Several Starters From Last Season Now Out Of NBA

Kobe Bryant has started in all 13 of his appearances this year for the Lakers, and if he manages to get through this season relatively healthy, he’ll stand a strong chance of leading an unusual list. Bryant won’t be playing in 2016/17, so assuming he keeps his promise to retire, he’ll be among those who started 10 or more games for a team one season and failed to so much as appear on an NBA roster the next. Nearly a dozen such players who made double-digits starts for a team last season are currently out of the league, and that doesn’t include others who made 10 or more starts spread among multiple teams last year, like Justin Hamilton, who is playing in Spain this season after splitting a total of 14 starts between the Heat and Timberwolves in 2014/15.

Henry Sims started nearly half the games the Sixers played last season, but he’s with the D-League affiliate of the Pistons this year, since the Suns cut him at the end of the preseason after he signed a non-guaranteed deal with Phoenix in the summer. The whereabouts of the rest of the players on the list run the gamut from free agency to overseas competition to retirement. Here’s a look at all 11 and what they’re up to now, with the number of starts they made for a single team in 2014/15 to left of each name and the team they made those starts for to the right:

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