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    Default JO, most overpaid player by wins produced

    http://dberri.wordpress.com/2008/05/...ba-in-2007-08/

    "Jermaine O’Neal was paid more than $19 million last season. But his Wins Production was in the negative range. Consequently he cost the Pacers more than $20 million (and yet the Pacers only missed the playoffs by one game)."

    It's not like it's a big suprise though.

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    Default Re: JO, most overpaid player by wins produced

    Jeff Green
    The last player I want to talk about is All-Rookie first team member, Jeff Green. Green had a very poor rookie campaign and was one of the big reasons the Sonics last season in Seattle went so badly. Although he was only paid $3 million, his -3.8 Wins Produced means he was overpaid by more than $9 million. Again, it is hard for a player working under a rookie contract to be overpaid. These contracts are designed to exploit the players. For Green (and Bargnani) to manage to be overpaid by such a large margin is truly remarkable.

    Good reason why sports and science rarely agree with each other... who in the world would say that Green has a "very poor" rookie season? I thought he and Durant both played very well for rookies....

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    Default Re: JO, most overpaid player by wins produced

    The last player I want to talk about is All-Rookie first team member, Jeff Green.
    Green had a very poor rookie campaign and was one of the big reasons the Sonics last season in Seattle went so badly.
    How do these hack columnists keep their jobs?
    Already stoked for 2013-2014.

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    Default Re: JO, most overpaid player by wins produced

    I didn't want to start a thread on this, but since you brought it up:

    I was looking at the top individual salaries on HoopsHype last night, and I realized something. In 2 years, the last year of Jermaine's contract, he will be the 3rd highest paid player in the league, behind Kobe and TMac.

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