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Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Most overpaid NBA players for 2010/2011

Here is a look at five players all earning over $10+ million for next season

Rashard Lewis ($20.5 million) Lewis will be the highest paid player on the Orlando Magic roster for the next three seasons. Since joining the Magic in 07-08, his regular season scoring has declined the past three seasons. He had a dreadful conference finals vs. the Celtics averaging just 8.2 points (34 percent from the field). The last time he scored under 15 points in a season was 2000-2001. He also  missed the first 10 games of the season because of a failed drug test. Lewis is a good player because of his size and shooting ability but does deserve to earn more than Dwight Howard.

Elton Brand ($15.9 million) Brand averaged his lowest point (13.1), rebounds (6.1) and blocks (1.1) of his career last season. Before signing with the Philadelphia 76ers he was a big injury risk playing in only 37 games in a two-year span. In February and March he averaged under 13 points and April was his worst month …

Most underpaid paid NBA players for 2010/2011

Glen Davis ($3.3 million)

Despite missing 28 regular season games (injury) his real value has come in the postseason. In Game 4 of the NBA Finals he scored 18 points with four offensive rebounds and two steals. “Big Baby” has the ability to out muscle his opponents in the paint and has been a key reserve during the Celtics playoff run. Davis is 24 years old and next season will be a contract year.

Andray Blatche ($3.2 million)

Gilbert Arenas was suspended for 50 games. Antawn Jamison, Caron Butler and Brendan Haywood were traded during the season. All of these factors allowed Blatche to breakout. With four original starters removed from the Washington Wizards, the offense was mainly run through Blatche.

Over his last 32 games he averaged 22.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.5 steals in 37 minutes per game. In his fifth season these were easily all career highs. The Syracuse born player will be 24 years old in August and is a rising star in the Eastern Conference.

Carl Landry ($3 million)

Andres Nocioni ($6.8 million) and Francisco …

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