Would you turn back time if you had the chance to do so? What would you do in the past to make the present better? That’s the kind of things most of us think about in the shower, but that, unfortunately, we’ll never have the chance to answer.
Projections, promises, and wishful thinking can have a huge influence in the decisions we make, but in reality, nothing is always as good as promised, and with high expectations, a hurtful fall is right around the corner.
Obviously, that kind of things also happens in the NBA, where players ink their signature on deals thinking great things are about to happen for them, but wind up having a harsh reality check when things don’t go their way.
During the summer, a handful of players made some questionable decisions as free agents that they’re regretting right now, and today, we’re going to let you know about them.
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4. Michael Beasley
Michael Beasley had quite a nice season with the New York Knicks last year, so everybody was expecting him to sign with a contending squad to have the responsibility to lead the bench in scoring with his offensive expertise.
Beasley is set to earn 3.5 million dollars this season with the Los Angeles Lakers, but he’s been just piling up DNP’s and has been mostly out of Luke Walton’s rotation. Up to this day, he’s averaging just 4.4 points on 10 appearances throughout the season.
3. Greg Monroe
Not so long ago, Greg Monroe was considered a prime addition that could enhance pretty much every frontcourt for a contending team, but he finally settled for a 1-year 2.1 million dollar deal with the Toronto Raptors.
Even despite the fact that the Raptors are the best team in the Eastern Conference and arguably the best team in the NBA, he hasn’t been able to contribute the way he would like to. Over 13 appearances, he’s only been on the court for around 7.3 minutes a night, roughly averaging 3.7 points per game.
2. Tyreke Evans
Tyreke Evans was coming off the best season of his career since his rookie campaign, and after not being dealt all season by the Memphis Grizzlies, he was one of the most pursuit ballers in the summer, and he eventually decided to join the Indiana Pacers.
Evans signed a 1-year 12.4 million deal and was looking forward to having a huge offensive role for the young Pacers, something that’s still yet to happen. Of course, he’s been great with averages of 10.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists off the bench, but he was expecting way more than just 22 minutes a night.
1. Carmelo Anthony
After being dealt by the Oklahoma City Thunder and then eventually waived by the Atlanta Hawks, Carmelo Anthony made the decision to join his longtime friend Chris Paul in the Houston Rockets, but things didn’t work out as planned.
Just 10 games into the season, the Rockets announced they had no intentions to keep using Melo, who’s currently working out on his own. Now, he’s likely to be dealt at some point of the season, but so far there have been no takers for the aging forward.