2015/16 Salary Rankings: Shooting Guards

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, power forwards, small forwards and point guards stacked up financially, and next we’ll check out the shooting guard position. All told, NBA teams have committed approximately $432,763,125 in salary this season to the men who man the two spot around the league. The average salary for a shooting guard this season is a respectable $3,934,210, with Kobe Bryant topping the list with a hefty $25,000,000 to help him ride off into the sunset at the end of the season.

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 shooting guards 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. Kobe Bryant (Lakers) — $25,000,000
  2. Dwyane Wade (Heat) — $20,000,000
  3. Jimmy Butler (Bulls) — $16,407,500
  4. Wesley Matthews (Mavericks) — $16,407,500
  5. James Harden (Rockets) — $15,756,438
  6. Eric Gordon (Pelicans) — $15,514,031
  7. Klay Thompson (Warriors) — $15,501,000
  8. Khris Middleton (Bucks) — $14,700,000
  9. Nicolas Batum (Hornets) — $13,125,306
  10. Tyreke Evans (Pelicans) — $10,734,586
  11. Monta Ellis (Pacers) — $10,300,000
  12. DeMar DeRozan (Raptors) — $10,050,000
  13. Danny Green (Spurs) — $10,000,000
  14. Alec Burks (Jazz) — $9,463,484
  15. Iman Shumpert (Cavaliers) — $8,988,765
  16. Corey Brewer (Rockets) — $8,229,375
  17. Arron Afflalo (Knicks) — $8,000,000
  18. O.J. Mayo (Bucks) — $8,000,000
  19. Avery Bradley (Celtics) — $7,730,000
  20. Kevin Martin (Timberwolves) — $7,085,000
  21. J.J. Redick (Clippers) — $7,085,000
  22. Lou Williams (Lakers) — $7,000,000
  23. Jodie Meeks (Pistons) — $6,270,000
  24. Marco Belinelli (Kings) — $6,060,606
  25. Gerald Henderson (Blazers) — $6,000,000
  26. Andrew Wiggins (Timberwolves) — $5,758,680
  27. Kyle Korver (Hawks) — $5,746,479
  28. Bradley Beal (Wizards) — $5,694,674
  29. Jamal Crawford (Clippers) — $5,675,000
  30. Courtney Lee (Grizzlies) — $5,675,000
  31. Victor Oladipo (Magic) — $5,192,520
  32. Dion Waiters (Thunder) — $5,138,430
  33. J.R. Smith (Cavaliers) — $5,000,000
  34. Mike Miller (Nuggets) — $4,582,368 (This amount includes the $3,083,181 he is owed by the Blazers, who waived him)
  35. Vince Carter (Grizzlies) — $4,088,019
  36. Alan Anderson (Wizards) — $4,000,000
  37. Mario Hezonja (Magic) — $3,741,480
  38. Bojan Bogdanovic (Nets) — $3,425,510
  39. Anthony Morrow (Thunder) — $3,344,000
  40. K.J. McDaniels (Rockets) — $3,189,794
  41. Ben McLemore (Kings) — $3,156,600
  42. Randy Foye (Nuggets) — $3,135,000
  43. Jeremy Lamb (Hornets) — $3,034,356
  44. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Pistons) — $2,891,760
  45. Nik Stauskas (Sixers) — $2,869,440
  46. Manu Ginobili (Spurs) — $2,814,000
  47. Sonny Weems (Suns) — $2,814,000
  48. C.J. McCollum (Blazers) — $2,525,160
  49. Leandro Barbosa (Warriors) — $2,500,000
  50. Evan Fournier (Magic) — $2,288,205
  51. Zach LaVine (Timberwolves) — $2,148,360
  52. Devin Booker (Suns) — $2,127,840
  53. Kent Bazemore (Hawks) — $2,000,000
  54. James Young (Celtics) — $1,749,840
  55. Rashad Vaughn (Bucks) — $1,733,040
  56. Zoran Dragic (Waived by Celtics) — $1,706,250
  57. Gary Harris (Nuggets) — $1,587,480
  58. Wayne Ellington (Nets) — $1,500,000
  59. Jason Terry (Rockets) — $1,499,187
  60. Justin Anderson (Mavericks) — $1,449,000
  61. Jordan Adams (Grizzlies) — $1,404,600
  62. Sasha Vujacic (Knicks) — $1,356,146
  63. Rodney Hood (Jazz) — $1,348,440
  64. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (Nets) — $1,335,480
  65. Tim Hardaway Jr. (Hawks) — $1,304,520
  66. Andre Roberson (Thunder) — $1,210,800
  67. P.J. Hairston (Hornets ) — $1,201,440
  68. Archie Goodwin (Suns) — $1,160,160
  69. C.J. Wilcox (Clippers) — $1,159,680
  70. R.J. Hunter (Celtics) — $1,148,640
  71. Ian Clark (Warriors) — $1,131,960
  72. Garrett Temple (Wizards) — $1,100,602
  73. Glenn Robinson III (Pacers) — $1,100,000
  74. James Anderson (Kings) — $1,015,421
  75. E’Twaun Moore (Bulls) — $1,015,421
  76. John Jenkins (Mavericks) — $981,349
  77. Jared Cunningham (Cavaliers) — $981,348
  78. Allen Crabbe (Blazers) — $947,276
  79. Troy Daniels (Hornets) — $947,276
  80. Justin Holiday (Hawks) — $947,276
  81. Hollis Thompson (Sixers) — $947,276
  82. Wayne Ellington (Waived by Kings via the stretch provision) — $882,630
  83. Markel Brown (Nets) — $845,059
  84. James Ennis (Grizzlies) — $845,059
  85. Joe Harris (Cavaliers) — $845,059
  86. Nick Johnson (Waived by Nuggets) — $845,059
  87. JaKarr Sampson (Sixers) — $845,059
  88. Carlos Delfino (Waived by the Clippers via stretch provision) — $650,000
  89. Norman Powell (Raptors) — $650,000
  90. Pat Connaughton (Blazers) — $625,093
  91. Aaron Harrison (Hornets) — $525,093
  92. Josh Richardson (Heat) — $525,093
  93. Jonathon Simmons (Spurs) — $525,093
  94. Richard Hamilton — $333,333 (Waived by Bulls via stretch provision)
  95. Jamaal Franklin (Waived by Grizzlies via stretch provision) — $163,297
  96. Jordan Sibert (Waived by Magic) — $100,000
  97. Elliot Williams (Waived by Hornets) — $80,000
  98. Treveon Graham (Waived by Jazz) — $75,000
  99. Terran Petteway (Waived by Hawks) — $75,000
  100. Wesley Saunders (Waived by Knicks) — $75,000
  101. Adonis Thomas (Waived by Pistons via stretch provision) — $60,000
  102. Michael Frazier (Waived by Lakers) — $50,000
  103. Marshall Henderson (Waived by Kings) — $25,000
  104. Levi Randolph (Waived by Celtics) — $25,000
  105. Corey Walden (Waived by Celtics) — $25,000
  106. Dahntay Jones (Waived by Nets) — $17,637
  107. Jabari Brown (Waived by Lakers) — $9,942
  108. Jordan McRae (Waived by Sixers) — $6,178
  109. Terran Petteway (Waived by Pacers) — $6,178
  110. J.P. Tokoto (Waived by Sixers) — $3,089

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