NBA Gators cashing big checks


The start of another NBA season means more big paydays for former Gators.

There are 10 former Gators currently playing in the NBA, almost enough to field a full roster. Vernon Macklin left the Detroit Pistons to play overseas in Turkey. The newest NBA Gator, rookie guard Bradley Beal, finished with 8 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists in his pro debut Tuesday night with the Washington Wizards.

Here’s a look at the former Gator player salaries in 2012-13 (source Former Florida players will make about $60.6 million. Here’s the breakdown:

David Lee, Golden State Warriors — $12.7 million

Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks — $12 million

Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls — $11.05 million

Mike Miller, Miami Heat — $5.8 million

Marresse Speights, Memphis Grizzlies — $4.2 million

Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards — $4.1 million

Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat — $4.06 million

Matt Bonner, San Antonio Spurs — $3.6 million

Corey Brewer, Denver Nuggets — $3.2 million

Chandler Parsons, Houston Rockets — $888,250