These articles come out every once in a while as the intersection of money, sports and production makes for interesting discussion.
These articles have also not been kind to the Magic since Otis Smith went on his spending binge in the summer of 2009 and it continued with the woeful trade. The Magic are still paying Gilbert Arenas.
Forbes Magazine came out with its list of the most overpaid players in the NBA, using win shares as its barometer for "overpaying" and focused mostly on Carmelo Anthony and his struggles to make statheads happy. However, the list, provided by Tom Van Riper, includes two Magic players: Hedo Turkoglu and Arron Afflalo.
He gives Turkoglu no pass for being injured for the majority of this season. In 11 games this season, Turkoglu posted a -0.5 win shares and 2.9 points per game on a salary paying him $11.8 million. Then you add on top of that his 20-game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance and a broken hand in the first...