And finally, the moment you've all been waiting for...
The winner for the most overpaid player in this year's free agency is—none other than Brendan Haywood.
The seven-footer was signed to a lucrative (yes, i mean lucrative) six-year contract, worth $55 million.
The league has a sick infatuation with big men who average a near double-double a night, and are marshmallows in the paint. Yes, you heard me, i called Haywood a marshmallow in the paint.
The guy was pushed around throughout his NBA career by bigger, more aggressive players—and the first season (i should say, half a season) he averages above ten rebounds a night, he gets nearly $10 million a year?
I'm not buying the perennial salary dump, nor am i buying the ability of Haywood to do what he did last year to garner a payday of this magnitude.
Amar'e's gone, and you don't have Dwight Howard, but the west still boasts Yao, Duncan, Gasol, Aldridge, Jefferson, and other big men who are bound to squash Haywood using two graham crackers and a hershey bar.
This reminds me of another one-hit wonder whom the Mavericks signed a few seasons ago.
*cough* Dampier *cough*