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Ever wonder about which player has played for the most teams?

Post Author: KW » Fri May 22, 2020 2:00 am

Well, wonder no more, because I did another quick scrape of the league HTML to create a list of all players and the teams they played for in DDS3.

A word of warning before we get into it- this isn't perfect. The HTML does not include the 2015 season, due to whatever issue happened to the file that year. So this data does not yet reflect who players played for in that season. At a later time, I may take a deep dive into that season and add to the list, but now is not that time.

Also there are a few times where I've observed a team name not showing up in the HTML when a player is traded midseason, only showing the last team he played for that year, there's really not much I can do about that one.

So let's get into it:

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Patrick Beverley is the CSL's ultimate journeyman. Out of 1043 players that have ever played in the CSL, he is the only one who can say he has played for half the league.

In 11 years, Beverley has worn 15 different jerseys since the league's inception, alone at the top of the mountain of journeymen. After being traded from Houston 19 games into his first CSL season, he's spent time with Sacramento, Denver, New Orleans, Phoenix (2015 only, so not included in the HTML), New Orleans, New York, Boston, Chicago, Memphis, Miami, Indiana, Minnesota, Charlotte, Brooklyn, and Golden State. The 35-year-old vet is currently a free agent and looking for Team #16.

He comes out two ahead of a 9 way tie of players that have played for 13 teams - Isaiah Thomas, Roy Hibbert, Dario Saric, Nicolas Batum, Thomas Robinson, Andrew Bynum, Cliff Alexander, Ramon Sessions, and Tyreke Evans are all part of the 13 club. Cliff Alexander is a shocking inclusion on this list, as he is just 26 years of age, and is probably not even halfway through his career yet.

I will link the full excel file for those who want to check out the complete lists, or just post the lists here if I'm able.

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The other half of this post of mostly useless information, is the reverse- which teams have burned through the most and fewest players?

The team that has had the most players is the Clippers, who at the time of the engine switch, can claim they have had 197 different players don their uniforms. 18.9% of all players in CSL history, have at one point played for the Clippers. The Clippers have always had trade-happy GMs (looking at you blackice and Dylan), and it is no surprise that they have a significant lead over everyone else. Rounding out the top 3 are New York (179) and Houston (177).

The teams that have seen the least turnover over the years are very unsurprising- the 76ers, who have had a very hands-off GM for the majority of the league's history, have had just 57 different players over the years, a very tiny number. The next two, Sacramento and Phoenix (at 77 and 83 respectively) valued continuity over the years and have largely been happy with their cores that have won each of them a pair of championship rings.

Full list:
Los Angeles (C) 197
New York 179
Houston 177
Washington 169
Oklahoma City 158
Indiana 155
Denver 152
New Orleans 151
Miami 143
Dallas 139
Chicago 137
San Antonio 134
Charlotte 132
Minnesota 132
Atlanta 130
Boston 130
Los Angeles (L) 129
Milwaukee 129
Utah 128
Brooklyn 123
Memphis 123
Orlando 121
Detroit 115
Golden State 114
Toronto 110
Cleveland 100
Portland 97
Phoenix 83
Sacramento 77
Philadelphia 57
Monk/Walker/Bender/Winslow/Towns
Okobo/Jrue Holiday/McCaw/Chriss/Moore
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Re: Ever wonder about which player has played for the most teams?

Post Author: KW » Fri May 22, 2020 2:06 am

The full list of players and teams.

Can be sorted and filtered if you want to see everyone who has ever played for your team, or if you want to see every team a player played for.
Monk/Walker/Bender/Winslow/Towns
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Post Author: Andrewu91 » Fri May 22, 2020 2:47 am

Damn I guess I am trade happy.
Glad to get a chip out of though
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Post Author: bt » Fri May 22, 2020 8:46 am

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Re: Ever wonder about which player has played for the most teams?

Post Author: cb4raptorscb4 » Fri May 22, 2020 9:51 am

Cliff Alexander is pretty impressive lol.. poor guy

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Re: Ever wonder about which player has played for the most teams?

Post Author: Flaming Homer » Fri May 22, 2020 12:19 pm

Cliff Alexander was on the Hawks roster as I took over. Didn't have much use for him back then, but thought he will stick around at least.
Besides of that I didn't do much for this statistic, not around long enough but great work putting this together Kyrus!!

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Post Author: Dennis » Fri May 22, 2020 1:00 pm

Cliff Alexander could be really solid in the new engine. Gonna be interesting to see if a team sticks to him.
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Re: Ever wonder about which player has played for the most teams?

Post Author: hardenwithnod » Fri May 22, 2020 1:25 pm

Good stuff, Kyrus. It's always interesting to see some random stats like this haha. I am actually surprise Pat Bev has traveled to this many teams, as I felt like early on he was always viewed as a strong defender.
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Post Author: emplep7 » Fri May 22, 2020 4:23 pm

This is some great stuff. Poor Pat who is actually a very solid player getting passed around.

Us bottom half of the league who has shown loyalty should get all the UFAs as a result of this. Philly being on this list was mainly because they couldn't find an active GM until Casey came on board.
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Re: Ever wonder about which player has played for the most teams?

Post Author: Andrewu91 » Fri May 22, 2020 6:11 pm

bt wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 8:46 am
Russell says you're welcome.
Klay says maybe next time
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Post Author: bt » Sat May 23, 2020 12:29 am

He was unbelievable that series but Westbrook plays and your fairytale was over.
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Re: Ever wonder about which player has played for the most teams?

Post Author: Andrewu91 » Sat May 23, 2020 2:01 am

bt wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 12:29 am
He was unbelievable that series but Westbrook plays and your fairytale was over.
Still 1-1 in head to head playoff matchups.

And are you sure we aren't talking about your fairytale? 7-9 on the season isn't that impressive :)
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Post Author: bt » Sat May 23, 2020 3:21 am

Definitely not impressive and terrible to be honest but I have no idea what I'm doing in this engine, lol.
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Re: Ever wonder about which player has played for the most teams?

Post Author: Andrewu91 » Sat May 23, 2020 4:23 am

bt wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 3:21 am
Definitely not impressive and terrible to be honest but I have no idea what I'm doing in this engine, lol.
Haha me either

That's why I'm watching y'all 😂
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Year 1 - 15-67 - *worst record*
Year 2 - 36-46 - Stanley era begins
Year 3 - 40-42
Year 4 - 46-36 - CSL Playoffs
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Re: Ever wonder about which player has played for the most teams?

Post Author: WillyJakkz » Sun May 24, 2020 2:16 pm

Yet another list we're at the bottom of :lol:

Very interesting article, I thought we would've had more turnover in our players. I actually thought MIL would be the team with the least amount of traded players.
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Re: Ever wonder about which player has played for the most teams?

Post Author: Dylan » Sun May 24, 2020 6:53 pm

Finally, we won something.

Although half of that was definitely BI.

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