2022/23 NBA Roster Counts

Although NBA rosters are limited to 15 players during the regular season, 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 essentially give clubs the NBA rights to two extra players, though they often spend much of the season in the G League rather than with the NBA team. While two-way players don’t count toward the 15-man 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.

Over the course of the 2022 offseason and 2022/23 season, we’ll keep tabs on how many players are on each NBA team’s roster, breaking them down into a few groups. 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).”
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Unsigned draft picks: These players were selected in the 2022 draft, but have yet to officially sign an NBA contract. There have also been no reports yet suggesting they’ll be stashed overseas or in the G League.
  • RFA: This player received a qualifying offer and remains a restricted free agent, having yet to agree to a new deal.
  • Total: A team’s total roster count, taking into account all of the above. In some cases, this number will exceed 20, since not all of the players in the categories above are officially under contract.

Here are the NBA’s roster counts for 2022/23, which we’ll continue to update through the rest of the offseason and regular season:

Updated 8-17-22 (6:25am CT)


Atlanta Hawks

  • Official: 14 (13)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Reported: 1 (Tyson Etienne — Exhibit 10)
  • Total: 17

Boston Celtics

Brooklyn Nets

Charlotte Hornets

Chicago Bulls

  • Official: 17 (15)
  • Two-way: 1
  • RFA: 1 (Malcolm Hill — two-way)
  • Total: 19

Cleveland Cavaliers

Dallas Mavericks

  • Official: 17 (14)
  • Two-way: 1
  • Reported: 1 (Marcus Bingham — Exhibit 10)
  • Total: 19

Denver Nuggets

  • Official: 17 (15)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Reported: 1 (Justin Tillman — Exhibit 10?)
  • Total: 20

Detroit Pistons

  • Official: 17 (17)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Reported: 1 (Stanley Umude — Exhibit 10)
  • Total: 20

Golden State Warriors

  • Official: 16 (13)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Unsigned draft picks: 1 (Gui Santos)
    • Note: There’s a good chance Santos will be a draft-and-stash prospect, but a final decision has not yet been made.
  • Total: 19

Houston Rockets

Indiana Pacers

Los Angeles Clippers

Los Angeles Lakers

  • Official: 17 (12)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 19

Memphis Grizzlies

Miami Heat

  • Official: 16 (12)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Total: 18

Milwaukee Bucks

Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Official: 16 (12)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Reported: 1 (Phillip Wheeler — Exhibit 10)
  • Total: 19

New Orleans Pelicans

New York Knicks

Oklahoma City Thunder

Orlando Magic

Philadelphia 76ers

  • Official: 17 (12)
  • Two-way: 2
  • Reported: 1 (Aminu Mohammed — Exhibit 10)
  • Total: 20

Phoenix Suns

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

Portland Trail Blazers

  • Official: 18 (15)
  • Two-way: 1
  • Total: 19

Sacramento Kings

San Antonio Spurs

Toronto Raptors

Utah Jazz

Washington Wizards

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