Once described as "the point guard of the future" by the Knick organization, Ward never averaged more than nine points per game, and became more known for his seat on the bench than his Heisman Trophy.
Another Knick who averaged under ten points per game in the better part of three seasons with the team, Eisley was someone who the fans hated as much as the next man on this list, both of whom were known for their gargantuan contracts rather than their efforts on the floor.
After the Houston Rockets signed Shandon Anderson to a 6-year, $41 million contract, and traded him to the Knicks the Knicks sent Glen Rice and $1 million to the Rockets. Anderson, much like Howard Eisley soon found himself on the wrong side of Knick fans everywhere as he become more known for his contract than his contributions on the court.
After the 2004–05 season, James signed a 5-year, $30 million free-agent contract with the Knicks. He arrived at his first training camp out of shape and in his first season he only averaged 3.1 points per game while only playing nine minutes. In the 2007-2008 season, James played in only two games for a total of five minutes, while earning a salary of $5.8 million. Never before has their been a bigger waste of money in professional sports.
Curry, 28, has played in ten games since the end of the 2007-2008 season. Ten games. This year? He's making over $11,000,000 to sit on the bench. Curry and Jerome James should go to lunch together. It's the least they could do. I wonder who would pay?