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5 Worst NBA Free Agency Signings

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 24: Al Horford #42 of the Boston Celtics defends Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks during the first half at TD Garden on October 24, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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The first day of free agency was as entertaining as everybody expected. Several teams netted themselves high-profile superstars to build around. However, some organizations weren't as lucky, and were forced to settle for lower-tier players before the market became stale. What were the worst signings so far?

5. Khris Middleton - Milwaukee Bucks

TORONTO, ONTARIO - MAY 25: Khris Middleton #22 of the Milwaukee Bucks dribbles during the first half against the Toronto Raptors in game six of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals at Scotiabank Arena on May 25, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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We know the Milwaukee Bucks couldn't afford to lose some of their key players, but signing Khris Middleton to a $178 million contract might be considered insane. He averages just 15.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists for his career. Why not just re-sign Malcolm Brogdon for half the price? In his first three NBA seasons he's gone for 12.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists.

4. Tomas Satoransky - Chicago Bulls

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 07:   Tomas Satoransky #31 of the Washington Wizards takes a shot as Mario Hezonja #8 of the New York Knicks defends at Madison Square Garden on April 07, 2019 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Tomas Satoransky signed a three-year, $30 million deal with the Chicago Bulls. For those of you not good at math, that's $10 million a year to a player who has never averaged a double-digit scoring figure in his career. Paying a point guard who averages 3.7 assists per game that much hardly makes sense.

3. Terrence Ross - Orlando Magic

ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 19: Terrence Ross #31 of the Orlando Magic celebrates after a turn over against the Toronto Raptors during Game Three of the first round of the 2019 NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs at the Amway Center on April 19, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. The Raptors defeated the Magic 98 to 93. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
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If you're wondering why the Orlando Magic are never relevant, it is because of bone-headed decisions like these. Terrence Ross agreed to re-sign with the organization on a four-year, $54 million contract, and he certainly hasn't earned it. While the former Slam Dunk Champion did average 15 points per game last season, he plays sporadically and can have tunnel vision at times when driving to the rim. These tendencies have cost Orlando several games over the years, and it appears that will not change.

2. Al Horford - Philadelphia 76ers

BOSTON, MA - MAY 9: Al Horford #42 of the Boston Celtics signals to fans during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Second Round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers at TD Garden on May 9, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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The Philadelphia 76ers already have the best center in the NBA in Joel Embiid, so why sign Al Horford to a four-year, $109 million deal? Also, he will be 37 years old by the time this deal is over. Although still effective, his numbers have slightly dipped as the years have progressed, and you can believe that trend will continue.

1. Kristaps Porzingis - Dallas Mavericks

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 13:  (EDITOR'S NOTE: Alternate crop) Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks is welcomed back after tearing his ACL previously in the season prior to taking on the Dallas Mavericks during their game at Madison Square Garden on March 13, 2018 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
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Yes, Kristaps Porzingis is an incredible talent. Yes, Kristaps Porzingis is a 7-foot-3 freak of nature who can drive, shoot, pass and defend. But for the Mavs to give a player a max contract (five-year, $158 million) coming off a torn ACL and a rape allegation is inexplicable. You have no idea how he will respond to that severe of an injury against top-level talent. It appears Dallas is putting all their eggs in one basket.