The highest-paid players in the NBA bubble

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  • We compiled the highest-paid players in the NBA’s “bubble” in Disney World, where the 2019-20 season will resume.
  • Our list does not include players whose teams aren’t in the bubble and players who did not join their teams in the bubble, like John Wall and Kevin Durant.
  • Chris Paul is the highest-paid player in base salary at $US38.5 million.
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Many of the NBA’s biggest and highest-paid stars are resuming play on Thursday when the league finishes its season in a “bubble” in Disney World.

We took a look at the highest-paid stars in the bubble, based on Spotrac’s list of base salaries. We left off players whose teams are not in the bubble and players who are not joining their teams in the bubble.

With Stephen Curry not participating, Chris Paul, the leader of the players union, is the highest-paid player in the bubble. See who else is on the list below.


1. Chris Paul — $US38.5 million

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Team: Oklahoma City Thunder

Age: 35

Total contract: Four years, $US159.7 million, signed in 2018


2. Russell Westbrook — $US38.5 million

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Team: Houston Rockets

Age: 31

Total contract: Five years, $US206.7 million, signed in 2017


3. James Harden — $US38.1 million

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Team: Houston Rockets

Age: 30

Total contract: Five years, $US228 million, signed in 2017


4. LeBron James

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Team: Los Angeles Lakers

Age: 35

Total contract: Four years, $US153 million, signed in 2018


5. Kyle Lowry — $US33.3 million

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Team: Toronto Raptors

Age: 34

Total contract: Three years, $US100 million, signed in 2017


6. Paul George — $US33 million

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Team: LA Clippers

Age: 30

Total contract: Four years, $US136.9 million, signed in 2018


7. Jimmy Butler — $US32.7 million

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Team: Miami Heat

Age: 30

Total contract: Four years, $US140.7 million, signed in 2019


8. Kemba Walker — $US32.7 million

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Team: Boston Celtics

Age: 30

Total contract: Four years, $US140.7 million, signed in 2019


9. Tobias Harris — $US32.7 million

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Team: Philadelphia 76ers

Age: 28

Total contract: Five years, $US180 million, signed in 2019


10. Kawhi Leonard — $US32.7 million

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Team: LA Clippers

Age: 29

Total contract: Three years, $US103 million


11. Gordon Hayward — $US32.7 million

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Team: Boston Celtics

Age: 30

Total contract: Four years, $US127.8 million


12. Mike Conley — $US32.5 million

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Team: Utah Jazz

Age: 32

Total contract: Five years, $US152.6 million, signed in 2016


13. Khris Middleton — $US30.6 million

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Team: Milwaukee Bucks

Age: 28

Total contract: Five years, $US177.5 million, signed in 2019


14. Paul Millsap — $US30 million

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Team: Denver Nuggets

Age: 35

Total contract: Three years, $US90 million, signed in 2017


15. Damian Lillard — $US29.8 million

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Team: Portland Trail Blazers

Age: 30

Total contract: Five years, $US139.8 million


16. Nikola Vucevic — $US28 million

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Team: Orlando Magic

Age: 29

Total contract: Four years, $US100 million, signed in 2019


17. A Horford — $US28 million

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Team: Philadelphia 76ers

Age: 34

Total contract: Four years, $US109 million, signed in 2019


18. DeMar DeRozan — $US27.7 million

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Team: San Antonio Spurs

Age: 30

Contract: Five years, $US139 million, signed in 2016


19. C.J. McCollum — $US27.5 million

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Team: Portland Trail Blazers

Age: 28

Contract: Four years, $US106.6 million, signed in 2016


20. Joel Embiid — $US27.5 million

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Team: Philadelphia 76ers

Age: 26

Contract: Five years, $US147.7 million, signed in 2017


21. Kristaps Porzingis — $US27.2 million

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Team: Dallas Mavericks

Age: 24

Contract: Five years, $US158 million, signed in 2019


22. Devin Booker — $US27.2 million

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Team: Phoenix Suns

Age: 23

Contract: Five years, $US158.2 million, signed in 2019


23. Hassan Whiteside — $US27 million

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Team: Portland Trail Blazers

Age: 31

Contract: Four years, $US98.4 million, signed in 2016


24. Anthony Davis — $US27 million

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Team: Los Angeles Lakers

Age: 27

Total contract: Five years, $US127 million, signed in 2015


Now, see who could be a threat to the top teams in the bubble…

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