2019/20 NBA Roster Counts

NBA rosters are limited to 15 players during the regular season, but teams are allowed to carry up to 20 players during the offseason. 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 spend the majority of the season in the G League rather than with the NBA team. While two-way players don’t count toward the regular season roster limit, they do count toward the 20-man offseason limit.

With deals for undrafted free agents occasionally reported and then not finalized for days, weeks, or even months, a team’s roster count can be tricky to track during the offseason, but we’ve done our best in the space below to present a picture of where each team’s roster stands. Here are the various categories you’ll find in our list:

  • Official: These players are officially under contract 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 12 guaranteed contracts, one partially guaranteed contract, and two non-guaranteed deals will be listed as “15 (12).”
  • Reported: These are players whose contract agreements have been reported but haven’t been made official. We’re expecting them to be finalized at some point, though it’s possible that some will fall through or were reported erroneously.
  • 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.
  • Unsigned draft picks: These players were selected in the 2019 draft, but have yet to officially sign an NBA contract. There have also been no reports yet confirming that they’ll be stashed overseas or in the G League.
  • Total: A team’s total roster count, taking into account all of the above.

Here are 2019/20’s NBA roster counts, which we’ll continue to update through the offseason and into the regular season. This list can be found anytime under the “Hoops Rumors Features” sidebar on our desktop site, or on the “Features” page in the menu of our mobile site.

Updated 8-19-19 (1:34pm CT)

Atlanta Hawks

Boston Celtics

  • Official: 16 (14)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 18

Brooklyn Nets

  • Official: 16 (15)
  • Two-way: 1
  • Unsigned draft picks: 1 (Jaylen Hands)
  • Total: 18

Charlotte Hornets

  • Official: 17 (13)
  • Two-way: 1
  • Unsigned draft picks: 1 (Jalen McDaniels)
  • Total: 19

    • Note: Kerwin Roach was rumored in June to have a deal in place with the Hornets, but it’s not clear if it was just for Summer League, so it’s not included in our count for now.

Chicago Bulls

  • Official: 16 (15)
  • Two-way: 1
  • Total: 17

Cleveland Cavaliers

Dallas Mavericks

  • Official: 16 (15)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 18

Denver Nuggets

  • Official: 15 (14)
  • Two-way: 1
  • Unsigned draft picks: 1 (Bol Bol)
  • Total: 17

Detroit Pistons

  • Official: 17 (14)
  • Reported: 1 (Michael Beasley)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 20

    • Note: Bennie Boatwright and Matt McQuaid were rumored in June to have deals in place with the Pistons, but it’s not clear if those deals were just for Summer League, so they’re not included in our count for now.

Golden State Warriors

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

Houston Rockets

Indiana Pacers

  • Official: 17 (15)
  • Reported: 1 (Amida Brimah)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 20

Los Angeles Clippers

  • Official: 16 (14)
  • Reported: 1 (Terry Larrier)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 19

Los Angeles Lakers

  • Official: 18 (14)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 20

Memphis Grizzlies

  • Official: 18 (16)
  • Reported: 1 (Matt Mooney)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 21

Miami Heat

  • Official: 17 (12)
  • Two-way: 0
  • Total: 17

Milwaukee Bucks

Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Official: 16 (15)
  • Reported: 1 (Tyus Battle)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 19

New Orleans Pelicans

New York Knicks

Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Official: 14 (13)
  • Two-way: 1
  • Total: 15

Orlando Magic

Philadelphia 76ers

  • Official: 17 (14)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 19

Phoenix Suns

  • Official: 17 (15)
  • Two-way: 1
  • Total: 18

Portland Trail Blazers

  • Official: 14 (14)
  • Two-way: 1
  • Total: 15

Sacramento Kings

  • Official: 16 (14)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 18

San Antonio Spurs

  • Official: 17 (15)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 19

Toronto Raptors

  • Official: 19 (12)
  • Two-way: 0
  • Total: 19

Utah Jazz

  • Official: 16 (12)
  • Reported: 1 (Juwan Morgan)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 19

Washington Wizards

  • Official: 17 (13)
  • Two-way: 1
  • Total: 18

    • Note: Armoni Brooks and Corey Davis were rumored in June to have deals in place with the Wizards, but it’s not clear if those deals were just for Summer League, so they’re not included in our count for now.

Information from Basketball Insiders and Early Bird Rights was used in the creation of this post.

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