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spreadeagle
08-28-2010, 09:16 PM
1. Michael Redd, Milwaukee
2010-11 Salary: $18,300,000
It will be interesting to see if Redd even gets off the bench this season. The Bucks are a young team, and have a lot of depth at the guard position. Just a couple years ago Redd was arguably one of the 12 best players in the United States. Next season, he’ll be lucky to pull more than $5 million a year. If he can’t produce, the Bucks may have to just let him come off the books next summer for nothing in return.

2. Andrei Kirilenko, Utah
2010-11 Salary: $17,823,000
It’s probably not a good thing that the Jazz were able to play so well last season while Kirilenko only played in 58 games. A couple years ago, he was considered one of the most versatile players in the NBA. Now? He’s worth more to the Jazz in a trade. We know that Utah is always looking to cut salary, so look for AK-47 to be moved to a contender with space this season.

3. Yao Ming, Houston
2010-11 Salary: $17,686,100
Yao is an interesting guy to have on this list. Sure he’s practicing a little right now, but will he ever be what he once was? The Rockets could probably never bring themselves to trade Yao, so he’ll most likely play out the season. Expect a lot of teams next summer though to make a move – just for the marketing value.

4. Zach Randolph, Memphis
2010-11 Salary: $17,666,666
Z-Bo has made it clear he wants an extension. The first-time All-Star last year (which Austin says was “overdue”) put up the numbers to deserve it. But as you can see with the unsigned status of their rookies, the Grizzlies aren’t shelling out big money to anyone not named Rudy Gay. If Randolph has another great 20-10 season, contenders could definitely make a play for him around the NBA Trade Deadline. That is, if Memphis doesn’t see him in their future plans.

5. Kenyon Martin, Denver
2010-11 Salary: $17,149,243
The Nuggets need big men, so K-Mart isn’t likely going anywhere. That, and most teams simply don’t want him. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him finish his career in Denver.

6. Jason Richardson, Phoenix
2010-11 Salary: $14,444,443
The Suns are always looking to make moves, but they seem to like what J-Rich brings to the table. If they’re back in the mix for the Western Conference Finals, their best option is probably to keep him.

7. Peja Stojakovic, New Orleans
2010-11 Salary: $14,256,000
Unless your team’s best shooter goes down with a season-ending injury, no one is looking to add Peja to the rotation. But we do know that the Hornets have been sitting on this contract for a reason. Could they make a move for some young talent to put around Chris Paul? Potentially. Maybe he has one more 3-Point Contest victory left in him.

8. Tony Parker, San Antonio
2010-11 Salary: $13,500,000
Would the Spurs trade Parker to the Knicks straight-up? Probably not. But, if George Hill continues to impress, it makes it more and more likely that they move Parker before they lose him for nothing.

9. Samuel Dalembert, Sacramento
2010-11 Salary: $13,428,129
After being stuck on the Sixers payroll forever, they finally managed to make a move and send him to Sacramento. Now, the young Kings hold the golden ticket. There’s no way this team is making the playoffs this year, so they’ll have a multitude of options in front of them. Do they let him walk after the season for cap space? Do they trade him for some pieces to the puzzle? Let’s just see how he fits into the rotation.

10. Tyson Chandler, Dallas
2010-11 Salary: $12,600,000
As we’ve said before, playing for Team USA is the best thing to happen to Chandler. Being showcased with some of the best of the best has NBA GMs thinking whether or not they’ll want to make a play for him later in the year. And you know Mark Cuban is always willing to listen.

11. Troy Murphy, New Jersey
2010-11 Salary: $11,968,253
The Pacers already pulled the trigger and moved Murphy this summer, but he could easily change teams again. We know that the Nets are in a transitional period, but Murphy could definitely be a hired gun come playoff time.

12. Eddy Curry, New York
2010-11 Salary: $11,276,863
I’m pretty sure Curry’s contract has seen more action/ink than he has in the past couple years. And with the goal of bringing someone like Carmelo Anthony to New York next summer, this contract will play a vital part.

13. Tayshaun Prince, Detroit
2010-11 Salary: $11,148,760
The Pistons have been trying to trade Prince for the past two seasons. Whether it’s been actively shopping or just listening to offers, his name has been circulating. Detroit is in a rebuilding mode and he doesn’t necessarily fit into their future plans. Do they let him ride it out, or do they try and get something back in return?

