The Craziest Contracts in NBA History
In 1996, the Seattle Supersonics were one of the best teams in the West, fresh off a Finals appearance against Michael Jordan’s Bulls. They were lacking depth at the center position, so they signed Jim McIlvaine, an unproven sophomore coming off a 2.3 PPG, 2.9RPG and 2BPG season, to 7 years for 33 million dollars. This was significantly less than the league average for the starting center, but a center with those stats is a different story. On a positive note, his stats during the first season with the Sonics improved to a whooping 3.8 PPG and 4 RPG.