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PostSubject: Forbes.com: Most overpaid NBA players.   Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:06 pm

Sports economist David Berri takes a player’s major stats – points, rebounds, turnovers, steals, assists and blocked shots, along with field goal and free throw percentage – and weighing them against the average number of possessions a team gets per game (the more possessions, the more chances to score, etc.) – goes a long way toward determining a player’s contribution to the outcome of the game. So negatives like turnovers and missed shots are equally counted against points and rebounds on the win-building scale. These stats are from the 2009-2010 season as this season just started

Rashard Lewis
Orlando Magic
Wins Produced: 0.1
Value: $248,000
Salary: $18.9 million
Not only was Lewis's scoring down (14 points a game from almost 18 in 2008-09), he averaged only 1.5 assists and shot 43.5% from the floor.

Jermaine O'Neal
Miami Heat
Wins Produced: 3.1
Value: $5.3 million
Salary: $23 million
Averaged a solid 13.5 points and seven rebounds in 28 minutes per game, but $23 million? The Celtics nabbed him for a more reasonable $5.7 million this year after his Miami deal expired.

Elton Brand
Philadelphia 76ers
Wins Produced: 0.3
Value: $576,000
Salary: $14.9 million
A 20-plus point scorer in six of his first eight seasons, Brand hasn't hit that number since 2006-07. An inside player who shot below 50% last year, the former Duke star averaged just 13 points and six boards a game.

Zydrunas Ilgauskas
Cleveland Cavaliers
Wins Produced: -1.2
Value: -$1.9 million
Salary: $11.5 million
The 7-3 center averaged less than a block per game last year, while shooting 44% from the floor. His Cleveland deal expired, he followed buddy LeBron to Miami this year for $1.35 million.

Brad Miller
Chicago Bulls
Wins Produced: -0.6
Value: -$1.1 million
Salary: $12.3 million
The 11-year vet started fewer than half the Bulls 82 games last season, averaging 8.8 points on 43% shooting. He took a pay cut to join Houston this year, but still got roughly $15 million over three years.

Peja Stojakovic
New Orleans Hornets
Wins Produced: 0.9
Value: $1.6 million
Salary: $13.4 million
Stojakovic, a longtime NBA sharpshooter, has slowed down since his 20-plus points scoring days in Sacramento. He got 32 minutes a game last year, averaging less than 13 points and two assists on 40% shooting.

Al Harrington
New York Knicks
Wins Produced: -1.0
Value: -$1.7 million
Salary: $10 million
The typical Knicks move during the Isiah Thomas regime--Harrington can score (18 points per game last year, 14 per game for his career), but he also turns the ball over and converts just over 40% of his shots. A 6-9 power forward, he averages less than six rebounds a game. The salary-cap clearing Knicks let Harrington walk as a free agent to Denver, where he's making $5.7 million this year.

Andres Nocioni
Sacramento Kings
Wins Produced: -2.5
Value: -$4.2 million
Salary: $7.5 million
The Argentina native had some decent years in Chicago, but slumped to 8.5 points at 39.9% shooting in Sacramento last year. Traded to Philadelphia last summer for Samuel Dalembert, whose win-producing stats rate much higher than Nocioni's.

Darius Songaila
New Orleans Hornets
Wins Produced: -3.9
Value: -$6.7 million
Salary: $4.5 million
The Russian power forward has bounced around on five teams since entering the NBA in 2003-04. He averaged seven points and three rebounds in 19 minutes a game last year for the Hornets, who shipped him to Philadelphia just before the start of the 2010-11 season.

Ben Gordon
Detroit Pistons
Wins Produced: 0.2
Value: $310,000
Salary: $10 million
The seventh-year guard out of Connecticut has always been an inefficient scorer--high scoring averages with low shooting percentages--with little interest in passing or rebounding (1.5 assists per game last season.) Since moving to Detroit from Chicago in 2009, Gordon's scoring is down, too.

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PostSubject: Re: Forbes.com: Most overpaid NBA players.   Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:15 pm

Z!? :O

list is a lie.

and eh didnt "follow" lebron to miami. the cavs were done with him and he wanted to win a championship :/

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PostSubject: Re: Forbes.com: Most overpaid NBA players.   Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:22 pm

I don't like that JO is on the list Sad

He was a really good player last year, but you can't argue if he's being paid 23 million Sad

btw where's T-Mac in all of this? he was awful even when healthy
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PostSubject: Re: Forbes.com: Most overpaid NBA players.   Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:26 pm

Yeah I agree with T-Mac. I don't know how he didn't make the list.

He made $23,239,562 last year...

Maybe because he only played 30 games?

IDK... but I would've put him on the list too.
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PostSubject: Re: Forbes.com: Most overpaid NBA players.   Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:28 pm

"Maybe because he only played 30 games?" wouldnt that be the reason include him on the list
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PostSubject: Re: Forbes.com: Most overpaid NBA players.   Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:28 pm

I saw the yahoo article link. injured players didn't count. t-mac was more than just injured last year though drunken
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PostSubject: Re: Forbes.com: Most overpaid NBA players.   Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:07 pm

About 90 percent (maybe even more) of NBA players are overpaid anyway.

Good list though.
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PostSubject: Re: Forbes.com: Most overpaid NBA players.   Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:09 pm

damn.. some of those contracts ended up being ridiculous haha.

still gald we didn't give Gordon the money he wanted... and I'm not happy with the money we gave Deng.
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PostSubject: Re: Forbes.com: Most overpaid NBA players.   Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:11 pm

After the 12/13 season, with VC and Shard out, and hopefully Dwight and Jameer stay, ORL will have 41 million dollars to work with.
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PostSubject: Re: Forbes.com: Most overpaid NBA players.   Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:13 pm

Even though Rashard Lewis was probably our leader through the 09 play-offs when we won the ECF. Other than that, he's came up big sometimes, but that doesn't make up for 20 mil a year.
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PostSubject: Re: Forbes.com: Most overpaid NBA players.   Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:16 pm

Lewis should be traded

The Magic thought he would be like Dirk Nowitzki but it didn't quite work out because Lewis is not playing well since the 09 playoffs.He needs to put better work
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