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 8-30-14)



  • 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:

  • Keith Appling (Lakers)
  • Chris Babb (Celtics)
  • Luke Babbitt (Pelicans): Already $100K guaranteed.
  • Earl Barron (Suns)
  • Jerrelle Benimon (Nuggets): Already $35K guaranteed.
  • Patrick Beverley (Rockets)
  • Sim Bhullar (Kings): Already $35K guaranteed.
  • Tarik Black (Rockets)
  • Keith Bogans (Celtics)
  • Dee Bost (Jazz). Already $65K guaranteed.
  • Shannon Brown (Heat)
  • Deonte Burton (Kings)
  • Will Cherry (Raptors): Already $25K guaranteed.
  • Patrick Christopher (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)
  • Samuel Dalembert (Knicks): Fully guaranteed for $3,867,282. Already $1.8MM guaranteed.
  • Brandon Davies (Sixers)
  • Josh Davis (Spurs): Already $20K guaranteed.
  • Dewayne Dedmon (Magic): Already $250K guaranteed.
  • C.J. Fair (Pacers)
  • Tim Frazier (Celtics)
  • Diante Garrett (Trail Blazers): Already $30K guaranteed.
  • Alonzo Gee (Rockets): 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.
  • Brady Heslip (Timberwolves)
  • Scotty Hopson (Rockets): Fully guaranteed for $1,450,878.
  • Pierre Jackson (Sixers): Already $400K guaranteed
  • 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.
  • Tyler Johnson (Heat): Already $75K guaranteed.
  • Shawn Jones (Heat)
  • Alex Kirk (Cavaliers): Already $65K guaranteed.
  • John Lucas III (Cavaliers). Fully guaranteed for $1.6MM.
  • Rodney McGruder (Celtics)
  • Eric Moreland (Kings): Already $200K guaranteed.
  • Darius Miller (Pelicans): Already $400K 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.
  • Glen Rice Jr. (Wizards): Already $400K guaranteed.
  • Ronald Roberts Jr. (Sixers).
  • Josh Powell (Rockets)
  • Casey Prather (Suns)
  • Luis Scola (Pacers): Fully guaranteed for $4,868,499. Already guaranteed for approximately $250K.
  • Henry Sims (Sixers)
  • Peyton Siva (Magic)
  • Roscoe Smith (Lakers)
  • James Southerland (Trail Blazers)
  • 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.
  • Casper Ware (Sixers)
  • Christian Watford (Celtics)
  • 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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