2019–20 Phoenix Suns season
The 2019–20 Phoenix Suns season is their 52nd season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as well as their 27th season at the Talking Stick Resort Arena. At the conclusion of their previous season, the Suns made James Jones the team's permanent general manager, with co-interim general manager Trevor Bukstein returning to his prior assistant general manager role. With a 19–63 season over, the coaching staff, including head coach Igor Kokoškov, was dismissed on April 23, 2019. The Suns hired former New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans head coach and Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Monty Williams as the team's new head coach on May 3, and completed the new coaching staff on June 26. After the first seven games, the Suns had their best start to a season since 2013–14, and best point differential since the 2004–05 season.
|2019–20 Phoenix Suns season|
|Head coach||Monty Williams|
|General manager||James Jones|
|Arena||Talking Stick Resort Arena|
|Place||Division: 4th (Pacific)|
Conference: 13th (Western)
|Television||Fox Sports Arizona|
- April 11, 2019: The Suns announced that James Jones is the team's permanent general manager, with co-interim general manager Trevor Bukstein being demoted back to his prior assistant general manager role and Jeff Bower being named senior vice president of basketball operations.
- April 12, 2019: The NBA used a coin flip to determine whether the Suns or the Cleveland Cavaliers acquired the second-best odds for a top draft pick, with the loser getting the 32nd pick of the 2019 NBA draft and third-best odds for a top selection.
- April 22, 2019: The Suns fire coach Igor Kokoškov after his only season coaching the team.
- April 23, 2019: The team fires the rest of their coaching staff soon afterward.
- April 30, 2019: Longtime athletic trainer Aaron Nelson agrees to become the new athletic trainer for the New Orleans Pelicans, ending his 26-year tenure with the Suns, including 19 years as lead athletic trainer.
- May 3, 2019: Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Monty Williams agrees to a five-year deal to become the team's newest head coach, effective by the end of their 2018–19 season on May 12; Phoenix begins building a new training facility as part of the team's agreement to renovate the Talking Stick Resort Arena and look to remain at the arena until at least 2037.
- May 14, 2019: The NBA draft lottery takes place under the first year of a newly updated, weighted lottery system affecting the odds for every team in the NBA draft lottery.
- June 20, 2019: The 2019 NBA draft takes place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York; Phoenix agrees to trade T. J. Warren to the Indiana Pacers and their second round pick (who became KZ Okpala from Stanford University) to the Miami Heat for cash considerations from Indiana entering the free agency period, as well as trade their own first round pick (which became Jarrett Culver from Texas Tech University) to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Dario Šarić and the Timberwolves' first round pick of the draft, which became Cameron Johnson from the University of North Carolina. The Suns also agree to trade a future first round pick from the Milwaukee Bucks to the Boston Celtics for Aron Baynes and the draft rights to University of Virginia champion point guard Ty Jerome, as well as agree to a deal with undrafted Brewster Academy postgraduate Jalen Lecque.
- June 26, 2019: The Suns name their new coaching staff under Monty Williams.
- June 30, 2019: The NBA free agency period officially begins on June 30 at 6:00 P.M. EST; Ricky Rubio agrees to a three-year, $51 million deal with the Suns.
- July 1, 2019: Frank Kaminsky agrees to a two-year, $10 million deal with the Suns.
- July 3, 2019: The Suns agree to trade Josh Jackson, De'Anthony Melton, and two second-round picks to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Kyle Korver and Jevon Carter.
- July 6, 2019: The NBA free agent moratorium begins; Phoenix completes their trades agreed upon the night of the 2019 NBA draft and sign rookies Cameron Johnson, Ty Jerome, and Jalen Lecque.
- July 7, 2019: The Suns complete their trade with the Memphis Grizzlies involving Josh Jackson, De'Anthony Melton, and two second-round picks for Kyle Korver and Jevon Carter.
- July 8, 2019: Phoenix waives Kyle Korver and signs Ricky Rubio.
- July 10, 2019: Kelly Oubre Jr. agrees to a two-year extension worth $30 million with the Suns.
- July 16, 2019: Kelly Oubre Jr. re-signs with the Suns.
- July 17, 2019: The Suns agreed to deals with point guard Jared Harper (via two-way contract) and power forward Cheick Diallo (2 years, $3.5 million), as well as signed Frank Kaminsky.
