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(Bleacher Report)   Every NBA team's worst free-agent signing of the past decade, including a guy who was paid $17.2 million to stay home for a season   (bleacherreport.com) divider line
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2020-08-05 9:43:28 AM  
Good work, if you can get it.
 
2020-08-05 11:38:41 AM  
Man the Nets had some awful contracts.  On top of Joe Johnson and Deron Williams, they ended up paying a premium for Garnett and Pierce's worst years.  I've got a bad feeling they've been infected by NY.  They're going to end up paying KD to be a shell of his former self (I hope this isn't so), and Kyrie?  Ugh.  Wonder if they can pick up what's left of Chris Paul's contract?
 
2020-08-05 12:50:06 PM  
Great job by LeBron getting three of these guys onto the list (Smith, Dellavedova, Iguodala).

Also, the best contract was the time Keith Van Horn got signed to make salaries match in a deal and got cut. Earned millions to make a trade work, didn't even have to leave home.
 
2020-08-05 12:50:21 PM  
Sorry, got bought out, not cut.
 
2020-08-05 12:51:13 PM  
I've been really impressed with the Nuggets' front office the last decade.  Their worst free agent was still productive.  This was not always the case.
 
2020-08-05 1:30:15 PM  
Wall was bad, Mahinimi was bad, JC, the Wiz have made so many bad signings it's really hard to find one that is so bad - without the injury Wall would have been bad but not horrific, probably in the end you would have to say Ernie Grunfeld.
 
2020-08-05 1:30:22 PM  
MLB has the NBA beat in this area.

https://medium.com/sportsraid/mlb-tea​m​s-still-paying-players-from-their-past​-80601647de64

Admittedly, a lot of this is intentionally deferred money, where a contract was always designed to pay a few players millions well past their retirements (time value of money; paying somebody $X five years from now is worth less than $X today because in theory you can invest the money in the mean time).
 
2020-08-05 3:15:35 PM  

Geotpf: MLB has the NBA beat in this area.

https://medium.com/sportsraid/mlb-team​s-still-paying-players-from-their-past​-80601647de64

Admittedly, a lot of this is intentionally deferred money, where a contract was always designed to pay a few players millions well past their retirements (time value of money; paying somebody $X five years from now is worth less than $X today because in theory you can invest the money in the mean time).


Yeah, the NBA finally went to the trouble of making a bunch of rules to keep dumb/short-sighted GMs from crippling their teams for the next decade.  Has probably been for the best, but sad that it was necessary
 
2020-08-05 3:56:17 PM  
The Sixers signed Elton Brand to one of the worst free agent contracts in 2008 so I guess he decided to one-up himself and sign Al Horford to an even worse one for the team.

I look forward to Horford becoming the GM in about five years and signing one of the Ball kids to a megadeal.
 
2020-08-05 3:58:16 PM  
San Antonio's worst signing was their starting center for their 2014 championship.
 
2020-08-05 10:19:14 PM  

Naido: Man the Nets had some awful contracts.  On top of Joe Johnson and Deron Williams, they ended up paying a premium for Garnett and Pierce's worst years.  I've got a bad feeling they've been infected by NY.  They're going to end up paying KD to be a shell of his former self (I hope this isn't so), and Kyrie?  Ugh.  Wonder if they can pick up what's left of Chris Paul's contract?


jesus farking christ.

Yeah. Johnson, Williams, Garnett and Pierce were all literally at the end of their career's, but not quite far enough to be worthless, and the Nets gave away so many draft picks to Boston I kind of want to choke Billy King a bit.  Top ten picks for a year or two of some washed up players.

Garnett and Pierce were gone before long and all that future spent on a 2nd round exit.

But then you compare that to actually getting Kevin Durant and Kyrie?  They might have flaws, but  dude they're actually talented and willingly signed for long term contracts.  The injuries might be an issue, but its a far cry from the original mess the Nets made of themselves, in fact, it's pretty impressive how fast they were able to get out of that nightmare, while Minnesota Timberwolves have had 3 #1 picks and......

Hell, this whole covid thing gives KD more time to come back fully healthy.  So to go from that mess to even being able to have KD and Kyrie sign there is a huge improvement, even if it doesn't get a chip.
 
2020-08-06 1:15:56 AM  

links136: Naido: Man the Nets had some awful contracts.  On top of Joe Johnson and Deron Williams, they ended up paying a premium for Garnett and Pierce's worst years.  I've got a bad feeling they've been infected by NY.  They're going to end up paying KD to be a shell of his former self (I hope this isn't so), and Kyrie?  Ugh.  Wonder if they can pick up what's left of Chris Paul's contract?

jesus farking christ.

Yeah. Johnson, Williams, Garnett and Pierce were all literally at the end of their career's, but not quite far enough to be worthless, and the Nets gave away so many draft picks to Boston I kind of want to choke Billy King a bit.  Top ten picks for a year or two of some washed up players.

Garnett and Pierce were gone before long and all that future spent on a 2nd round exit.

But then you compare that to actually getting Kevin Durant and Kyrie?  They might have flaws, but  dude they're actually talented and willingly signed for long term contracts.  The injuries might be an issue, but its a far cry from the original mess the Nets made of themselves, in fact, it's pretty impressive how fast they were able to get out of that nightmare, while Minnesota Timberwolves have had 3 #1 picks and......

Hell, this whole covid thing gives KD more time to come back fully healthy.  So to go from that mess to even being able to have KD and Kyrie sign there is a huge improvement, even if it doesn't get a chip.


I'm kidding about that part, I hope.  But some teams just seem kind of cursed.  If this fails, the Nets may be one.  They did a flat out incredible job digging themselves out of a hole and getting to where they were in 18-19.  I hope it works out, I really like KD.  But he was bristling under the kid gloves press treatment in OKC, and Kyrie . . . I don't know.  I think it's better even for him if he slips back into 2nd banana status, but I'm not sure if he's ok with that anymore
 
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