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birdsanctuary
07-12-2006, 10:48 AM
MONEY PLAYERS
Just for fun, the 25 worst contracts in the league:
LINK (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/060707)
25. Antoine Walker -- 5 years, $45 million remaining
24. Rasho Nesterovic -- 3 years, $23.4m
23. Jamal Crawford -- 5 years, $43m
22. Brian Scalabrine -- 4 years, $12.4m
21. Jamaal Tinsley -- 5 ys, $33.6m
20. Kyle Korver -- 5 years, $23.4m
19. Adonal Foyle -- 3 years, $26.8m
18. Darius Miles -- 4 years, $34m
17. Brian Cardinal -- 4 years, $24.3m
16. Etan Thomas -- 4 years, $26.4m
15. Eddy Curry -- 5 years, $52.5m
14. Zydrunas Ilgauskas -- 4 years, $45.8m
13. Sam Dalembert -- 5 years, $50m
12. Nene -- 6 years, $60m
11. Quentin Richardson -- 4 years, $33.2m
10. Raef LaFrentz -- 3 years, $35.4m
9. Mark Blount -- 4 years, $27.5m
8. Marko Jaric -- 5 years, $35m
7. Erick Dampier -- 5 years, $50m
6. Jerome James -- 4 years, $25m
5. Chris Webber -- 2 years, $43m
4. Steve Francis -- 3 years, $52.7m
3. Stephon Marbury -- 3 years, $59.2m
2. Zach Randolph -- 5 years, $73.3m
1. Kenyon Martin -- 5 years, $71m

The funniest by far is James at #6.

u2sarajevo
07-12-2006, 10:52 AM
from that list it's quite obvious that big's come at a premium. and that alot of big's (Center's in particular) don't really produce enough for what they are paid. I guess that's the cost of going traditional lineup?

jthig32
07-12-2006, 10:55 AM
There's no way Damp is a bigger millstone than Raef. Damp is far more useful.

sike
07-12-2006, 11:03 AM
MONEY PLAYERS
Just for fun, the 25 worst contracts in the league:
LINK (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/060707)
25. Antoine Walker -- 5 years, $45 million remaining
24. Rasho Nesterovic -- 3 years, $23.4m
23. Jamal Crawford -- 5 years, $43m
22. Brian Scalabrine -- 4 years, $12.4m
21. Jamaal Tinsley -- 5 ys, $33.6m
20. Kyle Korver -- 5 years, $23.4m
19. Adonal Foyle -- 3 years, $26.8m
18. Darius Miles -- 4 years, $34m
17. Brian Cardinal -- 4 years, $24.3m
16. Etan Thomas -- 4 years, $26.4m
15. Eddy Curry -- 5 years, $52.5m
14. Zydrunas Ilgauskas -- 4 years, $45.8m
13. Sam Dalembert -- 5 years, $50m
12. Nene -- 6 years, $60m
11. Quentin Richardson -- 4 years, $33.2m
10. Raef LaFrentz -- 3 years, $35.4m
9. Mark Blount -- 4 years, $27.5m
8. Marko Jaric -- 5 years, $35m
7. Erick Dampier -- 5 years, $50m
6. Jerome James -- 4 years, $25m
5. Chris Webber -- 2 years, $43m
4. Steve Francis -- 3 years, $52.7m
3. Stephon Marbury -- 3 years, $59.2m
2. Zach Randolph -- 5 years, $73.3m
1. Kenyon Martin -- 5 years, $71m

The funniest by far is James at #6.


only 4 current or former mavs on this list? ;)

Five-ofan
07-12-2006, 11:17 AM
The problem with this is that if all those bigs get similar money than they arent overpaid. I like simmons but he obviously failed economics.

madape
07-12-2006, 11:19 AM
What, no Steve Nash?

DubOverdose
07-12-2006, 11:32 AM
There's also a problem with that list. Damp's 7th year isn't guaranteed.

mattyd
07-12-2006, 11:48 AM
Those Kenyon Martin numbers are ridiculous.

