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Winning matter$?


Winning matter$?

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Players from non-playoff teams got a bigger chunk of the free agency money pie this offseason than those hitting the market after taking part in the postseason. The final score: $651 million vs. $609 million.

Key for that surprising outcome were Brooklyn's max deals for Deron Williams and Brook Lopez following a dismal season in which the Nets won just 22 games. But they were not alone in raking in cash after tough years team-wise. Eric Gordon and Nicolas Batum, third and fourth in non-playoff free agent rankings, obtained better deals than all the "winning" free agents except Indiana's Roy Hibbert. Overall, the top 15 "losing" free agents made a combined $119 million more than the top 15 "winners". That's almost 28.5 percent better.

While the top of the "loser" class got substantially more money, it got worse for rank-and-file players. Of the 81 free agents from clubs that didn't make the playoffs, only 46 (56.7 percent) had signed new contracts in the NBA as of September 14. Ten of them (13.5 percent) were on minimum deals. The numbers are better for the "winners" here: 69.6 of them inked new deals, although 22.4 percent of the total had to settle for the minimum salary.

See charts below for complete information:

Roy Hibbert Indiana $58,000,000
JaVale McGee Denver $44,000,000
George Hill Indiana $40,000,000
Kevin Garnett Boston $36,000,000
Ryan Anderson Orlando $34,000,000
Tim Duncan San Antonio $30,361,446
Jameer Nelson Orlando $25,200,000
Jeremy Lin New York $25,123,938
Omer Asik Chicago $25,123,938
Brandon Bass Boston $20,200,000
Landry Fields New York $18,725,000
Ian Mahinmi Dallas $16,000,000
Jason Terry Dallas $15,675,000
Louis Williams Philadelphia $15,675,000
Steve Novak New York $15,000,003
Andre Miller Denver $14,625,000
Spencer Hawes Philadelphia $13,000,000
Danny Green San Antonio $11,287,500
Ramon Sessions LA Lakers $10,000,000
Darrell Arthur Memphis $9,695,049
Jason Kidd Dallas $9,270,000
Boris Diaw San Antonio $9,202,500
Marreese Speights Memphis $8,715,000
OJ Mayo Memphis $8,220,900
Kirk Hinrich Atlanta $8,000,000
Jordan Hill LA Lakers $7,000,000
Ray Allen Boston $6,319,050
Lavoy Allen Philadelphia $6,120,000
Nick Young LA Clippers $6,000,000
JR Smith New York $5,739,194
Jeremy Evans Utah $5,250,000
Reggie Evans LA Clippers $5,086,908
CJ Miles Utah $4,450,000
John Lucas Chicago $3,067,500
Chauncey Billups LA Clippers $3,000,000
Ishmael Smith Orlando $2,955,000
Randy Foye LA Clippers $2,500,000
Patrick Mills San Antonio $2,219,070
CJ Watson Chicago $2,030,031
Jared Jeffries New York $1,475,106
Jodie Meeks Philadelphia $1,400,000
Willie Green Atlanta $1,375,000
Jason Collins Atlanta $1,352,181
Vladimir Radmanovic Atlanta $1,352,181
Jerry Stackhouse Atlanta $1,352,181
Keyon Dooling Boston $1,352,181
Nazr Mohammed Oklahoma City $1,352,181
Hamed Haddadi Memphis $1,300,000
Aleksandar Pavlovic Boston $1,232,713
Delonte West Dallas $1,223,166
Royal Ivey Oklahoma City $1,223,166
Ronny Turiaf Miami $1,146,337
Ryan Hollins Boston $1,069,509
Ronnie Brewer Chicago $1,069,509
Devin Ebanks LA Lakers $1,060,000
Darius Morris LA Lakers $937,135
AJ Price Indiana $885,120
Daniel Orton Orlando $885,120
Sam Young Philadelphia $885,120
Blake Ahearn Utah $885,120
Terrel Harris Miami $762,195
DeAndre Liggins Orlando $762,195
Rudy Fernandez Denver Overseas
Craig Brackins Philadelphia Overseas
Morris Almond Utah Overseas
Erick Dampier Atlanta Unsigned
