Found April 06, 2013 on
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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
BEST OF MAXIM
As Dirk Nowitzki pushes age 35 his salary continues to increase, but his play is starting to drop off.
According to Forbes.com, Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks is one of the top five most overpaid players in the NBA.
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With the Dallas Mavericks season hanging in the balance, they only have 6 games left to try and make it to the playoffs for a 13 consecutive year, but without winning the majority of their games left and getting some help from the Lakers and Jazz ahead of them in the standings, their chances are very slim in getting over that hump, but don’t completely count them out yet.
If Mark Cuban were to really give Brittney Griner a shot in the NBA ... well, one of her "future" teammates thinks she's have more than a little trouble with the transition.
"You're kind of caught between a 3 and a 4, it's tough," Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki said, according to The Dallas Morning News, when asked about Griner playing in...
Based on advanced metrics used by Forbes, which do not rely solely on scoring, here is a list of the most overpaid NBA players for 2013.
Believe it or not, the one accolade you’d expect Carmelo Anthony to have, he doesn’t. Many have attached the label of best all-around scorer to Anthony’s name for several years now. Melo can take you inside or out and is a beast on the offensive end. Even Kobe Bryant gave Melo praise as he said he’s the toughest player for him to guard.
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Dirk Nowitzki will be a free agent after next season, bringing his future with the Mavericks into question.
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The red-hot runs of Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks are set for a major challenge - a visit to Oklahoma City.
Anthony squares off with the only player ahead of him in the scoring race as his Knicks, riding the third-longest winning streak in franchise history, look to make a big statement Sunday against Kevin Durant and the Thunder.
While Oklahoma City is battling San Antonio...
By Charles R. Trimble III
After hearing whispers that the Knicks were better off without him, Carmelo Anthony has quieted that talk by catapulting his game to a level not seen around here since the days of Bernard King. His recent 131-point explosion against the Heat, Hawks and Bucks brought back memories of some of the greatest offensive performances ever by a Knickerbocker. Below...
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