Forbes recently issued a list of the league’s “Most Overpaid Players,” breaking down all the stats and figuring out a player’s efficiency to find out if they’re more overpaid than another other athletes. Making the top of the list is New York Knicks star, Carmelo Anthony.
Over the past few games, Carmelo has averaged over 40 points to help his team extend a winning streak that is now at 12 games straight. He’s is also ahead of OKC Thunder’s Kevin Durant in the race for the NBA scoring title.
But Forbes reported that Durant is more effiecent. KD gets his points by taking four fewer shots per game than Anthony does (18 vs. 22), while he shoots 50.5% from the floor to Anthony’s 44%. Durant also averages 4.4 assists per game compared to Anthony’s 2.6, and 7.9 rebounds to Anthony’s 6.4.
This is the reason why, at a 2012-13 salary of $19.4 million, Carmelo Anthony tops Forbes list as the NBA’s most overpaid player.
Following closely behind Anthony is Charlotte Bobcats’ guard Ben Gordon ($12.4 million), Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson ($19.75 million) and Orlando Magic guard Helo Turkoglu ($11.8 million).
Check out the top 10 list of the “2013 Most Overpaid NBA Players” at Forbes.com.