The Most Overpaid and Underpaid Player at Every Position in the NBA

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The Most Overpaid and Underpaid Player at Every Position in the NBA
Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

From a purely economic standpoint, everyone is "worth" what someone is willing to pay them. Even so, there are those in every walk of life who produce at a far higher rate than they are compensated for. And conversely, there are others whose value to their organization is far less than their actual salary.

The same principle holds true in the NBA: As much as general managers are loath to admit, there are underpaid and overpaid players on virtually every roster in the league.So as the big money offseason of 2012 finally begins to settle down, here's a look at the best values—and biggest offenders—at each position. 

For the purposes of this discussion, we'll ignore those who are currently on their rookie deals. Obviously, Cleveland Cavaliers' point guard Kyrie Irving is one of the most grossly underpaid talents in the league, but due to the collective bargaining agreement, there isn't much that he can do about it.

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