Although every NBA general manager feels as though they're making the right move at the time, not every free agent signing goes down as a success. For every Tyson Chandler, there's another player who didn't quite live up to expectations during the 2011-12 season.
With the new collective bargaining agreement in place—as well as an abbreviated free agency period—teams were noticeably tighter with their purse strings this year, not willing to commit themselves long-term to players who they had serious reservations about.
Now that the 2011-12 campaign is in the books, there's no better time to review the deals that were made last December and make note of those contracts that don't appear to be working out quite so well.
So, with the 2012 free agency period set to kick off in less than a couple of months, let's take a look at five of the worst free agent signings from the past season.