Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Deal: 4 Years, $48 Million
Solomon Hill, a dude who averaged 4.2 points and 2.8 rebounds for the Indiana Pacers during the 2015-16 season, stands to make $12 million annually for the next four years. To be fair, he had an ALL-TIME series against the Raptors in the playoffs, averaging 7.7 points and 4 rebounds per game, so maybe that's worth $48 mil nowadays?
If a casual NBA fan heard the name "Solomon Hill" would they able to distinguish if he was an NBA player or an author of a science fiction novel? I doubt it.
And even if you knew about the 4 & 2 powerhouse, paying him FORTY EIGHT MILLION is pure insanity. Somebody tell Karl Malone to get back in the gym because there's no doubt he could hit 4 free throws and grab two rebounds a half for that type of coin. Hell, he probably wouldn't even need to get back in the gym he could do that in a robe and some slippers.
What's more, Larry Bird told this kid at the beginning of the season "I'll see you in the D-League." Chalk this up as a major win for Solomon.