Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors — $28.7 million
Kyle Lowry took the “scenic route” to NBA stardom, slowly developing his game as a member of the Houston Rockets between 2009-2012. The Toronto Raptors saw the potential for stardom in Lowry when they acquired him from Houston, and their vision came to life. Alongside backcourt mate DeMar DeRozan, Lowry has helped the Toronto Raptors become a perennial playoff team. After the Raptors handed DeRozan a max contract extension in 2016, they did the same for Lowry in the summer of 2017.