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The 10 Riskiest Contracts Handed out During 2012 NBA Free Agency
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The 2012 period of NBA free agency has come and gone. This has not come without commotion, however, as the entire landscape of the NBA has shifted in a major way.

It's safe to say that nothing will be the same in 2013 as it was in 2012. Even for the teams that held onto their core, new challenges await and free-agency-sculpted powerhouses have been born.

Unfortunately, not all is looking up for the league of dreams. There are more than a handful of players who will soon fall victim to the label of the "overpaid" or "under-qualified."

As for who those players could be, the following slides will offer insight to the possibilities. While not all will falter, each player on this list was handed a big contract for questionable reasons.

So whose hype outweighed their certainty?

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