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J. B. Bickerstaff

Fired by Cleveland (CLE)

May 23, 2024

Rudy Gobert

Fined $75,000 for making an inappropriate and unprofessional gesture that questions the integrity of the league and its game officials during MIN-DEN game (playoff)

May 14, 2024

Mike Budenholzer

Signed a 5 year $50 million contract with Phoenix (PHX)

May 10, 2024

Frank Vogel

Fired by Phoenix (PHX)

May 09, 2024

Charles Lee

Signed a 4 year contract with Charlotte (CHA)

May 09, 2024

Patrick Beverley

Suspended 4 games (forfeit amount TBD) for forcefully throwing a basketball multiple times into the stands at spectators and an inappropriate interaction with reporter during media availability during and after MIL-IND game (playoff)

May 09, 2024

Christian Wood

Exercised $3.04 million Player Option with Los Angeles (LAL) for 2024-25 season

May 07, 2024

Jamal Murray

Fined $100,000 for throwing multiple objects in the direction of a game official during MIN-DEN game (playoff)

May 07, 2024

Jason Kidd

Signed a multi-year contract extension with Dallas (DAL)

May 06, 2024

D'Angelo Russell

Fined $25,000 for verbally abusing official during LAL-DEN game (playoff)

May 04, 2024

Lonzo Ball

Exercised $21.40 million Player Option with Chicago (CHI) for the 2024-25 season

May 04, 2024

Darvin Ham

Fired by Los Angeles (LAL)

May 03, 2024

Josh Okogie

Fined $2,000 for ejection from MIN-PHX game (playoff)

Apr 26, 2024

Russell Westbrook

Fined $2,000 for ejection from LAC-DAL game (playoff)

Apr 26, 2024

Jontay Porter

Received a lifetime ban from the NBA for violating league rules by disclosing confidential information to sports bettors, limiting his own participation in one or more games for betting purposes

Apr 17, 2024

Blake Griffin

Retired from Professional Basketball

Apr 16, 2024

Grayson Allen

Signed a 4 year $70 million veteran contract extension with Phoenix (PHX) - includes 2028-29 Player Option

Apr 16, 2024

Dalano Banton

Fined $2,000 for ejection from POR-SAC game

Apr 14, 2024

Usman Garuba

Signed a Rest-of-Season contract with Golden State (GSW) via converted Two-Way contract

Apr 14, 2024

Kai Jones

Signed a 2 year Rest-of-Season contract with LA Clippers (LAC)

Apr 14, 2024

Taze Moore

Signed a 10-day contract with Portland (POR)

Apr 14, 2024

Jusuf Nurkic

Fined $2,000 for flopping during PHX-SAC game

Apr 13, 2024

Matt Ryan

Signed a 3 year Rest-of-Season contract with New Orleans (NOP) - includes 2025-26 Club Option

Apr 13, 2024

Joshua Primo

Waived by LA Clippers (LAC)

Apr 13, 2024

Malik Williams

Signed a Rest-of-Season contract with Toronto (TOR)

Apr 13, 2024

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Keith Smith | 3 months ago

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Keith Smith | 3 months ago

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Keith Smith | 4 months ago

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Keith Smith | 5 months ago

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Keith Smith | 5 months ago

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Scott Allen | 5 months ago

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Keith Smith | 9 months ago

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Top Earning NBA Player by Draft Pick

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Michael Ginnitti | 11 months ago

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Next Contract Series: Brook Lopez

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Keith Smith | 1 year ago

Next Contract Series: Austin Reaves

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Keith Smith | 1 year ago

Next Contract Series: James Harden

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Keith Smith | 1 year ago

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Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

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Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

2023 NBA Buyout Market

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Keith Smith | 1 year ago

Kyrie Irving Traded to Mavericks

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Keith Smith | 1 year ago

2023 NBA Trade Deadline Primer

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Keith Smith | 1 year ago

Next Contract Series: Fred VanVleet

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Keith Smith | 1 year ago

Next Contract Series: Jordan Clarkson

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Keith Smith | 1 year ago

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Next Contract Series: Christian Wood

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Keith Smith | 1 year ago

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Keith Smith | 1 year ago

Next Contract Series: Kyle Kuzma

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Keith Smith | 1 year ago

Next Contract Series: Jerami Grant

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Keith Smith | 1 year ago

NBA Early Trade Season Opens Soon

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Keith Smith | 1 year ago

Next Contract Series: Myles Turner

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Keith Smith | 1 year ago

Next Contract Series: Jakob Poeltl

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Keith Smith | 1 year ago

The James Harden Pay Cut

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Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

2022-23 NBA Opening Week Financials

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Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

NBA Designated Players

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Scott Allen | 1 year ago

Next Contract Series: Jaylen Brown

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Keith Smith | 1 year ago

Next Contract Series: LeBron James

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Keith Smith | 1 year ago

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Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

Spotrac's NBA Next Contract Series

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Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Jordan Poole Next Contract Options

