McDyess fits this category in a roundabout away. He began the season on Detroit's books for $7.5 million. But after trading McDyess to Denver and re-signing him following his buyout with the Nuggets, the Pistons are now on the hook for only a prorated portion of the veteran's minimum. Not bad at all for a player who is averaging 12.7 points and 11.3 rebounds since the All-Star break.
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