Top 10 Players Who Earned The Most Per Minute Last Season

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When it comes to sports, NBA players are perhaps some of the most well-looked after athletes salary-wise in the world. Other than perhaps European soccer stars, NBA players reguarly top the highest-paid athletes list year-in and year-out, with the likes of Steph Curry, LeBron James and James Harden among the highest-paid in the league.

But which players got the most bang for their buck?

After it was revealed that LeBron James will earn roughly $9,700 dollars per minute next season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Reddit user jodansweenman decided to calculate which players in the NBA earned the most per minute of court time, and there aren't many surprises.

10. Naz Long


Total Minutes: 1

Salary: $167,158

Dollars Per Minute: $167,158

9. Joakim Noah


Total Minutes: 40

Salary: $17,765,000

Dollars Per Minute: $444,125

8. Josh Smith


Total Minutes: 12

Salary: $5,514,806

Dollars Per Minute: $459,567

7. Jeremy Lin


Total Minutes: 25

Salary: $12,000,000

Dollars Per Minute: $480,000

6. Justin Patton

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David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images

Total Minutes: 4

Salary: $2,247,480

Dollars Per Minute: $561,870

5. Tyler Lydon


Total Minutes: 2

Salary: $1,579,440

Dollars Per Minute: $789,720

4. Josh McRoberts


Total Minutes: 6

Salary: $6,021,175

Dollars Per Minute: $1,003,529

3. Luol Deng


Total Minutes: 13

Salary: $17,190,000

Dollars Per Minute: $1,322,307

2. Mindaugas Kuzminskas


Total Minutes: 2

Salary: $3,028,410

Dollars Per Minute: $1,514,205

1. Gordon Hayward


Total Minutes: 5

Salary: $29,727,900

Dollars Per Minute: $5,945,580