Explain One Play Mailbag #12. What is every Warrior's contract status? Plus open thread.
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ndubs asks: Anybody know the best reference to understand where each of our players stands with regards to re-signing and / or free agency, guaranteed non guaranteed? If not readily available, that’s my question for the mailbag!
I’ll try to compile the information here. Let me know if I need to correct anything.
My go-to site for basketball stats and information is Basketball Reference, which has a ton of info but is sometimes hard to find specific things. Here is the payroll information.
Spotrac organizes the info a bit more nicely, and arguably with more on a page and better navigation, but a few bugs here and there (like they have the wrong QO for Mannion). You can compare.
The Bible of the NBA collective bargaining agreement is Larry Coon’s FAQ.
Next Season’s Contract Status
Now I’m going to show the basic info table and then summarize it further:
Here is a thumbnail description of the facts. Which off-season moves would be best is a topic deserves its own series of pieces and conversation.
Not Fully Guaranteed Contracts
Alen Smailagic (not guaranteed)
Mychal Mulder (minimum salary, not guaranteed)
Damion Lee ($600K guaranteed on Jul 15)
Gary Payton II ($1.98M non-guaranteed)
Justinian Jessup (under contract in Australian NBL, would need buyout ~$725K plus a proper non-two-way contract, some details here)
Kevon Looney ($5.1M). I’m imagining he’s going to accept this player option. If he declines it, he will become an unrestricted free agent.
Two-Way Contracts Expiring
Jordan Bell. No longer eligible for two-way as a three year vet.
Nico Mannion. Actually I’m not sure if he is signed to a second year as a two-way, but if he isn’t, he can be offered a qualifying offer of a two-way contract with $50K guaranteed to make him a restricted free agent.
Unrestricted Free Agents
These players can choose to sign with anyone they want. GSW can consider negotiating a sign-and-trade for any player leaving (mainly thinking about Kelly Oubre here).
Kelly Oubre (Bird Rights, so they can re-sign him for more than other teams can offer)
Last day for decisions on player, team, and early termination options (some individual contracts may require earlier decisions).
Last day for teams to make qualifying offers to players eligible for restricted free agency.
Last official day of the 2020/21 NBA league year.
Last day for players eligible for veteran extensions in 2020/21 to sign them.
Teams can begin negotiating with free agents (5:00pm CT).
Official start of the 2021/22 NBA league year.
Moratorium period begins.
Restricted free agents can sign an offer sheet.
Teams can begin signing players to rookie scale contracts, minimum salary contracts, and two-way contracts.
Teams can begin exercising the third- or fourth-year team options for 2022/23 on rookie scale contracts.
Moratorium period ends (11:01am CT)
Teams can begin officially signing players, extending players, and completing trades (11:01am CT).
The two-day period for matching an RFA offer sheet signed during the moratorium begins.
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