Outstanding Trade Exceptions

Hoops Rumors’ up-to-date list of traded player exceptions is below. These are salary cap exceptions teams can use to acquire one or more players whose salaries are no greater than the amount of the exception plus $100K. Trade exceptions cannot be combined or used to sign a free agent, and expire after one year. For more information on traded player exceptions, check out Hoops’ Rumors glossary entry.

The amount of the exception, the deal in which it was obtained, and the expiration date are listed below. If a team has used a portion of an exception, that is also indicated. If you have any corrections or omissions, please contact us.

List updated 2-9-16

Brooklyn Nets

Amount: $262,131
Obtained: Kevin Garnett (Timberwolves)
Initial amount: $2,339,131
Used: Steve Blake ($2,077,000)
Expires: 2/19/16

Amount: $1,357,080
Obtained: Mason Plumlee (Trail Blazers)
Expires: 6/26/16

Amount: $2,170,465
Obtained: Steve Blake (Pistons)
Expires: 7/13/16

Charlotte Hornets

Amount: $646,250
Obtained: Matt Barnes (Grizzlies)
Expires: 6/25/16

Amount: $548,000
Obtained: Luke Ridnour (Thunder)
Expires: 6/25/16

Cleveland Cavaliers

Amount: $10,522,500
Obtained: Brendan Haywood (Trail Blazers)
Expires: 7/27/16

Amount: $2,854,940
Obtained: Mike Miller (Trail Blazers)
Expires: 7/27/16

Amount: $845,059
Obtained: Joe Harris (Magic)
Expires: 1/12/17

Golden State Warriors

Amount: $5,387,825
Obtained: David Lee (Celtics)
Expires: 7/27/16

Amount: $3,197,170
Obtained: Gerald Wallace (Sixers)
Expires: 7/31/16

Houston Rockets

Amount: $1,619,096
Obtained: Alexey Shved (Knicks)
Expires: 2/19/16

Amount: $816,482
Obtained: Isaiah Canaan (Sixers)
Expires: 2/19/16

Los Angeles Clippers

Amount: $947,276
Obtained: Josh Smith (Rockets)
Expires: 1/22/17

Memphis Grizzlies

Amount: $122,441
Obtained: Jon Leuer (Suns)
Initial amount: $967,500
Used: James Ennis ($845,059)
Expires: 6/26/16

Miami Heat

Amount: $1,706,250
Obtained: Zoran Dragic (Celtics)
Expires: 7/27/16

Amount: $1,294,440
Obtained: Shabazz Napier (Magic)
Expires: 7/27/16

Amount: $2,129,535
Obtained: Mario Chalmers (Grizzlies)
Expires: 11/10/16

Milwaukee Bucks

Amount: $5,200,000
Obtained: Zaza Pachulia (Mavericks)
Expires: 7/9/16

Amount: $4,250,000
Obtained: Jared Dudley (Wizards)
Expires: 7/9/16

Minnesota Timberwolves

Amount: $816,482
Obtained: Troy Daniels (Hornets)
Expires: 2/10/16

Amount: $500,000
Obtained: Mo Williams (Hornets)
Expires: 2/10/16

Amount: $5,000,000
Obtained: Chase Budinger (Pacers)
Expires: 7/12/16

New Orleans Pelicans

Amount: $947,276
Obtained: Ish Smith (Pelicans)
Expires: 12/24/16

Oklahoma City Thunder

Amount: $861,405
Obtained: Ish Smith (Pelicans)
Expires: 2/19/16

Amount: $2,750,000
Obtained: Luke Ridnour (Raptors)
Expires: 6/30/16

Amount: $2,038,206
Obtained: Perry Jones III (Celtics)
Expires: 7/14/16

Orlando Magic

Amount: $754,560
Obtained: Maurice Harkless (Trail Blazers)
Initial amount: $2,894,059
Used: Shabazz Napier ($1,294,440) and Joe Harris ($845,059)
Expires: 7/14/16

Washington Wizards

Amount: $250,000
Obtained: Andre Miller (Kings)
Initial amount: $4,625,000
Used: Jared Dudley ($4,375,000)
Expires: 2/19/16

Sham Sports, Basketball Insiders and Storytellers Contracts were used in the creation of this list.

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1 year 10 months ago

Basketball Insiders has the Bulls with a $1,074,720 trade exception for Marquis Teague. Not a huge difference but it makes their exception at least usable…

1 year 7 months ago

Yeah, I checked around, and it looks like that’s indeed the amount. There are some differences among the different reputable sites on some of these, but it seems they’re in agreement here. Thanks!


1 year 2 days ago

I think the Kings’ TPE for Thomas was reduced by $3m from the Terry/Gee trade. Or did they use a different exception to absorb Gee?

11 months 30 days ago

It sure was, thanks for the catch! I’d thought they’d matched salaries in that trade, but instead they put Gee into the Thomas exception and Hopson into the Thornton exception, allowing them to create an exception equivalent to Jason Terry’s salary.


7 months 6 days ago

Read on Twitter Knicks no longer have exceptions because they got under the cap. Can you clarify, reading this list makes me think otherwise.

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