Grant Hill, Eddy Curry and 8 Other NBA Players Whose Release Is Long Overdue

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Grant Hill, Eddy Curry and 8 Other NBA Players Whose Release Is Long Overdue
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Like a tattered mat at the foot of a doorstep, all welcomes are eventually worn out.

The same concept applies to NBA players. Once fresh, sparkling, and ready to make a difference to the franchise that has graciously called upon their duties, these same individuals eventually become old, frayed, and virtually useless.

In most franchises--well, franchises with competent front offices at least (you can rule out anything involving Donald Sterling or James Dolan)--these players and their declined productivities are often released, free to seek out yet another welcome mat to provide another franchise their expert services.

There are certain cases however, where these players are held onto, and thus assume the role of dead weight.

This list will chronicle 10 NBA players whose releases are long overdue. Most of these guys have been with their respective squads for quite sometime. Although its nice to preserve old faces, prohibiting a team's progress for the sake of immutability is about as smart as Mark Cuban's mouth following a bad call. 

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