Every Player Who Is Currently Getting Paid Not To Play For Their Former Teams

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Sometimes, NBA GM's make mistakes. It's human nature. Sometimes they are hypnotized by players having a career year before they hit free agency, and proceed to lock them up for multiple years, paying them insane amounts of money per year, only for said player to fall off the cliff and become a negative for the organization, both on the court and in the books.

Usually, general managers can redeem themselves by trading away these players so other teams have to take on their huge contracts, but other times, they just have to bite the bullet and take a risk waiving the player in hopes of another team signing them. If not, then a franchise could be paying millions of dollars for several years for a player who isn't even on the roster anymore, as we're about to find out -- hint: there's a lot of them.

Reddit user Perksofthesewalls has gone to the effort of listing every one of these players who are being paid by teams they don't even play for anymore, either via waives, retirements, or other contract shenanigans. Just a warning: Atlanta and Portland fans should look away now.

Atlanta Hawks

<p>Former Team</p><p>Player</p><p>Guaranteed Money Owed</p><p>Last Season of Pay</p>

 ATL

DeAndre Liggins

$26,773

2017-18

 ATL

Mike Dunleavy

$1,662,500

2017-18

 ATL

Richard Jefferson

$2,500,00

2017-18

 ATL

Nicolas Brussino

$1,312,611

2017-18

 ATL

Jamal Crawford

$13,246,988

2018-19

 ATL

Jeremy Evans

$50,000

2017-18

 ATL

Diamond Stone

$1,312,611

2017-18

 ATL

Quinn Cook

$100,000

2017-18

Brooklyn Nets

 BKN

Sean Kilpatrick

$1,524,305

2017-18

 BKN

Deron Williams

$16,500,000

2019-20

Boston Celtics

 BOS

Demetrius Jackson

$650,000

2022-23

Chicago Bulls

 CHI

Jarell Eddie

$17,224

2017-18

 CHI

Dwyane Wade

$15,550,000

2017-18

 CHI

Diamond Stone

$50,000

2017-18

 CHI

Isaiah Canaan

$200,000

2017-18

 CHI

Rajon Rondo

$3,000,000

2017-18

 CHI

Kay Felder

$456,529

2018-19

Dallas Mavericks

 DAL

Gal Mekel

$315,760

2017-18

 DAL

Jeff Withey

$350,000

2018-19

Denver Nuggets

DEN

Jameer Nelson

$4,736,050

2017-18

Detroit Pistons

 DET

Michael Gbinjie

$500,000

2017-18

 DET

Been Udrih

$25,000

2017-18

 DET

Aaron Gray

$452,059

2017-18

 DET

Josh Smith

$16,200,000

2019-20

Golden State Warriors

GSW

Jason Thompson

$1,890,252

2018-19

Houston Rockets

 HOU

Chris Johnson

$25,000

2017-18

 HOU

Cameron Oliver

$300,000

2017-18

 HOU

Isaiah Canaan

$53,465

2017-18

Indiana Pacers

IND

Georges Niang

$100,000

2017-18

 IND

Rakeem Christmas

$172,522

2017-18

 IND

Monta Ellis

$11,227,000

2021-22

Los Angeles Clippers

 LAC

Paul Pierce

$1,096,080

2017-18

 LAC

Carlos Delfino

$1,300,000

2018-19

 LAC

Miroslav Raduljica

$600,000

2018-19

 LAC

Jordan Farmar

$510,921

2017-18

Los Angeles Lakers

 LAL

V.J. Beachem

$50,000

2017-18

 LAL

Briante Weber

$50,000

2017-18

Memphis Grizzlies

MEM

Rade Zagorac

$2,328,242

2018-19

 MEM

Wade Baldwin

$1,874,400

2017-18

Milwaukee Bucks

 MIL

Gary Payton II

$50,000

2017-18

 MIL

Spencer Hawes

$6,021,175

2017-18

 MIL

Jalen Moore

$50,000

2017-18

 MIL

Larry Sanders

$9,327,735

2021-22

Minnesota Timberwolves

 MIN

Kevin Martin

$2,720,610

2018-19

 MIN

Nikola Pekovic

$50,000

2017-18

New Orleans Pelicans

NOP

Quinn Cook

$25,000

2017-18

 NOP

Jordan Crawford

$250,000

2017-18

 NOP

Alex Toupane

$25,000

2017-18

New York Knicks

 NYK

Marshall Plumlee

$100,000

2017-18

 NYK

Nigel Hayes

$50,000

2017-18

 NYK

Mindaugas Kuzminskas

$3,025,035

2017-18

Oklahoma City Thunder

OKC

Ronnie Price

$2,442,455

2017-18

Orlando Magic

 ORL

C.J. Watson

$1,000,000

2019-20

Philadelphia 76ers

 PHI

TIbor Pleiss

$500,000

2017-18

 PHI

Gerald Henderson

$1,000,000

2017-18

Phoenix Suns

 PHX

Leandro Barbosa

$500,000

2017-18

 PHX

Mike James

$50,000

2017-18

Portland Trail Blazers

POR

Anderson Varejao

$7,653,380

2020-21

 POR

Festus Ezeli

$1,000,000

2019-20

 POR

Andrew Nicholson

$19,911,003

2023-24

Sacramento Kings

 SAC

Caron Butler

$1,034,440

2018-19

 SAC

Arron Afflalo

$1,500,000

2017-18

 SAC

Anthony Tolliver

$2,000,000

2017-18

 SAC

Matt Barnes

$6,400,625

2019-20

San Antonio Spurs

SAS

Livio Jean-Charles

$1,035,200

2017-18

 SAS

Tim Duncan

$3,762,500

2018-19

Toronto Raptors

TOR

K.J. McDaniels

$100,000

2017-18

 TOR

Justin Hamilton

$3,000,000

2019-20

Utah Jazz

 UTA

Joel Bolomboy

$1,312,611

2017-18

 UTA

Eric Griffin

$50,000

2017-18

Washington Wizards

WAS

Carrick Felix

$140,902

2017-18

 WAS

Daniel Ochefu

$50,000

2017-18

 WAS

Martell Webster

$1,660,000

2018-19

The Atlanta Hawks are paying a whopping eight players for their services even though those eight players aren't even with the team anymore. Portland will be forking out over $28 million until 2024 for three players who will never play for them again, and the Trail Blazers also are paying Andrew Nicholson almost $20 million alone for the next six years.

Portland fans, we have you in our thoughts.