For teams that didn’t (or couldn’t) upgrade their rosters ahead
of Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, the upcoming buyout market presents an opportunity
to do so.
Thus far, the players we know for certain will be a part of the market include Spencer Dinwiddie, Joe Harris, Killian Hayes, Danuel House,
Robin Lopez and Marcus Morris.
The players who could potentially join the pool if they secure buyouts from their respective teams include Kyle Lowry, Derrick Rose, Davis
Bertans, Seth Curry, Evan Fournier, Danilo Gallinari, Cory Joseph, Patty Mills,
Cedi Osman and Delon Wright.
P.J. Tucker was another veteran widely expected to be bought
out, if not traded, considering his absence from the Clippers lineup since late
November. Unfortunately, teams that were hoping to acquire Tucker´s defensive
prowess were dealt some bad news on Thursday.
According to Marc Spears of Andscape, a buyout from the Clippers “appears unlikely” for Tucker, who reacted furiously after going untraded Thursday, writing “All this s–t is a f–king joke” on Instagram. The post is embedded below, but beware that it is uncensored.