Schedule Of Contract Guarantee Dates

June 25 at 9:29am CDT By Chuck Myron

In April, we listed the dates prior to July 1st on which the contracts of certain players will become guaranteed. Today, with the help of ShamSports’ contract database, we’ll go one step further, creating a timeline of guarantee dates for everyone who currently has a non-guaranteed deal for 2014/15.

Using the following list, we can track various cap commitments as they arise starting now and continuing until next January. Unless otherwise indicated, these players are on minimum-salary contracts. Their contracts will become guaranteed for the given amounts if they’re not waived on or before the dates indicated.

For instance, in the first example on the list, Andre Miller‘s contract with the Wizards is currently guaranteed for $2MM. If he’s not waived on or before Saturday, it becomes fully guaranteed for $4.625MM. If Washington releases him by that deadline, the team would still pay the $2MM he’s already owed, but it would save the other $2.625MM.

Players listed multiple times will have their guarantee amounts increased the longer they remain on a roster. For example, Erik Murphy will earn $100K if he remains on the Cavs roster beyond August 1st. That amount will increase to $200K if he’s still on the roster past opening day. Murphy’s contract would eventually become fully guaranteed if he’s still hasn’t been cut by the leaguewide contract guarantee date.

The only caveat to these dates is that the players will earn the relevant salary guarantees listed below if a team claims them on waivers. So, if Murphy is waived August 1st and another team claims him on August 3rd, he still pockets the $100K.

Here’s the complete list:

(Updated 9-20-14)



  • 25th: Jerome Jordan (Nets): $150K.
  • Opening night: Dewayne Dedmon (Magic): $250K.
  • Opening night: Quincy Miller (Nuggets): Fully guaranteed. Already $150K guaranteed.
  • Opening night: James Ennis (Heat): Fully guaranteed. Already $200K guaranteed.


  • 1st: Erik Murphy (Cavaliers): $200K. Already $100K guaranteed.


Players with no specific guarantee date written into their contracts will have their deals for 2014/15 fully guaranteed if they’re not waived on or before January 7th, 2015. Here are those players, in alphabetical order:

