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 offseason and 2020/21 season have been adjusted based on information from Basketball Insiders.

List updated 7/31/21


Boston Celtics

Amount: $343,873
Obtained: Vincent Poirier (Thunder)
Initial amount: $2,505,793
Used: Moritz Wagner ($2,161,920)
Expires: 7/31/21

Amount: $4,767,000
Obtained: Enes Kanter (Trail Blazers)
Expires: 8/1/21

Amount: $184,048
Obtained: Gordon Hayward (Hornets)
Initial amount: $28,500,000
Used: Evan Fournier ($17,450,000)
Used: Josh Richardson ($10,865,952)
Expires: 8/16/21

Amount: $5,000,000
Obtained: Daniel Theis (Bulls)
Expires: 2/11/22

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

Amount: $6,879,100
Obtained: Kemba Walker (Thunder)
Expires: 5/17/22

Amount: $500,000
Obtained: Moses Brown (Mavericks)
Expires: TBD (June 2022)

Chicago Bulls

Amount: $2,489,239
Obtained: Otto Porter (Magic)
Expires: 2/11/22

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: TBD (June 2022)

Denver Nuggets

Amount: $5,325,000
Obtained: Jerami Grant (Pistons)
Initial amount: $9,525,000
Used: JaVale McGee ($4,200,000)
Expires: 8/6/21

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

Detroit Pistons

Amount: $1,996,249
Obtained: Derrick Rose (Knicks)
Expires: 12/18/21

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

Houston Rockets

Amount: $2,174,318
Obtained: Austin Rivers (Knicks)
Expires: 8/11/21

Amount: $103,894
Obtained: Russell Westbrook (Wizards)
Expires: 8/31/21

Amount: $5,019,920
Obtained: James Harden (Nets)
Initial amount: $10,654,920
Used: Avery Bradley ($5,635,000)
Expires: 11/20/21

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

Amount: $8,180,351
Obtained: Victor Oladipo (Heat)
Expires: 2/11/22

Indiana Pacers

Amount: $2,808,844
Obtained: T.J. Leaf (Thunder)
Expires: 8/9/21

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

Los Angeles Clippers

Amount: $1,995,120
Obtained: Landry Shamet (Nets)
Expires: 7/30/21

Amount: $497,418
Obtained: Rodney McGruder (Pistons)
Expires: 7/30/21

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

Los Angeles Lakers

Amount: $674,408
Obtained: JaVale McGee (Cavaliers)
Expires: 8/7/21

Milwaukee Bucks

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

Amount: $4,886,515
Obtained: D.J. Augustin (Rockets)
Expires: 2/7/22

New Orleans Pelicans

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

Oklahoma City Thunder

Amount: $865,853
Obtained: Dennis Schröder (Lakers)
Expires: 7/30/21

Amount: $850,600
Obtained: Ricky Rubio (Timberwolves)
Expires: 8/2/21

Amount: $332,940
Obtained: Kelly Oubre (Warriors)
Initial amount: $14,375,000
Used: Darius Miller ($7,000,000)
Used: Tony Bradley ($3,542,060)
Used: Austin Rivers ($3,500,000)
Expires: 8/6/21

Amount: $27,528,088
Obtained: Steven Adams (Pelicans)
Expires: 8/9/21

Amount: $842,000
Obtained: Danilo Gallinari (Hawks)
Initial amount: $19,500,000
Used: Meyers Leonard ($9,400,000)
Used: Derrick Favors ($9,258,000)
Expires: 8/9/21

Amount: $1,517,981
Obtained: Jalen Lecque (Pacers)
Expires: 8/9/21

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

Amount: $9,590,602
Obtained: George Hill (Sixers)
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

Philadelphia 76ers

Amount: $8,190,134
Obtained: Al Horford (Thunder)
Expires: 9/7/21

Portland Trail Blazers

Amount: $1,737,145
Obtained: Mario Hezonja (Grizzlies)
Expires: 8/2/21

Amount: $661,655
Obtained: Trevor Ariza (Rockets)
Expires: 8/6/21

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

Utah Jazz

Amount: $2,024,079
Obtained: Tony Bradley (Pistons)
Initial amount: $3,542,060
Used: Matt Thomas ($1,517,981)
Expires: 8/6/21

Amount: $5,005,350
Obtained: Ed Davis (Knicks)
Expires: 8/6/21

Amount: $340,000
Obtained: Rayjon Tucker (Cavaliers)
Expires: 8/11/21

Amount: $9,258,000
Obtained: Derrick Favors (Thunder)
Expires: TBD (June 2022)

Washington Wizards

Amount: $1,000,000
Obtained: Admiral Schofield (Thunder)
Expires: 7/30/21

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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