1.) Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol is a two-time champion, six-time All-Star, and an international basketball icon, but he was a shell of his former self when he signed with San Antonio in 2016. While LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard were the cornerstones carrying the Spurs into their next era of title contention, the team felt they needed to add a dependable veteran center to replace Tim Duncan after he called it quits.
The Hall of Famer was serviceable during his first season with the Silver and Black, and he looked like a suitable stopgap at the five despite losing his place in the starting lineup to Dewayne Dedmon after All-Star weekend. The front office brought Gasol back on a three-year $48.8 million deal the following offseason, but he only made it halfway through that contract before San Antonio bought him out.