- July 23, 2019: Cheick Diallo signs with the Suns.
- August 12, 2019: The NBA unveiled the new regular season schedules of every team on NBA TV.
- September 20, 2019: The Suns announced the creation of their sports medicine and performance team, taking over the position previously held by Aaron Nelson.
- September 27, 2019: The Suns unveiled their newest "Statement" jerseys, as well as announced their upcoming training camp and preseason roster.
- October 23, 2019: Phoenix began their regular season with a 124–95 win over the Sacramento Kings.
- October 24, 2019: Deandre Ayton is suspended for 25 games after testing positive for diuretic usage, violating the NBA's anti-drug policy.
- November 21, 2019: The Suns unveil their new "City" jerseys.
- December 17, 2019: Deandre Ayton returns from his 25-game long suspension.
- December 30, 2019: Frank Kaminsky begins an injury streak that keeps him out of action for months, potentially near the end of the season.
- January 22, 2020: Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald buys a minority stake of the Phoenix Suns to become a partial team owner.
- January 24, 2020: The Phoenix Suns matched the win total they had from last season with a 103–99 win over the San Antonio Spurs.
- January 28, 2020: The Phoenix Suns surpassed last season's win total with a 133–104 blowout win over the Dallas Mavericks.
- February 7, 2020: The Suns matched the win total from the 2017–18 season with a 127–91 blowout win over the Houston Rockets.
- February 10, 2020: Tyler Johnson is waived from the team.
- February 12, 2020: The Suns surpassed the win total from the 2017–18 season with a 112–106 win over the Golden State Warriors, as well as sign former Philadelphia 76ers power forward Jonah Bolden to a 10-day contract.
- February 13, 2020: Devin Booker is named an All-Star for Team LeBron, replacing Damian Lillard due to a groin injury he sustained on the 12th; Booker also replaces Lillard for the Three-Point Contest, while Deandre Ayton (who had a left ankle sprain a few days prior) is replaced by Nicolò Melli in the Rising Stars Challenge.
- February 14, 2020: The 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago begins.
- February 22, 2020: The Phoenix Suns matched their win total from the 2015–16 season with a 112–104 win over the Chicago Bulls.
- February 24, 2020: The Suns both surpassed their 2015–16 season win total and matched their 2016–17 season win total with a 131–111 blowout win over the Utah Jazz.
- February 25, 2020: Kelly Oubre Jr. is ruled out for potentially the rest of the season due to a right meniscus tear.
- March 6, 2020: The Suns not only surpassed their 2016–17 season win total, but also match their 2012–13 season win total with a 127–117 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
- March 8, 2020: The Phoenix Suns surpassed their 2012–13 season win total and have their highest win total in over five seasons with a 140–131 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Front office changesEdit
After the conclusion of the team's prior season, the Suns named James Jones the team's permanent general manager after serving as an interim co-general manager with Trevor Bukstein the previous season. Bukstein was moved back to his original assistant general manager role and Jeff Bower became the senior vice president of basketball operations. On April 30, 2019, the Suns announced the departure of long-standing athletic trainer and senior vice president of athlete health and performance Aaron Nelson. Nelson left the Suns to be the new head athletic trainer for the New Orleans Pelicans, reuniting with David Griffin and Alvin Gentry. Starting with this season, Nelson's position will be replaced by a newly created sports medicine and performance team. The position is headlined by Brady Howe as the senior director of player health and performance, with David Crewe being the director of medical services and head athletic trainer.
On April 22, 2019, the Suns fired head coach Igor Kokoškov after only one season with the team, despite giving him a three-year deal, and fired the rest of the coaching staff the following day. The Suns interviewed former New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans head coach and Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Monty Williams and Portland Trail Blazers assistant coaches Nate Tibbetts and David Vanterpool. Monty Williams agreed to a five-year deal to coach the Suns on May 3, which became effective on May 12 at the conclusion of the 76ers' playoff run against the eventual 2019 NBA Finals champions, the Toronto Raptors. The Suns announced their new coaching staff on June 26, with Willie Green of the Golden State Warriors, Darko Rajaković and Mark Bryant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Brooklyn Nets scout Randy Ayers, Larry Greer of the Minnesota Timberwolves, and Portland Trail Blazers on-court assistant Steve Blake named assistant coaches; Gonzaga University's director of analysis Riccardo Fois and Philadelphia 76ers player development specialist Ben Strong were named player development coaches.
