Now that the trade deadline has come and gone, NBA teams turn their attention to the buyout and free agency market.
As reports are made of players being bought out or waived, this file will be updated.
Darren Collison, G, Free Agent - Retired
Collison announced in the offseason that he was retiring from the NBA. After reports surfaced that he was considering a return, Adrian Wojnarowski ultimately decided to remain retired.
Veteran guard Darren Collison has decided that he won't return to the NBA this season and plans to stay retired, league sources tell ESPN. Lakers and Clippers had been courting him, but Collison has informed teams that the timing isn't right for him.- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 9, 2020
Collison started in 76 games last season for an Indiana Pacers team that finished with the fifth-best record in the Eastern Conference. He averaged 11.2 points, 6.0 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game on 46.7 percent shooting from the field.
In 2017-18, Collison led the league in 3-point percentage by making 46.8 percent of his attempts from the perimeter.
JR Smith, G, Free Agent
Marc Stein of the New York Times broke the news that the Lakers are expected to give Smith an audition following the trade deadline.
The Lakers are expected to give free agent guard JR Smith a post-trade deadline audition (perhaps as soon as next week) and remain favorites to sign Darren Collison if Collison elects to make a comeback to the NBA -- in addition to potential pickups on the buyout market- Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 6, 2020
Smith last played on Nov. 19, 2018. Now 34, he is a career 37.3 percent 3-point shooter.
Smith was teammates with LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers between 2014-15 and 2017-18.
Marvin Williams, F, Charlotte Hornets
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Hornets have bought out Williams, paving the way for him to sign with the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Bucks will reportedly waive Dragan Bender to make room for Williams.
Milwaukee is waiving Dragan Bender, clearing the way to sign F Marvin Williams as soon as Monday, league sources tell ESPN. Williams buyout is complete with Charlotte and will be waived as soon today.- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2020
Williams wasn't a big part of Charlotte's rotation this season, but he's a well-respected veteran who has been a solid 3-point shooter in his NBA career. He fits in well with the Bucks in that regard because he'll help space the floor for Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe as a stretch four.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, F, Charlotte Hornets
The Hornets announced that they have waived Kidd-Gilchrist.
According to ESPN's Wojnarowski, the Dallas Mavericks are interested in signing him.
Reporting with @espn_macmahon: Charlotte is finalizing a contract buyout with F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Dallas has emerged as a possible destination once MKG clears waivers.- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2020
Kidd-Gilchrist would give the Mavericks a versatile defender and solid cutter next to Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis.
Dion Waiters, G, Memphis Grizzlies
The Grizzlies acquired Waiters before the trade deadline, but they do not intend on keeping him, per Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
It appears as though the Grizzlies will either buy him out or waive him.
Memphis Grizzlies do not plan to keep guard Dion Waiters with a buyout or release on the horizon, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.- Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 6, 2020
Waiters has one more year remaining on his current contract. He is owed $12.1 million this season and $12.7 million next season.
Reggie Jackson, G, Detroit Pistons
According to Stein of the New York Times, Jackson is "still assessing" whether or not he's going to pursue a buyout with the Pistons, but the Clippers appear to be interested in the 29-year-old if he does.
Detroit's Reggie Jackson is still assessing whether to pursue a buyout or complete his Pistons contract, league sources say, but the Clippers have emerged as a likely suitor if Jackson goes that route- Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 8, 2020
The Clips, of course, also have interest in prime Laker target Darren Collison
Jackson has dealt with injuries in three of the last four seasons. In the 11 games he has appeared in this season, Jackson has posted 15.4 points and 4.5 assists in 25.9 minutes.
Evan Turner, G, Minnesota Timberwolves
Turner was involved in the four-team trade that saw the Atlanta Hawks land Clint Capela and the Houston Rockets land Robert Covington.
According to Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic, Turner is discussing a buyout with the Timberwolves, the team he was traded to in the blockbuster deal.
Turner hopes to play for a contender, Krawczynski adds.
Evan Turner did not attend Wolves press conference today. Both sides discussing a buyout. Wolves are going young. The vet Turner would like to play for a contender, so the options are being explored.- Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) February 7, 2020
Turner has played in only 19 games this season. He has career averages of 9.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 0.8 steals per game.
Isaiah Thomas, G, LA Clippers
After acquiring him in the deal that landed them Marcus Morris, the Clippers will waive Thomas, David Aldridge of The Athletic reports.
The Clippers will not be keeping Isaiah Thomas, acquired today from Washington in three-team deal with Knicks that brought Marcus Morris to LA and send Moe Harkless/picks to NYC, per league source.- David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) February 6, 2020
In 40 games with the Washington Wizards this season, Thomas averaged 12.2 points on 40.8 percent shooting from the field and 41.3 percent from 3-point range.
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