High-risk, high-reward. Boom-or-bust prospect. Feast-or-famine.
Whatever your term of choice is here, there is no shortage players set to hit free agency who will be probably either be a stud or dud with their team. Owners and general managers who acquire them, assuming these players will pan out are taking a calculated risk.
Of course, the gamble can certainly pay off with anyone on this list. With the realistic possibility of the player contributing significantly comes the equally high risk the acquisition will be a total flop.
Every year teams, at some point, throws big money at superstars that may or may not pan out.
Here is a preview of five of the riskiest free agents.
All stats gathered from ESPN.com.