NBA Free Agency 2012: 8 Players Teams Will Definitely Overpay for This Summer

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NBA Free Agency 2012: 8 Players Teams Will Definitely Overpay for This Summer
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If it seems like every offseason NBA owner threaten that last year was the last for crazy free-agent contracts, it's because that's exactly what happens ever year.  

And with this being the first normal offseason with NBA's harsh collective bargaining agreement for luxury tax violators, it would stand to reason that many teams would wade cautiously into this year's mediocre crop of free agents.  

But, seriously, who are we kidding?  These are the same general managers and owners who thought it would immediately pay Marcus Thornton $40 million and Tayshaun Prince $27 million after crying poor throughout last season's tumultuous lockout.  

So what players this offseason are going to join the Thorntons and the Princes of the world?  Follow along as we count down the players definitely getting overpaid this offseason.  

(Note:  To calculate actual value, we'll be using Forbes' data which says each win produced by a player is worth $1.7 million and sports economist David Berri's Wins Produced metric.)

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