Barring trades before the deadline, a trio of struggling power forwards look sure to reach buyouts with their teams.
The 32-year-old Lee is the most serviceable of the three buyout candidates. The former two-time All-Star averaged 18.2 points and 9.3 rebounds on 52.3 percent shooting as recently as 2013-14, then saw a sharp decline in his minutes in the two years thereafter.
Lee has shortcomings on defense, but he's a skilled big who could conceivably come off the bench for a contender. He's averaging 7.1 points and 4.3 rebounds in 15.3 minutes per game this season.
Hickson might also interest teams, although he's reportedly already been available for nearly a month. An energetic big who also has defensive shortcomings, Hickson is somewhat athletic, and he's averaging 6.9 points and 4.4 rebounds in 15.3 minutes per game this season.
Finally, Bargnani is a former No. 1 pick whose disappointing career has not shown any signs of rebounding with the Nets. His 3-point shot has abandoned him (just 18.8 percent on the year), and he's averaging 5.5 rebounds per 36 minutes.