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Top 5 Overrated NBA Free Agency Signings of 2014

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NBA Free Agency: Top 5 Overrated NBA Free Agency Signings of 2014

Lance Stephenson and Jodie Meeks
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The 2014 NBA offseason has already seen its share of surprise signings and over-payments. Here's a list of 5 overrated free agents who received noticeable pay increases this summer.

5. Jodie Meeks

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5. Jodie Meeks

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Jodie Meeks had the best individual statistics of his career last season for an awful Lakers team. Meeks averaged 15.7 points on 46.3 percent from the field and 40.2 percent from three-point range. Meeks also set a career high in three-pointers made (162). Although Meeks is coming off a career season, Detroit may have overpaid the shooting guard with a three-year deal worth reportedly $ 19.5 million.

4. Chandler Parsons

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4. Chandler Parsons

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Chandler Parsons is coming off the best season of his career in which he averaged 16.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and four assists. Although Parsons is an amazing shooter and will fit in well in Dallas, the Mavericks may have also overpaid the young wing. Parsons' deal is worth an estimated $ 46 million, which means he'll be earning more next season than All-Stars such as Stephen Curry and Joakim Noah.

3. Chris Kaman

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3. Chris Kaman

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Chris Kaman only managed to play in 39 total games last season for the struggling Los Angeles Lakers. Despite averaging 10.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game, Kaman hasn’t played in more than 70 games since the 2009-10 season. The Blazers certainly overpaid Kaman with his two-year contract which is worth an estimated $ 9.8 million.

2. Carlos Boozer

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2. Carlos Boozer

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Although the Los Angeles Lakers picked up Boozer at a discounted price, they already have forwards Jordan Hill, Julius Randle and newly acquired Ed Davis on their roster. Robert Sacre remains the only natural center on the roster, although Hill is capable of starting in the middle. Even though Greg Monroe is a restricted free agent, the Lakers should try to offer him a contract the Pistons cannot match.

1. Lance Stephenson

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1. Lance Stephenson

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Defensive specialist Lance Stephenson made a big splash in free agency after signing a three-year deal with the Charlotte Hornets. Stephenson’s ability to play both guard positions may be a good fit for Charlotte, but the reported $ 27 million Stephenson is expected to make might not have been a good move. Stephenson’s lack of perimeter scoring and low three-point percentage does not address the Hornets’ offensive needs. Only time will tell.