Wins don't come cheap.
For the last two years, the Sacramento Kings have had one of the lowest team payrolls in the NBA. And one of the least successful teams.
Player salaries are not a perfect predictor of NBA success. The Oklahoma City Thunder win without a huge payroll. But the teams with the most wins tend to have the most expensive players.
This chart ranks teams based on total wins during the last and current season. It also ranks them according to the size of their team payroll, with "1" representing the team with the biggest salaries and "30" representing the team with the smallest payroll.
NBA Win & Salary Rankings, 2010-2012
Source: Salaries from ShamSports and HoopsHype ... Win totals from ESPN.
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