Players Who Can’t Be Traded Until March 3

As we detailed earlier, most players who signed new contracts as free agents during the 2020/21 league year can’t be traded until February 6. As a result, nearly every team is carrying at least one player – and generally a handful – who won’t become trade-eligible until early February.

There’s also a small subset of free agent signees whose trade ineligibility lasts for an four weeks. Typically, these players would become trade-eligible on January 15. Due to the changes to the NBA’s calendar for the 2020/21 league year, that date has been shifted to March 3.

These players all meet a specific set of criteria: Not only did they re-sign with their previous team this offseason, but they got a raise of at least 20%, their salary is worth more than the minimum, and their team was over the cap, using Bird or Early Bird rights to sign them.

Listed below are the players who meet this criteria and can’t be traded until at least March 3, 2021. Players who have the ability to veto trades in 2020/21 are marked with an asterisk (*).


Brooklyn Nets

Los Angeles Lakers

Memphis Grizzlies

Milwaukee Bucks

Minnesota Timberwolves

New Orleans Pelicans

Orlando Magic

Phoenix Suns

Portland Trail Blazers

San Antonio Spurs

Toronto Raptors

Washington Wizards

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

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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5 thoughts on “Players Who Can’t Be Traded Until March 3

  1. hiflew

    Luke, when is the trade deadline this season? Or have they set the date yet?

  2. Sillivan

    Traded a player traded for in November
    60 days rule
    Warriors can trade away Kelly Oubre in January 21
    Rookie 30 days rule
    Warriors can trade away Wiseman December 27

    • x%sure

      I doubt even our gary would trade Wiseman, even though he’s been predicting just that for most of the year.

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