NBA is one of the premier basketball leagues not only in the United States but also globally; this is because it attracts the attention of not only the fans but also the wagering lovers with most people earning a lot from the underdogs therein. However, people believe that many players in the league make ridiculously high amounts of money compared to their performances. Sports is one of the productive activities to take part in, and most of the club owners pay their players well because it has been the norm for a long time, the tradition is less likely to change and highly paid players are sometimes not productive. Nothing would be more annoying to owners and fans that watching nonperforming players yet their pay is high; this often bores the fans to the core. There were sometimes in the past when clubs opted to cut the salary of the players and paid according to their performances, however, people witnessed them sign other contracts and wages far bigger than their rate of return. Here are some of the players that seem to be overpaid when compared to their performance levels.
1. Enes Kanter.
In the 2014-2015 season, Enes Kanter was transferred to the Oklahoma City team as part and parcel of the deal that was among three teams. However, the performance of Enes Kanter in the 26 games of the season did not impress at all. Kanter who performed highly averaged 18.7 points and 11 rebounds in 31.1 minutes. The contract that Kanter signed is like no other due to the fact that it is lucrative and amounts to 70 million and in the two years that he has played for the team, his performance has not matched the score. Because of the consistently low performance, people believe that Kanter does not deserve such a high pay.
2. Bradley Beal.
Due to the exemplary performance in the 2015-16 season that he averaged 17.4 scores per game and blasting 38.7 percent from three-point range, Beal was transferred to the Washington Wizards and the team decided to award him a hefty contract. Though he is one of the most paid players in the NBA history, his performance does not augur with his payment since his performance dropped from 36.6 percent to below 30 percent shooting from there point range. This is also made worse by both his bad performance averages in rebounds and assists per game, but all does not go as people believe that Beal has plenty of time to improve his performance and make it equal to his pay.
3. Joakim Noah.
Joakim Noah is one of the best players that amuse the fans when it comes not only to his defensive abilities but also rebounding power on top of the high passion for the game. However, people believe that his performance in not impressive. He received a lucrative contract that amounts to 72.6 million for four years, and he has not translated the pay into performance on the game. Although he is the former defensive player, he averages 4.3 points, 7.3 rebounds per game and his attempts do not bear much fruit anymore.
4. Evan Turner.
Evan Turner is one of the prospectively best players and teams may want to sign contracts with him, but his performance lately falls below expectations. Although his performance is flat, he is currently one of the most paid players in the NBA with a salary of over 70 million dollars over the past four years. He plays for Portland Trailblazers where he averages 6.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.4 assists in 23.7 minutes.