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NBA Notebook: What were the 10 worst signings in 2018?

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With 2018 almost in the books and 30 games of the regular season passed by, the timing seems right to take a look back at some of the worst deals handed out this summer as part of our BSJ year in review. Some of these ugly signings were predictable by the time the ink dried on the deal, while others looked like much better fits than they ended up being. Let's take a look at ten contracts these teams would probably like to have back.  

Carmelo Anthony (1 year/league minimum): This didn’t cost the Rockets much in terms of dollars and cents, but the expectation that Anthony would be able to fill a meaningful role for this roster is still haunting the Rockets. Houston is waiting to find a trade destination for him since waiving the small forward would force his guaranteed salary to count against a big luxury tax bill that’s already awaiting ownership. With injuries piling up and upgrades sorely needed to an undermanned bench, Anthony remains a symbolic piece of Houston’s underwhelming offseason that has set the stage for a lackluster 17-15 start. Melo’s NBA career isn’t over but finding another team willing to give him a meaningful role is no guarantee.