The Spanish Newspaper Sport published these days a top 20 ranking of the top salaries in European basketball. If these rankings are always a bit of a mixture of guessing, rumors and some official sources, I don’t want to hide this information and so I give it to right here.
Ah yeah, and one additional thought, of course all the mentioned salaries are net of taxes and in Euros. Here is the Top10 of the list that has been published.
- Sarunas Jasikevicius (Panathinaikos) 4.2mio
- Theodoros Papaloukas (CSKA) 3.5mio
- Ramunas Siskauskas (CSKA) 2.5mio
- Arvydas Macijauskas (Olympiakos) 2.2mio
- Lazaros Papadopoulos (Real) 2.0mio
- Alexei Savrasenko (CSKA) 2.0mio
- Dimitris Diamantidis (Panathinaikos) 1.9mio
- J.R. Holden (CSKA) 1.85mio
- David Anderson (CSKA) 1.8mio
- Nikola Vujcic (Maccabi Tel Aviv) 1.7mio
As you can see, CSKA must have a monster budget with all these top 10 salaries and you still have three other players (Zisis, Smodis and Langdon) in the ranking from 10 to 20.