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 Hoopshype.com). 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
So, how about a list of the Gators playing in Europe, South America or elsewhere? I hadn’t heard about Macklin going to Turkey.