2022/23 Lakers relevant Salary Cap Q&A (Please refer to page 6 for the 2022/23 season & refer to page 7 for 2023 Cap Plan Forecasts)
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2022 10:20 am    Post subject:

@Hydrohead: one can hope they understand that concept. Just looking at the dubs, and even looking through previous title teams, the majority has spent taxes to contend & for the most part remain in tithe contention. Meanwhile we were 1&done during Bron’s current 4yr window with us. If the rings the thing, ownerships gotta make their wallets/purse strings sing. Put your money where your mouth is.

Anyways, topics that Im sure will be discussed in the next CBA is limiting the regular season (directly impacting player health & performance), availability incentive driven contracts (ie as of now only 15% of a contract can account for “unlikely” incentives) and the necessary protocol (ie draft, league fees, etc) to address the looming expansion of the league.

The current CBA will expire after the 2023/24 season.

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ESPN Sources: The NBA and National Basketball Players Association are holding a preliminary meeting on the collective bargaining agreement in Boston today. Both can opt out of current deal in December, but sides are preparing for serious talks on a new CBA across coming months.


They have the ability to opt out of the current CBA with Dday being Dec 15, 2022. If they do end up terminating the current CBA on that date, then the 2023 cap plan takes on a whole new meaning.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2022 3:55 pm    Post subject:

^^^^

From what I've read, the owners will opt out. This makes sense. They'll want a new CBA in place before they negotiate the new TV contracts.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2022 8:39 pm    Post subject:

Aeneas Hunter wrote:
^^^^

From what I've read, the owners will opt out. This makes sense. They'll want a new CBA in place before they negotiate the new TV contracts.


Please no cap spike this time! Unless it helps the Lakers of course
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2022 9:26 am    Post subject:

^ The new TV deal is forecasted to hit in 2025. So even if they allowed the current CBA to expire without the early opt out (ie after the 2023/24 season), it will be a whole season before the new TV deal projects to impact markets and their respective salary caps.

The new NBPA prez, alluded to no opt out…so it’ll be interesting to see if it progresses that way and if it does, why? Below are her direct quotes on the matter from pg4 in this thread.

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Tremaglio has led the NBPA since January. The NBA’s current collective bargaining agreement runs through the 2023-24 season, although both the league and union have opt-out clauses following the 2022-23 season. Tremaglio said Tuesday that she does “absolutely not” foresee either side exercising that opt-out. – via SportTechie

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2022 10:02 am    Post subject:

Since 2-way players were a major resource for us this past year, here are some details as to how they impact our roster due to availability.
Note: their salary does not impact our cap sheet till they sign the prorated amount of whatever their “Rest-of-Season” (RoS)deal implicates (via vet min exception or remainder of tpMLE for example). Also note that they are not eligible to be part of our (god-willing) playoff roster till they sign a RoS deal.

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ESPN Sources: NBA two-way contracts will remain ½ the rookie minimum contracts for the 2022-2023 season -- $502K with a limitation of 50 regular-season games and no playoff eligibility.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2022 6:43 am    Post subject:

I think that both the Nets and Lakers will play out this season with both Kyrie and Russ opting-in. The Nets will try and mend fences with Kyrie or deal him and the Lakers would consider themselves fools not to keep their options open for Kyrie for 23-24 if unresolved, hence no unloading Russ for long term contracts and playing out the season with the bed Lebron made.
So...can the Lakers sign both Kyrie and Lebron in 2023 off season assume LeBron also lets the season play out (not sure what is his cap hold)?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2022 7:10 am    Post subject:

hydrohead wrote:
I think that both the Nets and Lakers will play out this season with both Kyrie and Russ opting-in. The Nets will try and mend fences with Kyrie or deal him and the Lakers would consider themselves fools not to keep their options open for Kyrie for 23-24 if unresolved, hence no unloading Russ for long term contracts and playing out the season with the bed Lebron made.
So...can the Lakers sign both Kyrie and Lebron in 2023 off season assume LeBron also lets the season play out (not sure what is his cap hold)?


what's our cap space 2023 summer if we just let WB off the book?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:58 am    Post subject:

governator wrote:
hydrohead wrote:
I think that both the Nets and Lakers will play out this season with both Kyrie and Russ opting-in. The Nets will try and mend fences with Kyrie or deal him and the Lakers would consider themselves fools not to keep their options open for Kyrie for 23-24 if unresolved, hence no unloading Russ for long term contracts and playing out the season with the bed Lebron made.
So...can the Lakers sign both Kyrie and Lebron in 2023 off season assume LeBron also lets the season play out (not sure what is his cap hold)?


what's our cap space 2023 summer if we just let WB off the book?


So fellas, as you know the cap isn’t projected yet for the 2023/24 season, so we’ll try to apply recent trends and conservative numbers just to stay on the safe side of expectations.

The cap is projected to go up by about 8.5% from last season (112.4m) to this upcoming season (122m) and under the current CBA annual raises in the salary cap can max out to 10%. So the upcoming 2022/23 salary cap can still go up to 123.6m (maxing out at a 10% increase from the previous cap of 112.4m). Based on that projection, the 2023/24 season can go as high as 136m. But like I said, let’s take the conservative route…

Let’s apply a 5% annual increase to the current 2022/23 cap projections of 122m and that would take us to 128.1m for the 2023/24 salary cap. Based on that number, our projected cap space would be:

1) AD 40.6m
2) THT 11m (player option)
3) MaxC 1.7m (projected 2nd year of rookie min deal)
4) 2023 1st lower pick swap w/NO (assuming in 20-30 range) ~3m caphold
5) 2023 LA 2nd rounder 1.05m caphold
6) 2023 Chicago 2nd rounder 1.05m caphold
7) Bron FA caphold (105% of previous year) 46.7m
8) Russ FA caphold (105% of previous year) 49.5m
9) Nunn FA caphold 6.8m
10) Reaves FA caphold 2m
11) Stanley FA caphold 3.1m
12) Gabriel FA caphold 2.4m
= 169m in team salary and capped out on a projected 128.1m salary cap

However let’s say…
1) THT opts in,
2) we sign our 2023 1st to a projected rookie scale deal,
3-4)we keep our 2 2nd rounders (since their capholds would be equivalent to incomplete roster (IR) charges anyways) and
5-6) we renounce every one of our FAs except Bron & Reaves, then including 7) AD &
8) Max, we’re looking at
9-12) 4 IR charges ie 4.2m…
which would give us a team salary of 111.3m and giving us about 16.8m in cap space to give to Kyrie Irving or any other 2023 FAs.

Let’s say we want to give the max possible to Bron & Ky (or any other 2023 FA), then THT would have to opt out of his player option and we renounce his rights, as well as trade our 2023 1st and eliminate that caphold, as well as renounce all our other FAs except for Bron, then our cap sheet would only consist of AD & Max along with 2 2nd round rookie min capholds & 8 IR charges, which gives us potential cap space around 75.3m If we divvy that up equally between Bron & Ky (or other 2023 max FA), then both those dudes can sign at just about 37.7m per (which would be about 7m shy of what a 35% max eligible FA could get that summer).

Hope that answers it for y’all. Don’t hesitate to let me know if it needs further clarity.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2022 10:04 am    Post subject:

governator wrote:
hydrohead wrote:
I think that both the Nets and Lakers will play out this season with both Kyrie and Russ opting-in. The Nets will try and mend fences with Kyrie or deal him and the Lakers would consider themselves fools not to keep their options open for Kyrie for 23-24 if unresolved, hence no unloading Russ for long term contracts and playing out the season with the bed Lebron made.
So...can the Lakers sign both Kyrie and Lebron in 2023 off season assume LeBron also lets the season play out (not sure what is his cap hold)?


what's our cap space 2023 summer if we just let WB off the book?


Answered ->here<-

Bottom-line: No more than roughly $20 million and even less if anyone other than AD/THT is signed beyond 2022. Lebron's cap-hold will be at least $42 million.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2022 2:37 pm    Post subject:

vasashi17+ wrote:
governator wrote:
hydrohead wrote:
I think that both the Nets and Lakers will play out this season with both Kyrie and Russ opting-in. The Nets will try and mend fences with Kyrie or deal him and the Lakers would consider themselves fools not to keep their options open for Kyrie for 23-24 if unresolved, hence no unloading Russ for long term contracts and playing out the season with the bed Lebron made.
So...can the Lakers sign both Kyrie and Lebron in 2023 off season assume LeBron also lets the season play out (not sure what is his cap hold)?


what's our cap space 2023 summer if we just let WB off the book?


So fellas, as you know the cap isn’t projected yet for the 2023/24 season, so we’ll try to apply recent trends and conservative numbers just to stay on the safe side of expectations.

The cap is projected to go up by about 8.5% from last season (112.4m) to this upcoming season (122m) and under the current CBA annual raises in the salary cap can max out to 10%. So the upcoming 2022/23 salary cap can still go up to 123.6m (maxing out at a 10% increase from the previous cap of 112.4m). Based on that projection, the 2023/24 season can go as high as 136m. But like I said, let’s take the conservative route…

Let’s apply a 5% annual increase to the current 2022/23 cap projections of 122m and that would take us to 128.1m for the 2023/24 salary cap. Based on that number, our projected cap space would be:

1) AD 40.6m
2) THT 11m (player option)
3) MaxC 1.7m (projected 2nd year of rookie min deal)
4) 2023 1st lower pick swap w/NO (assuming in 20-30 range) ~3m caphold
5) 2023 LA 2nd rounder 1.05m caphold
6) 2023 Chicago 2nd rounder 1.05m caphold
7) Bron FA caphold (105% of previous year) 46.7m
8) Russ FA caphold (105% of previous year) 49.5m
9) Nunn FA caphold 6.8m
10) Reaves FA caphold 2m
11) Stanley FA caphold 3.1m
12) Gabriel FA caphold 2.4m
= 169m in team salary and capped out on a projected 128.1m salary cap

However let’s say…
1) THT opts in,
2) we sign our 2023 1st to a projected rookie scale deal,
3-4)we keep our 2 2nd rounders (since their capholds would be equivalent to incomplete roster (IR) charges anyways) and
5-6) we renounce every one of our FAs except Bron & Reaves, then including 7) AD &
8) Max, we’re looking at
9-12) 4 IR charges ie 4.2m…
which would give us a team salary of 111.3m and giving us about 16.8m in cap space to give to Kyrie Irving or any other 2023 FAs.

