2019-20 NBA Buyout Season Summary

The deadline for NBA players to be released from one organization and still be eligible to play for another team in the playoffs passed this week, bringing about an official end to 2019-20 campaign’s “buyout season”.

A total of 23 players were released from their squads in the events immediately prior to the NBA trade deadline and since. Twelve of those players have already latched on with new clubs.

Below is a list of all the players involved in transactions over the past month, where they started and where they ended up.

2019-20 NBA Buyout Season

PlayerReleased BySigned By
Dragan BenderBucksWarriors
Jonah Bolden76ersSuns
Ryan BroekhoffMavericks
Trey Burke76ers
DeMarre CarrollSpursRockets
DeMarcus CousinsLakers
Allen CrabbeTimberwolves
Troy DanielsLakersNuggets
Tim FrazierPistons
Gerald GreenNuggets
Reggie JacksonPistonsClippers
Amile JeffersonMagic
Tyler JohnsonSuns
Michael Kidd-GilchristHornetsMavericks
Jordan McRaeNuggetsPistons
Markieff MorrisPistonsLakers
Chandler ParsonsHawks
Isaiah ThomasClippers
Anthony TolliverKingsGrizzlies
Dion WaitersGrizzliesLakers
Derrick Walton Jr.HawksPistons
Marvin WilliamsHornetsBucks

Not featured in this table is Jeff Green, who was waived by the Utah Jazz in December and has since signed on with the Houston Rockets.

Green is a de facto buyout season candidate, if for no other reason than that he was a recently waived veteran that caught on with a contender eager to add depth.