NBA’s Largest 2012/13 Salaries

For as many sizable free agent contracts as we've seen signed this summer, the list of the NBA's highest-paid players for 2012/13 includes only one of this offseason's free agents — Deron Williams. Williams is one of 21 players whose cap hit will exceed 25% of the $58.044MM cap in 2012/13. Here's the full list of players taking up at least a quarter of their respective teams' cap space this year:

Kobe Bryant (Lakers): $27,849,149
Dirk Nowitzki (Mavericks): $20,907,128
Carmelo Anthony (Knicks): $20,463,024
Amare Stoudemire (Knicks): $19,948,799
Joe Johnson (Hawks): $19,752,645
Dwight Howard (Magic): $19,536,360
Pau Gasol (Lakers): $19,000,000
Chris Paul (Clippers): $17,779,458
LeBron James (Heat): $17,545,000
Chris Bosh (Heat): $17,545,000
Dwyane Wade (Heat): $17,182,000
Deron Williams (Nets): $17,177,795
Andrew Bynum (Lakers): $16,889,000
Paul Pierce (Celtics): $16,790,345
Kevin Durant (Thunder): $16,669,629
Zach Randolph (Grizzlies): $16,500,000
Rudy Gay (Grizzlies): $16,460,538
Derrick Rose (Bulls): $15,506,632
Carlos Boozer (Bulls): $15,000,000
Al Jefferson (Jazz): $15,000,000
Andre Iguodala (76ers): $14,968,250

There are also four NBA players whose salary figure for cap and tax purposes will be significantly less than 25% of a team's cap, but who will still earn salaries among the league's top 25. These amnesty cuts and buyout recipients are currently slated to make the following amounts, paid in part by both their old and new teams:

Gilbert Arenas (FA): $20,807,922
Elton Brand (Mavericks): $18,160,355
Rashard Lewis (Heat): $14,756,739
Baron Davis (FA): $14,750,000

Storytellers Contracts and Sham Sports were used in the creation of this post.

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