2013-14 team: Boston Celtics
Years in the league: 7
2013-14 salary: $12,000,000
2012-13 stats: 13.7 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 11.1 APG, 1.8 SPG, 0.2 BPG
Comparable players (and their salaries): Chris Paul ($18,670,000), Deron Williams ($18,466,130)

The last member standing of the Celtics' championship run, Rondo has been an All-Star in each of the last four seasons who is attached to a very favorable contract given his accomplishments. The mercurial point guard led the NBA in assists per game in 2011-12 and 2012-13 (before his season-ending ACL injury), and is also perennially among the league leaders in steals. While it's true his attitude has been a constant source of scrutiny, there's also no doubting he has the talent befitting of a much more highly compensated player. His five-year, $55 million contract expires at the end of 2014-15, at which point Rondo will likely receive a max contract, or close to it.