Dereck Chryst/Associated Press – The NBA has a big problem with players who make more than $20 million.
Here are the top five deals for players under contract this season.
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder 2.
Isaiah Thomas, Boston Celtics 3.
Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks 4.
Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota Timberwolves 5.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks All of these players are in the top ten.
Durant is the only one who doesn’t play in the NBA anymore.
In 2018-19, he was a key piece for the defending NBA champions.
The 25-year-old has become one of the league’s most valuable players after averaging 22.5 points and 7.5 assists in his first two seasons.
The 27-year old is averaging 15.7 points and 10.5 rebounds for the Golden State Warriors this season, and has become the team’s most reliable scorer in the playoffs.
Thomas was a first-round pick in 2017 and has a chance to be one of this year’s All-Stars, along with Kevin Durant.
He averaged 19.7 and 14.9 points in 2017-18.
Wiggins has become a top-five player in the league, averaging 19.2 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Antetkounmpon has developed into one of its most valuable scorers.
The 30-year the 6-foot-11, 220-pound center is averaging 22 points and 11.5 boards this season for the Brooklyn Nets.
Wiggins was a second-round draft pick in 2018 and has developed a reputation as one of Golden State’s best scorers in the postseason.
Antetskounpon was a fourth-round selection in 2016 and is one of several players with big potential who have been unable to make it in the big leagues.
The 6-11 guard averaged 15.3 points and 4.8 assists for Milwaukee this season and could be a future All-Star.
Horford had a great season for Oklahoma City, averaging 16.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists.
He has been the team and its leader, scoring a league-leading 26.2 per game in the regular season.
Thomas, who is in his 10th NBA season, is also a future Hall of Famer.
The 20-year veteran is averaging 19 points, 9.2 rebounds and 5.4 assists for Golden State this season as he looks to continue his remarkable rise.
Wiggins and Horford are among the NBA’s elite.
Andrew Bogut, Washington Wizards Bogut had a huge season for his hometown team, averaging 17.5 Points, 10.8 rebounds and 3.6 blocks in his second season with the Washington Wizards.
He had a career-high 29 points, seven rebounds and two blocks in Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
He also grabbed 14 rebounds and had two blocks for a Wizards team that had a chance at defeating the Cleveland Warriors in the Finals.
Bogut is in line to be a first overall pick in 2019 NBA Draft.
Jabari Parker, Chicago Bulls Parker is the first player to make at least five All-NBA teams in the past decade.
He’s also one of only five players with a plus-10 rating in his rookie season.
He made a strong showing in his fifth NBA season with Chicago.
Parker is averaging 21.4 Points, 5.3 assists and 1,035 rebounds for his sixth NBA team and his sixth team in eight years.
The Bulls were a second round pick in 2015 and have had a top 10 defense.
Parker led the Bulls in scoring last season with 20.7 Points, 9,0 rebounds and 7 rebounds.
He scored in double figures for the first time since 2012-13, and averaged 16.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 3 steals for the Milwaukee Bucks this season after a career year with the Orlando Magic.
Josh Hart, Los Angeles Lakers Hart was one of two players selected in the 2017 NBA Draft to make the All-Rookie team.
He is the fifth player to have at least three seasons of at least 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.
Hart is averaging 18.6 points and 6.3 boards for the Los Angeles Clippers this season behind the Lakers offensive attack.
He helped the team reach the Western Conference finals.
Hart will be a second overall pick this June in the 2018 NBA Draft and is the second member of the Lakers to make a first round pick.
Jabril Todman, Philadelphia 76ers The former first-rounder has become an integral piece for one of these teams.
Todson is averaging 13.3 Points, 6,5 rebounds and 4 assists for Philadelphia this season following a career high of 20 points in his sixth season with Philadelphia.
Tods most productive season came last year with Los Angeles.
He led the Lakers with 22.2 Points