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08:13 AM ET 02.26 | So, Dirk Nowitzki wants to sign another contract in Dallas. How much will Dirk want? Really, the question is, how much of a paycut is Nowitzki willing to take to help Mark Cuban and Donnie Nelson try to construct a contender-quality roster? "Well, I think it's a little too early to look, honestly," Nowitzki said. "Basically the last couple of times, there was not much negotiating going on. It was, 'Give me money and I'll stay,' right? I gave him a little discount last time." ... Based purely on his production this season, Nowitzki is arguably one of the NBA's most overpaid players at $20.9 million and is due another $22.7 million in the final year of his deal next season.

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February 26, 2013  08:55 AM ET

How about Bynum in Philly? $16 million for, ah..., zero games played. $/(time played) = ???.

February 26, 2013  08:56 AM ET

^^
"???" was supposed to be the infinity symbol.

February 26, 2013  09:20 AM ET
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but people will say Kobe is overpaid

He is....

At $30m next year and your team is struggling to make the playoffs, he is no longer the guy to carry a team...not to mention the $52m tax hit the Lakers will have on his deal.

That is $82m for 1 guy!

Sorry, Kobe is not worth that nor produces that in income for the Lakers.

He is not all of their troubles, it just goes to show that he can not carry a team any longer.

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February 26, 2013  09:26 AM ET

It's only natural players coming back from injury struggle as they get back into shape and learn to play effectively with their team mates. Dirk is no exception so there's no need to worry. His worth will eventually show.

Of course this does not apply to the Shump/Woody relationship. Shump gets right back into prime form and helps the team the minute he gets back!

February 26, 2013  09:37 AM ET

Take The Money And Run, Bro.

February 26, 2013  09:44 AM ET

I don't think Dirk will end his career a Maverick. Maybe to the Pacers , or Nets . I can see see Cuban tring to get something for Dirk considering I don't think Dirk has more than 3 years left in him, if that.

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February 26, 2013  10:36 AM ET

Pfft, Dirk is overpaid? I give you Andrea Bargnani.

February 26, 2013  10:48 AM ET
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He is....

At $30m next year and your team is struggling to make the playoffs, he is no longer the guy to carry a team...not to mention the $52m tax hit the Lakers will have on his deal.

That is $82m for 1 guy!

Sorry, Kobe is not worth that nor produces that in income for the Lakers.

He is not all of their troubles, it just goes to show that he can not carry a team any longer.

I didn't intend on insulting Dirk (especially since Guam made a great statement without using Lakers faithfuls) but Kobe has earned $196,190,615 in his career. That comes to about $39.2M per title that he contributed to.

Dirk on the other hand has earned $141,342,603 in his career. That comes to exactly $141,342,603 per title.

Now my friend, who is and isn't worth their pay?

February 26, 2013  10:50 AM ET

Overpaid list

1. Amare : overpaid Knicks knew they overpaid for him was the same last year
2. Pau : overpaid lost his mojo two years now
3. Boozer : slightly overpaid
4. Joe Johnson : Good player is paid like elite top 5 player borderline G.O.A.T.
5. D-Will : Good player underperforming paid like a top 10 player
6. Hibbert : Underperforming after getting paid
7. DeAndre Jordan : horrble FT and very limited offense game and not a factor in half court offense.


I can't put Dirk on the list just yet he has played in like 20 games this year

February 26, 2013  10:56 AM ET

I can't put Kobe on the list either. He is at least performing on the court even though they don't have plenty of wins. He has too many fans that show up for road games and the Lakers are not hurting for money when they gave him that deal.

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February 26, 2013  11:12 AM ET
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Oh don't go there! And what has Kobe had for the past 17 years of his career? He was surrounded by superstars and the greatest coach. And Kobe wasn't even the finals MVP for the first 3 championship.

I was trying not to offend and especially wake you up from your peaceful place. I just had to point it out and BTW, I did use the words "contributed to".

Let's not forget Jordan and Dirk were not one man shows. No one is...

 
February 26, 2013  11:21 AM ET

Who is writing the past few articles? Did someone hire a bleacherreport writer, stop with the nonsense.

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