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Phil Taylor's Five Worst 1990s Free-Agent Signings
Phil Taylor
August 14, 2000
Jim McIlvaine, Sonics, 1996; seven years, $35 millionAveraged 3.5 points, 3.7 rebounds in two seasons before being shipped to Nets.
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August 14, 2000

Phil Taylor's Five Worst 1990s Free-agent Signings

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Jim McIlvaine, Sonics, 1996; seven years, $35 million
Averaged 3.5 points, 3.7 rebounds in two seasons before being shipped to Nets.

Pervis Ellison, Celtics, 1994; six years, $13.2 million
Medical bills rivaled paycheck; once fractured toe by dropping table on it.

Loy Vaught, Pistons, 1999; five years, $22.8 million
End-of-the-bench player who averaged 1.7 points in 1999-2000; played in just 43 games.

Bison Dele, Pistons, 1997; seven years, $45 million
Erstwhile Brian Williams quit after two seasons; last seen roaming the Middle East.

Isaac Austin, Magic, 1999; three years, $15 million
Arrived at camp 25 pounds overweight; off-loaded to the Wizards after one season.

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