Not every free-agent signing works out as planned.
Sure, some general managers always seem to get it right. Some know a good deal when they see it or all the warning signs other guys miss.
Then, there are decision makers like Isiah Thomas who almost single-handedly set the New York Knicks back a good five years.
In a decade that saw more than its fair share of overspending, a handful of deals stand out as the worst offenders. Some of the deals were signs of desperation. Others were just a product of bad judgment.
And, still others simply met with bad luck; predicting injuries isn't always a science.
Here are the nine free-agent acquisitions that stirred up the most regret over the last 10 years.