Let’s say we want to give the max possible to Bron & Ky (or any other 2023 FA), then THT would have to opt out of his player option and we renounce his rights, as well as trade our 2023 1st and eliminate that caphold, as well as renounce all our other FAs except for Bron, then our cap sheet would only consist of AD & Max along with 2 2nd round rookie min capholds & 8 IR charges, which gives us potential cap space around 75.3m If we divvy that up equally between Bron & Ky (or other 2023 max FA), then both those dudes can sign at just about 37.7m per (which would be about 7m shy of what a 35% max eligible FA could get that summer).

Hope that answers it for y’all. Don’t hesitate to let me know if it needs further clarity.


Good stuff, I was thinking about the bolded scenario and perhaps LBJ being willing to take even less say around $25M. Kyrie gets close to max. We could maybe have $5-6M to sign a solid vet. Would we still have the Full MLE ($10M~)?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2022 7:08 pm    Post subject:

^@AD23: Thx bro. So the exceptions get confusing since the tax payer vs non tax payer MLEs technically can have teams paying the tax and still having the option to use either as long as they don’t breach the apron (ie 155.2m fir this coming season).

That being said, all exceptions are forfeited (ie ntp/tpMLEs, BAE, TPEs & DPEs when a team operates as a cap-having team that can sign FAs outright with that cap space. If you use cap space to sign FAs (including your own), the only exceptions available to a team after they exhaust that cap space is the roomMLE (ie 5.4m for this coming season), the bird player exception to sign your own bird FAs (which is why order of operation matters in free agency) and the rookie/vet min exceptions. Once cap space is used, only those aforementioned exceptions can be used to breach past the salary cap (ie 122m fir this upcoming season).

I’m sure you know the minutiae of the exceptions already, but I just wanted to use your post as a jump off to clarify it for the rest of the members.

Btw thx @TPD for sourcing older material to answer questions…next time, I’ll probably wait for you to answer first before I regurg the same old info that was previously stated haha.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:12 am    Post subject:

vasashi17+ wrote:

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Btw thx @TPD for sourcing older material to answer questions…next time, I’ll probably wait for you to answer first before I regurg the same old info that was previously stated haha.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 3:04 pm    Post subject:

Vas: big thanks for breakdown on the potential 23 cap situation given a push on the current CBA. The news that just came down on Kyrie opting in is the first step in the scenario I thought was going to happen. Now we wait for Westbrook to opt in followed the Lakers holding on to him to have cap space in 23.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2022 12:05 pm    Post subject:

2022/23 SALARY CAP Q&A

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2022/23 Offseason Primer

Below are the current cap projections and pertinent questions that apply to our roster and this coming 2022 offseason.

Current Annual Salary Cap Increase: 10% (can reach max of 10%)
2022/23 Salary cap: 123.6m
Luxury tax threshold: 150.3m
Cap apron (aka hard cap): 157.3m
Incomplete roster cap charge (till 12 spots)/rookie min: 1m
1 season vet min: 1.6m & up to 2 years in length with 5% annual escalators
2+ seasoned vet min: 1.8m cap hit (league incentivizes the difference) & up to 2 years in length with 5% annual escalators
BAE (biannual exception): 4.1m & up to 2 years in length with 5% annual escalators
rMLE (room exception): 5.5m (only available if we operate as a team w/cap space) & up to 2 years in length with 5% annual escalators; can be split up among players
tpMLE (taxpayer exception): 6.5m & up to 3 years in length with 5% annual escalators; can be split up among players
ntpMLE (non-taxpayer exception): 10.5m & up to 4 years in length with 5% annual escalators; can be split up among players

Important dates:
Converting Gabriel and/or Jones (ie our two-way players) to standard NBA contracts: April 10th (ie end of regular season)
‘22 Draft lottery: May 17th
‘22 NBA draft: June 23rd
note: our 1st round pick goes to either NO (if pick is #1-10) or Memphis (if pick falls winthin #11-30)
Team Options for Stanley & Reaves / Player Options for Russ & Nunn deadline: June 29th
Can execute trades using 2021/22 salaries that are not expiring: June 30th 2:59pm PT
Free agency moratorium: June 30th 3pm PT to July 6th 9am PT
Bron extension eligible: August 4th
Gasol TPE expires: August 29th
Rondo TPE expires: January 3rd 2023
note: TPEs cannot be aggregated with each other or any existing salaried player; they can only be traded individually for up the TPE amount + 100k

What does our current cap sheet (as of April 8th 2022) look like and what exceptions will be available to us as a result?
First off, no more Deng corpse on our books…Yay! And I will not entertain a Russ stretch-waive corpse…at least for now I won’t! Please let me have this haha

1) Russ (Player Option exercised) 47.1m
2) Bron 44.5m
3) AD 38m
4) THT 10.3m
5) Nunn (PO the exercised) 5.3m
6) Stanley (Team Option exercised) 2.4m
7) Gabriel (TO exercised; nonguaranteed till 1/10/23) 2m
8) Reaves (TO exercised; nonguaranteed till 1/10/23) 1.6m
9) MaxC (projected to sign rookie min deal) 1m
= team salary of 152.2m on a projected 123.6m salary cap & a hard cap (ie cap apron) of 157.3m

As you can see we are already past the salary cap, well into the tax and have roughly 5m in wiggle before we hit the apron…and that’s with only 9 on the roster and needing to still fill out 5-6 more roster spots. So if we stay as is, it’s safe to say we will not be using the hardcap triggering ntpMLE, BAE and/or committing to a trade that has an incoming S&t’d player hitting our books (more on that below).

We will only have the tpMLE available to use.

How much cap space do we have if we option out of/waive/renounce everyone so that our team salary is just players with already guaranteed money (ie Bron/AD/THT)?
Bron: 44.5m
AD: 38m
THT: 10.3m
9 incomplete roster charges: 9m
= 101.8m in team salary, which means 20.2m in potential cap space + the rMLE

What triggers a team to get hard capped at the apron?
-Use of ntpMLE
-Use of BAE
-acquiring a S&t’d player during offseason
(Note: it is not the act of S&t’ing a player that triggers the hard cap; it’s only that a S&t’d player hits our cap sheet that triggers the hard cap; also acquiring a S&t’d player during the regular season and up to the trade deadline aka S&t-to-be-made ie S&t2bm, does not activate the hard cap; lastly any S&t during the summer possibly triggers BYC conditions, but that most likely does not apply to us this summer due to our free agents having yet not earned early/full bird rights with us; as for Russ and if he opts out, BYC would not apply to him as a max salaried player w/full bird rights in a potential S&t

Is it likely we conduct a Draft day trade?
We have roughly 4.5m in cash (started with about 5.7m, but used 1.1m to trade Rondo & 250k to trade Marc) that we can trade during the draft for 2nd round picks (see 2019 draft trade for 2nd round pick that led to THT); that 4.5m in can be traded up till the final day of the 2021/22 season aka June 30th; roughly 6.2m in cash will be available for us to use at the start of the 2022/23 season aka June 30th after 3pm

Can you use any type of MLE in a S&t?
No you cannot. So for example, Monk is a non bird player with us, so we are limited in how much we can offer him in a new deal. We can bypass this restriction by offering him our ntpMLE (which hard caps us) or tpMLE (which does not hard cap us), but if we do, we cannot use it as part of a S&t transaction. Once the season begins and as we approach the trade deadline, the MLE player can be traded, but again they are not allowed to be signed with the MLE and then immediately moved during the summer before the season starts.

What are the maxes (outside of using any of the MLEs) we can offer each of our bird free agents?
-Russ via player opt out (max player w/full bird rights up to 105% of last year in previous deal): 49.5m and up to 5 years w/ 8% annual escalators
-Nunn (non bird rights if he opts out of PO leading to 120% of previous deal): 6m, up to 4 yrs, 5%
-Stanley (non bird rights if opts out of TO; 7yr vet) 2.43m, up to 4 yrs, 5%
-Reaves (non bird rights if opts out of TO; 1yr vet): 1.62m, up to 4 yrs, 5%
-Melo (non bird rights; 10+ yr vet): 2.87m, up to 4 yrs, 5%
-Augustin (non bird rights; 10+ yr vet): 2.87m, up to 4 yrs, 5%
-Ariza (non bird rights; 10+ yr vet): 2.87m, up to 4 yrs, 5%
-Dwight (non bird rights; 10+ yr vet): 2.87m, up to 4 yrs, 5%
-Baze (non bird rights; 10+ yr vet): 2.87m, up to 4 yrs, 5%
-Ellington (non bird rights; 10+ yr vet): 2.87m, up to 4 yrs, 5%
-Bradley (non bird rights; 10+ yr vet): 2.87m, up to 4 yrs, 5%
-Monk (non bird rights; 5yr vet): 2.1m, up to 4 yrs, 5%
-Gabriel (non bird rights if opts out of TO; 4yr vet): 1.94m, up to 4 yrs, 5%
-Jones (non bird rights; if converted to standard NBA contract, 2yr vet): 1.81m, up to 4 yrs, 5%
-Any S&t’d player: up to their respective max in year 1, 3 years minimum and up to 4 years in length, only 1st year needs to be fully guaranteed, 5%

Do any players have no-trade clauses (NTC) to void any deal they may be a part of?
First off, no player has an existing NTC written up in their current deals. Bron does not have one in the 2yr extension he signed in Dec 2020. Therefore, he will not have one included in a potential extension he signs this offseason. In order for Bron to receive a NTC in his contract, he wound have to play out his current deal and sign a new deal next offseason (ie summer 2023), that includes a NTC within that new deal. Any extension he signs this summer will not have a NTC within it.

