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How New CBA Has Impacted Summer Roster Moves

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Even the Suns, Bontemps notes, were impacted a little by those new rules, given that they opted to fill out their roster with minimum-salary players rather than using their Early Bird rights to re-sign some of their own free agents, like Torrey Craig and Jock Landale.

Hoops Rumors Glossary: No-Trade Clause

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A player who meets these criteria and still decides to consent to a trade will lose his Bird or Early Bird rights at the end of the season and will instead be deemed to have Non-Bird rights. … While explicit no-trade clauses in the NBA are rare, these criteria that give players veto rights for a year at a time aren't uncommon at all, and often end up applying to non-stars, giving them a little control over their own professional futures.

Spurs Considered Lucrative Offer Sheet For Austin Reaves

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Although the Lakers could only offer Reaves about $53.8MM over four years using his Early Bird rights, the Arenas provision allowed a rival team with cap room to give him a bigger, back-loaded offer sheet worth up to nearly $102MM over four years -- the Lakers would have had the right to match any offer sheet despite not being able to offer Reaves that much money directly. … Ultimately, no rival suitors decided to aggressively pursue Reaves, allowing the Lakers to bring him back on his maximum Early Bird deal, worth $53.8MM across four seasons.

Lakers Notes: Reaves, Westbrook, Castleton, Gay

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Reaves was a restricted free agent, and the Lakers were limited to an offer of about $54MM over four years with his Early Bird rights.

Hornets’ Kupchak: Miles Bridges’ Return ‘Polarizing Topic’

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"Upon the conclusion of the season, he will become an unrestricted free agent and he will have Bird rights,” Kupchak said. … “So, in the NBA with Bird rights, that gives you an advantage when signing free agents.

How Teams Are Using 2023/24 Mid-Level Exceptions

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In addition to receiving approximately $136MM in cap room and being allowed to surpass that threshold in order to sign players using Bird Rights or the minimum salary exception, each NBA team also receives a mid-level exception.

More Contract Details: White, Lyles, A. Holiday, Draymond, D-Lo, More

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A player who re-signs with his previous team on a one-year deal (or a two-year deal with a second-year option) has the right to veto a trade, since he'd lose his Bird (or Early Bird) rights if he's dealt.

Contract Details: Crowder, Grant, Powell, Green, Lewis

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The Bucks held Crowder's Bird rights, so they could have given him any salary up to his maximum.

Mason Plumlee Re-Signs With Clippers On One-Year Deal

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However, they held Plumlee's Bird rights, so they were able to pay him more than the veteran's minimum.

NBA Minimum Salaries For 2023/24

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Technically, a minimum-salary contract could cover five years for a player with full Bird rights, but in actuality, that never happens.

Northwest Notes: Lillard, Jazz, Timberwolves Moves, Brown, Jackson, Braun, Wallace

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They divvied up their mid-level exception to acquire Shake Milton and Troy Brown, as well as re-signing Nickeil Alexander-Walker via his Bird rights.

Miles Bridges Signs Hornets’ Qualifying Offer

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However, if he were to approve a trade, the team that acquires him would lose his Bird rights.

Central Notes: Bucks, Pistons, Parker, Pacers’ Coaches

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Nehm points out that they can't avoid the apron if they use their full $5MM taxpayer mid-level exception and will have to complete the roster mostly through veteran's minimum contracts and re-signing their own players through Bird rights.

Jae Crowder Signs One-Year Deal With Bucks

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However, because Milwaukee possesses Crowder's Bird rights, the team could sign him to a contract above the standard minimum.

Magic Re-Sign Moritz Wagner

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Because Moritz has a minimum-salary cap hold and full Bird rights, the Magic will be able to use up all their cap room before going over the cap to complete his deal, tweets Yossi Gozlan of HoopsHype.

Lakers Re-Sign Austin Reaves To Four-Year Contract

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It's a great outcome for the Lakers, who only held Reaves' Early Bird rights and couldn't legally offer him any more than approximately $54MM over four years. … JULY 1: Restricted free agent guard Austin Reaves will be returning to the Lakers, per Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link), who hears from agents Aaron Reilly and Reggie Berry that Reaves will be signing a four-year contract worth the full Early Bird amount to remain in Los Angeles.

Bucks To Re-Sign Brook Lopez To Two-Year Deal

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There had been rumblings leading up to free agency that the Rockets were preparing a two-year offer in excess of $40MM for Lopez, so the Bucks used their Bird rights to make an aggressive bid for the big man, ensuring that the Defensive Player of the Year runner-up will continue his career in Milwaukee.

Kevin Love Signs Two-Year Deal With Heat

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The Heat are using their Non-Bird rights to re-sign Love, which will result in a $3.7MM cap hit for next season, the Miami Herald's Anthony Chiang tweets.

Timberwolves Sign Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Troy Brown

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The Wolves declined to give Alexander-Walker a qualifying offer to make him a restricted free agent but will re-sign him using his Bird rights on a two-year, $9MM deal, tweets Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic.

Pacers Sign Bruce Brown To Two-Year Contract

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Because Brown signed with the Nuggets just one year ago, the team only held his Non-Bird rights, which limited their maximum offer to about $7.8MM, a 20% raise on his previous $6.5MM salary.

Salary Cap, Tax Line Set For 2023/24 NBA Season

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The Early Bird amount - which was confirmed to Hoops Rumors by Yossi Gozlan of HoopsHype - is the maximum amount a team can offer a player it intends to re-sign using his Early Bird rights. … Pelicans forward Herbert Jones has already agreed to an Early Bird deal.

Jock Landale To Become Unrestricted Free Agent

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Still, it's worth noting that the Suns will keep his Early Bird rights if other plans fall through, notes Gerald Bourguet of PHNX Sports (via Twitter).

Eastern FA Rumors: Kuzma, Kyrie, Bridges, Crowder, Sixers

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While the Wizards are in the process of reshaping their roster, they'll have Kuzma's Bird rights and could view him as a future tradable asset as long as they don't overpay him.

2023 NBA Free Agency Primer

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Need a refresher on how sign-and-trades work, what it means to have "Early Bird rights" on a player, or how a team becomes hard-capped? We explain all in our glossary.