  • Lou Amundson (Cavaliers)
  • Keith Appling (Lakers)
  • Chris Babb (Celtics)
  • Luke Babbitt (Pelicans): Already $100K guaranteed.
  • Leandro Barbosa (Warriors): Already $150K guaranteed.
  • Earl Barron (Suns)
  • Kadeem Batts (Magic)
  • Jerrelle Benimon (Nuggets): Already $35K guaranteed.
  • Patrick Beverley (Rockets)
  • Sim Bhullar (Kings): Already $35K guaranteed.
  • Khem Birch (Heat): Already $50K guaranteed.
  • Tarik Black (Rockets)
  • Keith Bogans (Celtics)
  • Dee Bost (Jazz). Already $65K guaranteed.
  • Lorenzo Brown (Pistons)
  • Shannon Brown (Heat)
  • Deonte Burton (Kings)
  • Will Cherry (Raptors): Already $25K guaranteed.
  • Dionte Christmas (Pelicans)
  • Patrick Christopher (Grizzlies)
  • Earl Clark (Grizzlies)
  • Justin Cobbs (Hornets)
  • Jack Cooley (Jazz): Already $65K guaranteed.
  • Bryce Cotton (Spurs): Already $50K guaranteed.
  • Robert Covington (Rockets): Already $150K guaranteed.
  • Aaron Craft (Warriors): Already $35K guaranteed.
  • Chris Crawford (Cavaliers): Already $20K guaranteed.
  • Drew Crawford (Magic)
  • Jared Cunningham (Clippers)
  • Seth Curry (Magic)
  • Samuel Dalembert (Knicks): Fully guaranteed for $3,867,282. Already $1.8MM guaranteed.
  • Brandon Davies (Sixers)
  • Josh Davis (Spurs): Already $20K guaranteed.
  • Andre Dawkins (Heat)
  • Dewayne Dedmon (Magic): Already $250K guaranteed.
  • Jarell Eddie (Hawks)
  • Micheal Eric (Bucks)
  • C.J. Fair (Pacers)
  • Kyrylo Fesenko (Timberwolves)
  • Tim Frazier (Celtics)
  • Langston Galloway (Knicks): Already $31K guaranteed.
  • Diante Garrett (Trail Blazers): Already $30K guaranteed.
  • Alonzo Gee (Kings): Fully guaranteed for $3MM.
  • Eric Griffin (Mavericks): Already $150K guaranteed.
  • Erick Green (Nuggets): Already $50K guaranteed.
  • JaMychal Green (Spurs): Already $60K guaranteed.
  • Jorge Gutierrez (Nets): Already $25K guaranteed.
  • Jordan Hamilton (Raptors): Already $25K guaranteed.
  • Justin Hamilton (Heat): Already $612,362 guaranteed.
  • Luke Hancock (Grizzlies)
  • Brady Heslip (Timberwolves)
  • Justin Holiday (Warriors): Already $35K guaranteed.
  • Scotty Hopson (Kings): Fully guaranteed for $1,450,878.
  • Joe Ingles (Clippers)
  • Joe Jackson (Suns)
  • Pierre Jackson (Sixers): Already $400K guaranteed
  • Damion James (Wizards)
  • Cory Jefferson (Nets): Already $75K guaranteed.
  • Michael Jenkins (Nets)
  • Amir Johnson (Raptors): Fully guaranteed for $7MM. Already $5MM guaranteed.
  • Chris Johnson (Celtics)
  • Ivan Johnson (Mavs): Already $25K guaranteed.
  • Trey Johnson (Kings)
  • Tyler Johnson (Heat): Already $75K guaranteed.
  • Kevin Jones (Pelicans)
  • Shawn Jones (Heat)
  • Jerome Jordan (Nets): Already $150K guaranteed.
  • Alex Kirk (Cavaliers): Already $65K guaranteed.
  • Dallas Lauderdale (Hornets)
  • John Lucas III (Cavaliers). Fully guaranteed for $1.6MM.
  • Kalin Lucas (Grizzlies)
  • Rodney McGruder (Celtics)
  • Vernon Macklin (Pelicans)
  • James Michael McAdoo (Warriors): Already $35K guaranteed.
  • Elijah Millsap (Bucks)
  • Eric Moreland (Kings): Already $200K guaranteed.
  • Darius Miller (Pelicans): Already $400K guaranteed.
  • E’Twaun Moore (Bulls): Already $425K guaranteed
  • Darius Morris (Trail Blazers)
  • Brock Motum (Jazz)
  • Erik Murphy (Cavaliers): Already $200K guaranteed.
  • Kevin Murphy (Jazz): Already $65K guaranteed.
  • Toure’ Murry (Jazz): Already $250K guaranteed.
  • Mike Muscala (Hawks): Already $408,241 guaranteed.
  • Hamady Ndiaye (Nets): Already $25K guaranteed.
  • Arinze Onuaku (Pacers)
  • Glen Rice Jr. (Wizards): Already $400K guaranteed.
  • Ronald Roberts Jr. (Sixers): Already $35K guaranteed.
  • Glenn Robinson III (Timberwolves): Already $250K guaranteed.
  • Josh Powell (Rockets)
  • Casey Prather (Suns)
  • JaKarr Sampson (Sixers): Already $50K guaranteed.
  • Orlando Sanchez (Knicks): Already $15K guaranteed.
  • Luis Scola (Pacers): Fully guaranteed for $4,868,499. Already guaranteed for approximately $250K.
  • Xavier Silas (Wizards)
  • Henry Sims (Sixers)
  • Chris Singleton (Pacers)
  • Peyton Siva (Magic)
  • Roscoe Smith (Lakers)
  • James Southerland (Trail Blazers)
  • Greg Stiemsma (Raptors)
  • Adonis Thomas (Pacers)
  • Lance Thomas (Thunder)
  • Malcolm Thomas (Cavaliers)
  • Hollis Thompson (Sixers)
  • Jeremy Tyler (Kings): Already $100K guaranteed.
  • Jarvis Varnado (Sixers): Already $75K guaranteed.
  • Anderson Varejao (Cavaliers): Fully guaranteed for $9,704,545. Already $4MM guaranteed.
  • Charlie Villanueva (Mavericks)
  • Casper Ware (Sixers)
  • Christian Watford (Celtics)
  • Mitchell Watt (Warriors): Already $35K guaranteed.
  • David Wear (Kings)
  • Travis Wear (Knicks): Already $62K guaranteed.
  • Hassan Whiteside (Grizzlies)
  • Shayne Whittington (Pacers): Already $25K guaranteed.
  • Elliot Williams (Sixers)
  • Reggie Williams (Heat)
  • Chris Wright (Bucks)
  • Patric Young (Pelicans): Already $55K guaranteed.
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