Year: 2005
Contract: 5 years, $30 million

Isiah Thomas had a problem. He had an obsession with the mid-level exception when he was managing the Knicks roster. Outside of the abomination of a signing of Jerome James, Thomas also struck out with Jared Jeffries while using the full mid-level exception ($5.765 million). Getting back to James, he was out of shape and considered a major bust for the Knicks. Knicks fans will probably not enjoy reading anything that reminds them of Jerome on the court, so enjoy Jerome talking about spaghetti.