Worst Contracts: Ryan Anderson

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  1. tinman

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    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/...om&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial
    No. 1 Worst Power Forward: Ryan Anderson, Houston Rockets
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      Age: 29

      2016-17 Per-Game Stats: 13.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.4 steals, 0.2 blocks, 41.8 percent shooting

      Remaining Contract Value: Three years, $61.3 million

      What a difference one year makes.

      Ryan Anderson's four-year, $80 million deal wasn't met with overwhelming fanfare last summer, but it wasn't considered a sinkhole, either. After he splashed in 40.3 percent of his triples during his first season in Houston, including 42.6 percent when launching off the catch, you wouldn't expect that worldview to tilt in the completely opposite direction.

      But here we are.

      Before the Knicks hit pause on Carmelo Anthony trade talks, finding a new home for Anderson was the primary holdup, according to the New York Daily News' Stefan Bondy and Frank Isola. The Houston Rockets needed to include him so the money would match, but New York didn't want him. The two parties recruited a third team to take on Anderson, but that squad wouldn't bite without a fourth participant to eat salary from its own stash, per ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski.

      This keeps in line with Lowe reporting other suitors demanded two first-round picks from the Rockets in any Anderson dump. The cost of shedding salary is rising as the cap levels off, and Anderson doesn't pique interest the way he did when all stretch 4s needed to do was shoot threes.

      Worse still: If there's a franchise that can find value in a spot-up specialist who doesn't have the defensive chops to consistently man one position, it's supposed to be Mike D'Antoni's Rockets. Their attempt to bail on him thus eviscerates whatever intrigue he might have engendered.
     
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    Damn Morey, I feel bad for you
     
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    Damn what a biting article.
     
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    Clutchfans going to orgasm all over this thread with this news...

    I still like Anderson. dont @ me, come at me!
     
  6. Le$$

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    He would of gotten 15 mil on the overpayed market anyways. Houston had to add to there roster, and nobody was coming last year. so there ya go. why is this being mention again? kinda point less to keep bring up spilt milk. Look how much Bismack got from raptors, and turned into scrub.

    PLus ryan anderson is a heck of a player, not a star, but closes you get to a semi star.
     
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    Call me crazy, but I'd be just fine with him as our starting 4 going into next season.
     
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    It's not if you like him, it's if you like the contract
     
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    I think he got 25% over what he was worth. It was the first summer of an inflated FA, it is hard to discern value. Now, with that said, with Cp3 and James, don't sleep on how much easier it will be to move that contract come next season. People will warm to Ryno once again.
     
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    Luol Deng - 4 years, $72 million
    Timofey Mozgov - 4 years, $64 million
    Chandler Parsons - 4 years, $94 million
    Solomon Hill - 4 years, $48 million
    Joakim Noah - 4 years, $72 million
    Bismack Biyombo - 4 years, $72 million
    Allen Crabbe - 4 years, $75 million
    Evan Turner - 4 years, $70 million
    Meyers Leonard - 4 years, $41 million
    Ian Mahinmi - 4 years, $64 million
    Dwight Howard - 3 years, $70.5 million
    Kent Bazemore - 4 years, $70.5 million
    Al Horford - 4 years, $113 million
    Nicolas Batum - 5 years, $120 million
    Harrison Barnes - 4 years, $94 million

    All of these contracts were given out last summer and, IMO, are awful in hindsight. But, that being said, all these contracts were given out for one reason or another, and they all were the result of various circumstances.

    Anderson probably is the #1 worst PF contract in the NBA, simply because none of the guys listed above are PF's.
     
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    Ryan Anderson contract is a freaking nuclear waste dump site. I have no doubt it is the main reason Melo isn't a Rocket. What a hack job by Morey on this one.
     
  12. Le$$

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    Yea but for one sorry contract, hes the only one who can sctrech the floor and hit killer three's from Baytown lol..
     
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    half of these guys are pf's or actually play the pf position in small ball. good ol positionless basketball

    oh and some of these guys don't even play
     
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    I would go as far as saying ryan anderson and Mbah a Moute might work better than melo alone. Reason 1 is melo is 33, well be 34 come playoff time. Hes not the olympican he once was, and hes not the nugget either. I personally think maybe coming off the bench for houston while harden and Paul rest would be ok. But might as well let Mbah a Moute and Tucker come in defensively , Houston has enought offense like it has been said. Melo sucks at defense and its just gonna get worse with age, as well as his brick %....
     
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    dumb
     
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    I'm thinking Anderson might be better this year with CP3 and Harden on the same team. He was forced to play 5 when Nene went down and the Rockets have gotten some good defenders this off season. I know he didn't play well in the playoffs but he didn't have a bad year overall. He should be measured by the whole year.
     
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    Anderson's contract is def terrible. Even McD's doesn't make a mistake of over paying their role employers like @swyyyguy
     
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    But it isn't a matter of Anderson and MAM vs. Carmelo, but simply Anderson vs. Carmelo. MAM is around in either scenario.
     
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    He beat Barnes

    No. 2 Worst Power Forward: Harrison Barnes, Dallas Mavericks
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      Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
      Age: 25

      2016-17 Per-Game Stats: 19.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.2 blocks, 46.8 percent shooting

      Remaining Contract Value: Three years, $72.3 million

      Harrison Barnes exceeded the most whimsical expectations in his first season outside the comfy confines he enjoyed with the Golden State Warriors. He led the Mavericks in scoring by a comfortable margin while tallying surprisingly efficient clips in isolation (45.7 percent) and out of the post (47.6 percent).

      Dallas' most popular lineups featured Barnes at the 4, where he tackled both explosive and traditional defensive assignments with relative ease. He wasn't enough to roll out at power forward when Dirk Nowitzki played the 5, but the dependability oft-overlooked during his time with the Warriors shone through.

      The upshot: Barnes isn't a cornerstone.

      There are too many nights when his scoring feels empty—irrelevant and not within the flow of Dallas' offense. He doesn't get to the foul line, and his teammates aren't noticeably better because he's a threat. Of the 36 players to surpass 19 points per game, he ranked 34th in free-throw rate and dead last in assists per 100 possessions.

      Not even head coach/confirmed magician Rick Carlisle can fudge together an average attack around such a limited No. 1 option. The Mavericks placed 23rd in offensive efficiency and scored 0.3 fewer points per 100 possessions with Barnes in the lineup than they did with him on the bench.

      Inserting Dennis Smith Jr. into the rotation could make everything hum and everyone, including Barnes, look better. But max players shouldn't need rookie parachutes.

      Perhaps that tracks, because Barnes isn't a max-caliber player. He's just being paid like one.

     
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    There alot of semi stars in the the league that get over paid. They can sometimes be cornerstones to nba championships thou... Alot of times 3 stars dont work for a team. aka pip barkley , two older players nearing there mid 30's kinda like paul, melo.
     
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