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Worst NBA contract: Amare Stoudemire, Joe Johnson near top

Amar'e Stoudemire and Joe Johnson are near the top of ESPN's list that ranks the worst contracts in the NBA.

Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

If you're looking for two of the worst contracts in the entire NBA, look no further than New York City.

ESPN released a list of the 10 worst contracts in the NBA, and New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire and Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson are both near the top of ESPN's list.

Stoudemire's five year, $99.7 million dollar deal is ranked as the second-worst in the entire league. Stoudemire was signed by the Knicks in July 2010, after spending the first eight years of his career with the Phoenix Suns.

Johnson's contract ranks as the third-worst contract in the league. Johnson signed a six-year, $119 million dollar contract to stay with the Atlanta Hawks in the summer of 2010. Atlanta then traded Johnson, and his contract, to the Nets in July 2012.

With plenty of time left on both Stoudemire's and Johnson's contract, the pair of former-stars could easily redeem themselves and justify their large paydays.