|Round||Pick||Player||Position(s)||Nationality||College / Club|
|1||6||Jarrett Culver||Shooting guard||United States||Texas Tech|
|2||32||KZ Okpala||Small forward||United States||Stanford|
Entering the night of the 2019 NBA draft, the Suns held just one first-round pick and one second-round pick. With the new lottery projections, the Suns were one of three teams with the best overall odds for a top-4 pick alongside the New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers. Due to a tied record with the Cavaliers at the end of last season, a tiebreaker coin-flip to determine which team acquired the second-best odds for a top pick in the draft was held. The Suns lost the tiebreaker, resulting in the third-best odds and a chance to fall as far back as pick #7. The tiebreaker also flips for the second-round picks; Phoenix received the #32 pick while the Philadelphia 76ers via Cleveland received the #33 pick. At the night of the draft lottery, the Suns fell to #6, the furthest a team with the third-best odds had fallen in the NBA draft lottery. Phoenix also held a chance to acquire the Milwaukee Bucks' first-round pick the prior season, though it would not be acquired via the Bucks having the best regular-season record that season.
On draft night, the Suns agreed to three separate trades, each involving different teams, which were all made official on July 6. The first trade involved trading small forward T. J. Warren to the Indiana Pacers and their second-round pick of the draft (which became small forward KZ Okpala of Stanford University) to the Miami Heat for cash considerations from Indiana involving their salary cap in free agency. Their second trade had the Suns trade the 6th pick of the draft (which became shooting guard Jarrett Culver from Texas Tech University) to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for power forward Dario Šarić and Minnesota's own first-round pick at #11. That selection became forward Cameron Johnson from the University of North Carolina, who became an All-ACC First Team member in the 2018–19 season. With their final trade, the Suns agreed to trade away the Milwaukee Bucks' future first-round pick to the Boston Celtics in exchange for center Aron Baynes and the 24th pick of the draft (which was owned earlier on by the Philadelphia 76ers), point guard Ty Jerome from the University of Virginia. Jerome was an All-ACC Third Team member in 2018 before being an All-ACC Second Team member in 2019 and winning the 2019 NCAA Tournament with Virginia.
For this season, free agency begins on June 30, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. EST instead of the previously typical July 1 at midnight EST period. Players Dragan Bender (through declining a fourth-year team option), Jamal Crawford, Troy Daniels, and Richaun Holmes all became unrestricted free agents as of the end of the 2018–19 NBA season, while Kelly Oubre Jr. became a restricted free agent. In addition, both Jimmer Fredette and Ray Spalding hold non-guaranteed second seasons with the team, while Tyler Johnson holds a player option for this season. Tyler Johnson exercised his player option on June 21, while Jimmer Fredette and Ray Spalding were not guaranteed a second year with the team on June 24 and 29, respectively, though Spalding played with the Suns during the 2019 NBA Summer League, while Fredette played for the Golden State Warriors there. George King also has a two-way contract that expired this season, though he played for the Utah Jazz's Summer League team instead.
On June 30, Utah Jazz point guard Ricky Rubio agreed to a three-year deal worth $51 million to become the Suns' newest starting point guard, which was signed on July 8. The next day, both Troy Daniels and Richaun Holmes agreed to new deals to join the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings, respectively. Charlotte Hornets power forward/center Frank Kaminsky also agreed to a two-year deal worth $10 million later that day, which was signed on July 17. On July 3, the Suns agreed to trade Josh Jackson, De'Anthony Melton, and two second-round picks to the Memphis Grizzlies for guards Kyle Korver and Jevon Carter, with Korver being waived on July 8. On July 6, the Suns signed undrafted Brewster Academy point guard Jalen Lecque to a partially guaranteed four-year deal (first two seasons fully guaranteed). Four days later, Kelly Oubre Jr. agreed to a two-year extension worth $30 million to return with the team, which he signed on July 16. On July 15, Jimmer Fredette signed with the Panathinaikos B.C. in Greece. The next day, the Suns agreed to a two-year, $3.5 million deal with former New Orleans Pelicans power forward Cheick Diallo, which he signed on July 23, and a two-way contract spot with Auburn University point guard Jared Harper, which he signed on August 3. On July 21, George King signed a multi-year deal with the Dolomiti Energia Trento in Italy. Dragan Bender later agreed to a partially guaranteed two-year deal with the Milwaukee Bucks on July 25, officially signing with the Bucks on July 30. Ray Spalding also agreed to a non-guaranteed deal with the Atlanta Hawks a day later on July 31, though he was waived before the pre-season concluded on October 8. Spalding then signed with the Houston Rockets on October 10 before being waived on the 19th and playing for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the NBA G League. Jamal Crawford would not sign a new player's contract with any team as of January 13, 2020.
