Check's in the mail, but something's missing

January, 3, 2012
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Players received their first checks of the NBA season this week and like most young adults working their first full-time gigs, rookie Iman Shumpert was shocked when it looked like the government had snatched half of his earnings.

“Just got my first check…finally understand TAXES…smdh…time for work,” the rookie tweeted Tuesday morning.

Players have to be glad to finally get paid but it made us think: Players missed 16 games because of the lockout. How much did they lose?

Carmelo Anthony lost about $3.6 million. Amare Stoudemire is missing almost the same amount. Even Shumpert lost 19 grand before he even played his first professional game.

Here’s a breakdown of what Knicks players lost during the lockout:

Carmelo Anthony

Salary: $18,518,574
Per Game $223,836
Lost $3,613,380

Renaldo Balkman

Salary: $1,675,000
Per Game: 20,427
Lost: $326,829

Mike Bibby (veteran's minimum)

Salary: $854,389
Per Game: 10, 419
Lost: $166,710

Tyson Chandler (reportedly earning 14.5 million per season)

Salary: $14,500,000
Per Game: 176,829
Lost: $2,829,268

Baron Davis (veteran's minimum)

Salary: $854,389
Per Game: $10. 419
Lost: $166, 710

Toney Douglas

Salary: $1,145,640
Per Game: $13,971
Lost: $223,539

Landry Fields

Salary: $762,195
Per Game: $9,295
Lost: $148,720

Josh Harrellson

Salary: $473, 604
Per Game: $5,776
Lost: $92,410

Jared Jeffries

Salary: $854,389
Per Game: $10. 419
Lost: $166, 710

Jerome Jordan

Salary: $762,195
Per Game: $9,295
Lost: $148,720

Jeremy Lin

Salary: $762,195
Per Game: $9,295
Lost: $148,720

Steve Novak

Salary: $854,389
Per Game: $10. 419
Lost: $166, 710

Iman Shumpert

Salary: $1,563,120
Per Game: $19,062
Lost: $304,999

Amare Stoudemire

Salary: $18,217,705
Per Game: $222,167
Lost: $3,554,674

Bill Walker

Salary: $885,120
Per Game: $10,794
Lost: $172,706

*Numbers are based on players 2011-2012 salaries according to ESPN.com.
**Figures for per game salaries and money lost are approximate.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Carmelo Anthony
PTS AST STL MIN
27.4 3.1 1.2 38.7
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsC. Anthony 8.1
AssistsP. Prigioni 3.5
StealsI. Shumpert 1.2
BlocksA. Bargnani 1.2