2018/19 NBA Roster Counts

While NBA teams are allowed to carry up to 20 players during the offseason, rosters are limited to 15 players during the regular season. Expanded offseason rosters allow clubs to bring in players on contracts that aren’t fully guaranteed, giving those players a chance to earn a regular season roster spot or getting a closer look at them before sending them to their G League affiliate.

In addition to the usual 15-man rosters, NBA teams are permitted to carry two players on two-way contracts. Two-way deals, which we describe in detail in our glossary, essentially give clubs the NBA rights to two extra players, though they’ll likely spend the majority of the season in the G League, rather than with the NBA team.

Here are the various categories you’ll find in our roster count list:

  • NBA: These players are officially on standard NBA contracts with a given team. The total number of players under contract is listed, with the number of players on fully guaranteed contracts noted in parentheses. So a team with 13 fully guaranteed contracts, one partially guaranteed contract, and one non-guaranteed contract is listed as “15 (13).” If you’re curious about which contracts aren’t fully guaranteed, that list can be found right here.
  • Reported: These are players whose contract agreements have been reported but haven’t been made official. When they’re finalized, we’ll move them to the “Official” tally. We’ll also use this section to make note of cuts that have been reported but not finalized.
  • RFA: These are restricted free agents who have outstanding qualifying offers but remain unsigned. We’re still assuming they’ll remain with their respective teams, but that could change.
  • Two-way: These are players signed to two-way contracts. Unless otherwise noted, these deals are official. You can find a specific team’s two-way players right here.
  • Total: A team’s total roster count, taking into account all of the above.

Here are 2018/19’s NBA roster counts, which we’ll continue to update through the offseason and into the regular season:

Updated 11-13-18 (8:08am CT)

Atlanta Hawks

  • NBA: 15 (15)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 17

Boston Celtics

  • NBA: 15 (15)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 17

Brooklyn Nets

  • NBA: 15 (15)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 17

Charlotte Hornets

  • NBA: 14 (14)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 16

Chicago Bulls

  • NBA: 15 (13)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 17

Cleveland Cavaliers

  • NBA: 14 (14)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 16

Dallas Mavericks

  • NBA: 15 (15)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 17

Denver Nuggets

  • NBA: 15 (15)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 17

Detroit Pistons

  • NBA: 15 (15)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 17

Golden State Warriors

  • NBA: 14 (13)
  • RFA: 1 (Patrick McCaw)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 17

    • Note: McCaw doesn’t count against the Warriors’ official roster count as long as he remains unsigned.

Houston Rockets

  • NBA: 14 (12)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 16

Indiana Pacers

  • NBA: 14 (14)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 16

Los Angeles Clippers

  • NBA: 15 (13)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 17

Los Angeles Lakers

  • NBA: 15 (15)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 17

Memphis Grizzlies

  • NBA: 14 (14)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 16

Miami Heat

  • NBA: 14 (14)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 16

Milwaukee Bucks

  • NBA: 15 (14)
  • Suspended: 1 (Jodie Meeks)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 18

    • Note: Meeks doesn’t count against the Bucks’ official roster count as long as he remains on the suspended list.

Minnesota Timberwolves

  • NBA: 15 (14)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 17

New Orleans Pelicans

  • NBA: 15 (12)
  • Two-way: 1
  • Total: 16

New York Knicks

  • NBA: 15 (13)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 17

Oklahoma City Thunder

  • NBA: 14 (14)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 16

Orlando Magic

  • NBA: 15 (14)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 17

Philadelphia 76ers

  • NBA: 14 (13)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 16

Phoenix Suns

  • NBA: 14 (12)
  • Two-way: 1
  • Total: 15

Portland Trail Blazers

  • NBA: 15 (15)
  • Total: 15

Sacramento Kings

  • NBA: 15 (15)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 17

San Antonio Spurs

  • NBA: 15 (14)
  • Two-way: 1
  • Total: 16

Toronto Raptors

  • NBA: 14 (13)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 16

Utah Jazz

  • NBA: 15 (14)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 17

Washington Wizards

  • NBA: 13 (13)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 15

Information from Basketball Insiders was used in the creation of this post.

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