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5 Free Agents Who Were Paid Too Much This Offseason

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This year’s offseason brought much anticipation and to make it even more interesting, DeAndre Jordan even gave fans another reason to watch SportsCenter with his contract fiasco. Just when we all thought things were dying down, Tristan Thompson and his agent made things interesting when they somehow threatened the Cleveland Cavaliers to pay him what he requested or see him walk out next year. With the exception of TT and a few others, the ink is dry on the paper as many players have already sealed their respective deals. What would free agency be without a few head scratching deals and transactions. Below are the five most overrated free agent signings.

Honorable mentions include Draymond Green, Brook Lopez, and Goran Dragic.

5. DeMarre Carroll, four years, $60 million

DeMarre Carroll was one of the first players off the board in free agency as the Toronto Raptors immediately inked him to a four-year deal. His story is definitely a great one to hear, from being the guy that was waived in 2012 to becoming one of the best, and most expensive, glue guys in the league. Though that sounds nice, the Raptors still threw that much money for a role player.

Carroll and his streaky jump shot will now combine with Terrence Ross and DeMar DeRozan’s spotty shooting. As a defensive specialist, DeMarre Carroll doesn’t fill a $60 million need for the Raptors who also have James Johnson as a cheaper “3-and-D” player.

Click ‘Next’ to see the fourth most overrated signing of the offseason.

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