2018 NBA free agency: 5 worst signings

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There was no shortage of talent up for grabs during the 2018 NBA free agency, but unfortunately, not every team made good choices.

The 2018 NBA free agency period was marked by some truly brilliant signings. The Golden State Warriors bringing over DeMarcus Cousins for just $5.3 million and the Los Angeles Lakers landing LeBron James were some of the biggest splashes of the summer.

However, not all teams had the same success as the Warriors or the Lakers. In fact, several teams had quite the opposite of success. Overpaying for talent was one of the biggest pitfalls that teams fell into. It’s easy to get swept up in the free agency rush and make a hasty decision, but sometimes no action at all is preferable to a mistake.

Let’s take a look at the worst signings of the 2018 free agency and break down why these deals were mistakes. In some cases, it’s simply a matter of money, or risk versus reward. In others, it’s not so simple.

Let the following signings serve as lessons to the general managers of the future!