14. Mike Dunleavy, Indiana
2010-11 Salary: $10,561,984
Just like Prince, the Pacers have been talking to teams about Dunleavy for a while now. And between him and T.J. Ford, they’re looking to deal. They already pulled the trigger on Murphy, so how long will it be before they cut ties with Dunleavy?

15. Jamal Crawford, Atlanta
2010-11 Salary: $10,800,000
Last season, Crawford was supposed to be the difference maker for the Hawks. Well, that didn’t quite go as planned. The same thing could happen this season around the Trade Deadline. Does a contender make a move to try and get an edge, or does Atlanta think he’s the answer to their own title hopes

http://dimemag.com/2010/08/top-15-nba-expiring-contracts/

Hawkeye15
08-28-2010, 09:18 PM
thanks for the post, great job! However, expirings have seemed to fall off as far as value over the past 2 years. I hope they come into play again, these should be great tools to improve teams with those deals coming off the books.

spreadeagle
08-28-2010, 09:19 PM
Mike Dunleavy makes 10 mil a year? I dont ever remember him being anywhere near that good. and Kmart makes 17 wowzas

Hawkeye15
08-28-2010, 09:20 PM
Mike Dunleavy makes 10 mil a year? I dont ever remember him being anywhere near that good. and Kmart makes 17 wowzas

countless threads could be made on players who don't deserve their deals haha

llemon
08-28-2010, 09:21 PM
No Troy Murphy?

Swashcuff
08-28-2010, 09:22 PM
No Troy Murphy?


11. Troy Murphy, New Jersey
2010-11 Salary: $11,968,253
The Pacers already pulled the trigger and moved Murphy this summer, but he could easily change teams again. We know that the Nets are in a transitional period, but Murphy could definitely be a hired gun come playoff time.

There

spreadeagle
08-28-2010, 09:23 PM
no troy murphy?

#11

spreadeagle
08-28-2010, 09:24 PM
What about Redd,he fell off quick,what team will pick him up?

Hawkeye15
08-28-2010, 09:27 PM
What about Redd,he fell off quick,what team will pick him up?

such a sad deal really. Great shooter, just can't stay healthy. I think any team trying to make a transition by dumping money and taking on a risk would make that move.

Baller1
08-28-2010, 09:29 PM
Unfortuantely, Redd is the most deserving of number one. Great player, but it doesn't mean anything when you can't stay on the court.

Swashcuff
08-28-2010, 09:30 PM
What about Redd,he fell off quick,what team will pick him up?

Suns, Knicks, Wizards, Denver, Portland, Utah??? :shrug:

as long as he's willing to take the min and a regulated bench role I can certainly see any of those teams using him, he may however get the Tracy McGrady treatment though.

llemon
08-28-2010, 09:31 PM
There

Missed him totally.

Shame he couldn't have cracked the top 10.

Depending on how Murphy does this season, I'd be willing to give him a 2 year deal at MLE-area salary.

KH12
08-28-2010, 09:32 PM
What about Redd,he fell off quick,what team will pick him up?

He'd be a great fit on the Bulls. We need three point shooting, and he wouldn't need to play many minutes with Brewer/Deng/Korver on the wings already.

spreadeagle
08-28-2010, 09:34 PM
Missed him totally.

Shame he couldn't have cracked the top 10.

Depending on how Murphy does this season, I'd be willing to give him a 2 year deal at MLE-area salary.

Thats it? not sure how old he is but I always liked his game,verstle player I think he will get a good deal

Swashcuff
08-28-2010, 09:34 PM
Missed him totally.

Shame he couldn't have cracked the top 10.

Depending on how Murphy does this season, I'd be willing to give him a 2 year deal at MLE-area salary.

:confused:

Oh and he's probably worth more than the MLE.

thescore53
08-28-2010, 09:35 PM
sad for redd. he was a really good player.

RocketsRule
08-28-2010, 09:37 PM
thanks for the post, great job! However, expirings have seemed to fall off as far as value over the past 2 years. I hope they come into play again, these should be great tools to improve teams with those deals coming off the books.

Just so you know, he did not do this:

http://dimemag.com/2010/08/top-15-nba-expiring-contracts/

You should probably edited the link into the first post.

