As the NBA season winds down, there’s been a lot of buzz around the NBA draft lottery.
But there’s still a lot to be determined about who’s going to be the best player at each position.
For the most part, we’re left to guess as to which players will go in the top five or six picks.
And the numbers don’t lie: the most underpaid players are the players at the bottom of the draft, which means they’re the ones we’re likely to get in the lottery.
The rankings below reflect how well these players stack up against other NBA players.
As it turns out, Duke’s Luke Kennard is the top-paid player at every position, so there’s no question he should be the highest-paid in the draft.
The problem is that he’s got one of the best jobs in the NBA right now, and his job doesn’t seem to be getting easier as the season goes on.
Kennard has spent the last month getting paid well for the second straight year, but he hasn’t earned that money since March 2018.
It’s not like he’s a big name and he’s the next big thing on the basketball scene.
Kennison is a big man with the size and athleticism to guard many positions.
But he’s just not making a lot more money than he’s getting.
In fact, Kennard’s not even making more than the average player on a team that’s only making about $14,000 per game.
This isn’t the first time Kennard hasn’t made the most money in his NBA career.
After his breakout rookie year in 2015-16, Kennison was making around $3,400 per game over the course of the season, and he was still making more money from the money he was making than the $7,000 a game he was earning on average.
By 2016-17, he was averaging $5,300 per game, and this was after being signed to a contract that paid him around $6,000 each year for the next four seasons.
This was all while being paid about $9,000 less than a player who was getting paid around the same rate.
Kennards numbers look even worse over the past two seasons.
He’s made about $3.5 million this year, with $2.5MM guaranteed, and the money doesn’t even cover his entire salary, which is almost half of his total salary in 2019-20.
Kennys earnings have been cut by more than half from his 2016-2017 season.
And Kennys career average salary this year is just over $3 million.
But when you’re earning that much money in a small market like Duke, it doesn’t look like it will ever be enough.
Kennings career average earnings are over $20 million.
He also has the third-most salary arbitration cases this year.
He has arbitration cases against players like DeMarcus Cousins, Zach LaVine, and Justin Jackson, among others.
The biggest risk to Kennys in his current situation is that the Cavaliers will sign him to a big contract and let him walk away without getting anything in return.
That’s because it would likely make him the worst free agent signing in years, and it would be incredibly difficult to find a team willing to pay that much for him.
Kennes career average contract is $23.8 million.
That would mean he would have to sign a five-year, $54 million deal with the Cavaliers, which would be pretty good for the average salary of a big, long-term player.
That number is $25.2 million if you add in a $7 million luxury tax hit for each year he’s with the team.
Kennies salary would have been a little higher if the Cavs had opted to let him play out the final year of his contract.
Kennels salary would be about $25 million this season.
Even if he gets a three-year deal at that level, he wouldn’t have made enough money to make it worthwhile for the Cavaliers.
That leaves him with the fourth-highest contract on the team, and with no guaranteed money coming in this year or next.
If the Cavs want to get serious about making Kennys their first overall pick, they might be better off signing him to one of their own deals.
If they let him leave, he would be eligible for free agency after 2020-21.
The Cavaliers would have $32.3 million in cap space next summer, which could be a significant boost to their team in the long run.
But that would leave them with just $22.3M in salary cap space in 2021-22.
They would have the fourth highest salary cap in the league, and that’s when the salary cap jumps even more.
If Kennys were to get to the max, he’d have a guaranteed salary of $40.5M next summer.
That’d make Kennys the highest paid player