Any player on a new 1 year expiring deal that is working on their early bird or full bird rights with that team has a built in NTC into their deal. If Nunn opts out and signs a 1 year deal, he has a NTC built into that contract. If our other current non-bird players get similar 1 year bird restriction deals, then they too will all have NTCs built in. Jones (as a two-way) will also have a NTC built into his 1yr QO, if he bypasses on a multi-year new deal.

What future picks do we still have left to offer?
Stepien rule states you can trade future picks up to 7 years in advance and you must be left with one pick every 2 years ie can’t trade future picks in consecutive years. So in terms of current future 1st round picks that we can trade, we only have control of sending out our 2027, 2028 and/or 2029 1st round picks without any conditions (ie unconditional, but can’t be sent out in consecutive years ie ‘27 & ‘28 or ‘28 & ‘29) and also being able to set up pick swaps the lowest among Pels, us and our potential trade partner for 2023, along with 2026 to 2029 depending on which pick(s) we decide to trade as an unconditional future pick. As for future 2nd round picks we can trade, we still have our own 2023, 2025, 2027, 2028 and 2029 2nd rounders along with Chicago’s 2023 2nd, the less favorable between Washington & Memphis’s 2024 2nd and Washington’s 2028 2nd.

I sincerely hope that covers most of the prudent talking points as we head into the offseason. I hope more members can elaborate, correct and contribute to this discussion as we head into next year with hopefully a more robust and impactful roster.


CBS’s Sam Quinn CBA Glossary
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Base Year Compensation: A rule that applies to most players who are signed-and-traded. If a signed-and-traded player signs for more than the minimum, gets a raise of 20 percent or more and is joining a team above the cap, then that player's salary, purely for the sake of matching purposes in the trade, is different for the trading and acquiring teams. For the trading team, his outgoing salary counts as only 50 percent of his new salary or 100 percent of his previous salary, whichever number is greater. For the acquiring team, his incoming salary counts for whatever his new salary would be.

Bi-Annual exception: A cap exception that allows teams to sign a free agent to a contract above the minimum even if they are above the cap. This exception can be used only once every two years, and using it triggers a hard cap. Bi-annual contracts can last two years, and the projected amount for this exception in the 2022-23 season is $4,050,000.

Bird Rights: A cap exception that allows teams to go above the salary cap in order to retain their own free agents up to a predetermined salary. The amount a team is allowed to pay its players using Bird Rights depends on both his previous salary and how many years he's gone without changing teams through free agency. There are three kinds of Bird Rights.

-Non-Bird Rights apply to players who have not changed teams through free agency for only one season. Teams are allowed to offer them up to 120 percent of their previous salary without using another exception.

-Early Bird Rights apply to players who have not changed teams through free agency for two seasons. Teams are allowed to offer them up to 175 percent of their previous salary or 105 percent of the average player's salary in the previous season, whichever is greater, without using another exception.

-Full Bird Rights apply to players who have not changed teams through free agency for three seasons. Teams are allowed to offer these players anything up to their maximum salary.

Buyout: An agreement between a player that is still under contract and his team to mutually part ways wherein the player agrees to surrender some amount of the salary that he is still owed. The player then becomes an unrestricted free agent once he clears waivers. The player's former salary remains on the team's books as dead money, minus however much he gave up in the buyout.

Cap hold: The placeholder figure a team's own free agent counts against their salary cap until he either signs a new contract or has his rights renounced. This figure varies from player to player based on a variety of factors. So long as a team retains the rights to a player, they are free to use whatever Bird Rights they have to go above the cap to re-sign that player. If they renounce that player, his cap hold goes off of the books and they can only re-sign him using a cap exception.

Hard cap: A team salary figure (set at the apron) that, once triggered, cannot be crossed for any reason. A hard cap can be triggered in one of three ways:
A team uses the non-taxpayer mid-level exception.
A team uses the bi-annual exception.
A team acquires a player through a sign-and-trade.

July moratorium: A six-day accounting period at the beginning of July during which the league determines the exact figures for the cap, luxury tax line, exceptions and more. Players and teams are free to negotiate during this period, but no moves can officially be made. No agreements made during this period are technically binding, but they are very rarely broken (with DeAndre Jordan being the most notable example).

Luxury tax: A team salary figure that, once passed, forces the offending team to pay a fine to the league that is then dispersed amongst the teams that stayed below the line. The projected 2022-23 luxury tax line is $149 million. The formula that determines how big that fine is can be found here.

Luxury tax apron: A team salary figure that is typically around $6 million above the tax line that under certain circumstances triggers a hard cap. The projected apron for the 2022-23 season is $155.7 million.

Maximum salary: A player salary figure that determines the highest amount he can be paid. A player's individual maximum salary is based on a combination of experience and accomplishments. There are four types of max contracts:

-The lowest bracket of max contracts allows a player to be paid 25 percent of that season's salary cap in the first year of the deal. Most players with between 4-6 years of experience are eligible for this max. This tier of max contract will be worth a projected $30,500,000 for the 2022-23 season.

-The middle bracket of max contracts allows a player to be paid 30 percent of that season's salary cap in the first year of the deal. Most players with between 7-9 years of experience are eligible for this max, along with 4-6-year players signing extensions with their incumbent teams who have qualified for the Derrick Rose Rule by making an All-NBA team in the most recent season or two of the three most recent seasons, winning Defensive Player of the Year in that same timeframe, or winning MVP in any of the past three seasons. This tier of max contract will be worth a projected $36,600,000 for the 2022-23 season.

-The highest bracket of max contracts, often referred to as the "super max," allows a player to be paid 35 percent of that season's salary cap in the first year of a deal. Any player with 10 or more seasons of experience is eligible for this max, as well as 7-9-year players who have qualified for the Designated Veteran provision by meeting any of the same criteria used for the Derrick Rose Rule, with the added caveat that the player can only sign such a contract with a team that drafted them or traded for them during the first four seasons of their career. This tier of max contract will be worth a projected $42,700,000 for the 2022-23 season.

-Any player is always eligible to earn 105 percent of their salary in the previous season, regardless of whether or not that number exceeds what would otherwise be his maximum salary.

Mid-Level exception: A cap exception that allows teams to sign one or multiple free agents to contracts above the minimum salary even if they are above the cap. There are three different mid-level exceptions. Teams may only use one of them, and the one(s) they have access to depends on their overall finances:

-The cap-room mid-level exception is given to teams that were far enough below the cap to spend cap space on free agents. It can be used to sign contracts no longer than two years, and the projected amount for this exception in the 2022-23 season is $5,329,000.

-The taxpayer mid-level exception can be used by any team operating above the salary cap, but is traditionally used by the most expensive ones. It offers a lower salary, but does not trigger a hard cap. It can be used to sign contracts no longer than three years, and the projected amount for this exception in the 2022-23 season is $6,392,000.

-The non-taxpayer mid-level exception can be used by any team operating above the salary cap, but must be wielded with caution, as any team that does use it is hard-capped at the apron. It can be used to sign contracts for up to four years, and the projected amount for this exception in the 2022-23 season is $10,349,000.

Minimum salary: A player salary figure that determines the lowest amount he can be paid. So long as a team is not hard-capped and has an open roster spot, there is no limit to the number of minimum-salaried players that team can sign. A player's individual minimum salary depends on his experience. With each year of NBA experience a player earns, his minimum increases. For our purposes, two figures matter most:

-The rookie minimum is the figure often given to second-round picks and undrafted players. It rises or falls by whatever percentage the salary cap rises or fell in that same season. The projected rookie minimum salary for the 2022-23 season is $1,004,159.

-The two-year veteran's minimum. When a team signs any player with two or more years of experience to a one-year contract, the team only pays that player the minimum for a second-year player. The NBA reimburses the team for the rest, and the difference does not count against the salary cap. This rule exists to minimize financial bias against older players. Most of the minimum-salary free agents you see sign this offseason will count for this figure. The projected two-year veteran's minimum for the 2022-23 season is $1,811,516.

Salary cap: A figure that is determined based on league revenue which determines how much money teams are allowed to spend acquiring players through either trades or free agency from other teams without using salary-cap exceptions. A team below the line may spend freely in the free agent or trade markets until it reaches that line. A team above the line can only add salary through either the traded player exception or one of the exceptions we are going to cover below. The projected 2022-23 salary cap is currently $122 million. The final number will be determined during the July moratorium.

Sign-and-trade: An agreement between a player, his original team and a new team in which the player re-signs with his original team only to be immediately traded to a new one. The acquiring team will then be subjected to a hard cap. The trade must meet the same salary-matching criteria that a typical trade would. The contract must be signed with the original team using either cap space or a cap exception.

Stretch provision: A mechanism by which teams can waive players that are under contract and stretch the money he is owed across twice the number of years remaining on his contract, plus one. For example: say a player is owed $20 million over two more seasons. If that player is stretched, that team would pay him $4 million per year for the next five years. The player's cap figure lowers accordingly, and he becomes an unrestricted free agent once he clears waivers.

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/nba-salary-cap-explained-glossary-for-the-terms-you-need-to-know-ahead-of-basketball-free-agency/

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:16 am    Post subject:

Appears we got some new projections for this coming 2022/23 season:

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The NBA's salary cap for the 2022-23 season is projected to come in at roughly $123.6 million, sources told ESPN. That is an $11.6 million increase from last year's salary cap figure of $112 million.


Current Annual Salary Cap Increase: 10% max increase
2022/23 Salary cap: 123.6m
Luxury tax threshold: 150.3m
Cap apron (aka hard cap): 157.3m
Incomplete roster cap charge (till 12 spots)/rookie min: 1m
1 season vet min: 1.6m & up to 2 years in length with 5% annual escalators
2+ seasoned vet min: 1.8m cap hit (league incentivizes the difference) & up to 2 years in length with 5% annual escalators
BAE (biannual exception): 4.1m & up to 2 years in length with 5% annual escalators
rMLE (room exception): 5.5m (only available if we operate as a team w/cap space) & up to 2 years in length with 5% annual escalators
tpMLE (taxpayer exception): 6.5m & up to 3 years in length with 5% annual escalators
ntpMLE (non-taxpayer exception): 10.5m & up to 4 years in length with 5% annual escalators
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:04 am    Post subject:

Do the new maxed out projections mean the Lakers can use the ntpMLE (10.5m) & the BAE (4.1m) instead of just the tpMLE (6.5m), even at the risk of being hardcapped for the season?

