Teams With Open Roster Spots

Since the trade deadline, a pair of contenders have taken advantage of having an open roster spot, with the Knicks adding Kenyon Martin on a 10-day contract and the Thunder agreeing to sign Derek Fisher for the remainder of the season.

For New York and Oklahoma City, adding a veteran as a 15th man makes sense for depth purposes, and we may see a few more playoff contenders take the same approach as Friday's buyout deadline nears. For non-contenders, a D-League pickup or two may be more likely, as teams take a look at players who may be able to contribute beyond this season.

Clubs carrying fewer than 15 players are more likely to add free agents at this point, since they won't have to release a player on a guaranteed contract to clear space for a pickup. So with the help of our constantly-updated roster counts page, let's take a quick look at the list of teams with at least one open roster spot. The number of available spots is indicated in parentheses.

Eastern Conference:

  • Boston Celtics (2)
  • Brooklyn Nets (1)
  • Charlotte Bobcats (1)
  • Chicago Bulls (1)
  • Detroit Pistons (1)
  • Miami Heat (1)
  • Orlando Magic (1)

Western Conference:

  • Golden State Warriors (2)
  • Houston Rockets (1)
  • Los Angeles Clippers (1)
  • Los Angeles Lakers (1)
  • Memphis Grizzlies (2)
  • New Orleans Hornets (2)
  • Sacramento Kings (1)

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