Upcoming Guarantee Dates

November 13 2012 at 9:23pm CST By Chuck Myron

Most players on non-guaranteed or partially guaranteed contracts have January 15th circled on their calendars. As long as they don't clear waivers before that day, their contracts become fully guaranteed. A handful of others without full guarantees are working on a different schedule, as negotiated with their teams. The contracts for the players below become fully guaranteed if they're not waived on or before the dates listed. 

  • Suns: P.J. Tucker1 ($762,195, partially guaranteed for $400K) — December 1st
  • Bobcats: Cory Higgins ($762,195, fully non-guaranteed) — December 10th
  • Wizards: Jannero Pargo2 ($1,229,295, partially guaranteed for $300K) — December 15th
  • Bulls: Nate Robinson2 ($1,146,337, partially guaranteed for $400K) — January 1st

1— Tucker has already moved past one hurdle, as the size of his partial guarantee increased from $150K when he made the opening-night roster.

2— The Wizards and Bulls would only be obligated to pay $854,389, the amount equal to a third-year veteran's minimum, if they keep Pargo and Robinson, respectively, past their guarantee dates. The league would pay the rest since both are on one-year minimum-salary deals. 

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