Now that the NBA Trade Deadline has passed, teams can only acquire players through waivers or free agency. Teams that are not competing for playoff spots will look into buying out veteran players in order to save money and to open up more playing time for younger players.
Players that teams look to buy out are almost always veterans with expiring contracts. If the team does not have plans to re-sign the player in the offseason, they won't be losing an asset as they look to save money.
Hakim Warrick was the first veteran to be waived, just two days after a trade sent him to the Orlando Magic. Here are other veterans that could be available for playoff contenders.