Outstanding NBA Trade Exceptions

Hoops Rumors’ up-to-date list of traded player exceptions is below. These are salary cap exceptions teams can use to acquire one or more players whose salaries are no greater than the amount of the exception plus $100K. Trade exceptions cannot be combined or used to sign a free agent, and expire after one year. For more information on traded player exceptions, check out Hoops Rumors’ glossary entry.

The amount of the exception, the deal in which it was obtained, and the expiration date are listed below. If a team has used a portion of an exception, that is also indicated. If you have any corrections or omissions, please contact us.

Note: The expiry dates for trade exceptions created during the 2020/21 league year and 2021 offseason are based on information from Basketball Insiders.

List updated 10/13/21


Atlanta Hawks

Amount: $1,782,621
Obtained: Bruno Fernando (Celtics)
Expires: 7/7/22

Boston Celtics

Amount: $370,564
Obtained: Jeff Teague (Magic)
Initial amount: $1,620,564
Used: Moses Brown ($1,250,000)
Expires: 2/11/22

Amount: $5,096,479
Obtained: Kemba Walker (Thunder)
Initial amount: $6,879,100
Used: Bruno Fernando ($1,782,621)
Expires: 5/17/22

Amount: $500,000
Obtained: Moses Brown (Mavericks)
Expires: 6/27/22

Amount: $9,720,900
Obtained: Tristan Thompson (Kings)
Expires: 7/7/22

Amount: $17,142,857
Obtained: Evan Fournier (Knicks)
Expires: 7/18/22

Brooklyn Nets

Amount: $118,342
Obtained: Landry Shamet (Suns)
Expires: 7/6/22

Amount: $11,454,048
Obtained: Spencer Dinwiddie (Wizards)
Expires: 7/6/22

Amount: $6,267,918
Obtained: DeAndre Jordan (Pistons)
Expires: 8/19/22

Amount: $1,293,680
Obtained: Sekou Doumbouya (Rockets)
Initial amount: $3,613,680
Used: Edmond Sumner ($2,320,000)
Expires: 10/6/22

Chicago Bulls

Amount: $5,000,000
Obtained: Daniel Theis (Rockets)
Expires: 7/7/22

Cleveland Cavaliers

Amount: $1,717,981
Obtained: Kevin Porter Jr. (Rockets)
Expires: 11/27/21

Amount: $4,200,000
Obtained: JaVale McGee (Nuggets)
Expires: 2/11/22

Dallas Mavericks

Amount: $428,854
Obtained: Wesley Iwundu (Pelicans)
Initial amount: $1,678,854
Used: Moses Brown ($1,250,000)
Expires: 2/11/22

Amount: $10,865,952
Obtained: Josh Richardson (Celtics)
Expires: 6/27/22

Denver Nuggets

Amount: $2,193,480
Obtained: R.J. Hampton (Magic)
Expires: 2/11/22

Amount: $1,620,564
Obtained: Isaiah Hartenstein (Cavaliers)
Expires: 2/11/22

Golden State Warriors

Amount: $2,250,000
Obtained: Brad Wanamaker (Hornets)
Expires: 2/11/22

Amount: $1,824,003
Obtained: Marquese Chriss (Spurs)
Expires: 2/11/22

Amount: $1,782,621
Obtained: Eric Paschall (Jazz)
Expires: 7/7/22

Houston Rockets

Amount: $1,406,240
Obtained: James Harden (Nets)
Initial amount: $10,654,920
Used: Avery Bradley ($5,635,000)
Used: Sekou Doumbouya ($3,613,680)
Expires: 11/20/21

Amount: $1,780,152
Obtained: Rodions Kurucs (Bucks)
Expires: 2/5/22

Indiana Pacers

Amount: $4,796,296
Obtained: Victor Oladipo (Rockets)
Expires: 11/22/21

Amount: $3,980,551
Obtained: Aaron Holiday (Wizards)
Expires: 7/6/22

Amount: $7,333,333
Obtained: Doug McDermott (Spurs)
Expires: 7/7/22

Amount: $2,320,000
Obtained: Edmond Sumner (Nets)
Expires: 10/6/22

Los Angeles Clippers

Amount: $2,075,880
Obtained: Mfiondu Kabengele (Kings)
Expires: 2/8/22

Amount: $8,250,000
Obtained: Rajon Rondo (Grizzlies)
Expires: 7/18/22

Los Angeles Lakers

Amount: $2,692,991
Obtained: Marc Gasol (Grizzlies)
Expires: 8/29/22

Memphis Grizzlies

Amount: $4,054,695
Obtained: Grayson Allen (Bucks)
Expires: 7/7/22

Amount: $1,018,012
Obtained: Patrick Beverley (Timberwolves)
Expires: 8/1/22

Amount: $119,844
Obtained: Juan Hernangomez (Celtics)
Expires: 9/7/22

Milwaukee Bucks

Amount: $1,620,564
Obtained: Torrey Craig (Suns)
Expires: 2/4/22

Amount: $831,820
Obtained: D.J. Augustin (Rockets)
Initial amount: $4,886,515
Used: Grayson Allen ($4,054,695)
Expires: 2/7/22

Amount: $1,517,981
Obtained: Sam Merrill (Grizzlies)
Expires: 7/7/22

Minnesota Timberwolves

Amount: $4,750,000
Obtained: Ricky Rubio (Cavaliers)
Expires: 6/30/22

New Orleans Pelicans

Amount: $3,897,436
Obtained: Nicolo Melli (Mavericks)
Expires: 2/11/22

Amount: $17,073,171
Obtained: Steven Adams (Grizzlies)
Expires: 7/7/22

Oklahoma City Thunder

Amount: $12,800,000
Obtained: Trevor Ariza (Heat)
Expires: 2/3/22

Amount: $8,072,621
Obtained: George Hill (Sixers)
Initial amount: $9,590,602
Used: Mamadi Diakite ($1,517,981)
Expires: 2/11/22

Orlando Magic

Amount: $4,272,060
Obtained: Al-Farouq Aminu (Bulls)
Expires: 2/11/22

Amount: $2,000,000
Obtained: Gary Clark (Nuggets)
Expires: 2/11/22

Amount: $17,150,000
Obtained: Evan Fournier (Celtics)
Expires: 2/11/22

Portland Trail Blazers

Amount: $1,663,861
Obtained: Gary Trent Jr. (Raptors)
Expires: 2/11/22

Sacramento Kings

Amount: $2,009,019
Obtained: Nemanja Bjelica (Heat)
Expires: 2/11/22

Amount: $3,600,000
Obtained: Cory Joseph (Pistons)
Expires: 2/11/22

Toronto Raptors

Amount: $1,517,981
Obtained: Terence Davis (Kings)
Expires: 2/11/22

Amount: $1,517,981
Obtained: Matt Thomas (Jazz)
Expires: 2/11/22

Amount: $4,832,848
Obtained: Kyle Lowry (Heat)
Expires: 7/6/22

Utah Jazz

Amount: $7,475,379
Obtained: Derrick Favors (Thunder)
Initial amount: $9,258,000
Used: Eric Paschall ($1,782,621)
Expires: 6/27/22

Washington Wizards

Amount: $2,161,920
Obtained: Moritz Wagner (Celtics)
Expires: 2/11/22


Information from Basketball Insiders was used in the creation of this list.

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