We could unlock the use of the hardcap triggering ntpMLE & BAE as follows:

1) Bron 44.5m
2) AD 38m
3) THT 10.3m
4) MaxC (1m portion of ntpMLE, but hardcap math counts him as) 1.8m
5) Player using rest of ntpMLE 9.5m
6) Nunn 5.3m
7) BAE 4.1m
8) Stan 2.4m
9) Gabriel 1.9m (nonguaranteed till 1/10/23)
10) Reaves 1.6m (nonguaranteed till 1/10/23)
11) 2+ seasoned vet min 1.8m
12) vet min 1.8m
13) vet min 1.8m
14) vet min 1.8m
= team salary of 126.6m meaning we have about 30m in wiggle before hitting the cap apron of 157m

So that 15th roster spot could be a player that makes up to 30m in salary. So we either trade Russ for such a player or we (are forced to) keep Russ and move off about 17m in net salary using our other players. Remember it has to be a net 17 salary shred meaning THT/Nunn/Gabriel aggregate to get you to 17m in salary, but those 3 would have to be filled by vet min deals (@ roughly 1.8m per) leading to more of a net 12m in salary shredding…meaning we would have to shed some more deals off our books.

So unlocking the ntpMLE/BAE is doable, but will be tough to pull off unless we figure out how to move off of Russ’s deal and replace it with 30m type deal(s).

Also rumor has it we’re gunning for Buddy again. If we target a player that has “unlikely” incentives in their deal (and he does), you have to also calculate that into the hardcap math.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:49 pm    Post subject:

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Salary projections in 2023-24 are:

Cap: $133M
Tax: $161M

https://twitter.com/BobbyMarks42/status/1542640750197964801


Current projection: 7.6% increase of a possible max 10% (ie salary cap of 136m)
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:21 am    Post subject:

Current roster as of July 1st 2022

1) Russ (Player Option exercised) 47.1m
2) Bron 44.5m
3) AD 38m
4) THT 10.3m
5) Walker IV (full tpMLE) 6.5m
6) Nunn (PO exercised) 5.3m
7) Stanley (Team Option exercised) 2.4m
8) Gabriel (TO exercised; nonguaranteed till 1/10/23) 1.9m
9) Reaves (TO exercised; nonguaranteed till 1/10/23) 1.6m
10) Damian (2yr vet min w/2nd yr PO) 2.3m
11) Brown Jr. (vet min) 1.8m
12) JTA (vet min) 1.8m
13) MaxC (projected to sign 2yr rookie min deal) 1m
= team salary of 164.5m
= tax bill of 26.75m (14.2m over the tax threshold of 150.3m)
= total team salary + luxury tax of 191.25m

FYI: in order to be a repeat tax offender facing more punitive tax rates, a team would have to be a tax payer in 3 of the previous 4 seasons.
2019/20: not a tax payer
2020/21: tax payer
2021/22: tax payer
2022/23: projected to be a tax payer
2023/24: repeat tax offender eligible

Which is why the 2023 cap plan exists, to purge our books and possibly duck or minimize the repeater tax
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2022 5:02 am    Post subject:

Man. that's not a roster worth paying the lux tax bill for. Crazy.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2022 9:45 am    Post subject:

What can we offer Kyrie next summer as a FA if we do not trade for his bird rights this year?

Projected Room MLE of 5.8m (on a 133m salary cap)

That or 120% of what we sign him for this year, which is the vet min of 2.9m being the safe bet since we only get his bird rights via trade and have already exhausted our tpMLE on Walker IV. So about 3.5m if we use his nonbird rights to sign him next summer.

That or whatever cap space we can squeeze out depending on what Bron gives back in a re-up and if we renounce all the capholds on our other FAs.

1) AD 40.6m
2) THT 11m (player option)
3) MaxC 1.7m
4) 2023 1st lower pick swap w/NO (assuming in 20-30 range) ~3m caphold
5) 2023 LA 2nd rounder 1.05m caphold
6) 2023 Chicago 2nd rounder 1.05m caphold
7) Bron FA caphold (105% of previous year) 46.7m
8) Damien 2.6m (player option)
9) Reaves RFA QO 2.1m
10-12) 3 incomplete roster charges @1.1m per 3.3m

= 113.1m in team salary meaning we can give Ky at most 19.9m using our available cap space. If the salary cap maxes out at 136m, our cap space then becomes about 23m. If THT/Damien don’t pick up their POs and we renounce Reaves, we can get as much as 32.5m in cap space on a projected 133m salary cap (35.5m on a max 136m cap). Something to note, Ky’s true max is 46.6m (35% max player).

Now if we renounce Bron (essentially also losing his bird rights when we use that vacant cap space to fill up with other players), we can get as much as 78m in cap space (assuming Damien/THT/Reaves are all gone).
Note: Two 35% max players need 93m in cap space
One 35% & one 30% max players need 86.5m in cap space
Two 30% max players need 79.8m in cap space
I highly doubt any 25% max players will be available next summer & if they are, they might be scared into signing an extension seeing how Ayton and Sexton had/are sweating it out.

If we do t use the cap space to sign another player with, we can then unrenounce Bron and get back his bird rights & caphold onto our books.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2022 3:44 pm    Post subject:

2023 Cap Plan or is it the Tax Plan?

In order to be classified as a repeat tax offender, a team would have had to pay taxes in 3 of the previous 4 seasons.

2019/20: non tax payer
2020/21: tax payer
2021/22: tax payer
2022/23: projected tax payer
2023/24: potential repeat tax offender

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3 days into FA and teams have already exceeded the $481M in tax penalties that were paid in 2021-22.

GSW- $148M
LAC- $145M
BKN- $77M
MIL- $67M
BOS- $36M
DAL- $28M
LAL- $24M
DEN- $10M

Total: $535M

Likely to join: ATL, PHI and PHX

* Based on estimate of contracts

https://twitter.com/BobbyMarks42/status/1543641950015954944


So if we don’t purge our guaranteed money, the 2023/24 season could be quite expensive for Jeanie&Co.

Enter the 2023 cap plan, where if we renounce Bron & Russ’s capholds, we have roughly 80m in cap space on a projected 133m salary cap (sans MaxC, our 2023 1st rounder, our 2 2023 2nd rounders which would probably make that space more like 70-75m in space).

As of right now, the cap is projected to go up 7.6% from this year, but if it maxes out to 10% as it did for this 2022/23 season, then the salary cap will be 136m for the 2023/24 season. Let’s assume it does max out, that means the tax line kicks in at about 165.3m. So the 2023 cap plan could potentially have it where we have 100m+ in wiggle room to avoid being a repeat tax offender if our books only has AD/THT/MaxC/2023 rookies on it.

The rates are below and for example if the Ky trade were to happen where we have BK dump JHarris onto us, his projected 19.9m for the 2023/24 season would cost us at a minimum 65m in luxury taxes as a repeat tax offender (assuming the trade is the base salary of Russ for Ky/JHarris and we keep Bron/Ky on our books at close to their max deals).

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Non-repeater Tax / Repeater Tax rates are as follows:

$0 - 4.99m ———> 1.5 (7.5m) / 2.5 (12.5m)
$5m - 9.99m ——> 1.75 (8.75m) / 2.75 (13.75m)
$10m - 14.99m —> 2.5 (12.5m) / 3.5 (17.5m)
$15m - 19.99m —> 3.25 (16.25m) / 4.25 (21.25m)
$20m - 24.99m —> 3.75 (18.75m) / 4.75 (23.75m)
$25m - 29.99m —> 4.25 (21.25m) / 5.25 (26.25m)
$30m - 34.99m —> 4.75 (23.75m) /5.75 (28.75m)
$35m - 39.99m —> 5.25 (26.25m) /6.25 (31.25m)
$40m - 44.99m —> 5.75 (28.75m) /6.75 (33.75m)
$45m - 49.99m —> 6.25 (31.25m) /7.25 (36.25m)

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2022 11:09 pm    Post subject:

vasashi17+ wrote:
Current roster as of July 6th 2022

1) Russ (Player Option exercised) 47.1m
2) Bron 44.5m
3) AD 38m
4) THT 10.3m
5) Walker IV (full tpMLE) 6.5m
6) Nunn (PO exercised) 5.3m
7) Stanley (Team Option exercised) 2.4m
8) Gabriel (TO exercised; nonguaranteed till 1/10/23) 1.9m
9) Reaves (TO exercised; nonguaranteed till 1/10/23) 1.6m
10) Damian (2yr vet min w/2nd yr PO) 2.3m
11) Brown Jr. (vet min) 1.8m
12) JTA (vet min) 1.8m
13) MaxC (projected to sign 2yr rookie min deal) 1m
14) TBryant (vet min) 1.8m
= team salary of 166.3m
= tax bill of 32m (16m over the tax threshold of 150.3m)
= total team salary + luxury tax of 198.3m

FYI: in order to be a repeat tax offender facing more punitive tax rates, a team would have to be a tax payer in 3 of the previous 4 seasons.
2019/20: not a tax payer
2020/21: tax payer
2021/22: tax payer
2022/23: projected to be a tax payer
2023/24: repeat tax offender eligible

Which is why the 2023 cap plan exists, to purge our books and possibly duck or minimize the repeater tax

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2022 9:14 am    Post subject:

ESPN trade primer: Who can/cannot get traded from each team & the resources each team can use

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Bobby Marks: Free agency tipped off at the start of July, but with most of the big names already signed to new deals, the NBA's attention will continue to be on what is expected to be a robust trade season.

We've seen plenty of big names move via trades in recent years, including multiple deals for All-Stars James Harden and Russell Westbrook, and this summer could bring more names on the move. Before free agency even began we saw the Detroit Pistons trade Jerami Grant to the Portland Trail Blazers and a slew of moves by the New York Knicks on draft night.

To help gauge what could happen the rest of this offseason, we have a complete breakdown of the future draft picks and players under contract who are available to trade for each of the NBA's 30 teams.


