Decisions Nearing on Non-Guaranteed Players

By January 10, NBA teams will have to either commit to players on non/partially-guaranteed contracts or let them go.

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By January 10, NBA teams will have to either commit to any players on non/partially-guaranteed contracts, or place them on waivers before their deals lock in for the remainder of the season.

As of January 5, free agents can sign 10-day contracts.  It’s not uncommon for a team to cut a player before their contract guarantees, only to re-sign them to a pair of 10-days after they clear waivers.

Once a player has completed two 10-day contracts, they can either sign for the remainder of the season or go back into the free agent pool.

Ten-day minimum contracts range from $30,888 for a rookie, $49,709 for a second-year player and $55,722 for a player with two years of experience.  That number will ramp up to $88,187 for a veteran with 10 or more years in the league, but the NBA reimburses teams for anything over the $55,722 figure.

The following is a list of the players who are nearing their cut-down dates:

Atlanta HawksAtlanta Hawks

1/10/16: Mike Muscala ($947k, $0 guaranteed), Lamar Patterson ($525k, $75k guaranteed)

Brooklyn NetsBrooklyn Nets

1/10/16: Donald Sloan ($1.0 million, $200k guaranteed)

Charlotte HornetsCharlotte Hornets

1/10/16: Aaron Harrison ($525k, $75k guaranteed)

Chicago BullsChicago Bulls

1/10/16: Cameron Bairstow ($845k, $425k guaranteed), Cristiano Felicio ($525k, $0 guaranteed)

Cleveland CavaliersCleveland Cavaliers

1/10/16: Jared Cunningham ($981k, $0 guaranteed)

Dallas MavericksDallas Mavericks

1/10/16: JaVale McGee ($1.3 million, $750k guaranteed)

Denver NuggetsDenver Nuggets

1/10/16: Kostas Papanikolaou ($800k, $350k guaranteed)

Golden State WarriorsGolden State Warriors

1/10/16: James McAdoo ($845k, $100k guaranteed), Ian Clark ($947k, $474k guaranteed)

Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Clippers

1/10/16: Luc Mbah a Moute ($1.3 million, $0 guaranteed)

Los Angeles LakersLos Angeles Lakers

1/10/16: Tarik Black ($845k, $0 guaranteed), Marcelo Huertas ($525k, $0 guaranteed), Metta World Peace ($1.5 million, $0 guaranteed)

Memphis GrizzliesMemphis Grizzlies

1/10/16: JaMychal Green ($845k, $150k guaranteed), James Ennis ($845k, $253,518 guaranteed)

New Orleans PelicansNew Orleans Pelicans

1/10/16: Toney Douglas ($1.2 million, $50k guaranteed), Ish Smith ($1.1 million, $0 guaranteed)

New York KnicksNew York Knicks

1/10/16: Langston Galloway ($845k, $440k guaranteed)

Philadelphia 76ersPhiladelphia 76ers

1/10/16: Robert Covington ($1.0 million, $0 guaranteed), Hollis Thompson ($947k, $0 guaranteed), Jakarr Sampson ($845k, $0 guaranteed), Christian Wood ($525k, $50k guaranteed), T.J. McConnell ($525k, $100k guaranteed)

Phoenix SunsPhoenix Suns

1/10/16: Cory Jefferson ($845k, $0 guaranteed), Bryce Cotton ($700,902, $0 guaranteed)

Portland Trail BlazersPortland Trail Blazers

1/10/16: Tim Frazier ($845k, $0 guaranteed), Cliff Alexander ($525k, $100k guaranteed), Luis Montero ($525k, $100k guaranteed)

Sacramento KingsSacramento Kings

1/10/16: Eric Moreland ($845k, $200k guaranteed)

San Antonio SpursSan Antonio Spurs

1/10/16: Matt Bonner ($1.5 million, $750k guaranteed), Rasual Butler ($1.5 million, $0 guaranteed)

Utah JazzUtah Jazz

1/10/16: Christapher Johnson ($981k, $0 guaranteed), Jeff Withey ($947k, $200k guaranteed), Elijah Millsap ($845k, $0 guaranteed)

Washington WizardsWashington Wizards

12/27/15: Ryan Hollins ($1.1 million, $0 guaranteed)

Alan is an experienced writer of online betting and casino guides. He is one of the main editors of Basketballinsiders.

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