Whether expected to be key contributors or free agency afterthoughts, these NBA players did not measure up during the 2011-2012 season.
Disappointment comes in many various forms.
In some cases, we're talking about guys signed on name-recognition alone. They not only failed to regain past glories but definitively proved that their careers are done.
Others failed to capitalize on their chance to finally shine. Still others were just expected to do something, but failed to deliver anything at all.
There were no Travis Outlaw-sized debacles this year, but these NBA teams sure did light millions of dollars on fire and flush them down the toilet.
Here's a quick trip through the "could have been" and "never was."