As teams explore the trade market for potential deals to complete their rosters for training camp, there are a number of trade restrictions those clubs must take into account. For instance, recently-signed draft picks can’t be traded for 30 days and waiver claims can’t be traded for until the 30th day of the regular season. Most notably, newly-signed free agents can’t be dealt until at least December 15.
The NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement states that a free agent who signs with an NBA team can’t be traded for three months or until December 15, whichever is later. So, players who sign new contracts prior to September 15 won’t be trade-eligible until at least December 15.
There are also some recently-signed players who meet a few specific criteria and can’t be traded until January 15. Those players are listed here.
For now, here are the players who aren’t eligible to be traded until December 15. Players whose contracts haven’t been officially finalized aren’t yet listed below. Players on summer contracts are marked with an asterisk (*), while players who have the ability to veto trades in 2018/19 are indicated with a caret (^). We’ll continue to update this page over the next few months, as players are signed or waived.
Updated 11-29-18 (7:53am CT)
Golden State Warriors
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Lakers
New Orleans Pelicans
New York Knicks
Oklahoma City Thunder
Portland Trail Blazers
San Antonio Spurs
Information from Basketball Insiders was used in the creation of this post.
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