There have been 44 10-day contracts signed in the NBA this season, and we've documented them all here at Hoops Rumors. We've also indexed them in our 10-day tracker, a tool that lets you mine data on every 10-day contract signed from the 2006/07 season on.
Using the tracker, we can identify a few trends and other noteworthy developments involving 10-day deals this season. Usually, defending champions capable of lengthy winning streaks don't find themselves turning to 10-day contracts too often, but the Heat have signed four players to the short-term deals this season, more than any other team in the NBA. Two of those players, Jarvis Varnado and Chris Andersen, wound up with contracts for the rest of the season, but only the Birdman has made his way into Miami's rotation.
Some of the movement has simply been confusing. At the same time Chris Johnson, the big man from LSU, was on a 10-day contract with the Timberwolves, Chris Johnson, the small forward from Dayton, had a 10-day deal with the Mavericks. Jannero Pargo was finishing up his second 10-day contract with the Hawks when younger brother Jeremy Pargo inked a 10-day deal with the Sixers.
There's a month left in the season, and plenty more 10-day contracts are sure to come. Still, there's plenty to be gathered from the ones that have been signed since they became available January 7th. Here's a look at some of the info:
Teams signing multiple players to 10-day contracts
- Heat (4 — Jarvis Varnado, Josh Harrellson, Chris Andersen, Juwan Howard)
- Celtics (3 — Terrence Williams, D.J. White, Shavlik Randolph)
- Sixers (3 — Maalik Wayns, Shelvin Mack, Jeremy Pargo)
- Timberwolves (3 — Lazar Hayward, Chris Johnson, Mickael Gelabale)
- Hornets (3 — Donald Sloan, Henry Sims, Terrel Harris)
- Hawks (2 — Jannero Pargo, Shelvin Mack)
- Mavericks (2 — Mike James, Chris Wright)
- Clippers (2 — Maalik Wayns, DaJuan Summers)
Players signing 10-day contracts with multiple teams
- Maalik Wayns (2 — Sixers, Clippers)
- Shelvin Mack (2 — Sixers, Hawks)
- Jannero Pargo (2 — Hawks, Bobcats)
Players who've parlayed a 10-day contract into a rest-of-the-season deal with the same team