While many players certainly did make a lot of money this past free agency, many of their deals don’t take effect until 2016-2017. And, once the cap booms by that time, their contracts won’t even look as big, more so when you compare them to the money these players will receive coming into the 2015 NBA Regular Season.
10 – Blake Griffin – Power Forward – Loss Angeles Clippers – $18.9 Million
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Hate him or love him, Blake Griffin deserves his massive contract. He’s a walking highlight reel who’s managed to transcend his creative athleticism to become one of the better all-around power forwards around the league. Proof of this is his stat line this recent playoffs – 25.2 points, 12.7 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game.