Three NBA teams who handed out big money contracts over the summer that are now starting to regret it
The summer of 2019 was one of the most chaotic and erratic offseason’s ever in the NBA, which changed the entire landscape of the league in one short week.
The Los Angeles Lakers traded for Anthony Davis to pair with LeBron James and then assembled a powerful team featuring Dwight Howard, Danny Green, and Avery Bradley, to go along with several other great signings. Rob Pelinka’s outstanding moves have helped the Purple and Gold launch out of the starting gate and accumulate a league’s best 20 wins.
The Miami Heat also had a successful offseason by adding Jimmy Butler, while the Houston Rockets swapped Russell Westbrook for Chris Paul, which has helped Houston get off to a 15-7 record early in the season.
The Chinese yin and yang principle flows through the NBA, so while some teams made excellent additions and are now reaping the benefits from their outstanding work during the offseason, other front office’s blundered over the summer, and their squads are struggling.
We’ll examine three teams that gave out large contracts that they wish they could take back.