NBA Payrolls 2013-2014

NBA Payrolls 2013-2014

As the NBA comes back, The Payroll Blog looks at NBA team payrolls for the 2013-14 season. The Brooklyn Nets lead the way with the additions of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Last year’s champion Miami Heat have the third largest NBA payroll and are largely favored to win the NBA championship again.

Some other notable changes in this year’s NBA payrolls:

  • The Atlanta Hawks and Detroit Pistons had the biggest increases in payroll this year.
  • The Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic had the biggest decreases in payroll.
  • Last year’s runner-up San Antonio Spurs have only the 18th highest payroll in the league.
  • Of the bottom half of NBA payrolls, only the Milwaukee Bucks, Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Denver Nuggest and Spurs made the playoffs last season.
  • In the top half of NBA payrolls, only the Washington Wizards, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves missed the playoffs last season.

These are the payrolls for the 30 NBA franchises in the 2013-14 season.

1Brooklyn Nets$102,608,995
2New York Knicks$89,870,787
3Miami Heat$84,209,164 Gave the injury-prone Greg Oden a one-year deal at the minimum salary.
4Chicago Bulls$80,134,735
5Los Angeles Lakers$77,245,789
6Los Angeles Clippers$73,594,041
7Oklahoma City Thunder$71,781,364
8Boston Celtics$71,484,789
9Washington Wizards$71,315,305
10Memphis Grizzlies$70,578,911
11Toronto Raptors$70,044,226
12Indiana Pacers$69,036,984
13Dallas Mavericks$68,520,437 Monta Ellis signed a three-year deal for $25 million.
14Golden State Warriors$68,138,599 Andre Iguodala signed a $48 million deal over four years.
15Minnesota Timberwolves$67,485,845
16Denver Nuggets$67,324,401
17Houston Rockets$67,159,152 Dwight Howard signed a four-year deal worth more than $87 million.
18San Antonio Spurs$64,559,528
19Portland Trail Blazers$63,354,766
20New Orleans Pelicans$63,166,449
21Detroit Pistons$61,897,253 Josh Smith signed a four-year deal worth $54 million. Brandon Jennings signed a three-year deal for $24 million.
22Charlotte Bobcats$60,819,062
23Orlando Magic$60,589,974
24Cleveland Cavaliers$60,300,584
25Sacramento Kings$59,169,180
26Phoenix Suns$56,768,073
27Atlanta Hawks$56,331,673 Paul Millsap signed a two-year $19 million contract with the Hawks.
28Utah Jazz$54,981,656
29Milwaukee Bucks$51,175,131 O.J. Mayo signed a three-year deal for $24 million.
30Philadelphia 76ers$43,958,427


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