Source: Fox SportsWinner: Mediocre big men
Forget for a moment that Amar'e Stoudemire got $100 million from the Knicks and Carlos Boozer $80M from the Bulls. At least they're All-Stars. The real sign that big men are in short supply and teams had way too much money to spend is the deals signed by journeymen like Darko Milicic (pictured, $20 million from Timberwolves), Tyrus Thomas ($40M from Bobcats), Channing Frye ($30M from Suns), Drew Gooden ($32M from Bucks) and Amir Johnson ($34M from Raptors) to name a few. And if you don't know who Amir Johnson is, that's the point.
I have to agree that it seems like a lot of money for a guy who's done little in the NBA. Its a contract determined based on perceived potential. Here's to hoping Amir makes everybody remember his name.