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The worst NBA contracts of all time

Hoops Rumors Logo By Sean Keane, Yardbarker of Hoops Rumors | Slide 1 of 26: Now that the dust has settled on the NBA free agency craziness, let's look back on some of the worst contracts of all time. This summer didn't have the obvious disasters like the mega-deals for centers Timofey Mozgov, Bismack Biyombo and Ian Mahinmi three years ago, but there's no shortage of cautionary fiduciary tales in basketball history. You've got the Gilbert Arenas deal in Washington, a six-year, $111 million nightmare after which he sat out almost a whole season and then had an Old West-style armed standoff in the locker room. There's bad contracts due to injuries — Bill Walton on the Clippers and Grant Hill in Orlando — overrated reserves — backup center Jon "Contract" Koncak getting $13 million from the Hawks — and ill-advised contract provisions — the Warriors giving rookie Chris Webber a 15-year deal with an opt-out after only one season. Anytime the salary cap suddenly goes way up, look out. The cap spike in 2016 let the Warriors sign Kevin Durant, but it opened the door for the Lakers to sign Mozgov and Luol Deng. The cap giveth, and the cap taketh away. Let's look at some of the worst-ever NBA contracts. ROY DABNER/AFP/Getty Images

The worst NBA contracts of all time

Now that the dust has settled on the NBA free agency craziness, let's look back on some of the worst contracts of all time. This summer didn't have the obvious disasters like the mega-deals for centers Timofey Mozgov, Bismack Biyombo and Ian Mahinmi three years ago, but there's no shortage of cautionary fiduciary tales in basketball history. You've got the Gilbert Arenas deal in Washington, a six-year, $111 million nightmare after which he sat out almost a whole season and then had an Old West-style armed standoff in the locker room. There's bad contracts due to injuries — Bill Walton on the Clippers and Grant Hill in Orlando — overrated reserves — backup center Jon "Contract" Koncak getting $13 million from the Hawks — and ill-advised contract provisions — the Warriors giving rookie Chris Webber a 15-year deal with an opt-out after only one season. Anytime the salary cap suddenly goes way up, look out. The cap spike in 2016 let the Warriors sign Kevin Durant, but it opened the door for the Lakers to sign Mozgov and Luol Deng. The cap giveth, and the cap taketh away. Let's look at some of the worst-ever NBA contracts. ROY DABNER/AFP/Getty Images
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