Every NBA team is constructed with a variety of player types.
You have your stars, your starters, your role players and then your expiring contracts. Expiring contracts are oh-so valuable in this league when it comes to making moves near the trade deadline, and also during the offseason. Many times GMs will have their eyes on acquiring new talent to help bolster their roster, and in most moves you will find that a large expiring contract almost always plays a role.
One thing is for sure: Everyone knows when you're on the last year of that mega-deal you inked five years ago when everyone thought you were hot stuff. The question now is: Are you still worth all those millions?
If the answer is yes, most teams will try to keep you around to ink a new deal in the offseason. But if you're slipping as of late, there will always be the possibility that you will be shipped out of town in an attempt to match another player's salary who's coming in. No GM or owner wants $10 million of dead weight on the roster, and you can bet that if your not living up to your contract, they're going to try to trade your millions for some new valuable pieces.
In the today's league, Eddie Curry is a prime example of the expiring contract phenomenon. No team in the league would admit to wanting him to play for them, but more than half the league would now like him to sit on the bench so they can have some juicy cap space come offseason time.
The following slideshow is a compilation of the juiciest expiring contract on each NBA team. Leave comments to let us know what should be done with all of these players who are coming off of the books!