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5 worst current NBA contracts

Luol Deng (extreme left) and Timofey Mozgov (extreme right)
Luol Deng (extreme left) and Timofey Mozgov (extreme right)
Gautam Varier
Modified 02 Nov 2017, 17:15 IST
Top 5 / Top 10

The salary cap bump in 2016 resulted in many mediocre players getting paid top dollar in the NBA. Then, the market stabilized somewhat in 2017 and those contracts which didn't look good back then, seem awful now. You can literally roll out a list of about 10-20 players on very bad contracts but we'll limit it to just 5 here. Understandably, four of the selections are from the 2016 offseason.

Honorable Mention

Bismack Biyombo

Orlando Magic v Washington Wizards
Bismack Biyombo

2016/17 Averages: 6.0 Points, 7.0 Rebounds, 1.1 Blocks

Contract Left: Three Years, $51 Million

You just knew someone was going to overpay for Biyombo after his great showing in a couple of Conference Finals games in 2016 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. That happened to be the Orlando Magic. While Biyombo would perhaps have been a decent acquisition for some other team, the Magic didn't really make sense. They already had Nikola Vucevic, Serge Ibaka, and Aaron Gordon for his position. While Ibaka has since been traded, he still doesn't seem to be a great fit. Biyombo is a role player off the bench at best and giving him a 4 year $72 million contract for that didn't make sense then and it surely doesn't now.

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Published 02 Nov 2017, 16:58 IST
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