2014/15 Salary Rankings: Shooting Guards

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

All told, NBA teams have committed a total of $346,747,725 in cap hits this season to the men tasked with lighting up scoreboards around the league. The average hit for the two spot this season is a respectable $3,810,415, with Kobe Bryant of the Lakers topping the list with a healthy $23,500,000 to further pad his retirement fund.

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 who were already waived.

The league’s shooting guards are listed below, in descending order of salary:

      1. Kobe Bryant (Lakers) $23,500,000
      2. Dwyane Wade (Heat) $15MM
      3. Eric Gordon (Pelicans) $14,898,938
      4. James Harden (Rockets) $14,728,444
      5. Andre Iguodala (Warriors) $12,289,544
      6. DeMar DeRozan (Raptors) $10.1 MM
      7. Lance Stephenson (Hornets) $9MM
      8. Marcus Thornton (Celtics) $8,575,000
      9. Monta Ellis (Mavs) $8,360,000
      10. O.J. Mayo (Bucks) $8MM
      11. Arron Afflalo (Nuggets) $7.5MM
      12. Wesley Matthews (Blazers) $7,245,640
      13. Avery Bradley (Celtics) $7,191,011
      14. Manu Ginobili (Spurs) $7MM
      15. Kevin Martin (Wolves) $6,792,500
      16. J.J. Redick (Clippers) $6,792,500
      17. Jason Richardson (Sixers) $6,601,125
      18. Kyle Korver (Hawks) $6,253,531
      19. Jodie Meeks (Pistons) $6MM
      20. J.R. Smith (Cavs) $5,982,375
      21. Jason Terry (Rockets) $5,850,313
      22. Jamal Crawford (Clippers) $5,450,000
      23. Courtney Lee (Grizzlies) $5,450,000
      24. Victor Oladipo (Magic) $4,978,200
      25. Tony Allen (Grizzles) $4,831,461
      26. Corey Brewer (Wolves) $4,702,500
      27. Bradley Beal (Wizards) $4,505,280
      28. Ben Gordon (Magic) $4.5MM
      29. Jared Dudley (Bucks) $4,250,000
      30. C.J. Miles (Pacers) $4,205,000
      31. Dion Waiters (Thunder) $4,062,000
      32. Danny Green (Spurs) $4,025,000
      33. Vince Carter (Grizzlies) $3,911,981
      34. Gerald Green (Suns) $3,500,000
      35. Bojan Bogdanovic (Nets) $3,278,000
      36. Evan Turner (Celtics) $3,278,000
      37. Gary Neal (Hornets) $3,250,000
      38. Anthony Morrow (Thunder) $3.2MM
      39. Quincy Pondexter (Grizzlies) $3,146,068
      40. Klay Thompson (Warriors) $3,075,880
      41. Alec Burks (Jazz) $3,034,356
      42. Ben McLemore (Kings) $3,026,280
      43. Randy Foye (Nuggets) $3MM
      44. Marco Belinelli (Spurs) $2,873,750
      45. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Pistons) $2,772,480
      46. Nik Stauskas (Kings) $2,745,840
      47. Iman Shumpert (Cavs) $2,616,975
      48. Austin Rivers (Clippers) $2,439,840
      49. C.J. McCollum (Blazers) $2,421,000
      50. Jeremy Lamb (Thunder) $2,202,000
      51. Jimmy Butler (Bulls) $2,008,748
      52. Kent Bazemore (Hawks) $2MM
      53. Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks) $1,873,200
      54. Zoran Dragic (Suns) $1,706,250
      55. James Young (Celtics) $1,674,480
      56. Gary Harris (Nuggets) $1,519,200
      57. Evan Fournier (Magic) $1,483,920
      58. Willie Green (Magic) $1,448,490
      59. John Jenkins (Hawks) $1,412,920
      60. Jordan Adams (Grizzles) $1,344,120
      61. Alan Anderson (Nets) $1,276,061
      62. Tony Wroten (Sixers) $1,210,080
      63. Reggie Bullock (Suns) $1,200,720
      64. Andre Roberson (Thunder) $1,160,880
      65. P.J. Hairston (Hornets) $1,149,720
      66. Brandon Rush (Warriors) $1,145,685
      67. Archie Goodwin (Suns) $1,112,280
      68. C.J. Wilcox (Clippers) $1,109,760
      69. Toure’ Murry (Waived by Jazz) $1MM
      70. Garrett Temple (Wizards) $981,084
      71. E’Twaun Moore (Bulls) $948,163
      72. Leandro Barbosa (Warriors) $915,243
      73. Will Barton (Blazers) $915,243
      74. Jared Cunningham (Waived by Clippers) $915,243
      75. Chris Douglas-Roberts (Celtics) $915,243
      76. Wayne Ellington (Lakers) $915,243
      77. Francisco Garcia (Rockets) $915,243
      78. Rodney Stuckey (Pacers) $915,243
      79. Joe Harris (Cavs) $884,879
      80. Allen Crabbe (Blazers) $862,000
      81. Ian Clark (Jazz) $816,482
      82. Troy Daniels (Rockets) $816,482
      83. Justin Holiday (Warriors) $816,482
      84. Ricky Ledo (Mavs) $816,482
      85. Glen Rice Jr. (Waived by Wizards) $816,482
      86. Hollis Thompson (Sixers) $816,482
      87. Markel Brown (Nets) $507,336
      88. Andre Dawkins (Waived by Heat) $507,336
      89. Nick Johnson (Rockets) $507,336
      90. K.J. McDaniels (Sixers) $507,336
      91. Glenn Robinson III (Wolves) $507,336

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

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