Most Overpaid NBA Players

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Based on current-year salary divided by PER (Player Efficiency Rating), a list of the most overpaid NBA players is made to help you know the very high salary level of some leading NBA stars.

 

Rashard Lewis

In 2007, Rashard Lewis and Orlando Magic signed the biggest six-year contract in franchise history worth $118 million. In 2008-2009 season, the forward became the team’s second scorer, who played a key role in leading Magic to the NBA finals. However, he tested positive for banned substances and his performance declined one year later. Rashard was traded to Washington Wizard on December 18, 2010.


Rashard Lewis earned $20,514,000 this season and scored 12.07 for PER. Washington/Orlando paid $1.7 million for every point of PER

Rashard Lewis earned $20,514,000 this season and scored 12.07 for PER. Washington/Orlando paid $1.7 million for every point of PER

 

Gilbert Arenas

Despite injury issues, Gilbert Arenas signed a huge $111-million six-year contract in 2008 with Washington Wizard. However, when Gilbert recovered his health in 2009, this player earned an extended suspension because he brought a gun to the locker room. On December 28, 2010, Arenas was traded to Orlando Magic.


Gilbert Arenas earned $17,730,694 this season and scored 10.82 for PER. Orlando/Washington paid $1.639 million for every point of PER

Gilbert Arenas earned $17,730,694 this season and scored 10.82 for PER. Orlando/Washington paid $1.639 million for every point of PER

 

Nick Collison

Nick Collison, an American professional basketball player, is famous in basket circles for his accomplishments at the University of Kansas and now a power forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He scored 10.82 for PER while his team paid $1.225 million for every point of PER.


Nick Collison earned $13,250,000 this season

Nick Collison earned $13,250,000 this season

 

Joel Przybilla

Joel Przybilla signed a $32 million five-year contract with the Blazers in 2006. However, his career dropped out due to serious injuries in 2009 and 2010. Joel was traded to the Charlotte Bobcats on February 24, 2011. The 7ft 1in center scored 6.22 for PER while Charlotte paid $1.191 million for every point of PER.


Joel Przybilla earned $7,405,300 this season

Joel Przybilla earned $7,405,300 this season

 

Kenyon Martin

In 2004, Kenyon Martin signed a $93 million seven-year contract with Denver Nuggets but he got injured one year later, which made him never recover the same playing level. The power forward scored 14.4 for PER while his team paid $1.165 million for every point of PER.


Kenyon Martin earned $16,545,454 this season

Kenyon Martin earned $16,545,454 this season

 

Vince Carter

In 2007, Vince Carter signed a $62-million four-year contract with Nets. However, his performance fell down, so he was traded to Orlando in 2009 and then Phoenix Suns in 2010. The shooting guard scored 14.89 for PER while Phoenix/Orlando paid $1.162 million for every point of PER.


Vince Carter earned $17,300,000 this season

Vince Carter earned $17,300,000 this season

 

Andrei Kirilenko

Andrei Kirilenko signed a $86-million six-year contract with Utah Jazz in 2004, when he was named as an all-star but his performance slipped over the next few years. The player is sometimes nicknamed AK47 because his initials are AK and his jersey number is 47. Andrei scored 16.68 for PER while Utah paid $1.068 million for every point of PER.


Andrei Kirilenko earned $17,822,187 this season

Andrei Kirilenko earned $17,822,187 this season

 

 

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This article was published on 2011/05/13
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