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Old 09-12-2008, 12:53 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Jermaine is definitely overpaid - $20M for anyone not named LeBron, Kobe, etc. is too much. Nonetheless, if he actually is healthy and motivated this season, he will help the team tremendously.

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In my view, there's two kinds of overpaid players. There's overpaid players like Kapono, Iguodala, etc. - who get a bit more money than they are worth, but nonetheless they are valuable players, they play a lot of games a season, and are a key part of their team.

Then there's overpaid players who are simply bums who lucked into a big contract - the Jerome James, Stephon Marbury (lately), Adonal Foyle, Raef Lafrentz crowd, who don't even play in games anymore, or if they do are just god awful.

I don't mind a couple overpaid players on a team if they are at least valuable contributors to a team. After all, there's only 5 guys on the court at one time, so overpaying a useful rotation player is often not THAT bad. What drags teams down are the albatross contracts of players who no longer play. That's just wasted money.
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