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Next Contract Series: Fred VanVleet

Toronto Raptors point guard Fred VanVleet has started to come up in trade rumors as the NBA Trade Deadline approaches. However, VanVleet is also extension eligible and has a Player Option for 2023-24 season. Keith Smith breaks down all of the contract options VanVleet has in front of him. Read More


What is an NBA Hardship Exception?

Hardship exception are roster exceptions where teams are allowed to exceed the maximum of 15 standard contracts. They’ve existed for years, but up until the last two weeks, usage of a hardship exception was fairly rare. In fact, here’s the total number of hardship exceptions utilized in the past five seasons: Read More


Damian Lillard's Demands

Damian Lillard’s future with the Portland Trail Blazers has come into question in recent days. During the preseason, Lillard shut down speculation that he’d ask for a trade. With the GM now out, and the Blazers continuing to struggle, that speculation has ramped back up again. Read More


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. Read More


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. Read More


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. Read More