Reputations don't win games

Free agency overpays fit a trend

BY DAVID THORPE
  • The Athletic’s John Hollinger put it best, talking about Gordon Hayward’s new $120 million deal: “the Hornets turned their cap space into what is immediately one of the league’s least-desirable contracts.”

  • Other than a handful of playoff games, I challenge you to find any evidence Rajon Rondo helped the Lakers last year. (By one measure, 7…

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