Trade rumors are dominating NBA headlines these days, but not every team is looking to the trade market to add reinforcements. Some clubs have made minor additions by way of 10-day contracts, or used those deals to get a look at a handful of different players.
Because teams can't sign the same player to more than two 10-day deals, some players have received what amounts to a 20-day trial run with a team before being inked for the rest of the year, while others haven't been brought back after their initial 10-day contract.
Using Hoops Rumors' 10-day contract tracker, here's a look at the teams and players that have taken advantage of 10-day deals so far this season:
- Josh Harrellson (Heat)
- Lazar Hayward (Timberwolves)
- Damion James (Nets)
- Jeremy Pargo (Sixers) (active)
- Donald Sloan (Hornets)
- Maalik Wayns (Sixers)
- Chris Johnson (Grizzlies) (active)
- Shelvin Mack (Sixers)
- Dominic McGuire (Pacers)
- Jannero Pargo (Hawks)
- Chris Andersen (Heat)
- Mickael Gelabale (Timberwolves)
- Mike James (Mavericks)
- Chris Johnson (Timberwolves)
- Jarvis Varnado (Heat)
Many of the players signed to one or more 10-day contracts this season have made little impact — guys like Josh Harrellson and Damion James barely saw the floor during their brief stints with their respective teams, and Jarvis Varnado is inactive most nights, despite signing with the Heat for the season.
Still, a handful of the players on these lists have been key contributors for their clubs. Mickael Gelabale is averaging 6.9 PPG and 3.1 RPG with a .569 FG% for the T-Wolves, while Chris Andersen has become a part of Miami's rotation, averaging 3.8 PPG and 3.9 RPG. Jeremy Pargo has also looked good early on with the 76ers, scoring double-digit points in his first two games with the team.