The 25 highest-paid NBA players of the 2017-2018 season

As the 2017-2018 NBA season gets off to a running start and many are following their favorite teams closely, some are curious just how much their favorite stars are set to rake in this year. 

Stephen Curry earned the top spot on this year's list, dethroning LeBron James. The Golden State Warrior will make over $34.6 million this season, compared to James' $33.2 million. 

While the average NBA salary is $6.5 million, at least 41 players will make $20 million this season, with 16 of them making at least $25 million.

Check out this season's highest-earning NBA stars: 

The highest-paid players in the NBA: 2017-18
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The highest-paid players in the NBA: 2017-18

25. Chandler Parsons — $23,112,004

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24. Dwight Howard — $23,500,000

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23. Hassan Whiteside — $23,775,506

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22. Andre Drummond — $23,775,506

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21. Anthony Davis — $23,775,506

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20. Bradley Beal — $23,775,506

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19. C.J. McCollum — $23,962,573

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18. Chris Paul — $24,599,495

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17. Otto Porter Jr. — $24,773,250

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16. Kevin Durant — $25,000,000

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15. Chris Bosh -- $25,289,390

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14. Jrue Holiday — $25,686,667

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13. Damian Lillard — $26,153,057

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12. Carmelo Anthony — $26,243,760

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11. Al Horford — $27,734,405

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10. DeMar DeRozan — $27,739,975

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9. James Harden — $28,299,399

(Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

8. Mike Conley — $28,530,608

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7. Russell Westbrook — $28,530,608

(Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)

6. Kyle Lowry — $28,703,704

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5. Blake Griffin — $29,512,900

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4. Gordon Hayward — $29,727,900

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3. Paul Millsap — $31,269,231

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2. LeBron James — $33,285,709

(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

1. Stephen Curry — $34,682,550

(Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)

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