V2M
07-12-2006, 11:52 AM
And only 6 Knicks... come on, now! ;)

George Gervin
07-12-2006, 12:10 PM
Webber's deal is by far the worst on the list...followed very closely by K-Mart

Five-ofan
07-12-2006, 12:39 PM
Webber isnt CLOSE to being the worst because he is one year from being an asset as an expiring contract plus he can still contribute actual help to an nba team.

GP
07-12-2006, 01:48 PM
only 4 current or former mavs on this list? ;)

But only 2 of those contracts were given out by Cuban. How is Finley's contract not on the list? Are any of the Amnesty guys listed?

DNNF
07-12-2006, 09:40 PM
wow, Steve Francis's contract gotta be the worst right now. 3 years/53 mil? Amnesty rules please.

madape
07-12-2006, 10:03 PM
heh, the Dampier contract is only slightly better than the Jerome James contract. Fitting since Dampier is only a slightly better player.

Five-ofan
07-12-2006, 10:05 PM
Damps contract that is left is about 4 years and 38 mil. The 5th year isnt guaranteed. That isnt that bad. Hell its not that much more than greg freakin buckner just got. Buckner is on this list if he got the 5 year mle.

nashtymavsfan13
07-12-2006, 11:47 PM
Damp is lots better than Jerome James. He has a bad contract, but not THAT bad.

sike
07-13-2006, 01:07 AM
damp gets no love.

I love ya big fella....I just wish I could personally kick you in the butt from time to time...
and I wish you Father played "catch" with you when you were a kid...

#1MavsFan
07-13-2006, 01:13 AM
If you switch Damp and Antoine on that list, it makes a lot more sense.

Tokey41
07-13-2006, 03:09 AM
Jerome is obviously the worst contract people... hes a third string center quality player while the others will at least play some minutes for you and can even contribute. JJ is like your backups backup and even then I might consider going small and putting a forward at center because he sucks so bad.

nashtymavsfan13
07-13-2006, 03:16 AM
Jerome is obviously the worst contract people... hes a third string center quality player while the others will at least play some minutes for you and can even contribute. JJ is like your backups backup and even then I might consider going small and putting a forward at center because he sucks so bad.

Right. He hardly played at all last year. They are basically paying him to sit on the bench. If he was starting it might be a different story, but to pay a guy this much for NO production is horrible. He has to be at least one of the top 3 worst contracts.

Edit: I just looked it up, and he averaged 3.1 points, 2.1 boards, and 0.5 blocks in 44 games last year.

capitalcity
07-13-2006, 11:09 AM
C-Webb sucks so much ass he can't even win the worst contracts list.

Tokey41
07-13-2006, 11:38 PM
That in contrast to the numbers all those other ridiculous contracts put up on a nightly basis is enough to convict Jerome as the mots overpaid basketball player ever. Maybe even in all of sports, who knows.

twelli
07-14-2006, 01:59 AM
when I see this list (especially the top 5), I can understand why owners are so reluctant to give those guys long-term contracts. Big names of yesteryear whose performance declines while their yearly income sky-rockets...

rakesh.s
07-14-2006, 06:23 PM
When Kenyon Martin was a free agent, and word was going around that the nuggets were offering too much, all these writers were saying "they should pay him that money..they can use a player like that".. Now these same writers have him listed as the most overpaid playre in the league.

Funny how hypocrisy works these days.

Everyone at the time knew that he was nowhere near a max player. He shouldn't be making more than 8-9 mill per year, considering how spotty his jumpshot is.

MightyToine
07-16-2006, 06:14 PM
Just want to point out that Walker's contract is actually for 4 years(guaranteed) with the last two being Team Options. So technically, his deal is for around 23 mill for 4 years. :cool:

mavsfanforever
07-16-2006, 07:10 PM
I feel for knicks fans.

nah-vit-ski
07-16-2006, 09:22 PM
6. Jerome James -- 4 years, $25m


He shouldn't get more than the MINIMUM.............and I'm talking about minimum WAGE

nashtymavsfan13
07-17-2006, 01:25 AM
Jerome James is terrible, yet he's being paid like 6 million a year, crazy.