Atlanta Hawks

Cannot be traded: AJ Griffin (signing restriction), Dejounte Murray (aggregate restriction), Justin Holiday (aggregate restriction), Maurice Harkless (aggregate restriction), Aaron Holiday (signing restriction) and Frank Kaminsky (signing restriction)

Note: Murray, Holiday and Harkless can be traded but not aggregated with another contract.

First-round assets and trade exceptions

The Hawks owe the Spurs unprotected first-round picks in 2025 and 2027. San Antonio also has swap rights with Atlanta in 2026.

The Hawks have a lottery-protected first-round pick from the Kings in 2024. It is top-12 protected in 2025 and top-10 protected in 2026.

Trade exception: $3.7 and $1.7 million

Tradable contracts (2022-23 season)

Trae Young: $37.1 million; player option in 2026-27

John Collins: $23.5 million; player option in 2025-26

Clint Capela: $18.7 million; unrestricted free agent in 2025

Bogdan Bogdanovic: $18 million; player option in 2023-24

De'Andre Hunter: $9.8 million; restricted free agent in 2023

Onyeka Okongwu: $6.4 million; restricted free agent in 2024

Jalen Johnson: $2.8 million; restricted free agent in 2025


Boston Celtics

Cannot be traded: Malcolm Brogdon (aggregate restriction), Luke Kornet (signing restriction) and Sam Hauser (signing restriction)

Note: Brogdon can be traded but not aggregated with another contract.

First-round assets and trade exceptions

The Celtics owe the Pacers a top-12 protected 2023 first-round pick.

The Spurs have the right to swap firsts with Boston in 2028 (top-1 protected).

Trade exceptions: $17.2, $6.9, $5.9, $2.2, $1.9 and $1.8 million

Tradable contracts (2022-23 season)

Jayson Tatum: $30.4 million; player option in 2025-26

Jaylen Brown: $28.7 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024

Al Horford: $26.5 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023 (partial guarantee in 2022-23)

Marcus Smart: $17.2 million; unrestricted free agent in 2026

Derrick White: $16.4 million; unrestricted free agent in 2025

Robert Williams III: $10.7 million; unrestricted free agent in 2026

Grant Williams: $4.3 million; restricted free agent in 2023

Payton Pritchard: $2.2 million; restricted free agent in 2024


Brooklyn Nets

Cannot be traded: Patty Mills (signing restriction), Kessler Edwards (signing restriction), Nic Claxton (signing restriction), T.J. Warren (signing restriction) and Edmond Sumner (signing restriction)

First-round assets and trade exceptions

Brooklyn will send a 2023 first-round pick to Utah. The pick will be the more favorable of Philadelphia and less favorable of their own or Houston's.

The Nets have a 2027 or 2028 top-8 protected first from the 76ers. The pick is conditional upon Philadelphia sending Oklahoma City a first in either 2025 or 2026.

The Nets owe Houston unprotected first-round picks in 2024 and 2026. The Rockets have the right to swap firsts in 2023, 2025 and 2027.

The Nets are allowed to trade either pick from Philadelphia along with their 2028 or 2029 first.

Trade exceptions: $6.3 million, $3.3 million, $2.5 million and $1.7 million

The Nets cannot acquire a player that signed a Designated Rookie extension with Ben Simmons on the roster

Tradable contracts (2022-23 season)

Kevin Durant: $44.1 million; unrestricted free agent in 2026

Kyrie Irving: $36.9 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Ben Simmons: $35.5 million; unrestricted free agent in 2025

Joe Harris: $18.7 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024

Royce O'Neale: $9.2 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024 (non-guaranteed in 2023-24)

Seth Curry: $8.5 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Day'Ron Sharpe: $2.1 million; restricted free agent in 2025

Cam Thomas: $2.1 million; restricted free agent in 2025


Charlotte Hornets

Cannot be traded: Cody Martin (signing restriction) and Mark Williams (signing restriction)

First-round assets and trade exceptions

The Hornets owe San Antonio a top-16 protected first in 2023. The pick is top-14 protected in 2024 and 2025. If not conveyed in any of the three seasons, the Hornets will send a 2026 and 2027 second to the Spurs.

Charlotte has a 2023 top-14 protected first from Denver. The pick is top-14 protected in 2024 and 2025.

Tradable contracts (2022-23 season)

Gordon Hayward: $30.1 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024

Terry Rozier: $21.5 million; unrestricted free agent in 2026 (partial guarantee in 2025-26)

Kelly Oubre Jr.: $12.6 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Mason Plumlee: $9.1 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

LaMelo Ball: $8.6 million; restricted free agent in 2024

P.J. Washington: $5.8 million; restricted free agent in 2023

James Bouknight: $4.4 million; restricted free agent in 2025

Kai Jones: $2.9 million; restricted free agent in 2025

Jalen McDaniels: $1.9 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Nick Richards: $1.8 million; restricted free agent in 2023

JT Thor: $1.6 million; team option in 2024-25


Chicago Bulls

Cannot be traded: Zach LaVine (signing restriction), Dalen Terry (signing restriction), Derrick Jones Jr. (signing restriction), Andre Drummond (signing restriction) and Goran Dragic (signing restriction)

First-round assets and trade exceptions

The Bulls owe Orlando a top-4 protected first in 2023. It is top-3 protected in 2024. Chicago will send San Antonio a top-10 protected first in 2025 if the pick to Orlando is conveyed in 2023. If the first to the Magic is not sent, Chicago would then send San Antonio a top-10 protected first in 2026, but only if the Magic receive a first in 2024. If the conditions were already settled in the prior season, the pick is top-8 protected. If the pick was not conveyed in 2025 and 2026, the Bulls would send a top-8 protected first in 2026, 2027 or 2028.

They have a lottery-protected first from Portland over the next six seasons. They are allowed to trade the Trail Blazers' first in a future deal.

Tradable contracts (2022-23 season)

DeMar DeRozan: $27.3 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024

Nikola Vucevic: $22 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Lonzo Ball: $19.5 million; player option in 2024-25

Alex Caruso: $9 million; unrestricted free agent in 2025 (partial guarantee in 2024-25)

Patrick Williams: $7.8 million; restricted free agent in 2024

Coby White: $7.4 million; restricted free agent in 2023

Tony Bradley: $2 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Javonte Green: $1.8 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Ayo Dosunmu: $1.6 million; restricted free agent in 2023

Marko Simonovic: $1.6 million; restricted free agent in 2024 (non-guaranteed in 2023-24)


Cleveland Cavaliers

Cannot be traded: Darius Garland (poison pill restriction), Ricky Rubio (signing restriction), Ochai Agbaji (signing restriction), Robin Lopez (signing restriction) and Raul Neto (signing restriction)

First-round assets and trade exceptions

Cleveland owes Indiana a top-14 protected first in 2023. The Cavaliers are allowed to trade a first starting in 2025.

Tradable contracts (2022-23 season)

Kevin Love: $28,942,830; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Jarrett Allen: $20,000,000; unrestricted free agent in 2026

Caris LeVert: $18,796,296; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Lauri Markkanen: $16,475,454; unrestricted free agent in 2025 (partial guarantee in 2024-25)

Evan Mobley: $8,478,720; restricted free agent in 2025

Cedi Osman: $7,426,088; unrestricted free agent in 2024 (non-guaranteed in 2023-24)

Isaac Okoro: $7,040,880; restricted free agent in 2024

Dylan Windler: $4,037,278; restricted free agent in 2023

Dean Wade: $1,930,681; unrestricted free agent in 2023 (non-guaranteed in 2022-23)

Lamar Stevens: $1,782,621; team option in 2023-24 (non-guaranteed in 2022-23)


Dallas Mavericks

Cannot be traded: Dorian Finney-Smith (trade restriction), Theo Pinson (signing restriction), JaVale McGee (signing restriction) and Jaden Hardy (signing restriction)

First-round assets and trade exceptions

The Mavericks owe New York a top-10 protected first in 2023, 2024 or 2025. The earliest Dallas can trade a first is two years after the pick to New York is conveyed.

Tradable contracts (2022-23 season)

Luka Doncic: $37.1 million player option in 2026-27

Spencer Dinwiddie: $21.2 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024 (partial guarantee in 2023-24)

Tim Hardaway Jr.: $19.6 million; unrestricted free agent in 2025

Davis Bertans: $16 million; unrestricted free agent in 2025 (partial guarantee in 2024-25)

Christian Wood: $14.3 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Dwight Powell: $11.1 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Reggie Bullock: $10 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024 (partial guarantee in 2023-24)

Maxi Kleber: $9 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023 (non-guaranteed in 2022-23)

Josh Green: $3.1 million; restricted free agent in 2024

Frank Ntilikina: $2 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023


Denver Nuggets

Cannot be traded: Nikola Jokic (extension restriction), Bruce Brown (trade restriction), Ish Smith (aggregate restriction), Vlatko Cancar (signing restriction), Christian Braun (signing restriction), Peyton Watson (signing restriction), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (signing restriction), DeAndre Jordan (signing restriction) and Davon Reed (signing restriction)

Note: Smith and Caldwell-Pope can be traded but not aggregated with another contract.

First-round assets and trade exceptions

The Nuggets owe Oklahoma City a top-14 protected first in 2023, 2024 or 2025. They also owe Orlando a top-5 protected first two years after the pick to OKC is conveyed. From the JaMychal Green trade, the Nuggets will send Oklahoma City a top-5 protected first in 2027, 2028 or 2029 if the first to Orlando is conveyed in 2025.

Trade exceptions: $9.1 million and $3.5 million

Cannot acquire a player that was signed to the Designated Rookie extension

Tradable contracts (2022-23 season)

Jamal Murray: $31.7 million; unrestricted free agent in 2025

Michael Porter Jr.: $30.5 million; unrestricted free agent in 2027 (partial guarantee in 2026-27)

Aaron Gordon: $19.7 million; player option in 2025-26

Jeff Green: $4.5 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Zeke Nnaji: $2.6 million; restricted free agent in 2024

Bones Hyland: $2.2 million; unrestricted free agent in 2025


Detroit Pistons

Cannot be traded: Marvin Bagley III (signing restriction), Jaden Ivey (signing restriction), Jalen Duren (signing restriction) and Kevin Knox II (signing restriction)

First-round assets and cap space

The Pistons owe New York a first that has protection from 2023 to 2027 (top-16 in 2022, top-18 in 2023 and 2024, top-13 in 2025 and top-9 in 2027).

