Found April 06, 2013 on Jocks and Stiletto Jill:
Forbes usually gives us lists of who the most wealthy athlete is. What team is has the most value, etc. This time they’ve put together a list that I’m sure most NBA athletes have no desire to be apart of, “The most overpaid athletes in the NBA.” According to them, scoring in the NBA is an overvalued commodity. Yes, I realize that the object of the game is to outscore your opponent but apparently rewarding players for that doesn’t add up with the new math. Advanced metrics show that in the NBA, scoring is overvalued. Stats compiled by David Berri, economist and author of “Stumbling on Wins,” rates players’ contribution to wins not only by scoring but shooting percentage, assists, rebounds and turnovers, all measured against opportunities to accumulate those stats (a faster paced game with more shots equals more rebound opportunities, etc.). 1. Carmelo Anthony – Knicks $19.4 million 2. Ben Gordon – Bobcats $12.4 million 3. Joe Johnson – Nets $19.75 million 4. Hedo Turkoglu – Magic $11.8
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