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NBA Players Who Played For 8 Or More Teams

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Vote up the best players who bounced around the most during their careers

With free agency and super teams and everything else that goes into building a title contender in the NBA, players move around to different teams more than ever. Some players, of course, move around more than others, and all of these athletes have played for eight or more NBA franchises.

Chucky Brown, Jim Jackson, Tony Massenburg, and Joe Smith are all tied for record for most NBA franchises played for at 12. Remarkably, Brown accomplished the feat in just 13 seasons in the league, joining nine teams for stints of one season or less. 

Some players are often traded, while others are journeymen who went from franchise to franchise and filled in where they could. Surprising names on this list include Hall of Famer Moses Malone, who played for nine different franchises, and three-time NBA champion Shaun Livingston, who bounced around to nine different teams. 

So check out this list of players with the most franchises played for, and vote up the NBA talents who maintained their success while playing for multiple teams. Help decide the best NBA player to play for eight or more teams in his career.

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  • Team history
    Toronto Raptors (1998-2004)
    New Jersey Nets (2004-2009)
    Orlando Magic (2009-2010)
    Phoenix Suns (2010-2011)
    Dallas Mavericks (2011-2014)
    Memphis Grizzlies (2014-2017)
    Sacramento Kings (2017-2018)
    Atlanta Hawks (2018-2020)

  • Team history
    Chicago Bulls (2000-2004)
    New York Knicks (2004-2008)
    Golden State Warriors (2008-2009)
    Atlanta Hawks (2009-2011)
    Portland Trail Blazers (2011-2012)
    Los Angeles Clippers (2012-2017)
    Minnesota Timberwolves (2017-2018)
    Phoenix Suns (2018-2019)
    Brooklyn Nets (2020)

  • Team history
    Utah Stars (1974-1975)
    Spirits of St. Louis (1975-1976)
    Buffalo Braves (1976)
    Houston Rockets (1976-1982)
    Philadelphia 76ers (1982-1986, 1993-1994)
    Washington Bullets (1986-1988)
    Atlanta Hawks (1988-1991)
    Milwaukee Bucks (1991-1993)
    San Antonio Spurs (1994-1995)

  • Team history
    Seattle SuperSonics / Oklahoma City Thunder (2007-2011)
    Boston Celtics (2011-2015)
    Memphis Grizzlies (2015-2016)
    Los Angeles Clippers (2016)
    Orlando Magic (2016-2017)
    Cleveland Cavaliers (2017-2018)
    Washington Wizards (2018-2019)
    Utah Jazz (2019)

  • Team history
    Houston Rockets (1993-1996)
    Phoenix Suns (1996)
    Dallas Mavericks (1996-1997)
    New Jersey Nets (1997-1999)
    Milwaukee Bucks (1999-2003)
    Minnesota Timberwolves (2003-2005)
    Los Angeles Clippers (2005-2008)
    Boston Celtics (2008-2009)

  • Team history
    Cleveland Cavaliers (1999-2002)
    Los Angeles Clippers (2002-2003)
    Denver Nuggets (2003-2006, 2011-2014)
    Philadelphia 76ers (200-2009)
    Portland Trail Blazers (2009-2011)
    Washington Wizards (2014-2015)
    Sacramento Kings (2015)
    Minnesota Timberwolves (2015-2016)
    San Antonio Spurs (2016)

  • Team history
    New York Knicks (2004-2006)
    Orlando Magic (2006-2007)
    Los Angeles Lakers (2007-2009)
    Houston Rockets (2009-2010, 2014-2018)
    New Orleans Hornets (2010-2012)
    Washington Wizards (2012-2014, 2018-2019)
    Phoenix Suns (2018)
    Sacramento Kings (2019-2020)
    Portland Trail Blazers (2020-2021)

  • Team history
    New Jersey Nets (2001-2008)
    Milwaukee Bucks (2008-2009)
    San Antonio Spurs (2009-2012)
    Golden State Warriors (2012-2013)
    Utah Jazz (2013-2014)
    Dallas Mavericks (2014-2015)
    Cleveland Cavaliers (2015-2017)
    Denver Nuggets (2017-2018)

  • Team history
    Philadelphia 76ers (1995-1998)
    Detroit Pistons (1998-2002)
    Washington Wizards (2002-2004)
    Dallas Mavericks (2004-2009)
    Milwaukee Bucks (2010)
    Miami Heat (2010)
    Atlanta Hawks (2011-2012)
    Brooklyn Nets (2012-2013)

  • Team history
    Chicago Bulls (2001-2006)
    New Orleans Hornets (2006–2009)
    Charlotte Bobcats (2009-2010)
    Dallas Mavericks (2010-2011, 2014-2015)
    New York Knicks (2011-2014)
    Phoenix Suns (2015-2018)
    Los Angeles Lakers (2018-2019)
    Houston Rockets (2019-2020)

  • Team history
    New Jersey Nets (2000-2001)
    San Antonio Spurs (2001-2003, 2012-2013)
    Atlanta Hawks (2003-2004)
    Indiana Pacers (2004-2007)
    Golden State Warriors (2007-2009)
    Charlotte Bobcats (2009-2011)
    Milwaukee Bucks (2011-2012)
    Los Angeles Clippers (2013-2014)

  • Team history
    Atlanta Hawks (1984-1994, 2004-2005)
    Miami Heat (1994-1996)
    Golden State Warriors (1996)
    Houston Rockets (1996-1998, 2001-2002)
    Toronto Raptors (1998-2001)
    Denver Nuggets (2001)
    San Antonio Spurs (2002-2004)
    Dallas Mavericks (2007)

