Andrew Wiggins – $24.3 million
While the top two were fairly easy to determine, this one was a much harder evaluation between Wiggins and Draymond Green. Both have signed new deals in the last 12 months — Wiggins at four-year, $109 million and Green at four-year, $100 million.
If we’re looking at specific value to the Warriors, then the veteran forward may get the nod. Green was Golden State’s second-most important player behind Stephen Curry last season, while Wiggins had the first real interrupted year of his career appearing in just 37 regular season games.
However, Wiggins’ skillset is arguably more replicable to most teams across the league, with the Canadian having developed into the prototypical two-way wing all franchises yearn to get their hands on.
Not only that, but we’re not far removed from Wiggins being the second-best player on a championship team. He’s also five years younger than Green, and so you have to factor in the chance of the 33-year-old declining slightly next season.
Wiggins was still his usual self when he took to the floor last season, averaging 17.1 points, five rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.2 steals per game. The 28-year-old also shot a career-high 39.6% from three-point range and a healthy enough 47.3% from the field overall.
The Warriors got Wiggins at an incredibly team-friendly deal when they re-signed him last October, and although his 2022-23 season was less than ideal, it shouldn’t shift the fact he’s one of the franchise’s most underpaid players.