On September 27, 2019, the Phoenix Suns announced the signing of Auburn point guard Jared Harper on a two-way contract, as well as the training camp signings of Texas Tech forwards Tariq Owens and Norense Odiase and ratiopharm Ulm guard David Krämer, a born Slovak raised in Austria that competitively represents Germany. They later waived Owens, Odiase, and Krämer from the team after the conclusion of their preseason on October 15. The Suns also signed and waived forwards Aaron Epps and Troy Williams on October 19. Every player except for Williams would play for the Northern Arizona Suns afterward, with Troy playing for the U.S. Victoria Libertas Pallacanestro in Italy's Lega Basket Serie A. Owens eventually signed a two-way contract with the Phoenix Suns on January 15, 2020. After failing to find a trade for Tyler Johnson, he was waived from the team on February 10. Johnson was replaced by former Philadelphia 76ers power forward Jonah Bolden on a 10-day contract two days later. Jonah Bolden was not renewed for another 10-day contract on February 24.
Phoenix Suns roster
|Kelly Oubre Jr.||$15,625,000|
The preseason schedule was announced on July 29, 2019. The preseason schedule was the second-shortest preseason in franchise history, behind the lockout shortened 2011–12 season. The Suns ended their preseason with a 2–2 record.
|2019 preseason game log|
Total: 2–2 (Home: 1–1; Road: 1–1)
Preseason: 2–2 (Home: 1–1; Road: 1–1)
|2019–20 season schedule|
On June 7, 2019, the NBA announced that the Suns would play against the San Antonio Spurs on December 14, 2019 at the Mexico City Arena in Mexico City. The NBA announced the rest of the league's schedule on August 12.
|2019–20 game log|
Total: 26–39 (Home: 13–22; Road: 13–17)
October: 3–2 (Home: 2–1; Road: 1–1)
November : 5–8 (Home: 3–6; Road: 2–2)
December : 5–9 (Home: 1–4; Road: 4–5)
January : 7–8 (Home: 3–5; Road: 4–3)
February : 4–9 (Home: 2–4; Road: 2–5)
March: 2–2 (Home: 2–1; Road: 0–1)
April: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)
|2019–20 season schedule|
|x – Los Angeles Lakers||49||14||.778||0.0||23–8||26–6||9–2||63|
|Los Angeles Clippers||44||20||.688||5.5||25–7||19–13||8–4||64|
|o – Golden State Warriors||15||50||.231||35.0||8–26||7–24||2–11||65|
|1||x – Los Angeles Lakers *||49||14||.778||–||63|
|2||Los Angeles Clippers||44||20||.688||5.5||64|
|3||Denver Nuggets *||43||22||.662||7.0||65|
|5||Oklahoma City Thunder||40||24||.625||9.5||64|
|6||Houston Rockets *||40||24||.625||9.5||64|
|9||Portland Trail Blazers||29||37||.439||21.5||66|
|10||New Orleans Pelicans||28||36||.438||21.5||64|
|12||San Antonio Spurs||27||36||.429||22.0||63|
|15||o – Golden State Warriors||15||50||.231||35.0||65|
Awards and recordsEdit
- On September 6, 2019, former Suns player and coach Paul Westphal was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as a player.
- On January 30, 2020, Deandre Ayton was once again named a member of the World Team for the Rising Stars Challenge. However, due to a left ankle injury sustained on February 10, he abstained from playing in the event, being replaced by Nicolò Melli.
- On February 13, 2020, Devin Booker was named an All-Star for the first time in his career, replacing Damian Lillard for both the Three-Point Contest and the 2020 NBA All-Star Game as a member for Team LeBron.
