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Most Overpaid Athletes In The NBA

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As we get ready for the summer, all 30 teams in the NBA will be looking to make improvements. However, some teams are going to have more flexibility than others. There are a few teams severely crippled by some questionable contracts in the NBA right now. Even with the salary cap scheduled to skyrocket in the next few years, there are still some guys who are extremely overpaid compared to what kind of numbers they put up in daily fantasy NBA. Here is a look at three of the top ones.

Kobe Bryant

Before fans get upset, no one is denying that Bryant is one of the best to ever lace them up. Right now, he is a major hindrance for the Lakers as they try to become relevant again. He is making way too much money for a guy who can barely stay on the floor. Thanks to his hefty contract, which ends next year, Los Angeles is going to be locked out of having much maneuverability in the summer. He sells tickets, but performance wise, he’s the most overpaid player in the game today.

Derrick Rose

Rose is still young enough that he could regain an All-Star level of play for the Chicago Bulls. With that being said, the Bulls are pretty worried that they have built their team around an extremely fragile player. Chicago has built a very solid defensive unit, and at times they are just fine without Rose on the floor. However, this team is never getting over the hump until he can play nearly every single night at a high level.

Deron Williams

In reality, Joe Johnson could be in this spot as well for the Brooklyn Nets, as they are overpaying for two veterans who are no longer playing at a high level. Williams is someone who was once considered one of the very best point guard in the NBA. Injury issues started to pile up, and he lost most of his explosiveness. Until these guys come off the books, Brooklyn is not going to be competing in the Eastern conference like they were hoping.

Poll: Who do fans want the Timberwolves to take at #1?

This composite image shows Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns, left, and Duke's Jahlil Okafor. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Andy Lyons, Ronald Martinez

This composite image shows Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns, left, and Duke’s Jahlil Okafor. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Andy Lyons, Ronald Martinez

The curse is over! The Timberwolves got the #1 pick in the upcoming draft. Some say that the hard part is over, but selecting the right player might not be so easy either. Who would you like to see the Timberwolves take at #1? Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns?

LeBron is a bitch

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Kevin Garnett and Stephon Marbury

Timberwolves teammates Kevin Garnett and Stephon Marbury pose together during a 1996 SI photo shoot. (Robert Beck/SI)

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Incredible half-court shot

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Michael Jordan dunking a basketball like a boss.

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How to make Nikola Pekovic look short

This is Igor Vovkovinskiy, the United States’ tallest man at 7 feet 8.33 inches, with Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic. Pekovic is 6 foot 11, but you would never know it from this picture.

A picture of the tallest man in the world standing next to Nikola Pekovic of the Timberwolves.
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Random Duck Duck news from around the web

1. 11 Things Wal-Mart Has Banned from its stores.

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2. Jeremy Lin fever has officially become a worldwide epidemic. Go buy his jersey here. I like the Jeremy Lin away jersey.
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3. The Kernel has been spotted in his own environment.
4. Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” has become the new “Drops of Jupiter.” #PlayedOut
5. All of the original members of Guns N’ Roses are to attend the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on April 14th. They haven’t said if they’ll actually perform together. They better…

Guns N' Roses

Axl Rose, the lead singer and only original member of the current rock band Guns N' Roses, performs "Welcome to the Jungle" at the Forum in Inglewood, California on December 21, 2011. UPI/Jim Ruymen

6. Keep Portland weird, man! Bound, naked in a Subaru: Valentine’s Day role-playing ends badly.

Bound, naked in a Subaru: Valentine's Day role-playing ends badly

Nikolas Harbar, 31, and Stephanie Pelzner, 26, are under arrest on charges of disorderly conduct in the second degree.

7. A new painting by artist by Jon McNaughton called “The Forgotten Man” is creating a stir.
8. The Food Police are out of control. A preschooler’s lunch consisting of a turkey sandwich with cheese, a banana, apple juice, and potato chips were deemed unhealthy by a state official in NC. It was taken away and replaced with chicken nuggets.

9. Irony defined: Man suffers heart attack while dining at Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas.

Will Ferrell announces the starting lineup for the New Orleans Hornets

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Fan distracts Tony Parker with a life-size picture of Eva Longoria. 

Fan distracts Tony Parker with a life-size picture of Eva Longoria.
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