Money is the root of all evil. The Toronto Raptors know that all to well.
For several years, this franchise has blatantly squandered their team bankroll in ways that just boggle the mind. Signing mediocre free agents to large contracts has been an all too common trend with the Raptors.
There's plenty of blame to go around. On occasion, the newly signed player will fail to meet the lofty expectations set by their outrageous deal.
The opinion that past management had no clue how to spend their money wisely also exists, as well. Perhaps they saw something in said individual that simply wasn't there.
The Raptors are constantly looking for that next big name on the open market to help put them over the top and back in the playoff hunt.
That has yet to occur.
Looking back at the history of this team and some of the more egregious signings they've made and heinous contracts they've handed out, it almost makes you want to cry.
*No contract extensions or new deals for players who had been a part of the team the previous season were included in this list
*sign-and-trade deals are allowed
*All statistics/salary information provided by ESPN, Yahoo Sports! and HoopsHype.