Players Eligible For Rookie Scale Extensions In 2018

July 1 marks the start of the NBA’s new league year. At that point, players eligible for free agency will be able to begin negotiating and reaching contract agreements with suitors. In addition to those free agents, another group of players will also become eligible to sign new deals.

For players who are entering the fourth and final year of their rookie scale contracts, July 1 is the first day that they can sign rookie scale extensions. Those players, who are – for the most part – 2015 first-round selections, will have until the start of the 2018/19 regular season to finalize long-term agreements with their current teams.

Players eligible for rookie scale extensions can sign new deals that run up to four or five years, with those contracts taking effect to start the 2019/20 season. If they don’t sign extensions during this offseason, those players will be eligible for restricted free agency in the summer of 2019.

A year ago, only four players eligible for rookie scale extensions signed new deals between July 1 and the start of the season, which was an unusually low number. Here are the players eligible to sign rookie scale extensions this year, beginning on July 1:

The following players were selected in the first round of the 2015 draft along with most of the players listed above, but aren’t eligible for rookie-scale extensions this year:

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