Roughly 100 players signed NBA contracts in the offseason and went to training camps without fully guaranteed salaries, hoping they could win a spot on the regular season roster. Only 23 accomplished that goal.
The math makes it simple as rosters swell to 20 players during the offseason, since at most, only 15 per team can make it to opening night. As the regular season begins, no team has more than two players who signed deals in the 2015 offseason that included non-guaranteed or partially guaranteed salary for this season. Most of those players continue to sweat it out, knowing their salaries won’t be fully guaranteed for the season until January, with some exceptions.
The list below shows the preseason survivors for all 30 teams. It doesn’t include players still on contracts they signed before this summer, though we have counted Eric Moreland and Matt Bonner, holdovers for their respective teams who signed new contracts during the offseason. J.R. Smith technically qualifies, since his deal with the Cavaliers was only partially guaranteed for a few days after he signed it, but for clarity’s sake, we’ve omitted him.
The Basketball Insiders salary pages were used in the creation of this post.