With the NBA trade deadline fast approaching, teams would do well to heed the lessons from the offseason of 2009 when various players bolted from their teams for the assumed greener pastures of others.
The majority of these moves were seen as major upgrades for the teams receiving the player's services, but as the season has progressed, most of these moves have resulted in mixed results.
In fact, none of the big-name players who switched teams in the offseason have impacted their teams in the manner which was imagined, while others have been outright failures.
I have compiled a list of the 10 players who I feel have been the biggest disappointments in the predicted impact on their respective teams.
While the statistics for some are similar to their previous numbers, they have failed in specific areas which were perceived to be their strengths, and their failures have coincided with reduced expectations for their teams.
I'm sure there are more players who deserve to populate this list, and my opinion on the players here is by no means the final word, so I welcome other opinions on the subject.
Let me know if you agree with this list, and also inform me of who you would include instead, but please do it in a respectful manner. Enjoy.