NBA: 3 most valuable contracts during the 2021-22 season

Jordan Poole (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Jordan Poole (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

Exploring the three most valuable contracts in the NBA at the moment. 

As the NBA Trade Deadline quickly approaches, there are teams that will be looking to make some last-minute additions to the team. Many of them will be looking for bargain contracts to add. We explore the three most valuable contracts in the NBA at the moment.

Malik Monk

2021-22 salary: $1,789,256

Malik Monk, in his first season as a Los Angeles Laker, had a slow start to the season but had an eight-game stretch where he averaged over 20 points per game, shooting over 50 percent from 3-point range.

Monk has always been a bucket-getter, but this season, for the first time, he is playing elite-level defense as well.

Desmond Bane

2021-22 salary: $2,033,160

The Memphis Grizzlies are the biggest surprise of the 2021-22 season. They have one of the best records in the league, and genuinely are title contenders at the moment. The Grizzlies are led by Ja Morant, but Desmond Bane has been a star for the Grizzlies this season.

He has played in all but one game, and he is the hardest-going player on the court all the time.

Desmond is averaging 17.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and shooting 42.7 percent from the 3-point line. This is a stat line worth $20 million, not $2 million.

Jordan Poole

2021-22 salary: $2,161,440 

Jordan Poole is famous for his amazing game-winner against Houston in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2018. He then came into the NBA and had a below-average rookie season.

However, at 22, Poole is playing like an elite-level scorer this season- averaging 17.2 points per game and supplying another great 3-and-D player to a stacked Golden State Warriors team. Poole is also one of the best finishers at the rim in the league, shooting almost 75 percent within 3 feet.

The Poole, Curry, Klay trio should scare any NBA Défense, with all three players capable of scoring any shot they take.

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The most impressive part, Poole mostly plays off the bench and is an even better version of last year’s Sixth Man of the Year Jordan Clarkson. Poole is averaging more points, assists, and rebounds than Clarkson did last year.