2015/16 Salary Rankings: Power Forwards

Hoops Rumors is in the process of ranking the cap hit for each NBA player by position. We already ran down how the league’s centers stacked up financially, and next we’ll check out the power forward position. All told, NBA teams have committed a total of $479,043,452 in cap hits this season to the men who man the four spot around the league. The average salary for a power forward this season is a solid $4,477,042, with Chris Bosh topping the list with a whopping $22,192,730 coming his way for his work in 2015/16.

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 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. 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 league’s power forwards are listed below, in descending order of salary. Please note that the official roster for each team was used for determining what position we listed each player under, and some of the players below may spend time at other spots on the hardwood:

  1. Chris Bosh (Heat) — $22,192,730
  2. LaMarcus Aldridge (Spurs) — $19,689,000
  3. Kevin Love (Cavaliers) — $19,689,000
  4. Blake Griffin (Clippers) — $18,907,725
  5. Paul Millsap (Hawks) — $18,671,659
  6. David Lee (Celtics) — $15,493,680
  7. Draymond Green (Warriors) — $14,260,870
  8. Serge Ibaka (Thunder) — $12,250,000
  9. Derrick Favors (Jazz) — $12,000,000
  10. Amir Johnson (Celtics) — $12,000,000
  11. Kenneth Faried (Nuggets) — $11,235,955
  12. Thaddeus Young (Nets) — $11,235,955
  13. Zach Randolph (Grizzlies) — $9,638,555
  14. Ryan Anderson (Pelicans) — $8,500,000
  15. Kevin Garnett (Timberwolves) — $8,500,000
  16. Taj Gibson (Bulls) — $8,500,000
  17. Dirk Nowitzki (Mavericks) — $8,333,334
  18. Channing Frye (Magic) — $8,193,029
  19. Markieff Morris (Suns) — $8,000,000
  20. Ersan Ilyasova (Pistons) — $7,900,000
  21. Anthony Davis (Pelicans) — $7,070,730
  22. Marvin Williams (Hornets) — $7,000,000
  23. Jason Thompson (Warriors) — $6,908,685
  24. Josh Smith (Clippers)— $6,899,187 (Includes the $5,400,000 he is being paid by the Pistons, who waived him via stretch provision)
  25. Carl Landry (Sixers) — $6,500,000
  26. Patrick Patterson (Raptors) — $6,268,675
  27. Josh McRoberts (Heat) — $5,543,725
  28. Nikola Mirotic (Bulls) — $5,543,725
  29. Mirza Teletovic (Suns) — $5,500,000
  30. Jabari Parker (Bucks) — $5,152,440
  31. Jonas Jerebko (Celtics) — $5,000,000
  32. Marcus Morris (Pistons) — $5,000,000
  33. Trevor Booker (Jazz) — $4,775,000
  34. Anthony Bennett (Raptors) — $4,597,276 (Includes the $3,650,000 he is owed by Timberwolves, who waived him)
  35. Kris Humphries (Wizards) — $4,400,000
  36. Derrick Williams (Knicks) — $4,400,000
  37. Jason Smith (Magic) — $4,300,000
  38. Aaron Gordon (Magic) — $4,171,680
  39. Kristaps Porzingis (Knicks) — $4,131,720
  40. Lavoy Allen (Pacers) — $4,050,000
  41. Jordan Hill (Pacers) — $4,000,000
  42. Nemanja Bjelica (Timberwolves) — $3,950,001
  43. Marreese Speights (Warriors) — $3,815,000
  44. Nick Collison (Thunder) — $3,750,000
  45. Kyle O’Quinn (Knicks) — $3,750,000
  46. Nerlens Noel (Sixers) — $3,457,800
  47. Mike Scott (Hawks) — $3,333,333
  48. Drew Gooden (Wizards) — $3,300,000
  49. Julius Randle (Lakers) — $3,132,240
  50. Meyers Leonard (Trail Blazers) — $3,075,880
  51. Brandon Bass (Lakers) — $3,000,000
  52. Anthony Tolliver (Pistons) — $3,000,000
  53. Luis Scola (Raptors) — $2,900,000
  54. Udonis Haslem (Heat) — $2,854,940
  55. Dante Cunningham (Pelicans) —$2,850,000
  56. Furkan Aldemir (Waived by Sixers) — $2,836,768
  57. Darrell Arthur (Nuggets) — $2,814,000
  58. Noah Vonleh (Trail Blazers) — $2,637,720
  59. Frank Kaminsky (Hornets) — $2,612,520
  60. Terrence Jones (Rockets) — $2,489,530
  61. Andrew Nicholson (Magic) — $2,380,593
  62. Myles Turner (Pacers) — $2,357,760
  63. Donatas Motiejunas (Rockets) — $2,288,205
  64. Jared Sullinger (Celtics) — $2,269,260
  65. Trey Lyles (Jazz) — $2,239,800
  66. DeJuan Blair (Wizards) — $2,000,000
  67. Adreian Payne (Timberwolves) — $1,938,840
  68. Ryan Kelly (Lakers) — $1,724,250
  69. Lou Amundson (Knicks) — $1,635,476
  70. Matt Bonner (Spurs) — $1,499,187
  71. Amar’e Stoudemire (Heat) — $1,499,187
  72. Charlie Villanueva (Mavericks) — $1,499,187
  73. David West (Spurs) — $1,499,187
  74. Mitch McGary (Thunder) — $1,463,040
  75. Bobby Portis (Bulls) — $1,391,160
  76. Andrea Bargnani (Nets) — $1,362,897
  77. Cartier Martin (Waived by Pistons) — $1,270,965
  78. Clint Capela (Rockets) — $1,242,720
  79. Jarell Martin (Grizzlies) — $1,230,840
  80. Tyler Hansbrough (Hornets) — $1,185,784
  81. Jordan Mickey (Celtics) — $1,170,960
  82. Larry Nance Jr. (Lakers) — $1,155,600
  83. Chris McCullough (Nets) — $1,140,240
  84. Richaun Holmes (Sixers) — $1,074,169
  85. Jon Leuer (Suns) — $1,035,000
  86. Rakeem Christmas (Pacers) — $1,007,026
  87. Montrezl Harrell (Rockets) — $1,000,000
  88. Thomas Robinson (Nets) — $981,348
  89. Willie Reed (Nets) — $947,276
  90. Cameron Bairstow (Bulls) — $845,059
  91. JaMychal Green (Grizzlies) — $845,059
  92. Cory Jefferson (Suns) — $845,059
  93. Eric Moreland (Kings) — $845,059
  94. Johnny O’Bryant (Bucks) — $845,059
  95. Dwight Powell (Mavericks) — $845,059
  96. Jarnell Stokes (Heat) — $845,059
  97. Joey Dorsey (Waived by Nuggets) — $815,421
  98. Cliff Alexander (Trail Blazers) — $525,093
  99. Duje Dukan (Kings) — $525,093
  100. Cristiano Felicio (Bulls) — $525,093
  101. Jonathan Holmes (Waived by Lakers) — $525,093
  102. Christian Wood (Sixers) — $525,093
  103. Chuck Hayes (Waived by Rockets) — $88,187
  104. Ronald Roberts (Waived by Raptors) — $75,000
  105. Brandon Ashley (Waived by Mavericks) — $50,000
  106. Jarrid Famous (Waived by Mavericks) — $10,000
  107. Justin Harper (Waived by Nets) — $9,942

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