2015 NBA Free Agency: Predicting the 5 Biggest Busts and Potential Destinations

May 12th, 2015 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »
Some NBA free agents just aren't worth the contracts they'll command.

Consider yourself and your favorite team warned.

Overpaying for talent is an ever-present offseason danger. Certain players hold star-like caches that indicate they're worth more than they are. They put up decent numbers on mediocre-to-bad teams, close the regular season out on a tear or have a reputation befitting that of an actual superstar.

Ergo, they're players teams must think twice about before signing.

From here on, we're working off the assumption that every included name will be targeted as a prominent building block or key contributor on a contender. Predictions for where every player could land will be made after weighing cap situations, roster holes and best possible fits, even if the best possible fits are less than ideal.

These players aren't necessarily bad or incapable of playing better. They're just cautionary examples—free-agency attractions who, because of their stats, play styles and limitations, are most likely to go down as busts if they're viewed and signed as anything more than high-profile role players.

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