NBA teams have been able to hand out 10-day contracts for two months already this season, and on the whole, they’ve certainly made the most of the opportunities. There have been 45 total 10-day contracts issued so far this season, and the Hawks have given out five, more than any other team, as our 10-Day Tracker shows. The Magic broke a string of nearly nine years without giving out a 10-day contract when they did short-term deals with Dewayne Dedmon and Adonis Thomas late last month.
The tracker displays a wealth of information dating back to the 2006/07 season, but it doesn’t make the teams that still haven’t signed anyone to a 10-day contract readily apparent. That’s where this post comes in. A third of the league has held out of the 10-day market, and it’s a mix of playoff hopefuls and lottery-bound clubs, as we detail below.
- Trail Blazers
Don’t expect any of those teams to bring anyone in on a 10-day deal this season. While not all of them have carried 15 guaranteed contracts through the duration of the 10-day signing period, none of them have any available roster space now. It would be possible for one of these clubs to waive a player on a guaranteed deal and bring in someone for 10 days, but that would be highly unlikely. So, every team in the NBA either has a full roster or has tried out a player on a 10-day contract at some point during the season.