Each team’s payroll is represented by circles with a player’s name in the middle – the bigger the circle, the larger the salary. Four of the five teams with the league’s best records have the majority of their salary going to two players. The Raptors are the only team in the top five paying over $20 million to three players – Kyle Lowry, Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka.
Sharing the wealth
The best teams in the league are top-heavy when it comes to salary, but there is a large group of teams staying competitive with a much more balanced payroll.