7. Taj Gibson – Chicago Bulls – $7,550,000 in 2014
When he played for the Bulls, Nate Robinson said that Taj Gibson was one of the team’s hardest workers. Indeed, at 6’9″, Taj Gibson gets the most out of his body. If Derrick Rose was not injured again, Gibson would be even more valuable to the Chicago Bulls. That said, Gibson is having a great season, averaging 13.2 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. The Bulls however, do not look strong enough to challenge the Eastern Conference’s elite teams come playoff time.