Typically, the bigger names on the free agent market sign early, tying up teams' cap space and exceptions, leaving little more than minimum-salary contracts for the players that sign later in the offseason. As such, we can likely expect plenty more players to sign for the veteran's minimum before the season begins.
Already though, a number of players have signed minimum-salary deals, whether it's veterans taking a presumed discount to play for a contender (Antawn Jamison, Ronnie Brewer) or young players on partial guarantees, just hoping to earn a roster spot (Maalik Wayns, Kent Bazemore).
With the help of Hoops Rumors' Free Agent Tracker, here are the players that have signed minimum-salary deals so far this summer, as best we can tell:
Rashard Lewis (Heat): Two years, $2,751,688
Hollis Thompson (Thunder): Three years, $2,177,719
C.J. Watson (Nets): Two years, $2,099,621
P.J. Tucker (Suns): Two years, $1,646,488
Jason Collins (Celtics): One year, $1,352,181
Keyon Dooling (Celtics): One year, $1,352,181
Antawn Jamison (Lakers): One year, $1,352,181
Nazr Mohammed (Bulls): One year, $1,352,181
Vladimir Radmanovic (Bulls): One year, $1,352,181
Jerry Stackhouse (Nets): One year, $1,352,181
Chris Wilcox (Celtics): One year, $1,352,181
Kent Bazemore (Warriors): Two years, $1,262,476
Keith Bogans (Nets): One year, $1,229,255
Royal Ivey (Sixers): One year, $1,223,166
Ronnie Price (Trail Blazers): One year, $1,146,337
Nate Robinson (Bulls): One year, $1,146,337
Ronny Turiaf (Clippers): One year, $1,146,337
Ronnie Brewer (Knicks): One year, $1,069,509
Ryan Hollins (Clippers): One year, $1,069,509
Cartier Martin (Wizards): One year, $915,852
A.J. Price (Wizards): One year, $885,120
James White (Knicks): One year, $854,389
Pablo Prigioni (Knicks): One year, $473,604
Maalik Wayns (Sixers): One year, $473,604
- Lewis' and Watson's deals with the Heat and Nets respectively include second-year player options.
- Because Thompson's contract with the Thunder is for three years rather than one or two, the team used part of its mid-level exception for the signing, rather than the minimum salary exception.
- The deals for Thompson, Tucker, Bazemore, and Wayns are not fully guaranteed.
- A handful of other players are presumed to have signed partially guaranteed minimum-salary deals, though terms of their contracts haven't been confirmed. That list includes Jamar Smith (Celtics), Dionte Christmas (Celtics), Chris Smith (Knicks), and Chris Copeland (Knicks).