Every NBA team's best and worst contracts: From bargain to nightmare

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Central Division

Detroit Pistons

Bargain contract: Cade Cunningham

The Pistons don't have a lot going for them, but 2021 first overall Cade Cunningham looks like the closet thing that they have to star, and he'll still be on his rookie contract that will pay him just $13 million next season.

Nightmare contract: Evan Fournier

Recently acquired guard Evan Fournier has finally started to play again after being stuck in Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau's doghouse. He does give the Pistons some needed shooting, but he's owed $18 million this season and $19 million next season. That's a terrible contract but they can use that expiring contract to trade for more help this summer.

Indiana Pacers

Bargain contract: Myles Turner

Nine-year Pacers veteran Myles Turner is having a strong season, averaging 17.1 points and 7.1 rebounds. Thus far, he's exceeded the value of his contract extension, which is paying him $20.9 million this season and just $19.9 million next season.

Nightmare contract: Doug McDermott

Since being traded to the Pacers from the Spurs, Doug McDermott hasn't shot the ball as well as expected. Through his first six games, he's shooting just 20% from three after shooting 43.9% for San Antonio. While there is still time for him to make an impact, he is currently the least valuable rotation player in the Pacers' rotation and is making nearly $14 million this season.