To build a successful NBA team, a general manager must have a combination of stars and and role players. Players should not only compliment each other, but be paid accordingly for the value they bring to their team. When role players start being paid like stars and signing ridiculous contracts, the team's future will deteriorate. There is only so much money to go around and that money must carefully spent.
Overpaying players can hamper a franchise's progression for years. When a new collective bargaining agreement is agreed upon, teams will try to trade their bad contracts and improve their financial position.
With the current state of the NBA and guaranteed contracts, the job of an NBA GM is harder than any other front office position in sports. It makes the risks of signing players to lucrative contracts that much greater.
During the span of the current collective bargaining agreement, many GM's have made poor decisions and overpaid players. Here is a list of the worst contract on each team. In writing this article, I analyzed the player's production, the amount of money they will be making and the number of years for which the player is under contract. Without further ado, here is a list of the worst contracts on each team.