Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 7/14/13
Now the the NBA’s moratorium on free agent signings has been lifted, players are finally inking their long anticipated new contracts. While this might not be much of a comfort to fans out there, given this history of awful deals in the league there’s a really good chance your favorite team’s general manager has absolutely no idea what he’s doing. Now that the NBA’s free agency frenzy is in full swing, it’s a good time to give you our list of the 15 worst free agent contracts in NBA history. 15. Austin Croshere, Indiana Pacers in 2000 (seven years, $51 million) I have no idea how the Pacers got suckered into this one. During Indiana’s 2000 playoff run, Croshere averaged 9.4 points and 4.7 rebounds off the bench. So naturally he deserved a huge contract, right? For the next seven years the Pacers tried to prove they hadn’t made a mistake, but Croshere averaged just 7.0 points and 4.1 rebounds per game in 467 contests. He only started 74 of those games. Croshere was a soft 6-9 forwar...
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