Worst NBA Contract of 2016 Poll -

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the worst contracts as far as win shares produced for the team that signed the contract (just cutting it off at <2 win shares):

miles plumlee 0.1 (!) - traded in feb 2017 for roy hibbert, who never played for the bucks, and spencer hawes, who produced an additional .6 win shares
mozgov 1.1
parsons 1.3
dellavedova 1.8

so it has to be parsons given the extra $30M. admittedly, the plumlee era in milwaukee was hazy but in reading back it seems that he just never fit and never played since they had to find time for the squad of jon henson, greg monroe, and thon maker. but they traded him for expirings and other than opportunity cost no real harm was done.

what's interesting looking back is that a lot of these guys had decent 1st and 2nd seasons on these contracts before meeting the cliff. good reminder that role players/bench guys are can have very fleeting/random performance peaks.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 01:38 (one year ago) link

I'm voting mozgov, but I admit it's a target rich environment and almost every vote is a prospective winner!

the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 02:03 (one year ago) link

the year before miles plumlee signed this deal he averaged 14 minutes, 5 points and 4 boards. this past season, after being waived, his $12.5m salary was more than several legit starting quarterbacks and all but nine players in the entire NHL

i mean i know it's a different game and there are far fewer players etc. but that is still amazing to me

mookieproof, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 02:25 (one year ago) link

NBA players have it good it’s true

Spottie, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 02:33 (one year ago) link

when you break it down that's why i chose to become an nba player

Clay, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 02:37 (one year ago) link

Mozgov had a ton of talent but he was just always injured. Another in the long list of super heavyweight nba players who couldn’t stay healthy.

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 02:40 (one year ago) link

i'm thinking i should've voted for delly... $40 million for -- at best -- a back up point guard is completely crazy. at least the rest of these guys are either tall, or could shoot... tho now we return to the question of evan turner. hmmmmmm

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 21 October 2020 03:52 (one year ago) link

delly getting that deal led to other australian backup pgs getting basically the same deal, a v dark time

cointelamateur (m bison), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 04:05 (one year ago) link

Patty was playable at least!

Spottie, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 04:23 (one year ago) link

v much so, we love patty

cointelamateur (m bison), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 04:47 (one year ago) link

In a Mills vs. Dellavedova debate, Patty wins 100% of the time.

the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Thursday, 22 October 2020 03:28 (one year ago) link

in my win shares research delly and turner were the next two guys on the list, somewhere between 2 and 3 iirc

call all destroyer, Thursday, 22 October 2020 03:35 (one year ago) link

Good work cad. I remember iggy had a funny reaction to turner getting that deal.

Spottie, Thursday, 22 October 2020 05:38 (one year ago) link

Another notable contract not listed was the Conley contract for 5 years 152M for the Grizz. Was the highest contract in league history for a bit there. Pretty insane for a guy that never made an all Star or all nba team.

Spottie, Thursday, 22 October 2020 05:44 (one year ago) link

this is a v. tough poll

micah, Thursday, 22 October 2020 12:44 (one year ago) link

i cant remember who i voted for now lol

Spottie, Thursday, 29 October 2020 00:30 (one year ago) link

Just now seeing this thread. Had to vote Parsons because, in addition to the spot-on statistical analysis upthread, unlike most of these guys they were really relying on him to be a key piece.

In understanding teams’ interest in Evan Turner despite his complete inability to shoot, I think his lovable self-deprecating sense of humor about his complete inability to shoot is an underrated factor.

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Thursday, 29 October 2020 03:23 (one year ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 4 November 2020 00:01 (one year ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 5 November 2020 00:01 (one year ago) link

seems about right

Spottie, Thursday, 5 November 2020 00:04 (one year ago) link

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