Breaking News: NBA Management Is Inept

July 1st, 2010 by Joe Slowik Leave a reply »
With the official start of NBA free agency, news of the latest batch of ridiculous contracts has become public. As usual, it seems that NBA owners and general managers are happy to pay whatever it takes to sign someone, rather than thinking about how much the player is actually worth.

Let's start with Joe Johnson, pictured up top.

Johnson is a solid player, one who is a capable shooter and can handle the ball when needed. He's the best player on the Hawks, a team that won 53 games this year.

However, the playoff series against Orlando proved why Johnson isn't a real star. While his team was annihilated by the Magic in four games, Johnson was averaging 12.7 points and shooting 30 percent from the floor.

That didn't stop the Hawks from offering him almost $20 million a year for the next six years.

That's pretty staggering when you think about it. Your team is not a true threat to win anything with Johnson as your best player. So why are you paying him like he's going to carry you to the promised land?

Johnson would be a great addition to any team at a more reasonable sum, but that total will make it very difficul ...

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