2. Amare Stoudemire
Team: New York Knicks
2012-13 stats: 29 G, 14.2 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 0.4 APG, 0.3 SPG, 0.7 BPG
2013-14 salary: $21,679,893
The Knicks knew the risks when they signed Amare Stoudemire to a five-year, $99.7 million contract during the tumultuous 2010 offseason. His balky knees were so bad that nobody would insure the contract (something typically done in the NBA), and for a year it looked like it would all be worth it as Amare rejuvenated the Knicks franchise and posted numbers among his career best. However, the last two years have seen the injury bug rear its ugly head as Amare played in just 47 games in 2011-12 (the 66 game lockout-shortened season) and 29 last season. Coming off the bench in 2012-13, his production declined dramatically to career worsts of 14.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 0.4 assists per game.