The trade deadline came and went, and there weren't a lot a big transactions. The contenders mostly stood pat, while teams on the playoff bubble made the most aggressive moves. Now it's time for the buyout market, where players who were traded and waived and those who are not in their current franchise's long term plans become available after being released.
It's typically hard to find rotation players at this time of the season. This year, however, there are a few interesting pieces who could become available. No one will change the balance of power in the NBA, but a few could provide depth for playoff teams in need of it.
Some players have already been waived, while others are expected to be released soon. For them to be eligible to be a part of another team's playoff roster, they need to become free agents before March 1.
Already waived and signed
The Portland Trail Blazers waived Anderson Varejao immediately after acquiring him. Varejao signed with the Warriors.
The Portland Trail Blazers waived Tim Frazier after acquiring Brian Roberts.
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