The overpayment of players during a frenzied free-agent period is nothing new for the NBA, and there will be many free agents during the 2012 offseason who are ridiculously overpaid.
For example, just look at Joe Johnson—a player who is likely to be traded this offseason due mainly to the ridiculous contract he was paid a few years ago. Hindsight is 20-20, but did anyone really believe that Johnson was worthy of a contract that paid him over $120 million?
There may not be any players that are as overpaid as Johnson was then, but there will still be quite a few that are paid more than they truly deserve. Deron Williams, Steve Nash and Ray Allen are among just a few of the top-notch players testing free agency, and at least one of them will get paid more than he deserves.
Here are four free agents whose new teams will be wishing they hadn’t offered quite so much.