NBA Salary Guarantee Dates For Summer 2018

Most NBA teams have at least one player on their books with a non-guaranteed salary or a partially guaranteed salary for the 2018/19 season. In the majority of those cases, the team has the ability to waive the player and get off the hook for that entire salary before it becomes guaranteed. However, many of those decisions will be due well before next year’s regular season gets underway.

Below, we’ve broken down the upcoming salary guarantee dates for many players currently on non-guaranteed or partially guaranteed contracts for 2018/19. Not every player on a non-guaranteed deal is included here — if a player’s contract doesn’t include any early salary guarantee dates, and won’t become fully guaranteed until January 2019, we’ll look at his deal at a later date.

For now, we want to get a better idea of which teams will have to make decisions on salary guarantees during or before the free agent period. So if a player’s non-guaranteed contract becomes fully or partially guaranteed during the months of June, July, August, or September, that’s noted below.

When his deadline date passes, we’ll note below if a player was waived. If he remained on the roster, receiving his guarantee, that’s noted with a ✔️ symbol. However, since teams and players can agree to push back guarantee dates, we’ll wait for confirmation one way or the other on those guarantees — if a player simply remains on the roster, without any updates, we won’t necessarily assume his deal has become guaranteed.

With the help of contract information from Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders and ESPN’s Bobby Marks, here are this summer’s upcoming salary guarantee dates by team:

Atlanta Hawks

  • Isaiah Taylor: $1,544,951 salary becomes partially guaranteed for $300,000 after June 30. Full salary becomes guaranteed after July 27. (Waived)

Boston Celtics

  • Daniel Theis: $1,378,242 salary becomes guaranteed after July 10. (✔️)
  • Semi Ojeleye: $1,378,242 salary becomes guaranteed after July 15. Already partially guaranteed for $901,965. (✔️)
  • Abdel Nader: $1,378,242 salary becomes guaranteed after August 1. Already partially guaranteed for $450,000.

Brooklyn Nets

  • None

Charlotte Hornets

  • None

Chicago Bulls

Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Okaro White: $1,544,951 salary becomes partially guaranteed for $772,476 after August 5.

Dallas Mavericks

Denver Nuggets

Detroit Pistons

Golden State Warriors

  • None

Houston Rockets

  • None

Indiana Pacers

  • Bojan Bogdanovic: $10,500,000 salary becomes guaranteed after June 29. Already partially guaranteed for $1,500,000. (✔️)
  • Darren Collison: $10,000,000 salary becomes guaranteed after July 1. Already partially guaranteed for $2,000,000. (✔️)
  • Al Jefferson: $10,000,000 salary becomes guaranteed after July 2. (Waived)
  • Ike Anigbogu: $1,378,242 salary becomes guaranteed after July 15. Already partially guaranteed for $690,000.
  • Alex Poythress: $1,544,951 salary becomes guaranteed after July 25. (Waived)

Los Angeles Clippers

  • Milos Teodosic: $6,300,000 salary becomes guaranteed after July 15. Already partially guaranteed for $2,100,000. (✔️)

Los Angeles Lakers

  • Ivica Zubac: $1,544,951 salary becomes guaranteed after June 30. (✔️)
  • Thomas Bryant: $1,378,242 salary becomes guaranteed after July 5. (Waived, claimed by Wizards)
  • Tyler Ennis: $1,656,092 salary becomes guaranteed after July 5. (Waived)

Memphis Grizzlies

  • Wayne Selden: $1,544,951 salary becomes guaranteed after July 10. Already partially guaranteed for $772,476. (✔️)

Miami Heat

  • Rodney McGruder: $1,544,951 salary becomes guaranteed after June 30. (✔️)

Milwaukee Bucks

Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Cole Aldrich: $6,956,021 salary becomes guaranteed after June 30. Already partially guaranteed for $2,056,021. (Waived)

New Orleans Pelicans

  • Emeka Okafor: $2,445,085 salary becomes partially guaranteed for $100,000 after July 12. (✔️)
  • DeAndre Liggins: $1,795,015 becomes partially guaranteed for $50,000 after July 15, then partially guaranteed for $75,000 after July 30.
  • Note: There are conflicting reports on guarantee dates for Darius Miller. Basketball Insiders has his full $2,205,000 salary becoming guaranteed after July 4, while ESPN lists his guarantee date as July 24. His salary is already partially guaranteed for $300,000.
  • Note: There are conflicting reports on guarantee dates for Cheick Diallo. Basketball Insiders has his full $1,544,951 salary becoming guaranteed after July 7, while ESPN lists his guarantee date as January 10. His salary is already partially guaranteed for $500,000.

New York Knicks

  • Trey Burke: $1,795,015 salary becomes partially guaranteed for $100,000 after July 10. (✔️)
  • Troy Williams: $1,544,951 salary becomes partially guaranteed for $100,000 after August 1. (Waived)

Oklahoma City Thunder

  • None

Orlando Magic

  • Shelvin Mack: $6,000,000 salary becomes guaranteed after June 25. Already partially guaranteed for $1,000,000. (Waived)
  • Khem Birch: $1,378,242 salary becomes guaranteed after June 29. (✔️)

Philadelphia 76ers

  • None

Phoenix Suns

  • Tyler Ulis: $1,544,951 salary becomes guaranteed after June 30. (Waived)
  • Alan Williams: $5,520,000 salary becomes guaranteed after July 6. (Waived)
  • Davon Reed: $1,378,242 salary becomes guaranteed after end of Summer League (exact date TBD). Already partially guaranteed for $689,121.
  • Shaquille Harrison: $1,378,242 salary becomes partially guaranteed for $50,000 after August 1.

Portland Trail Blazers

  • Jake Layman: $1,544,951 salary becomes guaranteed after June 30. (✔️)
  • Wade Baldwin: $1,544,951 salary becomes guaranteed after July 19.
  • Georgios Papagiannis: $1,544,951 salary becomes guaranteed after July 19.

Sacramento Kings

  • None

San Antonio Spurs

  • Brandon Paul: $1,378,242 salary becomes guaranteed after August 1.

Toronto Raptors

Utah Jazz

  • Thabo Sefolosha: $5,250,000 salary becomes guaranteed after July 1. (✔️)
  • Jonas Jerebko: $4,200,000 salary becomes guaranteed after July 9. (Waived)
  • Ekpe Udoh: $3,360,000 salary becomes guaranteed after July 9. (✔️)

Washington Wizards

  • Thomas Bryant: $1,378,242 salary becomes guaranteed after July 5. (✔️)
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2 thoughts on “NBA Salary Guarantee Dates For Summer 2018

  1. nikumistry

    Its worth noting that Milos Teodosic has a player option for 18/19 for which if he chooses to exercises will have a non-guaranteed $6.3 million which becomes guaranteed on July 15th.

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    • Luke Adams

      The rare mutual option! Yeah, I don’t think it’s a lock that Teodosic opts in, but if he does, it will be added to this list.

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