Gorgui Dieng: 4 years, $64 million (2016)
If you were to rank NBA centers, how many would you name before you got to Gorgui Dieng of the Minnesota Timberwolves? At least 20, right? Maybe 25? Maybe more? You could make arguments for any of those. But that didn’t stop Minnesota from giving Dieng, who averaged 8.5 points per game over his first three seasons in Minnesota, a deal worth $16 million per year.
Despite standing almost seven-feet tall, Dieng has yet to average even eight points per game, and is another one of those players on the Timberwolves who’s highly paid but provides very little return on investment.