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Which of the following UNTRADEABLE players would you LEAST want on your team?

  • Kelvin Cato (4 yrs, $30.9 mil remaining)

    Votes: 3 17.6%
  • Austin Croshere (4 yrs, $30.4 mil remaining)

    Votes: 3 17.6%
  • Shandon Anderson (4 yrs, $28.0 mil remaining)

    Votes: 1 5.9%
  • Eddie Robinson (4 yrs, $26.0 mil remaining)

    Votes: 1 5.9%
  • Tariq Abdul-Wahad (4 yrs, $25.9 mil remaining)

    Votes: 3 17.6%
  • Howard Eisley (4 yrs, $24. mil remaining)

    Votes: 1 5.9%
  • Joe Smith (4 yrs, $22.7 mil remaining)

    Votes: 1 5.9%
  • Danny Fortson (4 yrs, $22.6 mil remaining)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Jerome Williams (4 yrs, $22.3 mil remaining)

    Votes: 1 5.9%
  • Shawn Bradley (4 yrs, $21.8 mil remaining)

    Votes: 3 17.6%
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Take a look at his career stats, peoples!

Rookie season, 1997-98, with the Kings

59 games played
16.3 minutes/game
40.3 FG%
21.1 3Pt%
6.4 points/game
1.9 rebounds/game
0.9 assists/game
1.1 turnovers/game
0.6 steals/game
0.2 blocks/game

Second season, 1998-99, with the Kings

49 games played
24.6 minutes/game
43.5 FG%
28.6 3Pt%
9.3 points/game
3.8 rebounds/game
1.0 assists/game
1.4 turnovers/game
1.0 steals/game
0.3 blocks/game

Third season, 1999-2000, with the Magic and the Nuggets

61 games played
25.9 minutes/game
42.4 FG%
13.0 3Pt%
11.4 points/game
4.8 rebounds/game
1.6 assists/game
1.7 turnovers/game
1.0 steals/game
0.5 blocks/game

Fourth season, 2000-01, with the Nuggets

29 games played
14.5 minutes/game
38.7 FG%
3.8 points/game
2.1 rebounds/game
0.8 assists/game
1.2 turnovers/game
0.5 steals/game
0.4 blocks/game

Fifth season, 2001-02, with the Nuggets and Mavs

24 games played
18.4 minutes/game
37.4 FG%
5.6 points/game
3.5 rebounds/game
1.0 assists/game
1.1 turnovers/game
0.8 steals/game
0.4 blocks/game

SO! At NO POINT IN HIS CAREER has the guy been able to shoot the ball well from the perimeter, at NO POINT IN HIS CAREER has he NOT had a TERRIBLE assist-to-turnover ratio, at NO POINT IN HIS CAREER has he stayed healthy (the most games he played in one season was 61!), at NO POINT IN HIS CAREER has he been able to shoot the ball well PERIOD (43.5 FG% was his career high)!

I look at the guy's stats, and I just don't get it! Who gave this guy a big extension? Dan Issel? Why? Does anybody know? I mean, I know how easy it is to make fun of how much money guys like Shawn Kemp and Vinny Baker and Allan Houston make--but these guys were all, at one point, good NBA players! Kemp was, at one point, one of the 2-3 best PFs in the league! Baker used to put up incredible numbers in Milwaukee! Houston, well, he doesn't deserve a $100 mil contract, but didn't he average 20 points/game last year?

The point is, most overpaid guys did SOMETHING to get all that money! What the HELL did this Tariq Abdul-Wahad dude ever do to get all his money? Does anybody REMEMBER? Take another look at those stats up there--AM I MISSING SOMETHING HERE?

Anyway, just thought you guys might want to take a look at the dude's career stats. And, by the way, here's what he's making over the next four seasons:

2002-03 $5.6 mil
2003-04 $6.2 mil
2004-05 $6.8 mil
2005-06 $7.3 mil

JESUS!
 

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Maybe...

They though Oliver St. Jean would be good.
 

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To me, he is below average in anything offensively related.

As far as "defense", that to me is barely adequate, too! I have seen him burned so many times I can't count them.

Why he makes that much money is beyond me. He is lucky to be in the league, let alone making that kind of money and contributing next to nothing.
 

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He is just another example of how much money the league and the owners have. To pay a below average player like Wahad big bucks is just a laugh to society and an example of how money is used so free willingly in the economy today.
 

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Because these players have good agents who can negotiate a good contract for them. Otherwise players who are paid on their talent and ability would need a second job. :p
 
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