Trade Deadline Costs And Savings

March 2 2013 at 2:32pm CST By Chuck Myron

Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors recently examined the financial details of this year's deadline deals, looking at how each trade played out under CBA rules. We can also gain insight from breaking down the commitments each team took on and relinquished in their swaps. For instance, of the 29 players changing hands, not one of them has any guaranteed money beyond next season.

No team saved more money than the Kings, who took $4,195,533 off their payroll for this year and next, though their six-player deal with the Rockets only saved them $521,138 in guaranteed money for next season. The team that took the next highest amount off their books is the Bucks, even though they acquired J.J. Redick, the biggest name to change teams at the deadline. Perhaps the ability to cut costs was the key to small-market Milwaukee's willingness to do the deal. The Suns bit into their ample cap space to absorb an extra $3,825,180, the most any team took on at the deadline.

The list that follows shows the guaranteed salary each team relinquished and brought in at the deadline. Players who have already been waived after they were traded are included here, since their acquiring teams are still on the hook for the guaranteed portions of their contracts.

Rockets add $302,853

Departing

Acquiring

Kings save $4,195,533

Departing

Acquiring

Suns add $3,825,180

Departing

Acquiring

Heat save $854,389 

Departing

Acquiring

  • None

Grizzlies add $854,389 

Departing

  • None

Acquiring

Wizards save $1,652,321

Departing

Acquiring

Celtics add $1,652,321

Departing

Acquiring

Thunder save $1,484,332

Departing

Acquiring

Trail Blazers add $2,338,721

Departing

  • None

Acquiring

Knicks save $854,389

Departing

Acquiring

  • None

Hawks save $237,805

Departing

Acquiring

Mavericks add $1,100,000

Departing

Acquiring

Raptors add $67,500

Departing

Acquiring

Magic add $3,151,958

Departing

Acquiring

Bucks save $2,286,958

Departing

Acquiring

Bobcats save $865,000

Departing

Acquiring

Warriors save $1,624,390

Departing

Acquiring

  • None

Sixers add $762,195

Departing

  • None

Acquiring

ShamSports was used in the creation of this post.

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