The NBA is a business and as such the most usual thing is that a player don’t spend too much time on it equipment. Los transfers they are the order of the day and it is very common for the same figure to change destinations regularly, more so if it is someone secondary.
But, What is the record of teams for which the same player has played? And who have been the most seen in this situation?
Ish Smith, close to the record
The NBA record for the most teams with which a player has played at least one game is 12. A list that stands out Chucky Brown, Jim Jackson, Tony Massenburg, Joe Smith e Ish Smith.
Precisely the latter was transferred according to Shams Charania to Denver Nuggets, a franchise I hadn’t been to yet. In such a way that in the event that the veteran point guard remains in the Colorado team at the beginning of the 2022-2023 academic year, he will become the player who has been in the most teams in NBA history.
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⬆️ A Wizards: Will Barton, Monte Morris
⬇️ A Nuggets: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Ish Smith
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Throughout his career, Smith he has played for the Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors, Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks, Phoenix Suns, Oklahoma City Thunder, Philadelphia Sixers, New Orleans Pelicans, Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Hornets and Washington Wizards.
Which players have been on the most teams in NBA history?
Throughout the history of the NBA there have been a total of five players who, having played at least one game with the franchise, have been on at least 12 different teams. those names were Chucky Brown, Jim Jackson, Tony Massenburg, Joe Smith e Ish Smith. However, a clarification must be made, because Massenburg played in the same franchise that moved: he was in the 1997-1998, 1998-1999 and 2000-2001 seasons with the Vancouver Grizzlies, and in 2001-2002 with the Memphis Grizzlies.
- Chucky Brown (1990-2002): The Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers, New Jersey Nets, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks, Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings.
- Jim Jackson (1992-2006): Dallas Mavericks, New Jersey Nets, Philadelphia Sixers, Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers, Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns y Los Angeles Lakers.
- Tony Massenburg (1991-2005): San Antonio Spurs, Charlotte Hornets, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, LA Clippers, Toronto Raptors, Philadelphia Sixers, New Jersey Nets, Vancouver Grizzlies, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, Utah Jazz y Sacramento Kings.
- Joe Smith (1995-2006): Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia Sixers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Atlanta Hawks, New Jersey Nets and Los Angeles Lakers.
- Ish Smith (2011-presente): Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors, Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks, Phoenix Suns, Oklahoma City Thunder, Philadelphia Sixers, New Orleans Pelicans, Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Hornets y Washington Wizards.
After these four names, Mike James, Kevin Ollie follow. In Ollie’s case, that counts as 11 franchises because the SuperSonics became the Oklahoma City Thunder years later.
- Mike James (2002-2014): Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Hornets, Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls y Dallas Mavericks.
- Kevin Ollie (1998-2010): Dallas Mavericks, Orlando Magic, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia Sixers, New Jersey Nets, Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Oklahoma City Thunder.
The next seven represented 10 teams: Lou Amundson, Earl Boykins, Mark Bryant, Drew Gooden, Damon Jones, Anthony Tolliver and Aaron Williams.
- Lou Amundson (2007-2016): Utah Jazz, Philadelphia Sixers, Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers, Minnesota TImberwolves, Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans, Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks.
- Earl Boykins (1998-2012): New Jersey Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic, LA Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks, Charlotte Hornets, Washington Wizards y Houston Rockets.
- Mark Bryant (1988-2003): Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia Sixers, Denver Nuggets y Boston Celtics.
- Drew Gooden (2002-2016): Memphis Grizzlies, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks, LA Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards.
- Damon Jones (1998-2009): New Jersey Nets, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Dallas Mavericks, Vancouver Grizzlies, Detroit Pistons, Sacramento Kings, Milwaukee Bucks, Miami Heat y Cleveland Cavaliers.
- Anthony Tolliver (2008-present): San Antonio Spurs, Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Sacramento Kings and Memphis Grizzlies.
- Aaron Williams (1993-2008): Utah Jazz, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets, Vancouver Grizzlies, Seattle SuperSonics, Washington Wizards, New Jersey Nets, Toronto Raptors, New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets y LA Clippers.
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