Tradable contracts (2022-23 season)

Kelly Olynyk: $12.8 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024 (partial guarantee in 2024)

Cade Cunningham: $10.6 million; restricted free agent in 2025

Alec Burks: $10.1 million; team option in 2023-24

Kemba Walker: $9.2 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Nerlens Noel: $9.2 million; team option in 2023-24

Killian Hayes: $5.8 million; restricted free agent in 2024

Hamidou Diallo: $5.2 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Cory Joseph: $5.2 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Isaiah Stewart: $3.4 million; restricted free agent in 2024

Saddiq Bey: $3 million; restricted free agent in 2024

Saben Lee: $1.8 million; team option in 2023-24

Isaiah Livers: $1.6 million; team option in 2023-24


Golden State Warriors

Cannot be traded: Donte DiVincenzo (signing restriction), Patrick Baldwin Jr. (signing restriction) and Kevon Looney (signing restriction)

First-round assets and trade exceptions

Golden State owes Memphis a 2024 top-4 protected first (converts to top-1 protected in 2025 and unprotected in 2026). The Warriors are allowed to trade a first two years after the pick to the Grizzlies is conveyed.

Golden St. cannot acquire a player signed to the Designated Rookie extension with Andrew Wiggins on the roster

Tradable contracts (2022-23 season)

Steph Curry: $48.1 million; unrestricted free agent in 2026

Klay Thompson: $40.6 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024

Andrew Wiggins: $33.6 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Draymond Green: $25.8 million; player option in 2023-24

James Wiseman: $9.9 million; restricted free agent in 2024

Jonathan Kuminga: $5.7 million; restricted free agent in 2025

Jordan Poole: $3.9 million; restricted free agent in 2023

Moses Moody: $3.7 million; restricted free agent in 2025


Houston Rockets

Cannot be traded: Jabari Smith Jr. (signing restriction), Jae'Sean Tate (signing restriction), Tari Eason (signing restriction), TyTy Washington Jr. (signing restriction), Trey Burke (aggregate restriction), Boban Marjanovic (aggregate restriction), Sterling Brown (aggregate restriction) and Marquese Chriss (aggregate restriction)

Note: Burke, Marjanovic, Brown and Chriss can be traded but not aggregated with another contract.

First-round assets and trade exceptions:

The Rockets acquired unprotected firsts from the Nets in 2024 and 2026 in the James Harden deal. They also have future swap rights with the Nets in 2023, 2025 and 2027.

In addition, they have a future first from Milwaukee (2023 unprotected).

The Rockets owe the Thunder a first in 2024 (top-4 protected) and 2026 (top-4 protected). In addition, Oklahoma City has the right to swap picks in 2025 (top-10 protected; OKC has the right to swap with the Rockets or Clippers).

Trade exception: $3.9 million

Tradable contracts (2022-23 season)

Eric Gordon: $19,568,360; unrestricted free agent in 2024 (non-guaranteed in 2023-24)

Jalen Green: $9,441,840; restricted free agent in 2025

David Nwaba: $5,022,000; team option in 2023-24

Alperen Sengun: $3,375,480; restricted free agent in 2025

Kevin Porter Jr.: $3,217,631; restricted free agent in 2023

Usman Garuba: $2,471,160; restricted free agent in 2025

Josh Christopher: $2,372,160; restricted free agent in 2025

Daishen Nix: $1,563,518; restricted free agent in 2025 (non-guaranteed in 2023-24 and team option in 2024-25)

Garrison Mathews: $2,000,000; unrestricted free agent in 2025 (non-guaranteed in 2023-24 and team option in 2024-25)

Kenyon Martin Jr.: $1,782,621; team option in 2023-24

Jae'Sean Tate: $1,782,621; restricted free agent in 2023


Indiana Pacers

Cannot be traded: Daniel Theis (aggregate restriction), Bennedict Mathurin (aggregate restriction), Jalen Smith (signing restriction), Aaron Nesmith (aggregate restriction), Malik Fitts (aggregate restriction), Juwan Morgan (aggregate restriction) and Nik Stauskas (aggregate restriction)

Note: Theis, Nesmith, Fitts, Stauskas, Morgan and Stauskas can be traded but not aggregated with another contract.

First-round assets and trade exceptions

The Pacers own all of their future first-round picks. They have top-14 protected firsts from Boston and Cleveland in 2023.

Projected cap space: $26 million

Tradable contracts (2022-23 season)

Buddy Hield: $21.2 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024

Myles Turner: $18 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

T.J. McConnell: $8.1 million; unrestricted free agent in 2025 (partial guarantee in 2024-25)

Tyrese Haliburton: $4.2 million; restricted free agent in 2024

Goga Bitadze: $4.7 million; restricted free agent in 2023

Chris Duarte: $3.9 million; restricted free agent in 2025

Isaiah Jackson: $2.6 million; restricted free agent in 2025

Oshae Brissett: $1.8 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Terry Taylor: $1.6 million; restricted free agent in 2025 (partial guarantee in 2022-23 and 2023-24)

Duane Washington Jr.: $1.6 million; restricted free agent in 2025 (partial guarantee in 2022-23 and 2023-24)


LA Clippers

Cannot be traded: Ivica Zubac (extension restriction), Nicolas Batum (signing restriction), Amir Coffey (signing restriction) and John Wall (signing restriction)

First-round assets and trade exceptions

The Clippers owe an unprotected first in 2024 and 2026 to Oklahoma City from the Paul George trade. In addition, the Thunder can swap first-rounders with LA in 2023 and 2025. The next available first that the Clippers can trade is in 2028.

Trade exceptions: $9.7 million and $8.3 million

Tradable contracts (2022-23 season)

Paul George: $42.5 million; player option in 2024-25

Kawhi Leonard: $42.5 million; player option in 2024-25

Norman Powell: $16.8 million; unrestricted free agent in 2026

Marcus Morris Sr.: $16.4 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024

Luke Kennard: $14.4 million; team option in 2024-25

Robert Covington: $12.3 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024

Reggie Jackson: $11.2 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Terance Mann: $1.9 million; unrestricted free agent in 2025

Jason Preston: $1.6 million; restricted free agent in 2024 (non-guaranteed in 2023-24)

Brandon Boston Jr.: $1.6 million; restricted free agent in 2024 (non-guaranteed in 2023-24)


Los Angeles Lakers

Cannot be traded: Lonnie Walker IV (signing restriction), Damian Jones (signing restriction), Troy Brown Jr. (signing restriction), Thomas Bryant (signing restriction), Juan Toscano-Anderson (signing restriction) and Max Christie (signing restriction)

First-round assets and trade exceptions

The Pelicans have the right to swap first-round picks in 2023 and an unprotected first via Los Angeles in 2024. The Pelicans have the right to defer the 2024 first-rounder until 2025.

The Lakers are allowed to trade a first-round pick in 2027, 2028 or 2029. They are not allowed to trade all three.

Tradable contracts (2022-23 season)

Russell Westbrook: $47.1 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

LeBron James: $44.5 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Anthony Davis: $38 million; player option in 2024-25

Talen Horton-Tucker: $10.3 million; player option in 2023-24

Kendrick Nunn: $5.3 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Stanley Johnson: $2.4 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Wenyen Gabriel: $1.9 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023 (non-guaranteed contract in 2022-23)

Austin Reaves: $1.6 million; restricted free agent in 2023 (non-guaranteed contract in 2022-23)


Memphis Grizzlies

Cannot be traded: Ja Morant (poison pill restriction), Tyus Jones (signing restriction), Jake LaRavia (signing restriction), David Roddy (signing restriction), John Konchar (extension restriction), Danny Green (aggregate restriction) and Kennedy Chandler (signing restriction)

Note: Green can be traded but not aggregated with another contract.

First-round assets and trade exceptions

The Grizzlies own all their future first-round picks and a top-4 protected first-rounder from the Warriors in 2024. The first is top-1 protected in 2025 and unprotected in 2026.

Tradable contracts (2022-23 season)

Jaren Jackson Jr.: $28.9 million; unrestricted free agent in 2026

Steven Adams: $17.9 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Dillon Brooks: $11.4 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Ziaire Williams: $4.6 million; restricted free agent in 2025

Brandon Clarke: $4.3 million; restricted free agent in 2023

Desmond Bane: $2.1 million; restricted free agent in 2024

Santi Aldama: $2.1 million; restricted free agent in 2025

Killian Tillie: $1.9 million; restricted free agent in 2023

Xavier Tillman: $1.8 million; team option in 2023-24


Miami Heat

Cannot be traded: Victor Oladipo (signing restriction), Caleb Martin (signing restriction), Dewayne Dedmon (signing restriction) and Nikola Jovic (signing restriction)

First-round assets and trade exceptions

Miami owes OKC a 2025 top-14 protected first. The pick is unprotected in 2026 if not conveyed in the prior year. The Heat are allowed to trade a 2023, 2028 and 2029 first.

Tradable contracts (2022-23 season)

Jimmy Butler: $37.7 million; unrestricted free agent in 2026

Bam Adebayo: $30.4 million; unrestricted free agent in 2026

Kyle Lowry: $28.3 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024

Duncan Robinson: $16.9 million; unrestricted free agent in 2026 (partial guarantee in 2025-26)

Tyler Herro: $5.7 million; restricted free agent in 2023

Max Strus: $1.8 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Gabe Vincent: $1.8 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Omer Yurtseven: $1.8 million; restricted free agent in 2023

Haywood Highsmith: $1.8 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024 (non-guaranteed in 2022-23 and 2023-24)


Milwaukee Bucks

Cannot be traded: Bobby Portis (signing restriction), Joe Ingles (signing restriction), MarJon Beauchamp (signing restriction), Wesley Matthews (signing restriction), Jevon Carter (signing restriction) and Serge Ibaka (signing restriction)

First-round assets and trade exceptions

Milwaukee has control of its 2028 and 2029 first-round picks. Until those two, the Bucks' picks are controlled by other teams. Houston has Milwaukee's unprotected first-round pick in 2023. New Orleans has Milwaukee's first-round picks in 2025 (if it falls in the top four) and 2027 (unprotected). The 2025 first will be sent to New York if it is between Nos. 5 and 30. The Pelicans also have swap rights with the Bucks in 2024 and 2026.