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Keith Smith | 2 years ago

2022 NBA Offseason Financial Previews

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Keith Smith | 2 years ago

It's Time for the NBA to Expand

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Keith Smith | 2 years ago

Deandre Ayton’s Next Contract

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Keith Smith | 2 years ago

Bradley Beal’s Next Deal

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Keith Smith | 2 years ago

Tyler Herro Extension Options

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Keith Smith | 2 years ago

Options for Zach LaVine’s Next Contract

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Keith Smith | 2 years ago

The Complicated Case of Zion Williamson’s Next Contract

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Keith Smith | 2 years ago

What The Next Kyrie Irving Contract Could Look Like

Brooklyn could offer him a Veteran Extension. Kyrie Irving could opt into his Player Option or he could opt-out and become a free agent. Keith Smith takes a look at what Irving's next contract could look like from all angles.

Keith Smith | 2 years ago

2022 NBA All-Star Weekend Financials

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Scott Allen | 2 years ago

A Kings' Ransom

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Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Portland's Breakdown Begins

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Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

January 15 Trade Restriction Importance

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Keith Smith | 2 years ago

What is an NBA Hardship Exception?

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Keith Smith | 2 years ago

Damian Lillard's Demands

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Keith Smith | 2 years ago

A Way Too Early NBA Free Agent Assessment

This summer NBA teams spent a lot of money to re-sign their own free agents and to get a handful of players to change teams. A month into the 2021-22 season, it’s time to check in on how some of this summer’s big signings are working out.

Keith Smith | 2 years ago

Potential NBA Veteran Extensions

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Keith Smith | 2 years ago

NBA Final Roster Spot Analysis

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Keith Smith | 2 years ago

The 2021 NBA Offseason Financial Report

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Scott Allen | 2 years ago

2018 Rookie Scale Extension Updates and Predictions

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Keith Smith | 2 years ago

NBA Free Agency: 5 Lists of 5

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Keith Smith | 2 years ago

The 2021 NBA Free Agency Guide

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Scott Allen & Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

A Bucks v Suns NBA Final, Financially

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Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

The Kemba Walker Trade: Financially

The recent trade between the Boston Celtics and Oklahoma City Thunder seems to have been the rare trade where neither side was overly motivated by basketball reasons. Yes, Al Horford and Kemba Walker both still have some good ball left in them, but this trade was about contracts, flexibility and asset management.

Keith Smith | 2 years ago

Contract Impacts of 2020-21 All-NBA Teams

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Keith Smith | 2 years ago

2021 NBA Offseason Financial Previews

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Keith Smith | 2 years ago

Luka Doncic's Next Contract Options

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Keith Smith | 2 years ago

All-NBA Financial Ramifications

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Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

Criteria for a “SuperMax” Extensions

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Scott Allen | 3 years ago

The 2021 NBA Trade Deadline Report

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Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

NBA Trade Deadline Updates

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Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

2021 NBA Trade Deadline

The 2021 NBA Trade Deadline is March 25th at 3:00pm. Follow all of the trade results and details as they happen.

Scott Allen | 3 years ago

NBA Trade Deadline Primer

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Keith Smith | 3 years ago

2021 NBA All-Star Team Financials

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Scott Allen | 3 years ago

NBA All-Star Compensation

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Scott Allen | 3 years ago

2020-21 NBA Financial Preview

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Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

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Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

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Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

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Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

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Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

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Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

Trade Destinations & Packages for Russell Westbrook

Paul George's exit out of OKC likely expedited a rebuild that the Thunder had been anticipating - just a few months earlier than expected. Next up most likely comes the departure of Russell Westbrook. We've broken down a few potential trade scenarios that work both financially, & from a basketball standpoint.

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Contracts & Destinations for Notable NBA Free Agents

Now that the draft has come and gone, the immediate focus for the NBA offseason turns to free agency, where we find a juicy list of big names ready to be wooed accordingly. We'll take a look at some of the bigger names, how much they're expected to cash in for, where they might end up, and more.

Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

NBA Max Contracts, Rookie Wages, & Free Agency

The NBA offseason is now in full swing, so it's a perfect time to take a deep dive into the numbers that go along with maximum contracts, SuperMax deals, projected terms for notable free agent, and estimated numbers for the 2019 Draft Class.

Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

Projected NBA Playoff Team Payouts

With the NBA Playoffs winding down, we'll take a quick look at the projected payouts for each postseason team in 2018-19. Since the official playoff bonus pool figure hasn't been released yet, we'll base these numbers off of last year's amount, which came in at $20M.

Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

2019 NBA Playoff Teams, Financially

Our look at the financial statuses for all sixteen 2018-19 NBA Playoff teams, including their current payrolls, starting 5 costs, upcoming draft picks, notable free agents, and more.

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Financially Breaking Down the NBA Trade Deadline

With the NBA trade deadline just hours away (3PM EST, February 7th), we'll begin to break down the numbers for each notable move, including current and future financial ramifications for all players & teams.

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

5 Potential NBA Trade Deadline Moves

Our look at five potential NBA trades that may happen (but almost certainly never will) leading up to the February 7th trade deadline, including deals for the Pelicans, Lakers, Knicks, Bulls, and Mavericks - but not the ones you're likely thinking of.

