Pascal Siakam at $34.22 million. Siakam was recently involved in a trade sending him from the Raptors to the Pacers.

The Highest-Paid Power Forwards

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

  • Updated: April 17, 2024
  • Will be updated again: June 30, 2024
RankPlayerTeamCompensation
1Lebron JamesLos Angeles Lakers$49.51 million
2 Giannis AntetokounmpoMilwaukee Bucks$45.64 million
3 Zion WilliamsonNew Orleans Pelicans$39.44 million
4Tobias HarrisPhiladelphia 76ers$36 million
5 Pascal SiakamIndiana Pacers$34.22 million
6Jayson TatumBoston Celtics$32.6 million
7 Jerami GrantPortland Trail Blazers$32 million
8Kristaps PorzingisBoston Celtics$31.65 million
9Julius RandleNew York Knicks$29.27 million
10 Jaren Jackson Jr.Memphis Grizzlies$26.18 million
T-11Draymond GreenGolden State Warriors$25 million
T-11John CollinsUtah Jazz$25 million
13Kyle KuzmaWashington Wizards$22.5 million
14Aaron GordonDenver Nuggets$21.66 million
15 Domantas SabonisSacramento Kings$18.72 million
16Harrison BarnesSacramento Kings$18 million
17Jonathan IsaacOrlando Magic$17.4 million
18Rui HachimuraLos Angeles Lakers$17 million
19Lauri MarkkanenUtah Jazz$16.86 million
20Davis BertansCharlotte Hornets$16 million
21 PJ WashingtonDallas Mavericks$15.5 million
22 Dorian Finney-SmithBrooklyn Nets$13.89 million
23Grant WilliamsCharlotte Hornets$13.33 million
24Paolo BancheroOrlando Magic$12.53 million
25Brandon ClarkeMemphis Grizzlies$12.5 million
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