4 most overpaid Houston Rockets heading into next season

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4. Jock Landale

Jock Landale would be higher on this list if it weren't for the structure of his contract. Landale was inked to a four-year deal worth $32 million, giving him an average annual value of $8 million.

Of Landale's $32 million, only the first year is guaranteed ($8 million), as the second and third years are non-guaranteed and the final year contains a team option. Landale can thank Brook Lopez for his deal with the Rockets, as the Rockets reportedly had a deal in place with Lopez, who ultimately backed out at the last minute to stay with the Milwaukee Bucks.

This left the Rockets flat-footed, with no back-up plan in mind. Hence, they turned to Landale, who landed a massive pay raise from $1.56 million in 2022-23 to $8 million in 2023-24.

Landale doesn't provide much on the offensive end but is significantly better on the defensive end. But still not quite worth $8 million annually.