I just want to go over all the players who got released by their teams before the regular season starts later on today.

Here’s the list below:

 

Atlanta Hawks Boston Celtics Brooklyn Nets Charlotte Hornets Chicago Bulls
  • Justin Brownlee
  • Will Bynum
  • Matt Costello
  • Jarrett Jack
  • Ryan Kelly
  • Josh Magette
  • Richard Solomon
  • Ben Bentil
  • Marcus Georges-Hunt
  • R. J. Hunter
  • Jalen Jones
  • Ryan Kelly
  • Damion Lee
  • Beau Beech
  • Chase Budinger
  • Yogi Ferrell
  • Jorge Gutiérrez
  • Egidijus Mockevičius
  • Andrew Andrews
  • Perry Ellis
  • Rasheed Sulaimon
  • Mike Tobey
  • J. J. Avila
  • Spencer Dinwiddie
  • Vince Hunter
  • D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera
  • Thomas Walkup
Cleveland Cavaliers Dallas Mavericks Denver Nuggets Detroit Pistons Golden State Warriors
  • Markel Brown
  • Toney Douglas
  • John Holland
  • Jonathan Holmes
  • Cory Jefferson
  • Dahntay Jones
  • Eric Moreland
  • Kyle Collinsworth
  • Jaleel Cousins
  • Jonathan Gibson
  • Keith Hornsby
  • Jameel Warney
  • C. J. Williams
  • Robbie Hummel
  • D. J. Kennedy
  • JaKarr Sampson
  • Axel Toupane
  • Nate Wolters
  • Lorenzo Brown
  • Trey Freeman
  • Nikola Jovanović
  • Ray McCallum Jr.
  • Mamadou N’Diaye
  • Elgin Cook
  • Cameron Jones
  • Phil Pressey
  • Elliot Williams
  • Scott Wood
Houston Rockets Indiana Pacers Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies
  • P. J. Hairston
  • Le’Bryan Nash
  • Gary Payton II
  • Pablo Prigioni
  • Isaiah Taylor
  • Ben Bentil
  • Jeremy Evans
  • Alex Poythress
  • Julyan Stone
  • Nick Zeisloft
  • Xavier Munford
  • Dorell Wright
  • Zach Auguste
  • Anthony Brown
  • Julian Jacobs
  • Yi Jianlian
  • Travis Wear
  • Jordan Adams
  • Matt Costello
  • Chris Crawford
  • Kellen Dunham
  • Vince Hunter
  • JaKarr Sampson
  • Wayne Selden Jr.
  • D. J. Stephens
  • Tony Wroten
Miami Heat Milwaukee Bucks Minnesota Timberwolves New Orleans Pelicans New York Knicks
  • Keith Benson
  • Vashil Fernandez
  • Stefan Janković
  • Luis Montero
  • Beno Udrih
  • Brianté Weber
  • Okaro White
  • Jabari Brown
  • Orlando Johnson
  • J. J. O’Brien
  • Jaleel Roberts
  • Rasual Butler
  • Toure’ Murry
  • Chris Copeland
  • Quinn Cook
  • Shawn Dawson
  • Quincy Ford
  • Alonzo Gee
  • Robert Sacre
  • Lou Amundson
  • Cleanthony Early
  • Damien Inglis
  • Chasson Randle
  • J. P. Tokoto
Oklahoma City Thunder Orlando Magic Philadelphia 76ers Phoenix Suns Portland Trail Blazers
  • Alex Caruso
  • Mitch McGary
  • Ronnie Price
  • Kaleb Tarczewski
  • Reggie Williams
  • Chris Wright
  • Cliff Alexander
  • Branden Dawson
  • Ramon Galloway
  • Nick Johnson
  • Kevin Murphy
  • Anthony Barber
  • Elton Brand
  • Dionte Christmas
  • Shawn Long
  • Brandon Paul
  • James Webb III
  • Gracin Bakumanya
  • Derek Cooke
  • Archie Goodwin
  • Shaquille Harrison
  • Grant Jerrett
  • Luis Montero
  • Greg Stiemsma
Sacramento Kings San Antonio Spurs Toronto Raptors Utah Jazz Washington Wizards
  • Isaiah Cousins
  • Jordan Farmer
  • Lamar Patterson
  • Joel Anthony
  • Ryan Arcidiacono
  • Patricio Garino
  • Livio Jean-Charles
  • Ryan Richards
  • Drew Crawford
  • Brady Heslip
  • Yanick Moreira
  • E. J. Singler
  • Jarrod Uthoff
  • Eric Dawson
  • Quincy Ford
  • Chris Johnson
  • Marcus Paige
  • Henry Sims
  • Jarell Eddie
  • Johnny O’Bryant III
  • Casper Ware

So with the abundance of Point Guards in the league now guys like Jarrett Jack, Tony Wroten, Beno Udrih, Will Bynum and Toney Douglas are not needed.  I mean these guys have played for a long time (apart from Wroten), playing numerous seasons on good teams.

Udrih wasn’t unemployed for long with the Pistons picking him up the very same day he was released by the Heat.  A solid move where Detroit bring in a veteran presence to run their second unit, while Ish Smith takes over on Reggie Jackson’s starting role.

Surely Jack will get picked up by a Top 10 team, surely Golden State will jump if Jack wants to sign for the Veteran’s Minimum.

My biggest surprise was the Suns waiving Archie Goodwin, as the cleanout continues there.  With Booker and Warren stepping up and Bledsoe and Knight cemented in their positions, Goodwin must have been excess baggage for Phoenix’s  backcourt.  Personally I would have kept him around as he earned some starts last season on was improving throughout.

Its tough being on the fringe of a NBA roster, just ask any of the guys on the list above.

And let the Season begin!

  • Carl

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