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Friday, May 17, 2024

The 25 Highest-Paid NBA Shooting Guards

  • Bradley Beal is the highest-paid shooting guard earning just over $50 million per year.
  • Three players make over $40 million annually.
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In a lineup packed with stars, Bradley Beal owns the title of the highest-paid NBA shooting guard at $50.20 million per year. Beal signed a five-year, $251.02M max contract with the Wizards in 2022 before being traded to the Suns this past offseason.

Taking the second and third spot on the list are Paul George and Zach Lavine. Both signed max deals with their respective franchises. George signed a four-year, $176 million contract with the Clippers in 2020 and Lavine signed a five-year, $215.16 million contract with the Bulls in 2022.

Four-time NBA champion Klay Thompson is fourth on the list making just under $38 million per year. Thompson signed a five-year, $189.9 million contract with the Warriors in 2019.

Finishing off the top five is the Clippers’ James Harden. Harden signed a two-year, $68.64 million deal with the 76ers in 2022 before demanding a trade and landing with the Clippers this past November.

The Highest-Paid Shooting Guards

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

  • Updated: April 18, 2024
  • Will be updated again: June 30, 2024
RankPlayerTeamCompensation
1Bradley BealPhoenix Suns$50.20 million
2 Paul GeorgeLos Angeles Clippers$44.06 million
3 Zach LavineChicago Bulls$43.03 million
4Klay ThompsonGolden State Warriors$37.98 million
5 James HardenLos Angeles Clippers$34.32 million
6C.J. McCollumNew Orleans Pelicans$33.33 million
7 Donovan MitchellCleveland Cavaliers$32.6 million
8Jordan PooleWashington Wizards$32 million
9Devin BookerPhoenix Suns$31.65 million
10 Tyler HerroMiami Heat$30 million
11R.J. BarrettToronto Raptors$26.75 million
12 Anfernee SimonsPortland Trail Blazers$25 million
13Buddy HieldPhiladelphia 76ers$23.5 million
14Bruce Brown Jr.Toronto Raptors$22.5 million
15Tim Hardaway Jr.Dallas Mavericks$18.75 million
16Evan FournierDetroit Pistons$18.25 million
17Norman PowellLos Angeles Clippers$18 million
18Gary Trent Jr.Toronto Raptors$17.28 million
19Bogdan BogdanovicAtlanta Hawks$17 million
20Luguentz DortOklahoma City Thunder$16.5 million
21Kevin HuerterSacramento Kings$16.25 million
22Caris LeVertCleveland Cavaliers$16 million
23Max StrusCleveland Cavaliers$15.57 million
24Kentavious Caldwell-PopeDenver Nuggets$15.07 million
25Luke KennardMemphis Grizzlies$14 million
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