Riskiest Moves of the NBA Offseason

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This crazy NBA offseason has featured plenty of risky business, but these were the most head-scratching acquisitions of them all.

NBA featured columnist Joel C. Cordes and NBA assistant editor Ethan Norof discuss the signings, trades and unmatched offers that could haunt their teams on the court and in the future.

The Boston Celtics make the conversation for handing out a multi-year deal to a guy who couldn’t even play for them last season. Meanwhile, the Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets are competing to overpay starter’s money to a career backup who’s offensively challenged.

The New Orleans Hornets gave max money to a player who was hurt and doesn’t want to be with them, while the Los Angeles Clippers gave a big deal to a guy who’s rarely played for a winner.

The Phoenix Suns handed a starting role to a questionable character who doesn’t play defense and may not have a position.

The Toronto Raptors shelled out a ton of cash on a gamble which backfired, while the New York Knicks have clouded their point-guard situation, and they're now subject to a flurry of criticism in regard to whether they match a big offer or not.

Every deal had/has good intentions, but it’s going to take a lot of overachieving for expectations to live up to the dollar signs.

You can get more NBA free-agency talk from these guys on Bleacher Report’s Basketball by Association, found on the Court Vision blog.

 

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