- From December 28, 2019 until January 7, 2020, Devin Booker joined James Harden, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, and Tracy McGrady as the only players to put up 30+ points and 6+ assists in six straight games, dating back to the 1983–84 NBA season. He is also the only player to shoot at least 47% in each of those games.
- On March 6, 2020, Aron Baynes becomes only the second player in league history to score 35+ points with 9 three-pointers made and grab 15+ rebounds in a single game, with the first player being James Harden.
- On October 12, 2019, the Suns set a pre-season record for most three-pointers made in a single game with 24 made.
- On October 23, 2019, Ricky Rubio tied Elliot Perry as the only players to put up 11 assists in their Suns debut games.
- The 43–14 first quarter the Suns scored for a 29-point lead against the Golden State Warriors on October 30, 2019 became the team's largest lead by the end of a first quarter in franchise history, beating the 24-point lead held against the Utah Jazz back on January 5, 1994.
- On November 5, 2019, Devin Booker became the first player in franchise history to score at least fifteen field goals and 3 three-pointers while making 75% or more of his attempts in both areas.
- Throughout the team's first seven games of the season, the Suns scored 89 three-point field goals, breaking a team record set back in the 2009–10 season.
- From December 27, 2019 until January 7, 2020, Devin Booker set the franchise record of 7 consecutive 30+ point games, previously set at 5 games and repeated by Charlie Scott and then also tied by Charles Barkley.
- On February 8, 2020, Deandre Ayton became the quickest player in franchise history to reach 1,000 rebounds with 19 grabbed against the Denver Nuggets, getting to that mark in only 94 games played with Phoenix.
- On March 6, 2020, Aron Baynes tied former Suns players Quentin Richardson and Channing Frye for the franchise record of most three-pointers made in a single game.
- On November 5, 2019, Devin Booker became the eighth-youngest player in NBA history to reach 6,000 points, behind LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant, Tracy McGrady, Andrew Wiggins, and Shaquille O'Neal.
- On January 28, 2020, Devin Booker became the fourth-youngest player to reach 7,000 points in the NBA, behind only LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Carmelo Anthony. He also became the youngest guard to reach 7,000 points, surpassing Kobe Bryant for the record.
- On February 8, 2020, Deandre Ayton became the fourth-fastest player to reach 1,000 rebounds since 1992, with only Shaquille O'Neal, Blake Griffin, and Tim Duncan being faster than Ayton.
- Devin Booker became the 17th player in franchise history to score over 6,000 points for the Suns in a win over the Philadelphia 76ers on November 5, 2019.
- On December 7, 2019, Devin Booker surpassed Hall of Famer and Phoenix Suns Ring of Honor member Connie Hawkins to become the 15th highest scoring player in franchise history with 35 points scored in a loss to the Houston Rockets.
- Devin Booker later surpassed his rookie season head coach Jeff Hornacek, on the list only four days later with 15 points to be the 14th highest scorer in franchise history in a loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
- On December 21, 2019, Devin Booker surpassed former teammate (2016-17) Leandro Barbosa, to become the 13th highest scoring player in franchise history with 19 points in a loss to the Houston Rockets.
- On December 30, 2019, Devin Booker surpassed Hall of Famer and Phoenix Suns Ring of Honor member Charles Barkley with 33 points scored in a 122–116 win over the Portland Trail Blazers to become the 12th highest scoring player in franchise history.
- Devin Booker became the 12th player in franchise history to score at least 7,000 points for the Phoenix Suns, reaching that point with 32 points (20 scored in the third quarter) in a 133–104 blowout win over the Dallas Mavericks.
