Year: 2004
Contract: 7 years, $73 million

This signing will go on forever as a terrible Mavericks signing because Erick Dampier is Erick Dampier. On the low, people will never remember that Isiah Thomas was trying to acquire Dampier before the Mavericks swooped in and acquired him. That would be attrocious for the Knicks, but there would probably never be an Eddy Curry or Jerome James sighting in New York. Know this as the Damp that saved Isiah.