Here is a look back at each team’s worst NBA free agency signing
Every year, NBA free agency is a frenzy of news, rumors, information, and player movement.
For some teams, a star free agent will choose to sign with them, completely changing their future trajectory. Others will keep their players to maintain the status quo. Whether or not they bring home the big prize, many teams will add good role players at solid prices to fill out their roster.
Other teams will have a very different experience. Perhaps they do get a star free agent to sign, but it’s an aging star who will end up being vastly overpaid by the end of his deal. Having struck out on the big names, some squads will hand that money to lesser players, even if they are not close to deserving of it.
Injuries, decline, ineffectiveness — many things can cause a contract to become an overpay, some foreseen and some not. Yet at the end of the day, a number of the teams around the league will have overpaid for players, many in ways that will hurt them moving forward in accomplishing their goals.
As teams try to prepare for smart decision-making and avoiding those contract landmines, they would do well to reflect on their history. Who are the worst free agent signings in each team’s history? For many teams, the choice was hard to make; this league has a history of bad signings. Having narrowed it down, here are the very worst.