13. John Wall – Washington Wizards (R)
We’re all in on John Wall. Even though he hasn’t lived up to expectations thus far, he has the skills to become one of the NBA’s best. And now that Washington has cleaned house and rebuilt the roster around Wall, we’re confident that just under $6 million is a joke for this soon-to-be star.
12. Jrue Holiday – Philadelphia 76ers (R)
2013-2014: $3,776,891 (Qualifying Offer)
Holiday came into his own this past season, averaging 13.5 points and 4.5 assists on a team loaded with perimeter scoring options. While he may be overestimating his own value by seeking a max contract extension from the 76ers, he deserves to get paid more than a few million per year. He’s only 22 years old, so expect him to progress even further next season and earn good money on the restricted free agent market.
11. Tyreke Evans – Sacramento Kings (R)
2013-2014: $6,927,157 (Qualifying Offer)
What position does Tyreke Evans play? We’re not exactly sure, but his 16.5 points, 4.5 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game, he’s an all-around player that be the number two player on a championship contender. If he were a restricted free agent this offseason, he would have earned max money, especially if Eric Gordon could. So really, what we have here is a max player playing earning $5 million instead. Quite a big discrepancy in money deserved vs. money made, if you ask us.