Kings Notes: Monk, Brown, Ranadive, Offseason, Vezenkov


Sacramento holds Monk's Early Bird rights, so the team is somewhat limited in what it can offer him this summer.

Spurs Notes: Wembanyama, T. Jones, Paul, Young, Questions


While both Chris Paul and the Warriors have said they have mutual interest in a reunion, that's far from a lock, since they'll lose his Bird rights if they waive his non-guaranteed $30MM salary for next season.

Pacific Notes: Monk, Murray, Warriors, Suns, O’Neale


Monk will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, with the Kings holding his Early Bird rights.

Warriors Notes: Thompson, CP3, Kuminga, Wiggins, Offseason


However, it probably isn't practical for the team to keep Paul on his non-guaranteed $30MM contract, and the Warriors would lose any form of Bird rights if they waive him.

Raptors Notes: Trent, Quickley, Porter, Draft Pick, More


He's wrapping up a three-year, $52MM deal that paid him approximately $18.6MM in 2023/24, and the Raptors will hold his Bird rights in the offseason, giving them the ability to go over the cap to re-sign him or to sign-and-trade him to a new team.

Pistons Sign Jaylen Nowell To Second Hardship Deal


That allows them to carry an extra player beyond the 15 on their standard roster, but they won't have any…

Pacific Notes: O’Neale, Allen, Hyland, Leonard, Monk, Sabonis


Sacramento has Early Bird rights on Monk and can sign him up to $78MM over four years.

Pacific Notes: Kuminga, Thompson, George, O’Neale, Harding


However, Phoenix can offer him up to five years in the summer since it holds O'Neale's Bird rights.

Lakers Notes: Russell, Vanderbilt, LeBron, Davis, Reaves


Even if he decides against picking up his player option, Russell could return to the Lakers, who would hold his Bird rights in that scenario and would be in a good position to sign him to a new contract.

Southeast Notes: Bridges, T. Young, Heat, Bryant


He told the Hornets prior to last month's trade deadline that he wouldn't approve a trade, since he wanted to remain in Charlotte and retain his full Bird rights, so the club will be in position to re-sign him this offseason without needing cap room to do so.

Suns Notes: Allen, Beal, Nurkic, Spurs Loss, Schedule


If he doesn't sign an extension, he'll be an unrestricted free agent, with the Suns holding his Bird rights.

Hoops Rumors Glossary: Cap Holds


The general purpose of a cap hold is to prevent teams from using room under the cap to sign free agents before using Bird rights to re-sign their own free agents. … Each of Indiana's own free agents will be assigned a free agent amount - or "cap hold" - until the player signs a new contract or the Pacers renounce his rights.

2024 Free Agent Stock Watch: Central Division


The Pacers will have cap room and Smith's Early Bird rights if they want to bring him back.

Hoops Rumors Glossary: Non-Bird Rights


Players and teams have to meet certain criteria to earn Bird rights and Early Bird rights, but Non-Bird rights are practically a given. … Even a player who signs a rest-of-season contract right before the regular season finale and spends just a single day with his club would have Non-Bird rights in the offseason.

Hoops Rumors Glossary: Early Bird Rights


Bird rights offer teams the chance to sign their own free agents without regard to the salary cap, but they don't apply to every player. … Other salary cap exceptions are available for teams to keep players who don’t qualify for Bird rights.

Hoops Rumors Glossary: Bird Rights


The most basic way for a player to earn Bird rights is to play for the same team for at least three seasons, either on a long-term deal or on separate one- or two-year contracts. … For instance, the Thunder will hold Gordon Hayward's Bird rights when he reaches free agency this offseason, despite just acquiring him in February.

Ishbia: Suns Will Look To Re-Sign Allen, O’Neale


"Having someone’s Bird rights gives you an advantage to be able to keep those players even if you’re in the luxury tax.

Atlantic Notes: Hartenstein, Raptors, Springer, Muscala


The Knicks hold Early Bird rights on Hartenstein, who will be an unrestricted free agent after the season.

Pacers Notes: Siakam, Raptors, Haliburton, Meeting, McDermott


The 29-year-old is set to hit free agency this summer and is widely expected to sign a long-term deal with Indiana, which holds his Bird rights.

Celtics Notes: Trades, Stevens, Springer, Tillman, Roster


Tillman will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, but Boston has his Bird rights, so it will be able to potentially re-sign him without worrying about salary cap limitations.

Suns Acquire Royce O’Neale In Three-Way Deal


O'Neale is in the final year of a four-year, $36MM contract and could enter unrestricted free agency this summer with full Bird rights.

Raptors Acquire Olynyk, Agbaji From Jazz For 2024 First-Round Pick


Olynyk is on an expiring contract, but the Raptors will control his Bird rights this offseason, giving them the ability to go over the cap to re-sign him or to figure out a sign-and-trade.

Trade Rumors: Sixers, Pistons, Bulls, Bridges, Mavs, Kuzma, Brown, Knicks, More


The 25-year-old has the ability to veto a trade and would lose his Bird rights if he approves a move to a new team.

Miles Bridges Tells Hornets He Won’t Approve Any Trade


The move means Bridges will become an unrestricted free agent this summer and will retain his Bird rights, which he would have lost if had been dealt to another team. … The Bird rights issue and Bridges' legal difficulties combined to limit his value on the trade market.