Today is Sunday, January 15, which means that nearly two dozen players who signed free agent contracts meeting specific criteria this past offseason are now eligible to be traded.
Most offseason signees became trade-eligible on December 15, but players who met the following criteria were ineligible to be moved for an extra month:
- The player re-signed with his previous team.
- He got a raise of at least 20%.
- His salary is worth more than the minimum.
- His team was over the cap and used Bird or Early Bird rights to sign him.
The following players met that criteria and are eligible to be traded as of Sunday:
- Deandre Ayton (Suns) *
- Mohamed Bamba (Magic)
- Nicolas Batum (Clippers)
- Bradley Beal (Wizards) *
- Chris Boucher (Raptors)
- Vlatko Cancar (Nuggets)
- Nic Claxton (Nets)
- Amir Coffey (Clippers)
- Dewayne Dedmon (Heat)
- Luguentz Dort (Thunder)
- Tyus Jones (Grizzlies)
- Zach LaVine (Bulls)
- Kevon Looney (Warriors)
- Cody Martin (Hornets)
- Jusuf Nurkic (Trail Blazers)
- Jordan Nwora (Bucks)
- Victor Oladipo (Heat) *
- Bobby Portis (Bucks)
- Mitchell Robinson (Knicks)
- Anfernee Simons (Trail Blazers)
- Jae’Sean Tate (Rockets)
(* Players marked with an asterisk have the ability to veto trades.)
Most of the players on NBA rosters are now eligible to be moved, though a small handful still can’t be dealt. That group includes Thunder guard Isaiah Joe, who becomes trade-eligible on Monday, Bucks swingman Pat Connaughton (trade-eligible on Wednesday), and Thunder forward Kenrich Williams (trade-eligible on Friday).
There are also several players who won’t become trade-eligible before this season’s February 9 deadline, including Lakers star LeBron James. Players on 10-day contracts are also ineligible to be dealt.