The 2019 NBA Trade Deadline has come and gone, but the fallout continues. Steve Dewald wrote a feature this morning about possible veterans the Portland Trail Blazers could pick up on minimum contracts after their current teams bought them out. Some of those moves are now coming to fruition.
Alex Abrines is no longer with the Thunder.
Sources: The Oklahoma City Thunder have waived guard Alex Abrines.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 9, 2019
The Thunder have released guard Alex Abrines. This was mutually decided by Abrines and the team, with Abrines determining it best to step away to focus on a personal matter. Abrines has appeared in only two games since Dec. 23, sitting out because of personal reasons.— Royce Young (@royceyoung) February 9, 2019
Michael Beasley is on the market again!
The Clippers announced that they have waived Michael Beasley. The forward is not eligible to sign back with the Lakers.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) February 9, 2019
Ben McLemore is finding a home, at least temporarily.
Enes Kanter and the New York Knicks are parting ways.
The Knicks are releasing Enes Kanter, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2019
The Detroit Pistons are picking up Wayne Ellington.
Shaping up as a significant recruiting victory for Pistons, who want to make playoffs in the East. Ellington will be afforded a role that’ll help showcase him for summer free agency. https://t.co/qapF2zwxMp— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2019
They’ll be waiving forward Henry Ellenson in the process.
Detroit Pistons plan to release forward Henry Ellenson to make room for Wayne Ellington when he clears waivers, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 8, 2019
Greg Monroe may not be long for Brooklyn:
And from yesterday, Markieff Morris is not staying with the Pelicans:
Sources: The New Orleans Pelicans are releasing forward Markieff Morris, who is currently dealing with an injury.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 8, 2019
Former Trail Blazers forward Zach Randolph is also hitting the market:
Sources: The Dallas Mavericks will waive 18-year veteran Zach Randolph.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 7, 2019
Former Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews will be joining the Pacers:
Jabari Bird won’t remain in Atlanta: