Looking Back (Part II): The Worst Offseason Moves in the NBA So Far

December 29th, 2009 by Andrew Ungvari Leave a reply »
If you missed Part I, "Looking Back: The Best OffSeason Moves So Far", click here.

You know the old expression that hindsight is 20/20. And while that is true most of the time, there are instances where teams in every sport try to make bold moves that they hope will pan out in spite of the fact that most people thought it was a bad move at the time.

Is anyone surprised that the Chicago Cubs traded Milton Bradley's one year contract into a three-year $30 million contract he signed last year?

The only reason the Cubs were able to find a taker for Bradley was because the team that took Bradley, the Seattle Mariners, dumped their own big mistake in the process.

But enough about baseball.

My criteria in compiling this list was simple. Injured players such as the Clippers' Blake Griffin were ineligible because it's too soon to declare them mistakes.

But what I did include were draft picks—especially lottery picks— since teams had a wide array of players from which to choose from.

One name that might be expected to be on my list but isn't is Allen Iverson. It was just too obvious. I preferred to make ...

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