Previous Team: Dallas Mavericks
New Team: Phoenix Suns
Contract: 5 years, $65.6 million
Shock Value: 6
Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzki were a dynamic duo that looked inseparable at one point. Nash was 30 years old in 2004 and Mark Cuban refused to match the offer the Suns were giving him because he feared Nash wouldn’t be able to play at a high level much longer. He wanted to build around Dirk, which in the long run helped the franchise win its first NBA title. Nash, meanwhile, become a two-time league MVP, so you could say both sides won with their decision.