Hoops Rumors Glossary

Hoops Rumors has created a glossary of terms related to trades, free agency, and other areas of the NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. If you’re confused about our use of phrases like “Bird rights,” “mid-level exception,” or “cap holds,” this reference tool should help clear things up.

We’ll continue to add entries to this glossary, which can be found anytime on the right sidebar under “Hoops Rumors Features.” If there’s a specific concept you’d like us to cover, please let us know. Here’s what we have so far:

New or updated entries for 2023 Collective Bargaining Agreement:

Entries based on 2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement:

Note: Some of those rules may have changed in the 2023 CBA and will require an update.

Entries based on 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement:

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