The NBA has handed out some serious cash in recent years. Steph Curry is pulling in a staggering $48M+ this season, but has he performed well enough to deserve this?
Well, USBettingReport.com collected salary data to dive into this. By comparing salaries to various factors (minutes played, field goals, three-pointers, assists, and more), the team created an index score for the 15 highest earning players – revealing who has been the most value for money.
Stephen Curry’s contract breakdown found:
Data was also collected for 2021-2022 performances, comparing it to the current season.
The true cost of the NBA’s overachievers
- Nets star, Kevin Durant, was the biggest NBA overachiever in 2022, with the largest salary in comparison to his effort while playing.
- Milwaukee Bucks star, Khris Middleton, had the lowest index score in 2022, but the largest salary overall.
- Golden State Warriors point guard, Steph Curry, earned more than all the top five overachievers in 2021 but didn’t make it into the top five.
A new report from USBettingReport.com reveals which NBA players are working the hardest for their pay.
By collecting salary data on various factors (salary per minutes played, per field goal scored, per three-pointers scored, per assist, and per point scored), the report created an overall index with data on the top 15 richest players in the NBA. It then looked at their 2021-2022 performance in their last full season to see who was working the hardest for their salaries.
Below is a table of data collected so far in 2022 revealing the top overachiever in the NBA:
|Rank||Player||Salary per minute||Total score|
Kevin Durant takes the crown for overachiever of 2022-23
Kevin Durant is working hard to earn every penny…
- Durant had the best index score for the 2022-23 season so far, having the highest number of minutes…