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Monday Morning Financial NBA Round Up

Our Monday morning round up takes a look around the early NBA season, including what may come from tough starts in Houston & Washington, the future for LeBron's Lakers, and what the acquisition of Jimmy Butler means in Philly, now and later.

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Jimmy Butler's Next Contract & Trade Destinations

Jimmy Butler's asked for a trade, he's skipped practice, he's held out of preseason, and now he's taking nights off here and there to protest his current situation in Minnesota (though he'll tell you he's just tired). We discuss the money Butler is about to make in 2019, and a few trade destinations & scenarios.

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Financial Facts for NBA Trades, Free Agency, & the Draft

With the NBA now officially in offseason mode, we’ll take a quick look at some facts and figures for the upcoming draft, rookie contracts, trade math, restricted free agency period, & specific numbers for LeBron, Kawhi, & Kyrie.

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Keeping the Warriors Together

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Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Financial Futures for Five NBA Superstars

As the NBA Postseason begins to near the finish line, the discussions for most will turn to the offseason, where a handful of elite players will be forced into decisions regarding their immediate futures. We take a look at the numbers & logical assumptions for Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Chris Paul, Paul George, & DeMarcus Cousins.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

2017-18 NBA Opening Day Roster Payrolls

After an offseason that saw nearly 4 Billion in free agent signings and extensions, the 2017-18 NBA regular season is upon on us. We've broken down all active payrolls, showing how each team is spending their cap dollars positionally to start the year.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

Join our 2017-18 NBA Fantasy Contest

Create a 30-man roster, selecting 1 player from each NBA team, while keeping your total salary cap low for a chance to win $250 in cash prizes. This contest will run through the first half of the 2017-18 regular season (October 17, 2017 - January 7th, 2018).

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

2017 NBA Offseason Financial Report

As the current NBA postseason nears a conclusion, we'll take a close look at the top stories forthcoming this offseason, including notable extension candidates, players with options, key free agents, and salary cap allocations & space for each team heading toward the summer.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

How the 16 NBA Playoff Rosters are Built Financially

With the NBA Playoffs now upon us we take a close look at how the active roster for each of the 16 postseason teams are broken down positionally. We've broken out combined cap dollars for Guards, Forwards, Centers, Starting Lineups and more.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

Assessing Dwyane Wade's Market Value

Dwyane Wade's contract demands and counter offers in Miami have ranged from $20M to $25M per year. We run the 34-year-old through our projection formula to assess his current market value as he nears a new contract.

Scott Allen | 7 years ago

Kevin Durant's Money Gained & Money Lost

Kevin Durant's 2 year agreement to join the Golden State Warriors shook the sports world yesterday. We take a look at the money he's set to make in 2016, how much he left on the table by leaving Oklahoma City, and his contract scenarios for next year's free agent season.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

NBA 2016 Free Agent Moratorium

Negotiations between NBA teams and Free Agents run from July 1 through July 6. We'll track all reported free agent agreements here.

Mike Ginnitti | 7 years ago

Sixers Sign Simmons

Ben Simmons is the first player from the 2016 NBA Draft to sign his contract.

Scott Allen | 7 years ago

Understanding LeBron James' Next Contract

LeBron James has officially opted-out of his player option for the 2016-17 season and has already come forward in declaring he's going nowhere. But just in case, our look at his salary options with or without the Cavaliers.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

The Top 2016 NBA Free Agents

With July 1st just days away the discussion turns away from last week's draft and immediately to the start of the free agent season. We'll take a look at a few notable free agents from each position group, and their financial projections.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

Sixers to select Simmons

Sixers have stated they will be selecting Ben Simmons with the 1st Overall. A look at Simmons' entry level financials and other first overalls since 2000

Scott Allen | 7 years ago

Rose to the Big Apple

Derrick Rose, Holiday are headed to New York in exchange for Lopez, Calderon and Grant

Scott Allen | 7 years ago

Assessing 2016-17 Contract Statuses & Salary Cap Space for each NBA Team

With the offseason now here, teams will quickly shift focus to the upcoming July 1st free agency period. With option decision to be made, and a salary cap set to rise to $94M, plenty of money will be in motion in the next few weeks. Our look at each team's financial breakdown...

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

NBA 2016-2017 Player Options

An already loaded 2016 NBA Free Agent class could become even more crowded with plenty of elite, notable players carrying options into the offseason. We're tracking all player, club, and mutual options along with the financial breakdowns here.

Scott Allen | 7 years ago

Contract Forecast: Tristan Thompson

Tristan Thompson pulled the plug on a recent 5 year $80M offer from the Cleveland Cavaliers, looking to be paid "more like his peers". We'll assess the current mathematical value for Thompson as the summer winds down.

Scott Allen | 8 years ago

NBA 2015 Free Agent Moratorium

Tracking the 2015 NBA Free Agents through the moratorium and their agreed upon details with teams.

Scott Allen | 8 years ago

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