  • Team history
    New York Knicks (1988-1990)
    San Antonio Spurs (1990-1992)
    Portland Trail Blazers (1992-1996, 2001)
    Washington Bullets / Wizards (1996-2001)
    Miami Heat (2001-2002)
    Minnesota Timberwolves (2002-2003)
    Orlando Magic (2003-2004)
    Toronto Raptors (2004)
    Houston Rockets (2005)

  • Team history
    Miami Heat (2002-2004)
    Los Angeles Lakers (2004-2005)
    Washington Wizards (2005-2010)
    Dallas Mavericks (2010-2011)
    Los Angeles Clippers (2011-2013)
    Milwaukee Bucks (2013-2014)
    Oklahoma City Thunder (2014)
    Detroit Pistons (2014-2015)
    Sacramento Kings (2015-2016)

  • Team history
    Golden State Warriors (1995-1998)
    Philadelphia 76ers (1998, 2006-2007)
    Minnesota Timberwolves (1999-2000, 2001-2003)
    Detroit Pistons (2000-2001)
    Milwaukee Bucks (2003-2006)
    Denver Nuggets (2006)
    Chicago Bulls (2007-2008)
    Cleveland Cavaliers (2008-2009)
    Oklahoma City Thunder (2008-2009)
    Atlanta Hawks (2009-2010)
    New Jersey Nets (2010)
    Los Angeles Lakers (2010-2011)

  • Team history
    Los Angeles Clippers (2004, 2012-2015)
    Sacramento Kings (2004-2005, 2016-2017)
    New York Knicks (2005)
    Philadelphia 76ers (2005-2006)
    Golden State Warriors (2006-2008, 2017)
    Phoenix Suns (2008-2009)
    Orlando Magic (2009-2010)
    Los Angeles Lakers (2010-2012)
    Memphis Grizzlies (2015-2016)

  • Team history
    Kansas City / Sacramento Kings (1984-1988, 1998)
    Houston Rockets (1988-1995)
    Portland Trail Blazers (1995)
    Detroit Pistons (1995-1997)
    Vancouver Grizzlies (1997-1998)
    Washington Wizards (1999)
    Miami Heat (1999-2000)
    Charlotte Hornets (2000-2001)

  • Team history
    Miami Heat (1995-1997)
    Dallas Mavericks (1997-19980)
    New York Knicks (1998-2005)
    Phoenix Suns (2005-2007)
    Seattle SuperSonics (2007-2008)
    San Antonio Spurs (2008-2009)
    Milwaukee Bucks (2009-2010)
    Chicago Bulls (2010-2011)
    Portland Trail Blazer (2011-2012)

  • Team history
    Memphis Grizzlies (2002-2003)
    Orlando Magic (2003-2004)
    Cleveland Cavaliers (2004-2008)
    Chicago Bulls (2008-2009)
    Sacramento Kings (2009)
    San Antonio Spurs (2009)
    Dallas Mavericks (2009-2010)
    Los Angeles Clippers (2010)
    Milwaukee Bucks (2010-2013)
    Washington Wizards (2014-2016)

  • Team history
    Los Angeles Lakers (1977, 1992-1994)
    Indiana Pacers (1977-1981)
    Cleveland Cavaliers (1981-1983)
    Phoenix Suns (1983-1988)
    Detroit Pistons (1988-1991)
    Los Angeles Clippers (1991-1992)
    Portland Trail Blazers (1994-1995)
    Chicago Bulls (1995-1996)

  • Team history
    Detroit Pistons (1995-1997, 2008)
    Philadelphia 76ers (1997-2001, 2008-2009)
    Atlanta Hawks (2001-2004)
    Portland Trail Blazers (2004-2006)
    Boston Celtics (2006-2007)
    Minnesota Timberwolves (2007-2008)
    San Antonio Spurs (2009-2010)
    Charlotte Bobcats (2010)
    Los Angeles Lakers (2010-2011)

  • Team history
    Memphis Grizzlies (2009-2011)
    Houston Rockets (2011)
    Denver Nuggets (2011-2012)
    Utah Jazz (2012-2013)
    Atlanta Hawks (2013-2015)
    Toronto Raptors (2015-2017)
    Brooklyn Nets (2017-2019)
    San Antonio Spurs (2019-2020)

  • Team history
    Orlando Magic (2008-2009)
    New Jersey Nets (2009-2010)
    Houston Rockets (2010-2012)
    Boston Celtics (2012-2014)
    Memphis Grizzlies (2014-2016)
    Charlotte Hornets (2016)
    New York Knicks (2016-2019)
    Dallas Mavericks (2019-2020)

  • Team history
    Washington Bullets / Wizards (1994-2001)
    Dallas Mavericks (2001-2002, 2007-2008)
    Denver Nuggets (2002-2003, 2008)
    Orlando Magic (2003-2004)
    Houston Rockets (2004-2007)
    Charlotte Bobcats (2008-2009)
    Portland Trail Blazers (2009-2010)
    Miami Heat (2010-2013)

  • Team history
    San Antonio Spurs (2008-2009)
    Portland Trail Blazers (2009, 2019-2020)
    Golden State Warriors (2010)
    Minnesota Timberwolves (2010-2012, 2018-2019)
    Atlanta Hawks (2012-2013)
    Charlotte Bobcats (2013-2014)
    Phoenix Suns (2014)
    Detroit Pistons (2014-2016, 2017-2018)
    Sacramento Kings (2016-2017, 2020-2021)