Tradable contracts (2022-23 season)

Giannis Antetokounmpo: $42.5 million; player option in 2025-26

Khris Middleton: $37.9 million; player option in 2023-24

Jrue Holiday: $33.7 million; player option in 2024-25

Brook Lopez: $13.9 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Grayson Allen: $9.4 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024

Pat Connaughton: $5.7 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

George Hill: $4 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Thanasis Antetokounmpo: $1.8 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023


Minnesota Timberwolves

Cannot be traded: Karl-Anthony Towns (extension restriction), Bryn Forbes (signing restriction), Kyle Anderson (signing restriction) and Rudy Gobert (aggregate restriction)

First-round assets and trade exceptions

Minnesota owes Utah unprotected first-round picks in 2023, 2025 and 2027 and a top-5 protected pick in 2029.

Trade exception: $4.4 million

Tradable contracts (2022-23 season)

D'Angelo Russell: $31.3 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Anthony Edwards: $10.7 million; restricted free agent in 2024

Taurean Prince: $8 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024

Jordan McLaughlin: $2.2 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024 (non-guaranteed in 2023-24)

Jaden McDaniels: $2.2 million; restricted free agent in 2024

Naz Reid: $1.9 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Jaylen Nowell: $1.9 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023 (non-guaranteed in 2022-23)


New Orleans Pelicans

Cannot be traded: Zion Williamson (poison pill restriction) and Dyson Daniels (signing restriction)

First-round assets and trade exceptions

The Pelicans have the Lakers' 2024 first-round pick and have the option to defer that to 2025. The Pelicans can also swap their 2023 first-round pick for the Lakers' pick. Additionally, the Pelicans have a first from Milwaukee in 2025 (if it falls in the top four) and 2027 (unprotected). They also have the right to swap with Milwaukee in 2024 and 2026.

Trade exceptions: $1.8 million

Tradable contracts (2022-23 season)

Brandon Ingram: $31.7 million; unrestricted free agent in 2025

CJ McCollum: $33.3 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024

Jonas Valanciunas: $14.7 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024

Devonte' Graham: $11.6 million; unrestricted free agent in 2025 (partial guarantee in 2024-25)

Larry Nance Jr.: $9.6 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Jaxson Hayes: $6.8 million; restricted free agent in 2023

Garrett Temple: $5.2 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024 (non-guaranteed in 2023-24)

Kira Lewis Jr.: $4 million; restricted free agent in 2024

Trey Murphy III: $3.2 million; restricted free agent in 2025

Willy Hernangomez: $2.4 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024

Herbert Jones: $1.8 million; team option in 2023-24

Naji Marshall: $1.8 million; team option in 2023-24

Jose Alvarado: $1.6 million; team option in 2024-25 (partial guarantee in 2022-23 and 2023-24)


New York Knicks

Cannot be traded: Jalen Brunson (signing restriction), Isaiah Hartenstein (signing restriction), Jericho Sims (signing restriction) and Mitchell Robinson (signing restriction)

First-round assets and trade exceptions

The Knicks have all their future first-round picks.

New York is owed a 2023 first-round pick from Dallas. It is top-10 protected in 2023, 2024 and 2025. If not conveyed by 2025, it becomes a 2025 second-round pick.

The Knicks have 2023 (top-18 protected), 2024 (top 18), 2025 (top 13), 2026 (top 11) and 2027 (top 9) from the Pistons.

From Washington, New York has a first-round pick that is top-14 protected in 2023, top 12 in 2024, top 10 in 2025 and top eight in 2026.

The Bucks will send New York a 2025 first if it falls outside of the top four

Tradable contracts (2022-23 season)

Julius Randle: $23.8 million; player option in 2025-26

Evan Fournier: $18 million; team option in 2024-25

Derrick Rose: $14.5 million; team option in 2023-24

RJ Barrett: $10.9 million; restricted free agent in 2023

Cam Reddish: $5.9 million; restricted free agent in 2023

Obi Toppin: $5.4 million; restricted free agent in 2024

Immanuel Quickley: $2.3 million; restricted free agent in 2024

Quentin Grimes: $2.3 million; restricted free agent in 2025

Miles McBride: $1.6 million; team option in 2023-24


Oklahoma City Thunder

Cannot be traded: Luguentz Dort (signing restriction), Chet Holmgren (signing restriction), Ousmane Dieng (signing restriction), Jalen Williams (signing restriction) and Jaylin Williams (signing restriction)

First-round assets and trade exceptions

Oklahoma City has its own first in every year.

First round from LA Clippers: unprotected in both 2024 and 2026.

The right to swap with LA Clippers: 2023 and 2025.

First-rounder from Houston: 2024 (top-4 protected) and 2026 (top-4 protected).

The right to swap in 2025 with Houston (if outside the top 10) or Brooklyn.

First-rounder from Utah: top-10 protected in 2024 and 2025, top-8 protected in 2026.

First-rounder from Philadelphia: 2025 (top-6 protected), 2026 (top-4 protected) and 2027 (top-4 protected).

In 2025, the Thunder have a top-14 protected pick from the Heat (unprotected in 2026).

First-rounder from Denver: top-5 protected in 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Tradable contracts (2022-23 season)

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: $30.5 million; unrestricted free agent in 2027

Derrick Favors: $10.1 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

JaMychal Green: $8.2 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Josh Giddey: $6.3 million; restricted free agent in 2025

Darius Bazley: $4.3 million; restricted free agent in 2023

Ty Jerome: $4.3 million; restricted free agent in 2023

Aleksej Pokusevski: $3.3 million; restricted free agent in 2024

Tre Mann: $3.0 million; restricted free agent in 2025

Theo Maledon: $2.0 million; team option in 2023-24

Kenrich Williams: $2.0 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023 (non-guaranteed in 2022-23)

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: $2.0 million; team option in 2024 (non-guaranteed in 2023-24)

Aaron Wiggins: $1.6 million; team option in 2024-25 (non-guaranteed in 2023-24)

Vit Krejci: $1.6 million; team option in 2024-25 (non-guaranteed in 2022-23 and 2023-24)


Orlando Magic

Cannot be traded: Paolo Banchero (signing restriction), Bol Bol (signing restriction), Mo Bamba (signing restriction) and Caleb Houstan (signing restriction)

First-round assets and trade exceptions

The Magic own all their first-round picks.

Orlando is owed a top-4 protected 2023 first-round pick from Chicago. The protection reduces to top three in 2024.

The Magic are also owed a top-5 protected first-round pick from the Nuggets, two years after Denver conveys a first-round pick to Oklahoma City (the earliest would be 2025).

Tradable contracts (2022-23 season)

Jonathan Isaac: $17.4 million; unrestricted free agent in 2025 (partially guaranteed in 2023-24 and 2024-25)

Markelle Fultz: $16.5 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024 (partially guaranteed in 2023-24)

Wendell Carter Jr.: $14.1 million; unrestricted free agent in 2026

Gary Harris: $13 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024 (non-guaranteed in 2023-24)

Terrence Ross: $11.5 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Jalen Suggs: $6.9 million; restricted free agent in 2025

Franz Wagner: $5.3 million; restricted free agent in 2025

Cole Anthony: $3.6 million; restricted free agent in 2024

Chuma Okeke: $3.4 million; restricted free agent in 2024

R.J. Hampton: $2.4 million; restricted free agent in 2024

Moritz Wagner: $1.9 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Devin Cannady: $1.8 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024 (non-guaranteed in 2022-23 and 2023-24)


Philadelphia 76ers

Cannot be traded: James Harden (signing restriction), P.J. Tucker (signing restriction), Danuel House Jr. (signing restriction), De'Anthony Melton (aggregate restriction) and Trevelin Queen (partial guarantee in 2022-23 and non-guaranteed in 2023-24)

Note: Melton can be traded but not aggregated with another contract.

First-round assets and trade exceptions

The 76ers owe Brooklyn or Houston a 2023 unprotected first.

Philadelphia owes Oklahoma City a top-6 protected first in 2025. If the first is not sent in 2025, the Thunder will receive either a 2026 or 2027 top-4 protected first.

Two years after the first to the Thunder is conveyed, Philadelphia will send Brooklyn a top-8 protected first in either 2027 or 2028.

The Sixers are not allowed to trade a future first unless the pick to Oklahoma City in 2025 or Brooklyn in 2027 is amended.

Trade exception: $1.7 million

Tradable contracts (2022-23 season)

Tobias Harris: $37.6 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024

Joel Embiid: $33.6 million; unrestricted free agent in 2027

Furkan Korkmaz: $5 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024

Matisse Thybulle: $4.4 million; restricted free agent in 2023

Georges Niang: $3.5 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Tyrese Maxey: $2.7 million; restricted free agent in 2024

Jaden Springer: $2.1 million; restricted free agent in 2025

Shake Milton: $2 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Isaiah Joe: $1.8 million; restricted free agent in 2023 (non-guaranteed in 2022-23)

Paul Reed: $1.8 million; restricted free agent in 2023 (non-guaranteed in 2022-23)

Charles Bassey: $1.6 million; restricted free agent in 2024 (non-guaranteed in 2022-23 and 2023-24)


Phoenix Suns

Free agents: Deandre Ayton

Cannot be traded: Devin Booker (extension restriction), Damion Lee (signing restriction), Bismack Biyombo (signing restriction) and Josh Okogie (signing restriction)

First-round assets and trade exceptions

The Suns have all their future first-round picks.

