3. Klay Thompson – $222,944,784
Klay Thompson has been on only three contracts throughout the course of his 12-year career, with the majority of his earnings coming on his current five-year, $190 million deal he signed in 2019.
At 33-years-old and with just one season left on his deal at $43.1 million, the veteran shooting-guard would undoubtedly like one more big contract that will likely take him in excess of $350 million in career earnings.
4. Andrew Wiggins – $170,841,254
Still in his prime and only nine seasons in, it goes under the radar how much Andrew Wiggins has actually made throughout the course of his career to date. That’s largely because of the five-year, $147.7 million rookie extension he signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2017 — a deal that for so long saw him viewed as one of the league’s most overpaid players before his reinvention with Golden State.
The Canadian is just about to start the third contract of his career which by the end will take him near $300 million in total salary. Given his durability minus last season, Wiggins could earn at least another $100 million past the expiration of his current deal.
5. Draymond Green – $155,562,184
As one of the best defenders in NBA history, Draymond Green has been chronically underpaid so far in his career. The fact he’s behind Wiggins is a little unfortunate, but it’s simply the result of being a second-round pick as opposed to a number one overall pick (as unfair as that may seem).
Green secured the final major contract of his career, re-signing with the Warriors on a four-year, $100 million deal last month. That will take him in excess of $250 million by its conclusion, which will still seem low given the hall-of-fame résumé he’s built compared to others who will have made a similar amount.
6. Cory Joseph – $71,183,160
Cory Joseph might not be the biggest part of Steve Kerr’s rotation next season, but the veteran’s 12 seasons in the league make him the sixth-highest earning Warrior across the course of his career.
The 31-year-old signed his biggest deal in 2019 — a three-year, $37.2 million contract with the Sacramento Kings. At this point of his career, it’s difficult to envisage Joseph ever making more than the veteran minimum again.
7. Dario Saric – $37,532,042
The Warriors’ biggest free agent acquisition to date this offseason, Dario Saric is coming off the biggest deal of his career — a three-year, $27 million contract signed with the Phoenix Suns in 2020.
Still just 29-years-old, Saric projects as Golden State’s next reclamation project after Otto Porter Jr. and Donte DiVincenzo in the last two seasons. Like them, the Croatian will be hoping to earn more than the veteran minimum next offseason.
8. Kevon Looney – $26,538,458
Following the Green path as criminally underpaid, Kevon Looney is in the midst of one of the best value, team-friendly contracts in the league. The fact is that the 27-year-old often outperforms opposing big men who make more money in one season than he has throughout his eight-year career to date.
9. Gary Payton II – $12,344,090
Having battled to stick in the league for years, Gary Payton II finally cemented his spot in the NBA after an impressive year in the Warriors’ 2021-22 championship season. He got his pay day as a result, leaving Golden State for the Portland Trail Blazers on a three-year, $26.1 million contract.
The 30-year-old was traded back to the Warriors in February and although he’s still contracted for another two seasons (player option in final year), he’ll be hoping to make more money beyond that.
10. Jonathan Kuminga – $11,206,200
Jonathan Kuminga is set to enter the third-year of his rookie contract, having made just over $11 million in his opening two seasons. Extension eligible after this season, it’s a pivotal year for the 20-year-old in regard to his future earning potential.
11. Moses Moody – $7,302,360
In the same boat as Kuminga, Moses Moody also faces a big season as he looks to establish himself in the league. Does the former lottery pick project simply as a solid bench rotation piece, or can he be a genuine starter in the NBA? His future earning potential will swing on the answer.