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Toronto Raptors

From John Salley to Kyle Lowry, the highest paid players in every season for the Toronto Raptors

Charles Oakley, Shawn Marion and Peja Stojakovic
Charles Oakley, Shawn Marion and Peja Stojakovic (Getty Images)

Kyle Lowry is once again the highest-paid player on the Toronto Raptors as he's in line to rake in $33.3 million dollars this season, the third straight season he'll set a record for highest single-season salary in franchise history.

Here's a look at the highest-paid player on the roster every season since they started playing in 1995-96, courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com for salaries prior to this season.

One prominent name missing? Vince Carter. Although he was the team's first true star player, he was also never the highest-paid player on the team even after signing a 6-year, $85 million extension in the summer of 2001.

Season Player Salary (USD)
1995-96 John Salley $2.4M
1996-97 Sharone Wright $3.1M
1997-98 Walt Williams $3.8M
1998-99 Charles Oakley $10.2M
1999-00 Charles Oakley $5.2M
2000-01 Charles Oakley $5.8M
2001-02 Antonio Davis $11.0M
2002-03 Antonio Davis $12.0M
2003-04 Jalen Rose $13.3M
2004-05 Jalen Rose $14.5M
2005-06 Jalen Rose $15.7M
2006-07 Rasho Nesterovic $7.3M
2007-08 Chris Bosh $12.5M
2008-09 Shawn Marion $17.8M
2009-10 Chris Bosh $15.8M
2010-11 Peja Stojakovic $14.9M
2011-12 Jose Calderon $9.8M
2012-13 Rudy Gay $16.5M
2013-14 DeMar DeRozan $9.5M
2014-15 Kyle Lowry $12.0M
2015-16 DeMarre Carroll $13.5M
2016-17 DeMar DeRozan $26.5M
2017-18 Kyle Lowry $28.7M
2018-19 Kyle Lowry $32.7M
2019-20 Kyle Lowry $35.0M

Lowry is among the NBA's highest-paid players for the upcoming season as his salary plus incentives of $35.0 million ranks 8th, one spot below LeBron James and one spot above Blake Griffin.

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