NBA Free-Agency Rumors: Players Who Will Be Overpaid on Open Market
The NBA's free-agency period has started, and, as usual, some ridiculous offers are being made around the league. The following is a list of three players who are already generating a ton of interest and will definitely be overpaid on the open market.
Asik will be entering his third NBA season in 2012 and will likely start it as the most overpaid player in the NBA. The Houston Rockets have reportedly offered the restricted free agent a contract in the neighborhood of $8 million a year, while the Portland Trail Blazers—who originally drafted Asik—are in the process of preparing their own offer.
The Turkish seven-footer will turn 26 next week, and he averaged less than 15 minutes a game for the Chicago Bulls last season. Frankly, it's ridiculous that a guy who averaged career highs of 3.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and one block per game in 2012 is getting this much interest.
Before I get jumped on by people reading this, let me just say that I really like Gordon as a player and think he has the potential to turn into an All-Star. That said, he is coming off a season in which he played just nine games thanks to a knee injury, and he has had trouble staying healthy throughout his young career.
That's a tough history to have for a restricted free agent who is seeking a max deal of four years and $58 million, according to Chris Broussard.
When he did play in 2012, Gordon averaged 20.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists. But he also shot just 25 percent from beyond the arc.
Again, I like Gordon, but I would never give a max contract to a player with so many injury questions.
Dragic started 28 games for the Houston Rockets in 2012 and essentially stole the starting point guard spot away from Kyle Lowry. The 26-year-old from Yugoslavia finished the season averaging 11.7 points and 5.3 assists per game and put himself in position to ask for a lot of money.
Dragic is another nice player, but $10 million a year for a guy with just 36 career starts is simply ridiculous. He is not one of the league's best point guards, and therefore, he doesn't deserve to get paid like one. But apparently, that's what he thinks he is worth.
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