The American professional basketball team, Golden State Warriors is based in Oakland, California and of course, plays in the NBA league. Nicknamed the Dubs, the Golden State Warriors are one of the only three charter members in the NBA; others are Boston Celtics and New York Knicks.
Having won the first ever championship in 1946-47, the team was relocated to Bay Arena in 1962 where they were named ‘San Francisco Warriors’. With 18 Hall of Famers and several distinguished NBA players who eventually became members of the Greatest Players in NBA history, the team has won five NBA championship in 1947, 1956, 1975, 2015 and 2017.
Golden State Warriors Roster Salary
The Warriors spend over $75 million in salary and the figure is poised for an increase every now and then. Here, we break down the roster salary of the Golden State Warriors.
1. David Lee – Net Worth $42 million
Playing Position: Center; Annual Salary: $15.4 million
With a whopping net worth of $42 million, David Lee became the richest basketball player in the squad. He was signed and traded to the Golden State Warriors on July 9, 2010, in a deal that paid him $79.54 million over six years, an average of $13.3 million per year.
2. Andrew Bogut – $40 million
Playing Position: Center; Annual Salary: $12 million
Andre Bogut was traded to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Monta Ellis on March 30, 2012. He became the first player in franchise history to average at least 10 rebounds per game while shooting 60 percent from the field.
3. Andrew Iguodala – $28 million
Playing Position: Small Forward; Annual Salary: $11.7 million
Iguodala officially joined the Golden State Warriors on July 10, 2013, in a four-year, $48 million deal. For his defensive contributions to the Warriors, Iguodala was named to the 2014 All-NBA Defensive first team.
4. Stephen Curry – $34.68 million
Playing Position: Point Guard; Annual Salary: $11.3 million
Curry is currently one of the most successful players in the NBA; while ESPN ranked him among the most famous international athletes, Forbes named him among the world’s highest-paid celebrities for his endorsements.
He was selected with the seventh overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors on a contract worth $12.7 million over four years.
5. Shaun Livingston – $15 million
Playing position: Point Guard; Annual salary: $5.5 million
Livingston signed with the Golden State Warriors for a reported three-year contract of $16 million on July 11, 2014. His contract was renewed for another three years for $24 million on July 25, 2017.
6. Marreese Speights – $10 million
Playing Position: Center; Annual Salary: $3.8 million
Speights signed with the Golden State Warriors on July 12, 2013, and became the team’s top scoring option off the bench in 2014–15 which gained him the nickname “Mo Buckets.”
7. Klay Thompson – $40 million
Playing position: Shooting Guard; Annual salary: $15.5 million
Thompson was selected 11th overall by the Golden State Warriors in the 2011 NBA draft after his junior season. He is known for his ability to score high point totals on a small number of shots, plus he is the highest paid roster in the Golden State Warriors team.
8. Harrison Barnes – $12 million
Playing position: Small Forward; Annual salary: $3.8 million
Barnes was selected 7th overall by the Golden State Warriors after he joined the 2012 NBA draft. Shortly after, during the Warriors’ Western Conference of 2015, Barnes scored 24 points to help lead his team to the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years.
9. Leandro Barbosa – $4 million
Playing Position: Point Guard; Annual salary: $1.4 million
Following his great performance at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, Barbosa signed with the Golden State Warriors on September 10, 2014. He helped the Warriors win an NBA record 73 games to eclipse the 72 wins set by the 1995–96 Chicago Bulls
10. Brandon Rush – $10 million
Playing Position: Small Forward; Annual salary: $1.2 million
Rush was traded to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Louis Amundson and was later signed a two-year contract of $8 million.
11. Festus Ezeli – $5 million
Playing Position: Center; Annual Salary: $2 million
Ezeli was selected by the Golden State Warriors with the 30th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft and signed his rookie scale contract with the Basketball team. He won his first NBA championship after the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 NBA Finals in six games.
12. Draymond Green – 16.4 million
Playing Position: Power Forward; Annual salary: $900 thousand
Draymond Green signed a three-year, $2.6 million contract with the Warriors on July 30, 2012, shortly after he was selected with the 35th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors.
13. James Michael McAdoo – $1 million
Playing Position: Power Forward; Annual salary: $250 thousand
McAdoo joined the Golden State Warriors for the 2014 NBA Summer League after going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft. He has won two gold medals in the course of his professional career.
14. Justin Holiday – $10 million
Playing Position: Small Forward; Annual salary: $1.1 million
Justin Holiday joined the Golden State Warriors for the 2014 NBA Summer League in July 2014 and won his first NBA championship with the Warriors after they defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 NBA Finals.
15. Ognjen Kuzmic – $1.5 million
Playing Position: Center; Annual Salary: $1.1 million
Kuzmic signed with the Golden State Warriors on September 27, 2013. He was part of the winning team who defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 NBA Finals.
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Some Facts about the Dubs
- Steve Kerr is the head coach of the team and has a total asset of $18 million.
- The franchise spends a total of $78.7 million in the salary of its rosters.
- Golden State Warriors won NBA championships in 1947, 1956, 1975, 2015 and 2017.
So, now you know about the salaries of all the rosters playing for Golden State Warriors, who’s your favourite player?