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10 Worst contracts in the NBA this upcoming season

This off-season has been fairly interesting so far with a couple of big names changing their homes. The most prominent being LeBron James who signed for the Lakers and DeMarcus Cousins who will join the defending champions Golden State Warriors.

A lot of other players signed new contracts with their existing teams or they found other destinations for which they will play in the upcoming season.

In this article, we're bringing some of the worst contracts on the books for the upcoming season and when you look at the figures some players receive in comparison to their productivity you might feel shocked by some of the moves certain NBA teams made in the recent years.

10- Tyler Johnson $19.2 million. 11.7 PPG, 3.4 REB, 2.3 AST

His contract was based on future potential, but that doesn't change the fact that if his numbers don't improve significantly, he is overpaid when compared to other players

9- Danilo Gallinari $21.5 million. 17.2 PPG, 5.4 REB, 39% FG, 21 games.

Although flashes of brilliance in the past led to his contract, injury has slowed him down, making his salary look really expensive

8- Evan Turner $17.8 million. 8.2 PPG, 3.2 REB, 31% 3PT

At one time he showed great potential, but now he is overpaid for what he is producing.

7- Tristan Thompson $17 million. 5.8 PTS, 6.6 REB

Tristan Thompson should be grateful to LeBron James for making this deal happen in the first place. Cavaliers only made this happen to make LeBron happy in hopes of keeping him in the Cavs uniform for a longer period of time. However, Thompson hasn't been really successful on the court with his limited skill set.

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6- Timofey Mozgov $16 million. 4.2 PTS

Los Angeles Lakers were foolish enough to give Mozgov a contract he obviously doesn't deserve. In 2018-19, Mozgov will earn a base salary of $16,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $16,000,000 and a dead cap value of $32,720,000. Brooklyn Nets shouldn't be too happy with this since he probably won't be as nearly as productive in comparison to the size of his contract.

5- Allen Crabbe $19 million. 13.2 PTS, 40% FG

While not the worst contract on this list by any stretch, this contract definitely is not ideal for what Crabbe is producing.

4- Chandler Parsons $24 million. 7.9 PTS, 26 games.

Chandler seems like a cool dude who's a lot of fun. However, all the injuries he had and production through the past couple of seasons are definitely not worth $24 million.

3- Ryan Anderson $20 million. 9.3 PTS, 5 REB

Ryan Anderson is a solid piece to come off the bench and provide some fast needed scoring. However, his contract is preventing the Rockets from making the right moves to put them over the top and possibly challenge GSW for the best team in the western conference. This is especially important after Trevor Ariza left and the Rockets could really use that money at the moment.

2- Joakim Noah $18 million. Played seven games last season. Has two more years on this contract.

The Knicks will probably address his contract come September, but until then they are paying this Noah basically for nothing since he is a shell of a player he once was.

1- Luol Deng $18 million. Played in one game last season.

Los Angeles Lakers will have to do something about Deng's contract this season. This money was definitely wasted by the Lakers especially because he barely played the last season and he is already 32-years-old and past his prime.

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