The best bargain contracts for each NBA team in the 2023–24 season

Nov 27, 2023; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton (0) dribbles the
Nov 27, 2023; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton (0) dribbles the / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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Northwest Division

Denver Nuggets: PG Reggie Jackson ($5 million)

At 33 years old, point guard Reggie Jackson is still playing major minutes for a franchise coming off its first NBA title. Forced into a larger role due to Jamal Murray's injury, Jackson is averaging 13.6 points and 4.5 assists for the Denver Nuggets, hitting 42.2 percent of his threes. Jackson signed a new deal over the summer and holds a modest player option for next season.

Minnesota Timberwolves: SG Nickeil Alexander-Walker ($4.7 million)

The Minnesota Timberwolves are Nickeil Alexander-Walker's third team - fourth if you include his one day in Portland - and this one is proving a good fit. Splitting his time between he bench and starting units, Alexander-Walker's greatest value is on defense, where he's becoming one of the best defensive guards in the league (and for the team with the best record, as of this writing). The two-year, $9 million deal Alexander-Walker signed over the summer will result in him making less next year.

Oklahoma City Thunder: SF Jalen Williams ($4.6 million)

Jalen Williams sometimes doesn't get as much recognition as his fellow young guns, but he's critical to the Oklahoma City Thunder's uprising. Williams is averaging 17.4 points per game during is sophomore campaign while improving his stroke from the charity stripe. His club option for next season was exercise in October.

Portland Trail Blazers: PF Jabari Walker ($1.7 million)

Jabari Walker is one of the lesser known players on this list. The second-year Portland Trail Blazer has never started a game, but has been vital off the bench for a team snakebitten by injuries, averaging 7.3 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. The second-round pick's consistency is even more favorable in the eyes of his franchise considering he's only guarantee $400,000 this season.

Utah Jazz: C Walker Kessler ($2.8 million)

Walkr Kessler's impressive rookie season has given way to a bit of a sophomore slump, though a sprained UCL in his elbow certainly didn't help. Still, the big man remains a bargain for the Utah Jazz, averaging 8.9 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game. His $3 million club option for Year 3 has been exercised.