KH12
08-28-2010, 09:39 PM
sad for redd. he was a really good player.

He sucked last year, and aside from injuries, he's been offensively efficient the last few years.

FLMeth06
08-28-2010, 09:40 PM
Hornets really need to take advantage of Peja's contract and get Paul some help. It'd be a shame if they just let him expire.

spreadeagle
08-28-2010, 09:41 PM
Just so you know, he did not do this:

http://dimemag.com/2010/08/top-15-nba-expiring-contracts/

You should probably edited the link into the first post.

I wrote dime magazine in the title!!! I wasn't trying to take credit for writing it obviously

Swashcuff
08-28-2010, 09:42 PM
Just so you know, he did not do this:

http://dimemag.com/2010/08/top-15-nba-expiring-contracts/

You should probably edited the link into the first post.

I think he noticed after all the OP did put dime magazine in the title

RocketsRule
08-28-2010, 09:43 PM
I wrote dime magazine in the Title!!! I wasn't trying to take credit for writing it obviously

Yeah, I know. I just think he was confused. Next time just leave a link of the article in your original post.

spreadeagle
08-28-2010, 09:44 PM
Yeah, I know. I just think he was confused. Next time just leave a link of the article in your original post.

kool I added it to squash any mixups

VinceCarter
08-28-2010, 09:44 PM
Thats it? not sure how old he is but I always liked his game,verstle player I think he will get a good deal

Murphy just turned 30 I think he's worthy of Outlaw's contract....at least.

VinceCarter
08-28-2010, 09:45 PM
Hornets really need to take advantage of Peja's contract and get Paul some help. It'd be a shame if they just let him expire.

Peja for Jamal Crawford??

Hawkeye15
08-28-2010, 09:46 PM
the article link has been put into the initial post. Please continue

Swashcuff
08-28-2010, 09:47 PM
Peja for Jamal Crawford??

thats only good for the Hawks. If we're talking salaries here.

spreadeagle
08-28-2010, 09:51 PM
Murphy just turned 30 I think he's worthy of Outlaw's contract....at least.

If I were a gm who needed a PF id offer him 3 years 20 million..hes proven he can give you really good numbers when healthy..hes a risk though seems like he doesn't play a full season much

Algmuskrats
08-28-2010, 10:00 PM
Michael Redd = Beast.

Kakaroach
08-28-2010, 10:04 PM
Awesome to see AK-47 at #2. :up: Either he plays great and will take a pay-cut because his current salary is ridiculous or we make a move including him at the trade deadline.

jimbobjarree
08-28-2010, 10:35 PM
We know that Utah is always looking to cut salary, so look for AK-47 to be moved to a contender with space this season.

yeah, cus thats why we added Al Jefferson this summer without trading any salary

Avenged
08-28-2010, 10:40 PM
Michael Redd and Andrei Kirilenko's salary is ridiculous.

_KB24_
08-28-2010, 10:40 PM
When Kenyon was originally traded from New Jersey for 2nd round picks I was shocked, after he signed that deal, I was even more shocked. This guy has made more money than guys like Artest and Odom. Ridiculous.

Gators123
08-28-2010, 10:42 PM
Tayshauns doesn't look that bad :shrug:

spreadeagle
08-28-2010, 10:45 PM
Tayshauns doesn't look that bad :shrug:

He will be lucky to make 5 million next year

llemon
08-28-2010, 11:00 PM
If I were a gm who needed a PF id offer him 3 years 20 million..hes proven he can give you really good numbers when healthy..hes a risk though seems like he doesn't play a full season much

Remember, the intention is for Favors to be the Nets PF. I was hoping for Nets to hold onto Murphy an additionl two years, at a reasonable price so as to still leave Nets some capspace next season.

Antipod
08-29-2010, 02:28 PM
Decent list, not any true superstars, but some good players still available.
Plus, after this crazy summer, a FA re-cool was needed :)

nycericanguy
08-29-2010, 02:34 PM
I wrote dime magazine in the title!!! I wasn't trying to take credit for writing it obviously

lol...thats plagiarism man! whats wrong with you? :rolleyes:

homestarunner93
08-29-2010, 02:40 PM
Uhh, Erick Dampier?

