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Most Overpaid and Underpaid Players of 2014 NBA Free Agency
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Not every free agent lands a contract perfectly tailored to his talents, age and fit with his new (or old) roster. Inevitably, some players emerge from the summer festivities as massive steals, while others are so overpaid they might as well join a club populated by Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Amar'e Stoudemire, Gilbert Arenas, Gerald Wallace and so many others. 

But, among the 2014 crop, who fits into each category? 

Though the NBA's general managers tended to make reasonable signings throughout this offseason, they were by no means perfect. Overpaying didn't run as rampant this summer as it has in years past, but there are still a handful of players who should be counting their blessings. 

So, what goes into determining a player's worth? 

His age matters, as does his track record and the amount of untapped potential he has left in the tank. So too does his fit with the roster he's joining, his expected role and the structure of the deal.

In short, everything gets factored into the equation. 

 

Note: All stats, unless otherwise indicated, come from Basketball-Reference.com.

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