John Konchar‘s contract with the Grizzlies called for his $2.3MM salary for 2022/23 to become guaranteed if he remained on the roster through Sunday, and there has been no reporting indicating that he and the team agreed to move that date back. As such, we’re assuming Konchar’s salary for ’22/23 is now locked in.
If that’s the case, it doesn’t come as a surprise. Konchar was a solid role player for the Grizzlies in 2021/22, averaging 4.8 PPG, 4.6 RPG, and 1.5 APG with a .413 3PT in 72 games (17.9 MPG). His salary is relatively modest and he had already been owed a partial guarantee of $840K.
Konchar is one of many players on non-guaranteed contracts for 2022/23 whose salaries will become guaranteed this summer if they’re retained through certain dates. We’re tracking all of those players and decisions right here.
Here are a few more contract notes from around the NBA:
- Although Isaiah Roby was earning a minimum salary ($1,930,681) when he was waived by the Thunder on Sunday, he had been on a four-year contract that was worth more than the minimum in year one, which means any team interested in claiming him off waivers can’t use the minimum salary exception to do so, as Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report tweets. A club that wants to put a claim in on Roby would need the cap space to absorb his salary or a trade exception worth at least $1,830,681. Waivers claims are rare for non-minimum players, but Roby showed promise in Oklahoma City last season and could draw some interest.
- Jock Landale‘s non-guaranteed minimum salary became partially guaranteed for $46,120 when he was traded from San Antonio to Atlanta last week, Hoops Rumors has learned. That was the exact amount that needed to be guaranteed for salary-matching purposes, as Landale’s $46,120 was added to Dejounte Murray‘s 2021/22 cap hit ($15,428,880) to get to within $5MM of Danilo Gallinari‘s incoming $20,475,000 figure (it was also partially guaranteed, but San Antonio needed to be able to match the whole incoming amount). The Hawks have since agreed to flip Landale to the Suns, and it doesn’t appear his partial guarantee will increase any further in that trade, since no salary-matching is involved.
- In case you missed it, we relayed earlier today that Otto Porter‘s new deal with the Raptors is worth $12.4MM over two years. We’ll get more info on the specific details of contracts like Porter’s and many others beginning later this week, when the July moratorium lifts and those signings start becoming official.
5 thoughts on “Contract Notes: Konchar, Roby, Landale”
Shouldn’t Landale have to agree to the partial guarantee as it wasn’t originally in his contract.
In which case why would you as a player agree to the bare minimum amount just so that way you can be traded away.
Landale should’ve been like on you need me to agree to that to be traded, okay nah instead of 46k give me 146k.
Which to NBA owners is nothing and wouldn’t affect the deal at all but atleast that way if he was to get waived he has a good salary for the year if he can’t find another team
There’s this unwritten rule in the NBA …….. never ever offer more than the veteran-minimum contract to Otto Porter.
Anything more than a veteran-minimum contract will result in Mr. Porter being mysteriously injured most of the aforementioned contract.
Bob Myers is just light-years ahead most other NBA team executives.
Heat have a trade exception in that range, but cant remember if it’s enough. If so, they should claim Roby. If he clears waivers, they should sign him
The Heat’s TPE is worth $1,782,621, so it’d fall a little short for Roby.
An unfortunate report…