Ivan Johnson Atlanta Unsigned
Tracy McGrady Atlanta Unsigned
Jannero Pargo Atlanta Unsigned
Marquis Daniels Boston Unsigned
Mickael Pietrus Boston Unsigned
Mike James Chicago Unsigned
Brian Scalabrine Chicago Unsigned
Brian Cardinal Dallas Unsigned
Yi Jianlian Dallas Unsigned
Chris Andersen Denver Unsigned
Louis Amundson Indiana Unsigned
Ryan Gomes LA Clippers Unsigned
Kenyon Martin LA Clippers Unsigned
Bobby Simmons LA Clippers Unsigned
Matt Barnes LA Lakers Unsigned
Troy Murphy LA Lakers Unsigned
Gilbert Arenas Memphis Unsigned
Lester Hudson Memphis Unsigned
Eddy Curry Miami Unsigned
Juwan Howard Miami Unsigned
Tony Battie Philadelphia Unsigned
Xavier Silas Philadelphia Unsigned
Josh Howard Utah Unsigned
TOTAL: $609,174,443
Deron Williams Brooklyn $98,772,325
Brook Lopez Brooklyn $60,855,000
Eric Gordon New Orleans $58,365,563
Nicolas Batum Portland $46,121,500
Gerald Wallace Brooklyn $40,000,000
Ersan Ilyasova Milwaukee $31,600,000
Jason Thompson Sacramento $30,187,500
Goran Dragic Houston $30,000,000
Steve Nash Phoenix $27,901,500
Kris Humphries Brooklyn $24,000,000
Courtney Lee Houston $21,350,000
Jamal Crawford Portland $21,350,000
Michael Beasley Minnesota $18,000,000
Raymond Felton Portland $17,080,000
Marcus Camby Houston $13,200,000
Gerald Green Brooklyn $10,500,000
Alonzo Gee Cleveland $10,000,000
Carl Landry New Orleans $8,000,000
Chris Kaman New Orleans $8,000,000
Brandon Rush Golden State $8,000,000
Shannon Brown Phoenix $7,000,000
Kwame Brown Milwaukee $6,000,000
Jerryd Bayless Toronto $6,000,000
Anthony Randolph Minnesota $5,250,000
Aaron Gray Toronto $5,112,500
Robin Lopez Phoenix $4,899,293
Grant Hill Phoenix $4,002,065
JJ Hickson Portland $4,000,000
DJ Augustin Charlotte $3,500,000
Carlos Delfino Milwaukee $3,000,000
Rashard Lewis Washington $2,751,688
DeShawn Stevenson Brooklyn $2,240,450
Marco Belinelli New Orleans $1,957,000
Martell Webster Minnesota $1,600,000
Antawn Jamison Cleveland $1,352,181
Joel Przybilla Portland $1,352,181
Nate Robinson Golden State $1,146,337
Andray Blatche Washington $1,146,337
Ronnie Price Phoenix $1,146,337
Josh Childress Phoenix $1,069,509
Dominic McGuire Golden State $992,680
Cartier Martin Washington $915,852
Alan Anderson Toronto $885,120
Sundiata Gaines Brooklyn $885,120
Mickell Gladness Golden State $762,195
Jordan Farmar Brooklyn Overseas
Ben Uzoh Brooklyn Overseas
Shelden Williams Brooklyn Overseas
Semih Erden Cleveland Overseas
Manny Harris Cleveland Overseas
Vernon Macklin Detroit Overseas
Darryl Watkins New Orleans Overseas
Craig Smith Portland Overseas
Damion James Brooklyn Unsigned
Armon Johnson Brooklyn Unsigned
Derrick Brown Charlotte Unsigned
Cory Higgins Charlotte Unsigned
Jamario Moon Charlotte Unsigned
DJ White Charlotte Unsigned
Luke Harangody Cleveland Unsigned
Walker Russell Detroit Unsigned
Ben Wallace Detroit Unsigned
Damien Wilkins Detroit Unsigned
Mikki Moore Golden State Unsigned
Chris Wright Golden State Unsigned
Earl Boykins Houston Unsigned
Darko Milicic Minnesota Unsigned
Anthony Tolliver Minnesota Unsigned
Michael Redd Phoenix Unsigned
Jonny Flynn Portland Unsigned
Shawne Williams Portland Unsigned
Donte Greene Sacramento Unsigned
Hassan Whiteside Sacramento Unsigned
Terrence Williams Sacramento Unsigned
Solomon Alabi Toronto Unsigned
Brian Cook Washington Unsigned
Maurice Evans Washington Unsigned
James Singleton Washington Unsigned
Eduardo Najera Charlotte Retired
Anthony Parker Cleveland Retired
Brad Miller Minnesota Retired
TOTAL: $651,488,038



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