3. Jaden McDaniels — $3.9 million
Jaden McDaniels is the clear choice for the most underpaid player on the Minnesota Timberwolves’ roster next season. He is set to receive a huge extension from the Wolves, and the $3.9 million dollars he will be paid from his rookie deal next season is a laughable underpay for the quality of his services.
After a solid first two seasons with the franchise, McDaniels had a breakout campaign last season that saw him become one of the game’s top perimeter defenders. On top of continuing to build his defensive prowess, he also expanded his offensive game to earn his way toward becoming a full-time starter.
He is now reportedly working to negotiate an extension with Minnesota, which is expected to come sooner or later. In the meantime, he will continue playing on his paltry rookie contract. Any team in the association would be thrilled to have Jaden McDaniels on their roster, not to mention for that price.
It is fair to say all this makes McDaniels one of the most underpaid players in the entire NBA for the time being. As soon as his new deal is signed, he will rightly be making exponentially more.