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The 10 Most Overpaid NBA Players

Team: Dallas MavericksMinutes Played: 2,079Wins Produced: 2.27Value of Wins: $4,427,323Salary: $17,278,618Overpaid: $12,851,295Dirk Nowitzki has been on the roster of the Dallas Mavericks since 1998, and Berri describes his performance during most of those years as “above average.” Today, however, he characterizes the 33-year-old German as overpaid.“He doesn’t rebound, block shots, or get steals,” he said. “Consequently, his productivity is no longer consistent with this pay or reputation. ... O

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8. Dirk Nowitzki

Overpaid by: $12,851,295
Salary: $17,278,618
Value of Wins: $4,427,323

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Minutes Played: 2,079
Wins Produced: 2.27

Dirk Nowitzki has been on the roster of the Dallas Mavericks since 1998, and Berri describes his performance during most of those years as “above average.” Today, however, he characterizes the 33-year-old German as overpaid.

“He doesn’t rebound, block shots, or get steals,” he said. “Consequently, his productivity is no longer consistent with this pay or reputation. ... Once you look past his scoring totals (totals driven by above average shot attempts), Nowitzki is no longer a top NBA player.”

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