Tradable contracts (2022-23 season)

Chris Paul: $28.4 million; unrestricted free agent in 2025 (partial guarantee in 2023-24 and 2024-25)

Mikal Bridges: $20.1 million; unrestricted free agent in 2026

Jae Crowder: $10.2 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Landry Shamet: $9.5 million; unrestricted free agent in 2026 (partial guarantee in 2024-25 and team option in 2025-26)

Dario Saric: $9.2 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Cameron Payne: $6 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024 (partial guarantee in 2023-24)

Cameron Johnson: $5.9 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Torrey Craig: $5.1 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Jock Landale: $1.6 million; restricted free agent in 2023 (partial guarantee in 2022-23)


Portland Trail Blazers

Cannot be traded: Anfernee Simons (signing restriction), Jusuf Nurkic (signing restriction), Gary Payton II (signing restriction), Shaedon Sharpe (signing restriction) and Drew Eubanks (signing restriction)

First-round assets and trade exceptions

The Blazers owe Chicago a lottery-protected first from 2023 to 2027. They are allowed to trade a first but only two years after the pick to the Bulls is conveyed.

Trade exceptions: $6.5 million and $3.3 million

Tradable contracts (2022-23 season)

Damian Lillard: $42.5 million; player option in 2026-27

Jerami Grant: $20.9 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Josh Hart: $12.9 million; player option in 2023-24

Nassir Little: $4.2 million; restricted free agent in 2023

Justise Winslow: $4.1 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Keon Johnson: $2.7 million; restricted free agent in 2025

Didi Louzada: $1.9 million; unrestricted free agent in 2025 (non-guaranteed in 2023-24 and 2024-25)

Greg Brown III: $1.6 million; restricted free agent in 2024 (non-guaranteed in 2023-24)

Trendon Watford: $1.6 million; team option in 2024-25 (non-guaranteed in 2023-24)


Sacramento Kings

Cannot be traded: Malik Monk (signing restriction), Kevin Huerter (aggregate restriction) and Keegan Murray (signing restriction)

Note: Huerter can be traded but cannot be aggregated with another contract.

First-round assets and trade exceptions

The Kings owe the Hawks a lottery-protected first-round pick in 2024. The protection drops to top 12 in 2025 and top 10 in 2026.

Trade exception: $4 million

Tradable contracts (2022-23 season)

De'Aaron Fox: $30.4 million; unrestricted free agent in 2026

Domantas Sabonis: $18.5 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024

Harrison Barnes: $18.4 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Richaun Holmes: $11.2 million; player option in 2024-25

Davion Mitchell: $4.8 million; restricted free agent in 2025

Terence Davis: $4 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Alex Len: $3.9 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Trey Lyles: $2.7 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Chimezie Metu: $1.9 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023


San Antonio Spurs

Cannot be traded: Jeremy Sochan (signing restriction), Blake Wesley (signing restriction), Malaki Branham (signing restriction) and Isaiah Roby (waiver claim restriction)

First-round assets and trade exceptions

The Spurs own all of their future first-round picks.

They have a 2023 first from Charlotte (top-16 protected). The pick is lottery-protected in 2024 and 2025 if not conveyed. It will turn into a 2026 and 2027 Charlotte second if not received.

They have unprotected first-round picks from Atlanta in 2025 and 2027. They also have the right to swap firsts with Atlanta in 2026.

They have a top-10 protected first from Chicago starting in 2025 but only if the Magic receive a first from the Bulls in 2023. If Chicago does not send the Magic a first in 2023 but instead in 2024, San Antonio will receive a top-10 protected first in 2026. The pick is also top-8 protected in 2027 and 2028.

They have the right to swap firsts with Boston (top-1 protected) in 2028.

Projected cap space: $32 million

Tradable contracts (2022-23 season)

Doug McDermott: $13.8 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024

Josh Richardson: $12.2 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Jakob Poeltl: $9.4 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Zach Collins: $7.4 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024 (non-guaranteed in 2023-24)

Romeo Langford: $5.6 million; restricted free agent in 2023

Devin Vassell: $4.4 million; restricted free agent in 2024

Joshua Primo: $4.1 million; restricted free agent in 2025

Keldon Johnson: $3.9 million; restricted free agent in 2023

Keita Bates-Diop: $1.9 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023 (non-guaranteed in 2022-23)

Tre Jones: $1.8 million; restricted free agent in 2023 (non-guaranteed in 2022-23)


Toronto Raptors

Cannot be traded: Otto Porter Jr. (signing restriction), Chris Boucher (signing restriction) and D.J. Wilson (signing restriction)

First-round assets and trade exceptions

The Raptors own all their first-round picks

Trade exception: $5.3 million

Tradable contracts (2022-23 season)

Pascal Siakam: $35.5 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024

Fred VanVleet: $21.3 million; player option in 2023-24

Gary Trent Jr.: $17.5 million; player option in 2023-24

OG Anunoby: $17.4 million; player option in 2024-25

Scottie Barnes: $7.6 million; restricted free agent in 2025

Khem Birch: $6.7 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024

Precious Achiuwa: $2.8 million; restricted free agent in 2024

Malachi Flynn: $2.1 million; restricted free agent in 2024

Svi Mykhailiuk: $1.9 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Armoni Brooks: $1.8 million; restricted free agent in 2023 (non-guaranteed in 2022-23)

Dalano Banton: $1.6 million; restricted free agent in 2023 (partial guarantee in 2022-23)


Utah Jazz

Cannot be traded: Patrick Beverley (aggregate restriction), Malik Beasley (aggregate restriction), Walker Kessler (signing restriction), Jarred Vanderbilt (aggregate restriction) and Leandro Bolmaro (aggregate restriction)

Note: Beverley, Beasley, Vanderbilt and Bolmaro can be traded but not aggregated with additional contracts.

First-round assets and trade exceptions

The Jazz have the lesser of Brooklyn's, Houston's or Philadelphia's 2023 first-round pick, from the Royce O'Neale trade.

The Jazz have unprotected first-round picks from Minnesota in 2023, 2025 and 2027. They also have a top-5 protected pick from Minnesota in 2029.

Utah owes Oklahoma City a 2024 top-10 protected first. The pick is top-10 protected in 2025 and top eight in 2026. They can trade a first two years after the pick to OKC is conveyed.

Trade exceptions: $9.8 million, $9.7 million and $1.5 million

Tradable contracts (2022-23 season)

Donovan Mitchell: $30.4 million; player option in 2025-26

Mike Conley: $22.7 million; unrestricted free agent in 2024 (partial guarantee in 2024)

Bojan Bogdanovic: $19.6 million; unrestricted free agent in 2023

Jordan Clarkson: $13.3 million; player option in 2023-24

Rudy Gay: $6.2 million; player option in 2023-24

Nickeil Alexander-Walker: $5 million; restricted free agent in 2023

Udoka Azubuike: $2.2 million; restricted free agent in 2024

Jared Butler: $1.6 million; restricted free agent in 2023


Washington Wizards

Cannot be traded: Bradley Beal (signing restriction), Will Barton (aggregate restriction), Delon Wright (signing restriction), Monte Morris (aggregate restriction), Johnny Davis (signing restriction) and Anthony Gill (signing restriction)

Note: Barton and Morris can be traded but not aggregated with additional contracts.

First-round assets and trade exceptions

The Wizards owe New York a top-14 protected first in 2023. The pick is top-12 protected in 2024, top-10 protected in 2025 and top eight in 2026. It will turn into a 2026 and 2027 second if not conveyed.

Trade exceptions: $5.3 million and $4.0 million

Tradable contracts (2022-23 season)

Kristaps Porzingis: $33.8 million; player option in 2023-24

Kyle Kuzma: $13 million; player option in 2023-24

Rui Hachimura: $6.3 million; restricted free agent in 2023

Deni Avdija: $4.9 million; restricted free agent in 2024

Corey Kispert: $3.6 million; restricted free agent in 2025

Daniel Gafford: $1.9 million; unrestricted free agent in 2026

Vernon Carey Jr.: $1.8 million; team option in 2023-24

Isaiah Todd: $1.6 million; team option in 2024-25

https://www.espn.com/nba/insider/insider/story/_/id/34161182/nba-free-agency-2022-tradable-contracts-draft-picks-all-30-teams

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Per @AP, the NBA's annual revenue topped $10 billion for the first time ever — with basketball-related income also reaching a record $8.9 billion.

https://twitter.com/boardroom/status/1547646251578974209


If this is any indication of things to come, then I’m sure the salary cap will spike in the coming years and when the new CBA gets negotiated, there might be a different equation used in determining the salary cap each year based off the BRI (ie currently the annual cap hikes can only max out at 10% from the previous year).
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Per @AP, the NBA's annual revenue topped $10 billion for the first time ever — with basketball-related income also reaching a record $8.9 billion.

https://twitter.com/boardroom/status/1547646251578974209


If this is any indication of things to come, then I’m sure the salary cap will spike in the coming years and when the new CBA gets negotiated, there might be a different equation used in determining the salary cap each year based off the BRI (ie currently the annual cap hikes can only max out at 10% from the previous year).


The league is playing with Monopoly money. These players are gonna be Billie bag’n it up.

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“There’s just been this trajectory that’s been going on since the birth of professional sports, really,” Mark Bartelstein, a longtime NBA power agent, said. “Thirty years ago we said, ‘Oh my God, the contracts these guys are signing, we can’t believe they can make this kind of money.’ You’ve got generational wealth. Ten years later it’s, ‘I never thought contracts would get to this level.’ Five years ago we said the same thing and now we’re gonna say it again. It’s just a function of the economic system that drives professional sports.”

That could be on the low end of the projected scale. The 2025 cap could spike dramatically; that’s when the new media rights deal will kick in. The NBA could sign a new TV deal for as much as three times its current size. “I think there’s going to be a huge jump,” Bartelstein said. “The NBA is as hot as can be and everybody wants a piece of it. People can’t get enough of it.”

Even using conservative estimates — just five-percent annual jumps in the cap — a player drafted in 2022 could get to a billion dollars in contracts alone. A player drafted this year would make roughly $144 million over the first three years of his designated max extension, and then could sign another extension. In 2032, with a projected salary cap at about $200 million, he could sign a five-year, $403 million deal. When that contract runs out, there could be another three-year, roughly $287 million deal waiting. – via Mike Vorkunov @ The Athletic

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