2023 NBA Buyout Market Tracker: Where Will Wall, Westbrook Land?


The NBA trade deadline has officially ended, but teams still have one last opportunity to improve their rosters in the post-trade buyout market.

More often than not, the buyout market is the result of one of two things: teams not being able to find new homes for their disgruntled veterans before the trade deadline, or teams having to give up players to make room for one to create multiplayer trading.

Completed Acquisitions

Danny Green (Cleveland Cavaliers)

Danny Green signs a one-year, $2 million deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to The Athletic. Green has only played three games this season, averaging three points.

Stanley Johnson (San Antonio Spurs)

The San Antonio Spurs have fired forward Stanley Johnson, according to The Athletic. He has shot 45% from beyond the arc this season and is expected to be in contact with several competitors.

Patrick Beverly (Traded from Lakers to Magic)

The Magic have completed a buyout with Patrick Beverley, but the Minnesota Timberwolves are unlikely to be interested in a reunion, according to sources Mark Stein. A three-time all-defensive team player, Beverley played for the Timberwolves in the 2021-22 season as the team overcame its 14-year playoff drought.

Pending Acquisitions

Terence Ross (Orlando magic)

Terrence Ross and the Magic complete a buyout, ESPN reported on Feb. 11. Ross has played for Orlando since being traded there at the 2017 NBA trade deadline. He will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. According to ESPN, Ross plans to sign with the Phoenix Suns.

John Wall (Swapped from clippers To rockets)

The Houston Rockets plan to forego John Wall after reacquiring him at close The Athletic reported on February 9. Wall was signed to the Rockets for the 2021-22 season but was asked not to play for the team. In a recent interview, Wall called the Rockets a “garbage” organization.

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Reggie Jackson (Swapped from Clippers to hornets)

Reggie Jackson is reportedly being bought out by the Charlotte Hornets The Athletic on February 9th. According to multiple reports, he will sign with the Denver Nuggets.

Will Barton (Washington Wizard)

The Washington Wizards are reportedly working to buy Will Barton out of his contract ESPN on February 9th. Barton had 11 DNPs in 54 games for the Wizards, despite averaging 14.7 points per game as a starter for the Denver Nuggets last season.

Dewayne Dedmon (Swapped from heat To spores)

The San Antonio Spurs plan to do without Dewayne Dedmon The Athletic on February 9th. Dedmon averaged 11.7 minutes per game in 30 games for the Heat.

Serge Ibaka (Swapped from dollar To pacemaker)

The Indiana Pacers will be without, according to Serge Ibaka The Athletic on February 9th. Ibaka averaged 11.6 minutes per game in 16 games for the Milwaukee Bucks, his last appearance being on Jan. 1.

Russell Westbrook (Swapped from lakers To jazz)

Russell Westbrook is likely to be bought out, according to the Utah Jazz Bleacher report on February 8th. The LA Clippers and Chicago Bulls have reportedly expressed interest in the former league MVP.

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