The highest-paid NBA players never to play a game in the league

The highest-paid NBA players never to play a game in the league

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The highest-paid NBA players never to play a game in the league

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Signing an NBA contract isn’t a guarantee that you’ll ever play a regular-season game in your career.

Some players who didn’t actually make their dreams come true got paid a nice salary and then went on to continue their basketball journey with a great amount of success. One example: Euroleague champion (and former HoopsHype blogger) Pete Mickeal.

Check out the highest-paid NBA players who never got to play a single minute in the league.

1. Luca Vildoza

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NBA earnings: $3,542,789

2. Livio Jean-Charles

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NBA earnings: $2,431,080

3. Rade Zagorac

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

NBA earnings: $2,328,242

4. Eric Griffin

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

NBA earnings: $1,328,495

5. Romain Sato

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NBA earnings: $1,067,328

6. Frederic Weis

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NBA earnings: $947,200

7. Sam Clancy

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NBA earnings: $913,137

8. Kennedy Meeks

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NBA earnings: $815,615

8. Jeremy Senglin

Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports

NBA earnings: $815,615

10. Nikita Morgunov

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NBA earnings: $672,500

10. Mate Skelin

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NBA earnings: $672,500

12. Tommy Smith

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NBA earnings: $620,046

13. Da'Sean Butler

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NBA earnings: $473,604

13. Terrico White

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

NBA earnings: $473,604

15. Pete Mickeal

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NBA earnings: $453,343

16. Adam Haluska

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NBA earnings: $427,163

16. Herbert Hill

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NBA earnings: $427,163

18. Brian Chase

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NBA earnings: $412,718

19. Damon Bailey

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NBA earnings: $400,000

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