Injuries, suspensions, and personal games missedEdit
|Player||Duration||Reason(s) for missed time||Games missed|
|Cameron Johnson||October 23, 2019||October 26, 2019||Sore left calf||2|
|Ty Jerome||October 23, 2019||December 2, 2019||Right ankle sprain||18|
|Deandre Ayton||October 24, 2019||December 17, 2019||Suspended for diaretics||25|
|Ricky Rubio||October 26, 2019||October 28, 2019||Left knee contusion||1|
|Ricky Rubio||November 18, 2019||November 19, 2019||Back spasms||1|
|Aron Baynes||November 19, 2019||November 29, 2019||Right hip contusion||5|
|Ricky Rubio||November 21, 2019||November 27, 2019||Back ailment||3|
|Cheick Diallo||December 2, 2019||December 4, 2019||Illness||1|
|Aron Baynes||December 2, 2019||December 9, 2019||Left calf contusion||4|
|Devin Booker||December 14, 2019||December 20, 2019||Right forearm contusion||3|
|Cameron Johnson||December 17, 2019||December 20, 2019||Left hip soreness||1|
|Tyler Johnson||December 17, 2019||December 21, 2019||Illness||2|
|Deandre Ayton||December 20, 2019||December 30, 2019||Right ankle sprain||5|
|Ricky Rubio||December 21, 2019||December 23, 2019||Illness||1|
|Frank Kaminsky||December 30, 2019||Sore right knee / left patella stress fracture|
|Ricky Rubio||January 13, 2020||January 15, 2020||Personal reasons (birth of his son)||1|
|Kelly Oubre Jr.||January 15, 2020||January 20, 2020||Placed on the concussion protocol||2|
|Cameron Johnson||January 18, 2020||February 7, 2020||Bruised right quadriceps / contusion||10|
|Aron Baynes||January 20, 2020||February 21, 2020||Sore left hip||13|
|Dario Šarić||January 31, 2020||February 21, 2020||Left ankle sprain||7|
|Ricky Rubio||February 2, 2020||February 4, 2020||Right ankle sprain||1|
|Ty Jerome||February 2, 2020||February 7, 2020||Sore left calf||3|
|Tyler Johnson||February 3, 2020||February 10, 2020 (Waived)||Sore right knee||4|
|Deandre Ayton||February 10, 2020||February 21, 2020||Sore left ankle||2|
|Kelly Oubre Jr.||February 25, 2020||Right meniscus tear|
|Deandre Ayton||March 3, 2020||Left ankle sprain|
|Cameron Johnson||March 6, 2020||Mono|
|July 6, 2019||Three–team trade|
|To Indiana Pacers
||To Miami Heat|
Draft rights to #32 pick KZ Okpala (from Phoenix)
|To Phoenix Suns|
Cash Considerations (from Indiana)
|July 6, 2019||To Phoenix Suns
||To Minnesota Timberwolves|
Draft rights to #6 pick Jarrett Culver
|July 6, 2019||To Phoenix Suns
||To Boston Celtics|
2020 protected first-round pick (from Milwaukee via Phoenix)
|July 7, 2019||To Phoenix Suns
||To Memphis Grizzlies|
|Kelly Oubre Jr.||Signed 2-year deal worth $30 million||July 16, 2019|
|Jalen Lecque||Signed 4-year partially guaranteed deal worth $6,129,593||Brewster Academy Bobcats|
|Ricky Rubio||Signed 3-year deal worth $51 million||Utah Jazz|
|Frank Kaminsky||Signed 2-year deal worth $10 million||Charlotte Hornets|
|Jared Harper||Signed two-way contract worth around $79,568-$410,706||Auburn Tigers|
|Cheick Diallo||Signed 2-year deal worth $3,500,000||New Orleans Pelicans|
|Tariq Owens||Signed two-way contract worth at least $50,000||Texas Tech Red Raiders / Northern Arizona Suns|
|Jonah Bolden||Signed a 10-day contract worth $81,677||Philadelphia 76ers|
|Player||Reason left||New team(s)|
|Jimmer Fredette||Waived||Panathinaikos B.C. OPAP|
|Ray Spalding||Waived||Atlanta Hawks / Houston Rockets / Rio Grande Valley Vipers / Charlotte Hornets / Greensboro Swarm|
|George King||Two-way contract expired||Dolomiti Energia Trento / Stelmet Enea BC Zielona Góra|
|Troy Daniels||Unrestricted free agent||Los Angeles Lakers / Denver Nuggets|
|Richaun Holmes||Unrestricted free agent||Sacramento Kings|
|Dragan Bender||Unrestricted free agent||Milwaukee Bucks / Wisconsin Herd / Golden State Warriors|
|Jamal Crawford||Unrestricted free agent|
|Kyle Korver||Waived||Milwaukee Bucks|
|Jonah Bolden||10-day contract expired|
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