2014/15 Salary Rankings: Power Forwards

Hoops Rumors is in the process of ranking the cap hit for each NBA player by position. I’ve already posted the point guard, shooting guard, and small forward salary rankings for the 2014/15 campaign. The next spot on the hardwood that I’ll be looking at is the power forward position for the 2014/15 season.

All told, NBA teams have committed a total of $510,052,423 in cap hits this season to the men traditionally tasked with scoring in the paint and snagging rebounds around the league. The average hit for the four spot this season is a respectable $4,722,708, with Amar’e Stoudemire of the Knicks topping the list with a more than robust $23,410,988.

It should be noted that teams won’t necessarily pay out every dollar listed here. There are quite a few players who have non-guaranteed or partially guaranteed contracts. Some of those players will be sweating it out all the way until January 7th. That’s when teams must waive players with no specific guarantee date written into their contracts to avoid having to guarantee their salaries for the rest of the season. Most salaries align with cap hits, but that’s not the case for a player like Jeremy Lin, who’s getting close to $15MM from the Lakers this season even though his cap hit is little more than half that amount, because of the contract he signed through the Gilbert Arenas Provision. In addition, incentive clauses that a player either triggers or fails to meet can leave a player with more or less money than his cap hit reflects.

Still, the purpose of this list is to show the relative pay scale by position, which is why all contracts are included in this post. The only deals which were omitted were for players with non-guaranteed deals who were already waived.

The league’s power forwards are listed below, in descending order of salary:

  1. Amar’e Stoudemire (Knicks) $23,410,988
  2. Chris Bosh (Heat) $20,644,400
  3. Blake Griffin (Clippers) $17,674,613
  4. Zach Randolph (Grizzlies) $16.5MM
  5. LaMarcus Aldridge (Blazers) $16,256,000
  6. Kevin Love (Cavs) $15,719,062
  7. David Lee (Warriors) $15,012,000
  8. Nene (Wizards) $13MM
  9. Derrick Favors (Jazz) $12,950,000
  10. Serge Ibaka (Thunder) $12,350,000
  11. Kevin Garnett (Nets) $12MM
  12. David West (Pacers) $12MM
  13. Andrea Bargnani (Knicks) $11,500,000
  14. Tim Duncan (Spurs) $10,361,446
  15. Paul Millsap (Hawks) $9.5MM
  16. Thaddeus Young (Wolves) $9,410,869
  17. Tiago Splitter (Spurs) $9.25MM
  18. Channing Frye (Magic) $8,579,088
  19. Ryan Anderson (Pelicans) $8,491,500
  20. Boris Diaw (Spurs) $8MM
  21. Taj Gibson (Bulls) $8MM
  22. Dirk Nowitzki (Mavs) $7,974,482
  23. Ersan Ilyasova (Bucks) $7.9MM
  24. Pau Gasol (Bulls) $7,128,000
  25. Amir Johnson (Raptors) $7MM
  26. Marvin Williams (Hornets) $7MM
  27. Brandon Bass (Celtics) $6.9MM
  28. Glen Davis (Waived by Magic) $6.6MM
  29. Carl Landry (Kings) $6.5MM
  30. Derrick Williams (Kings) $6,331,404
  31. Jason Thompson (Kings) $6,037,500
  32. Patrick Patterson (Raptors) $5,831,326
  33. Anthony Davis (Pelicans) $5,607,240
  34. Anthony Bennett (Wolves) $5,563,920
  35. Greg Monroe (Pistons) $5,479,935
  36. Josh McRoberts (Heat) $5,305,000
  37. Nikola Mirotic (Bulls) $5,305,000
  38. Tristan Thompson (Cavs) $5,138,430
  39. Trevor Booker (Jazz) $5MM
  40. Brandan Wright (Suns) $5MM
  41. Luis Scola (Pacers) $4,868,499
  42. Jonas Jerebko (Pistons) $4.5MM
  43. Luc Mbah a Moute (Sixers) $4,382,575
  44. Kris Humphries (Wizards) $4,250,000
  45. Aaron Gordon (Magic) $3,992,040
  46. Al Harrington (Waived by Magic) $3,804,900
  47. Thomas Robinson (Blazers) $3,678,360
  48. Marreese Speights (Warriors) $3,657,500
  49. Darrell Arthur (Nuggets) $3,457,149
  50. Mike Scott (Hawks) $3,333,333
  51. Tyler Hansbrough (Raptors) $3,326,235
  52. Nerlens Noel (Sixers) $3,315,120
  53. Carlos Boozer (Lakers) $3,251,000
  54. Anthony Tolliver (Suns) $3MM
  55. Julius Randle (Lakers) $2,997,360
  56. Markieff Morris (Suns) $2,989,239
  57. Marcus Morris (Suns) $2,943,221
  58. Noah Vonleh (Hornets) $2,524,200
  59. James Johnson (Raptors) $2.5MM
  60. Kenneth Faried (Nuggets) $2,249,768
  61. Nick Collison (Thunder) $2,242,003
  62. Aron Baynes (Spurs) $2,077,000
  63. Elton Brand (Hawks) $2MM
  64. John Henson (Bucks) $1,987,320
  65. Adreian Payne (Hawks) $1,855,320
  66. Jeff Ayres (Spurs) $1,828,750
  67. Anthony Randolph (Waived by Magic) $1,825,359
  68. Reggie Evans (Kings) $1,768,653
  69. Ryan Kelly (Lakers) $1,650,000
  70. Terrence Jones (Rockets) $1,618,680
  71. Andrew Nicholson (Magic) $1,545,840
  72. Donatas Motiejunas (Rockets) $1,483,920
  73. Jared Sullinger (Celtics) $1,424,520
  74. Mitch McGary (Thunder) $1,400,040
  75. Victor Claver (Blazers) $1,370,000
  76. Shavlik Randolph (Suns) $1,227,985
  77. Cartier Martin (Pistons) $1,145,685
  78. Perry Jones III (Thunder) $1,129,200
  79. Ed Davis (Lakers) $981,084
  80. Jon Leuer (Grizzlies) $967,500
  81. Joey Dorsey (Rockets) $948,163
  82. Greg Smith (Mavs) $948,163
  83. Quincy Acy (Knicks) $915,243
  84. Lavoy Allen (Pacers) $915,243
  85. Lou Amundson (Waived by Knicks) $915,243
  86. Matt Bonner (Spurs) $915,243
  87. Glen Davis (Clippers) $915,243
  88. Drew Gooden (Wizards) $915,243
  89. Jason Maxiell (Hornets) $915,243
  90. Khris Middleton (Bucks) $915,243
  91. Kyle O’Quinn (Magic) $915,243
  92. Ekpe Udoh (Clippers) $915,243
  93. Charlie Villanueva (Mavs) $915,243
  94. Brandon Davies (Sixers) $816,482
  95. Grant Jerrett (Thunder) $816,482
  96. Tony Mitchell (Pistons) $816,482
  97. Mike Muscala (Hawks) $816,482
  98. Jarnell Stokes (Grizzlies) $725,000
  99. Dante Cunningham (Pelicans) $716,043
  100. Johnny O’Bryant (Bucks) $600K
  101. Cameron Bairstow (Bulls) $507,336
  102. Tarik Black (Lakers) $507,336
  103. Cory Jefferson (Nets) $507,336
  104. Eric Moreland (Kings) $507,336
  105. Dwight Powell (Mavs) $507,336
  106. JaKarr Sampson (Sixers) $507,336
  107. Shayne Whittington (Pacers) $507,336
  108. Drew Gordon (Sixers) $468,540

The Basketball Insiders salary pages were used in the creation of this post.

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