As we detailed in an earlier article, players who signed new contracts as free agents during the 2021/22 league year can’t be traded for three months or until December 15, whichever comes later. That means that nearly every team has at least one player – and generally a handful – who won’t become trade-eligible until mid-December.
There’s also a small subset of free agent signees whose trade ineligibility lasts for an extra month. 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 January 15, 2022. Players who have the ability to veto trades in 2021/22 are marked with a caret (^).
We’ll continue to update this page over the next few months, if necessary.
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Lakers
New Orleans Pelicans
New York Knicks
Portland Trail Blazers
Information from Basketball Insiders was used in the creation of this post.
4 thoughts on “Players Who Can’t Be Traded Until January 15”
And only Davis would be traded out of them!
ummmm….. john collins?
What’s the rationale for giving players who meet that criteria one extra month?
My guess is that it’s a way to discourage teams from conducting what would essentially amount to a delayed sign-and-trade. One month doesn’t really make a big difference though, since they’ll still be trade-eligible before the deadline.