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Here are the 12 NBA players that have signed contracts worth more than $200 million

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Here are the 12 NBA players that have signed contracts worth more than $200 million
Nikola Jokic signed the biggest contract in NBA history.Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images
  • There are 12 NBA players who have signed contracts worth $200 million or more.
  • Five of those contracts have been signed this summer alone as the NBA's salary cap rose to $123.7 million for 2022-23.

NBA contracts keep getting bigger and more eye-popping.

As the salary cap continues to rise — and likely to grow even more with a new TV deal on the horizon — max contracts go with it.

Just two years ago, only four players had ever signed $200 million deals — Stephen Curry, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Now, approaching the 2022-23 season, 12 players have signed deals worth more than $200 million. Our list doesn't include Harden, whose $200 million deal has now expired.

Here's a look at all of those humongous deals.

1. Nikola Jokic — 5 years, $269 million

1. Nikola Jokic — 5 years, $269 million
Nikola Jokic      Jack Dempsey/AP Images

Team: Denver Nuggets

Age: 27

Awards: 2x MVP, 4x All-Star, 4x All-NBA

Championships: 0

One thing to know: The two-time MVP has put up mind-boggling stats for the Nuggets in recent years and was rewarded this summer with the richest extension in NBA history.

2. Bradley Beal — 5 years, $251 million

2. Bradley Beal — 5 years, $251 million
Bradley Beal.      Nick Wass/AP Images

Team: Washington Wizards

Age: 29

Awards: 3x All-Star, 1x All-NBA

Championships: 0

One thing to know: Beal, who has twice led the NBA in scoring, signed a massive, max deal to stay in Washington and lead a rebuild.

3. Giannis Antetokounmpo — 5 years, $228 million

3. Giannis Antetokounmpo — 5 years, $228 million
Giannis Antetokounmpo.      Morry Gash/AP Images

Team: Milwaukee Bucks

Age: 27

Awards: 2x MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, 6x All-Star, 6x All-NBA, Most Improved

Championships: 1

One thing to know: Antetokounmpo may just be the best player in the world, and his decision to sign a maximum extension with the Bucks in 2020 practically locked them in as contenders for the next five years.

4. Devin Booker — 4 years, $224 million

4. Devin Booker — 4 years, $224 million
Devin Booker.      Matt York/AP Images

Team: Phoenix Suns

Age: 25

Awards: 3x All-Star, 1x All-NBA

Championships: 0

One thing to know: Booker has become one of the deadliest scorers in the NBA, and the Suns gave him a big four-year extension this summer to keep him in Phoenix until he's 30.

5. Karl-Anthony Towns — 4 years, $224 million

5. Karl-Anthony Towns — 4 years, $224 million
Karl-Anthony Towns      Craig Lassig/AP Images

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves

Age: 26

Awards: 3x All-Star, 2x All-NBA, Rookie of the Year

Championships: 0

One thing to know: Once viewed as likely to leave Minnesota, Towns instead signed a four-year extension this summer to be part of a growing, playoff-bound Wolves team.

6. Stephen Curry — 4 years, $215 million

6. Stephen Curry — 4 years, $215 million
Stephen Curry.      Steven Senne/AP Images

Team: Golden State Warriors

Age: 33

Awards: 2x MVP, 8x All-Star, 8x All-NBA

Championships: 4

One thing to know: Curry was once an underpaid MVP, but he became the first player in league history to sign back-to-back $200 million contracts, more than making up for his early, team-friendly deal.

7. Luka Doncic — 5 years, $215 million

7. Luka Doncic — 5 years, $215 million
Luka Doncic.      Jeff Chiu/AP Images

Team: Dallas Mavericks

Age: 23

Awards: 3x All-Star, 3x All-NBA, Rookie of the Year

Championships: 0

One thing to know: Doncic could be on the path to becoming the highest-paid player in the league. He signed his $215 million extension at just 22. He'll be due for a massive raise again when he's 27, when he'll just be hitting his prime.

8. Zach LaVine — 5 years, $215 million

8. Zach LaVine — 5 years, $215 million
Zach LaVine.      Jacob Kupferman/AP Images

Team: Chicago Bulls

Age: 27

Awards: 2x All-Star

Championships: 0

One thing to know: LaVine has developed into a well-rounded scorer, and the Bulls rewarded him for his growth with a max deal in free agency this summer.

9. Trae Young — 5 years, $215 million

9. Trae Young — 5 years, $215 million
Trae Young.      John Bazemore/AP Images

Team: Atlanta Hawks

Age: 23

Awards: 2x All-Star, 1x All-NBA

Championships: 0

One thing to know: Forever linked to Doncic in a draft-day trade, Young is doing quite well, having averaged 25 points and nine assists for his career while also signing a $200 million extension when he was just 22.

10. Joel Embiid — 4 years, $208 million

10. Joel Embiid — 4 years, $208 million
Joel Embiid.      Matt Slocum/AP Images

Team: Philadelphia 76ers

Age: 28

Awards: 5x All-Star, 4x All-NBA

Championships: 0

One thing to know: Embiid's status as a $200 million player is a bit up in the air. His extension is based on the salary cap for 2023-24. ESPN reported it as a $196 million extension, based on a $124 million salary cap, while Spotrac values it at $208 million, based on a $133 million cap. Either way, the 76ers' franchise star is making more than $200 million when factoring in the extension and final year of his current contract.

11. Russell Westbrook — 5 years, $206 million

11. Russell Westbrook — 5 years, $206 million
Russell Westbrook.      Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP Images

Team: Los Angeles Lakers

Age: 33

Awards: 1x MVP, 9x All-Star, 9x All-NBA

Championships: 0

One thing to know: Signed in 2017 coming off an MVP season, Westbrook's deal has aged poorly. He is set to make $47 million this season, and trade rumors suggest the Lakers have to add draft picks to entice another team to take him.

12. Rudy Gobert — 5 years, $205 million

12. Rudy Gobert — 5 years, $205 million
Rudy Gobert.      David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves

Age: 30

Awards: 3x Defensive Player of the Year, 3x All-Star, 4x All-NBA

Championships: 0

One thing to know: He may be limited offensively, but Gobert is the NBA's premier rim protector and was given a near-max extension by the Jazz. This summer, the Wolves traded five first-round picks to land him.

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