Basketball Wiretap

19 Players Have Contracts Become Fully Guaranteed; Six Waived Before Guarantee Date

Jan 8, 2022 8:32 AM

NBA contracts become fully guaranteed on January 10. However, players must clear waivers prior to January 10, making January 7 the real date to watch. This season 19 players saw their deals become fully guaranteed, while six were waived in the days leading up to the January 7 deadline.

Players whose deals became fully guaranteed:

  • Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot - Atlanta Hawks
  • DeAndre Bembry - Brooklyn Nets
  • Alfonzo McKinnie - Chicago Bulls
  • Matt Thomas - Chicago Bulls
  • Ed Davis - Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Lamar Stevens - Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Dean Wade - Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Moses Brown - Dallas Mavericks
  • Damion Lee - Golden State Warriors
  • Gary Payton II - Golden State Warriors
  • Oshae Brissett - Indiana Pacers
  • Keifer Sykes - Indiana Pacers
  • Isaiah Hartenstein - LA Clippers
  • Avery Bradley - Los Angeles Lakers
  • Austin Reaves - Los Angeles Lakers
  • Wesley Matthews - Milwaukee Bucks
  • Jaylen Nowell - Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Paul Reed - Philadelphia 76ers
  • Dennis Smith Jr. - Portland Trail Blazers

Players waived in recent days before their deals became fully guaranteed:

  • Jabari Parker - Boston Celtics
  • Denzel Valentine - New York Knicks
  • Kelan Martin - Indiana Pacers
  • DeMarcus Cousins - Milwaukee Bucks
  • Gary Clark - New Orleans Pelicans
  • Miye Oni - Oklahoma City Thunder

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Pelicans Waive Gary Clark

Jan 7, 2022 6:03 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have waived forward Gary Clark.

Clark, 6-6, 225, has appeared in eight games (one start) this season with New Orleans, averaging 3.6 points and 2.8 rebounds while shooting .474 from deep in 11.9 minutes per contest.

New Orleans’ roster now stands at 17 players, including two two-way players.

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Celtics To Waive Jabari Parker

Jan 7, 2022 2:47 PM

The Boston Celtics will waive Jabari Parker ahead of the contract guarantee date.

The Celtics are prioritizing roster flexibility heading into buyout season.

Parker has averaged 4.4 points and 2.3 rebounds in 9.3 minutes over 12 games with the Celtics this season.

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Magic Sign Admiral Schofield, Waive Mychal Mulder

Jan 6, 2022 4:45 PM

The Orlando Magic have signed Admiral Schofield to a Two-Way contract.

Schofield originally signed a 10-day contract via hardship exception by the NBA on December 17, then to a second 10-day contract on December 27.

In addition, the Magic have waived two-way guard Mychal Mulder.

Mulder was originally signed as a free agent to a two-way contract by Orlando on October 26. He played in 15 games (two starts) this season with the Magic, averaging 3.7 ppg. and 1.4 rpg. in 13.0 minpg.

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Pacers Waive Kelan Martin

Jan 6, 2022 4:20 PM

The Indiana Pacers have waived guard Kelan Martin. 

The Pacers roster, including hardship exceptions, currently stands at 20.

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Bucks To Waive DeMarcus Cousins

Jan 5, 2022 10:32 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks intend to waive DeMarcus Cousins.

While Cousins has played significant minutes for the Bucks, the team is opting for roster flexibility ahead of the league-wide contract guarantee date on Friday.

Cousins is expected to receive interest as a free agent.

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Suns Waive Two-Way Player Chandler Hutchison

Jan 5, 2022 8:36 AM

The Phoenix Suns waived Chandler Hutchison from his Two-Way contract. The forward played just 22 minutes over six games for Phoenix this season.

Hutchison was a first-round draft pick by the Chicago Bulls at the 2018 NBA Draft. He was traded to the Washington Wizards at the 2021 trade deadline. Hutchison was then dealt to the San Antonio Spurs this past offseason. After the Spurs waived him, Hutchison joined the Suns on a Two-Way deal.

Phoenix is expected to explore ways to keep players they have signed to recent 10-day hardship deals. In addition, the Suns are expected to consider keeping veterans Bismack Biyombo or Justin Jackson on a standard contract.

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NBA Voids Ryan Arcidiacono's 10-Day Contract With Knicks

Jan 4, 2022 9:01 AM

The NBA voided the New York Knicks 10-day contract with Ryan Arcidiacono. After the Knicks had two players exit the health and safety protocols, and released two players, they no longer qualified for a hardship exception.

New York still intends to sign Arcidiacono to a standard 10-day contract in the coming days. Standard 10-day deals are allowed starting on Wednesday, January 5.

Mitchell Robinson and Jericho Sims both exited the health and safety protocols. New York waived Wayne Selden to open a roster to spot to acquire Denzel Valentine. The Knicks then waived Valentine later in the same day.

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Warriors To Sign Quinndary Weatherspoon To Two-Way Contract

Jan 2, 2022 5:28 PM

The Golden State Warriors plan to sign guard Quinndary Weatherspoon to a Two-Way contract. Golden State will open the spot for Weatherspoon by waiving guard Jeff Dowtin.

Weatherspoon recently completed a 10-day hardship contract with the Warriors. He spent the previous two seasons with the San Antonio Spurs on Two-Way deals.

Dowtin appeared in four NBA games with Golden State. The Warriors claimed Dowtin off waivers and converted his deal to a Two-Way contract after he was waived by the Orlando Magic during the preseason.

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Grizzlies Sign Killian Tillie To Standard Contract; Sign Tyrell Terry To Two-Way Contract

Jan 1, 2022 7:24 PM

Killian Tillie's solid play while the Memphis Grizzlies have navigated injuries and health and safety protocol absences has paid off. Memphis signed Tillie to a two-year, $4 million contract.

While on his second Two-Way contract with the Grizzlies, Tillie has averaged 3.4 points per game.

In order to open the roster spot for Tillie, Memphis waived guard Sam Merrill. The Grizzlies took a $1.5 million cap hit in dead money by waiving Merrill off his fully guaranteed contract. Merrill is expected to miss the remainder of the 2021-22 season after ankle surgery.

To fill their open Two-Way spot, Memphis signed guard Tyrell Terry. Terry had been with the Grizzlies on a 10-day hardship contract.

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Cavaliers Sign Brandon Goodwin To 10-Day Deal, Terminate Tre Scott's 10-Day

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Suns Sign Emanuel Terry To 10-Day Hardship Deal

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Pacers Sign Keifer Sykes, Waive Brad Wanamaker

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Bulls To Waive Alize Johnson; Sign Alfonzo McKinnie

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