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

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Southeast Division

Miami Heat

Bargain contract: Jaime Jacquez Jr.

Had it not been for two sensational rookies, Victor Wembanyama and Chet Holmgren, Heat rookie Jaime Jacquez Jr. would be a serious threat for Rookie of the Year. With three seasons remaining on his rookie contract worth a total of $10 million, the Heat have one of the best-value contracts in the NBA.

Nightmare contract: Duncan Robinson

After falling out of the rotation last season, Duncan Robinson was considered to be wildly overpaid. However, a solid playoff run helped get him back into the rotation and he has been a solid contributor ever since. Despite that, he is still overpaid, though not nearly as much as he once was considered to be.

Washington Wizards

Bargain contract: Kyle Kuzma

After drawing a lot of interest ahead of the trade deadline, Kyle Kuzma appears to be the most valuable Wizard and the only reason he wasn't trading for a first-round pick was that he wanted to stay. Going forward, Kuzma's 4-year, $100 million contract actually decreases, making it all the more valuable.

Nightmare contract: Jordan Poole

It's hard to argue against guard Jordan Poole having the worst contract in the NBA. After all, he has been one of the worst players in the league this season and he was even demoted to the bench recently. Despite that, he has $94 million owed to him over the next three seasons.