As players continue to be signed and released, and training camp rosters become finalized, Hoops Rumors has been tracking the players whose contracts aren't fully guaranteed. Because teams can carry up to 20 players during the offseason, a number that must be reduced to 15 by opening night, guys whose contracts aren't guaranteed are the best bets to be waived or traded by the end of October.
While a handful of teams will undoubtedly end up eating a little money by waiving a player with a guaranteed contract in favor of a non-guaranteed player that excels in training camp and the preseason, the players without full guarantees will generally be first on the chopping block. That's especially true for free agents who signed summer contracts — those deals don't even count toward team salary until the season gets underway.
Hoops Rumors' full list of non-guaranteed players for 2012/13 is located right here, and can be found anytime on the right sidebar under "Hoops Rumors Features." Although plenty of decisions on these players will be made by October 30th, many non-guaranteed deals don't officially become fully guaranteed until January 10th, so this page will be updated until that deadline.
If you notice any errors or omissions on our list of non-guaranteed contracts, please contact us and let us know. A number of players who are expected to be on training camp rosters, including Armon Johnson (Magic), DeQuan Jones (Magic), D.J. Kennedy (Grizzlies), Courtney Fortson (Clippers), Darnell Jackson (Jazz), and Trey Gilder (Jazz), will be added to the list when we receive official word that they're on board with their respective clubs.