Kent Bazemore signed with the Hawks in 2016, when the salary jumped more than $24 million – more than triple the next-largest increase in NBA history. That same year, with Charlotte coming off its best season since reemerging as the Bobcats, Marvin Williams re-signed with the Hornets. In 2017, Jeff Teague signed with the Timberwolves, who were run by president-coach – a more-common title then – Tom Thibodeau. C.J. Miles also signed with the Raptors in 2017 after shooting 41% on 3-pointers the prior season.

Suffice it to say, those conditions have changed.

But all four players remain on those contracts. So, Bazemore ($19,269,662 with Hawks), Teague $19 million with Timberwolves) and Miles ($8,730,158 with Grizzlies) have all opted in for next season.