10 Highest-Paid New York Athletes

WFAN.com
July 15, 2019 - 3:09 pm

There's some new star power in town -- and stars don't come cheap.

Here is a look at the top 10-richest NYC-area athletes today based on the average annual salary of their current contracts, a list that was altered dramatically by the Brooklyn Nets' acquisitions of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving earlier this month.

1. Kevin Durant, Nets, $41.1 million
A sign-and-trade between the Nets and Golden State Warriors sent Durant to Brooklyn on a four-year, $164.3 million contract.

2. Kyrie Irving, Nets, $34.1 million
Signed a four-year, $136 million contract.

Kyrie Irving
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3 (tie). Jacob deGrom, Mets, $27.5 million
Signed a five-year $137.5 million contract March 2019.

Jacob deGrom
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3 (tie). Yoenis Cespedes, Mets, $27.5 million
Signed four-year, $110 million contract in November 2016.

Yoenis Cespedes
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5. Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees, $25 million
Signed a 13-year, $325 million contract with the Miami Marlins in November 2014. Was traded to the Yankees in December 2017.

Giancarlo Stanton hits a grand slam home run against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning on Aug. 7, 2018, at Guaranteed Rate Field, in Chicago.
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6. Robinson Cano, $24 million
Signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners in December 2013. Was traded to the Mets in December 2018.

Robinson Cano
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7. Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees, $22.1 million
Signed a seven-year, $155 million contract in January 2014.

Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka
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8. Jacoby Ellsbury, Yankees, $21.9 million
Signed a seven-year, $153 million contract in December 2013.

Jacoby Ellsbury
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9. Eli Manning, Giants, $21 million
Signed a four-year, $84 million contract extension in September 2015 that runs through the upcoming season.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning
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10. Julius Randle, Knicks, $20.7 million
Signed a three-year contract for $62.1 million earlier this month.

Julius Randle
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Source: Spotrac.com