2012-2013 Salary: $19,948,799 (NBA Pay Rank - #4)
Only Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki and teammate Carmelo Anthony have higher salaries than Amar'e Stoudemire. He only played one-third of the season (29 games) due to injury, and he averaged a mere 23.5 minutes per game. Even in the games he played, Amare's stats (14.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 0.7 blocks per game) were way below his career average in every major category. Stoudemire averaged half the points and made a quarter of the impact as Melo, but he took home just $0.5 million less.