Florida has eight former players on NBA opening day rosters and a ninth (rookie forward Devin Robinson) who is out with a foot injury on a two-way contract with the Washington Wizards.
The nine former Gator players include a number of veterans and a handful of younger players. All nine have done well enough to net large NBA contracts. Four former Gator players will make more than $17 million, while all nine will combine to make a shade over $110 million, according USA Today’s NBA salary database.
Three former Gators are among the top 26 paid in the NBA, including Boston Celtics forward/center Al Horford (11th at $27.734 million), Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (21st at $23.755 million) and Memphis Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons (26th at $23.122 million).
Here’s a breakdown of salaries of former Gators in the NBA:
Al Horford, Boston Celtics — $27,734,405
Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards — $23,755,506
Chandler Parsons, Memphis Grizzlies — $27,112,004
Joakim Noah, New York Knicks — $17,765,000
Corey Brewer, Los Angeles Lakers — $7,579,366
Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat — $2,328,652
Marreese Speights, Orlando Magic — $2,116,955
Dorian Finney-Smith, Dallas Mavericks — $1,312,611
Devin Robinson, Washington Wizards — $815,615