New York Knicks: 6 Most Regrettable Contracts in Franchise History

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New York Knicks: 6 Most Regrettable Contracts in Franchise History
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Stephon Marbury + Eddy Curry = 2 of the worst decisions Knicks management has ever made

Money is the root of all evil, and for all parties affected by the NBA lockout, this ancient saying couldn’t be any more accurate.

Week one of the dispute is in the books, and no apparent timetable for a return to normalcy exists.

Fans are nervous, and players are impatient—some of the league’s biggest names have even expressed an interest in playing overseas if matters are not resolved by early fall.

Whenever play resumes, the ceiling on each club’s salary cap may be dropped considerably. The days of general managers conducting deals with Monopoly money could be a thing of the past.

We see it in every major professional sport. A player has one or two good seasons, he enters free agency, and ding ding ding: jackpot.

Sometimes, athletes are not even paid based on their accomplishments, but instead for their potential. Take Greg Oden for example—the Portland Trail Blazers recently made the brittle center an $8.8 million qualifying offer.

No one in his right mind is going to dole out that kind of dough to a guy who’s played the equivalent of one season over the course of three years. No doubt, he’s going to stay with the team that drafted him for that price.

The New York Knicks, in desperate search of a player to resurrect the franchise, have found themselves on the losing end of some rather questionable contracts. Some of the following qualify among the worst investments in the history of the game.

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