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2012 NBA Offseason: The 5 Worst Moves in Free Agency Thus Far

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2012 NBA Offseason: The 5 Worst Moves in Free Agency Thus Far
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It wouldn't be an NBA offseason without teams making moves that make us point and laugh. Free agency has moved at a frenetic pace, with big names changing addresses and rumors flying everywhere.

Some teams have managed to pull off some impressive moves. The Lakers got the point guard they have desperately needed for years by swinging a deal for two-time MVP Steve Nash. The Mavericks have bounced back from missing out on Deron Williams by utilizing an impressive "Plan B" that includes guards Darren Collison and O.J. Mayo, as well as center Chris Kaman.

Those were just a couple of the highlights of this NBA offseason.

However, what were the low-lights? After all, for every good move, there's always a team that pulls off a bad one, right?

While there haven't been many head-scratchers so far this summer, there have been a few moves that made me shake my head.

With most of the big names off the market and the Dwight Howard saga still ongoing, I comprised a list of the five worst moves that have been made thus far.

There are also some honorable mentions.

Desperate for a big man since the retirement of Yao Ming, Houston has wisely thrown its name in the ring for the Dwight Howard Sweepstakes. However, the Rockets' offer to Bulls restricted free agent Omer Asik was not as wise. The three-year, $25.1 million deal is a bit much for a 26-year old center with a career average of 2.8 points and 4.4 rebounds a game.

Philadelphia's decision to take a chance on former No.1 overall pick bust Kwame Brown seemed like a nice, cheap move when you consider the Sixers gave him a two-year deal worth $6 million. When head coach Doug Collins announced Brown was going to be the team's starting center, my jaw dropped.

Collins' plan is to have Spencer Hawes fill in for the amnestied Elton Brand at power forward while Brown, a former Collins pupil in Washington and one of the biggest draft busts ever, gets another shot at breathing life in his NBA career.

How many teams does Kwame Brown have to fail before he stops getting second chances?

He flopped with Washington. He was a disaster with the Lakers and his stints in Detroit, Charlotte, Memphis and Golden State were forgettable. Kwame Brown is 30 years old. This isn't taking a chance on a young kid who could turn things around. It's been proven that the guy can't play. Yes, they aren't paying him much, but you can't tell me that there wasn't better options out there.

As bad as those moves were, there were a few I disliked more than those two. These are the five worst moves of the NBA offseason so far.

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