Thefuture7
08-29-2010, 03:49 PM
AK47 making17mil O: thats more than wade,lebron,and bosh

eugene
08-29-2010, 04:19 PM
Strange, what happened to AK47. Seems like he lacks some motivation...

Chacarron
08-29-2010, 05:08 PM
I like Dalembert. He could be used like Camby in Portland if he gets traded b/c the Kings have depth at the C/PF position.

llemon
08-29-2010, 05:42 PM
Uhh, Erick Dampier?

His contract will expire prior to the beginning of this season.

2_Trill
08-29-2010, 06:08 PM
I Cant wait to see what the Pistons do at the trade deadline

Bishnoff
08-29-2010, 06:25 PM
I hope the Suns pick up Redd.

Rivera
08-29-2010, 06:38 PM
no vince carter?

kidfury
08-29-2010, 06:45 PM
I think there'll be definite interest interest in Redd and Ak47 at a lowered rate of course, their upside could be tremendous but their risk will hurt any long term deals. Both of them could be huge assets if they are able to stay on the court. I like Yao but at this point and seeing so many injuries for a big man there's much too much risk with him. I think Redd and AK could be worth the gamble for the right price.

Kashmir13579
08-29-2010, 06:51 PM
curry should be right behind redd imo.

netsgiantsyanks
08-29-2010, 07:01 PM
no vince carter?

vc isnt a expiring

Bucsfan
08-29-2010, 10:40 PM
jazz should trake ak for murphy...nets get a russian player (russian born owner) and utah gets some help where they need it...

llemon
08-29-2010, 10:51 PM
vc isnt a expiring

$4 mil buyout in '11-'12

llemon
08-29-2010, 10:53 PM
When Kenyon was originally traded from New Jersey for 2nd round picks I was shocked, after he signed that deal, I was even more shocked. This guy has made more money than guys like Artest and Odom. Ridiculous.

Kenyon was traded by Nets to Nuggets for three 1st rd picks.

Brew Crew
08-29-2010, 11:19 PM
I'm hoping we just hold onto Redd. Redd will essentially be covered by insurance, and there's no reason to take on other contracts (So far). We're going to need the money for some of the younger guys who are going to need new contracts.

What?
08-30-2010, 12:06 AM
curry should be right behind redd imo.

How is his contract worth more then any of those players ahead of him???

jimbobjarree
08-30-2010, 02:25 AM
Strange, what happened to AK47. Seems like he lacks some motivation...

nah, he's always injured...literally. And usually when he does play he's playing through some sort of injury. He was starting, fully healthy for a month around january/february time last season, and was averaging like 17-6-4-2-2 or something crazy, then he strained a calf...which he went on to strain another 3 times and miss the majority of the playoffs.

xbrackattackx
08-30-2010, 02:28 AM
vc isnt a expiring

Isn't it a team option?

bleedprple&gold
08-30-2010, 05:04 AM
curry should be right behind redd imo.

The list is in numerical order decreasing from largest to smallest contract. If it was based on value then curry should be #1 cuz he gives u the least for what he gets paid.

Law25
08-30-2010, 05:50 AM
Those are some great roll players i an see some contenders picking them up next off season to stay on top. any team could benefit from them, I hope Lakers get AK47 and or Samuel Dalembert. That would have to make them the greatest D team every

Law25
08-30-2010, 05:55 AM
WOW i looked right pass Peja Stojakovic. If an contender lands him they could be deadly. I think he just lacks motivation.

DenButsu
08-30-2010, 06:25 AM
I have to disagree with what seems to be the guiding principle of these rankings, which is (in addition to player quality) that bigger odds better in terms of salary. At this point I would imagine many GMs would in general view, say, $7 million expirings as opposed to $14 million expirings much more favorably than in years past.

DenButsu
08-30-2010, 06:44 AM
For example if I were a GM in a gambling mood, would I rather take a chance on Kenyon Martin or J.R. Smith? Pretty sure Bird rights would travel with both of them. And they'd both at the same time come cheap and be risky (for different reasons) in terms of re-signing (if the team that picked them up had any designs on extending them on the cheap after they expired). With the impending lockout and new CBA, and with so many teams having gotten under the cap or close to it, I just think we're going to see some lower profile risk talking at the deadline.