2020-21 Season Trades and Transaction Notes (Teams that can't trade their 1st, every TPE, teams over the tax, etc.)

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2020-21 Season Trades and Transaction Notes (Teams that can't trade their 1st, every TPE, teams over the tax, etc.) 

Post#1 » by NYG » Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:52 am

Updated 04/07/2021

Just some things to be mindful of when proposing trades...

Teams That Can't Trade Their Own 2021 First Round Draft Pick
Spoiler:
Brooklyn Nets
Chicago Bulls
Dallas Mavericks
Detroit Pistons
Golden State Warriors
Houston Rockets (can only agree to trade lowest of Miami/Houston/Oklahoma City 2021 First Round Draft Pick)
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Lakers
Miami Heat
Milwaukee Bucks
Minnesota Timberwolves
Phoenix Suns
Portland Trail Blazers
Utah Jazz


Current Traded Player Exceptions
Spoiler:
Boston Celtics
Amount: $343,873
Expires: 11/19/21

Amount: $4,767,000
Expires: 11/22/21

Amount: $11,050,000
Expires: 11/29/21

Amount: $5,000,000
Expires: 3/25/22

Amount: $1,620,564
Expires: 3/25/22

Chicago Bulls
Amount: $2,489,239
Expires: 3/25/22

Cleveland Cavaliers
Amount: $1,717,981
Expires: 1/24/22

Amount: $4,200,000
Expires: 3/25/22

Dallas Mavericks
Amount: $1,678,854
Expires: 3/25/22

Denver Nuggets
Amount: $5,325,000
Expires: 11/22/21

Amount: $2,193,480
Expires: 3/25/22

Amount: $1,620,564
Expires: 3/25/22

Detroit Pistons
Amount: $1,996,249
Expires: 2/8/22

Golden State Warriors
Amount: $2,250,000
Expires: 3/25/22

Amount: $1,824,003
Expires: 3/25/22

Houston Rockets
Amount: $2,174,318
Expires: 11/29/21

Amount: $103,894
Expires: 12/2/21

Amount: $5,019,920
Expires: 1/17/22

Amount: $1,780,152
Expires: 3/21/22

Amount: $8,180,351
Expires: 3/25/22

Indiana Pacers
Amount: $2,808,844
Expires: 11/25/21

Amount: $4,796,296
Expires: 1/17/22

Los Angeles Clippers
Amount: $1,995,120
Expires: 11/19/21

Amount: $980,533
Expires: 11/19/21

Amount: $2,075,880
Expires: 3/22/22

Los Angeles Lakers
Amount: $674,408
Expires: 11/23/21

Milwaukee Bucks
Amount: $1,620,564
Expires: 3/18/22

Amount: $4,886,515
Expires: 3/21/22

New Orleans Pelicans
Amount: $3,897,436
Expires: 3/25/22

Oklahoma City Thunder
Amount: $908,960
Expires: 11/16/21

Amount: $865,853
Expires: 11/18/21

Amount: $850,600
Expires: 11/22/21

Amount: $332,940
Expires: 11/22/21

Amount: $27,528,088
Expires: 11/24/21

Amount: $10,100,000
Expires: 11/24/21

Amount: $1,517,981
Expires: 11/25/21

Amount: $12,800,000
Expires: 3/17/22

Amount: $9,590,602
Expires: 3/25/22

Orlando Magic
Amount: $4,272,060
Expires: 3/25/22

Amount: $2,000,000
Expires: 3/25/22

Amount: $17,150,000
Expires: 3/25/22

Philadelphia 76ers
Amount: $35,989
Expires: 11/18/21

Amount: $8,190,134
Expires: 12/8/21

Phoenix Suns
Amount: $898,310
Expires: 11/16/21

Portland Trail Blazers
Amount: $1,737,145
Expires: 11/22/21

Amount: $661,655
Expires: 11/22/21

Amount: $1,663,861
Expires: 3/25/22

Sacramento Kings
Amount: $2,009,019
Expires: 3/25/22

Amount: $3,600,000
Expires: 3/25/22

Toronto Raptors
Amount: $1,517,981
Expires: 3/25/22

Amount: $1,517,981
Expires: 3/25/22

Utah Jazz
Amount: $2,024,079
Expires: 11/22/21

Amount: $5,005,350
Expires: 11/23/21

Amount: $340,000
Expires: 11/29/21

Washington Wizards
Amount: $1,000,000
Expires: 11/19/21

Amount: $2,161,920
Expires: 3/25/22


Teams over the Luxury Tax
Spoiler:
Brooklyn Nets ($32,664,528)
Milwaukee Bucks ($1,248,028)
Philadelphia 76ers ($11,442,375)
Golden State Warriors ($40,381,222)
Los Angeles Clippers ($3,686,515)
Los Angeles Lakers ($3,175,665)
Utah Jazz ($1,216,423)


Teams With Cap Space
Spoiler:
New York Knicks ($15,063,418)
Charlotte Hornets ($4,255,930)
Technically, if they waived their TPE(s): Oklahoma City Thunder ($16,931,197)


Top 2021 NBA Free Agents
Spoiler:
Top 5
Kawhi Leonard
Mike Conley
Victor Oladipo
Kyle Lowry
DeMar DeRozan

UFA'S
Paul Millsap
Otto Porter Jr.
Andre Drummond
LaMarcus Aldridge
Dennis Schroder
Evan Fournier
Kelly Oubre
J.J. Redick
Josh Richardson
Tim Hardaway Jr.
Danny Green
Lou Williams
P.J. Tucker
Derrick Rose
Nemanja Bjelica
Spencer Dinwiddie
Norm Powell
Serge Ibaka
Montrezl Harrell
Derrick Jones Jr.

RFA's
Lonzo Ball
Lauri Markkanen
John Collins
Zach Collins
Malik Monk
Jarrett Allen
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Re: 2020-21 Season Trades and Transaction Notes 

Post#2 » by loserX » Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:57 pm

Great resource! Thanks for putting in the work to pull this all together.
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Re: 2020-21 Season Trades and Transaction Notes 

Post#3 » by NYG » Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:58 pm

NYG wrote:Teams Over or With-In $2 Million of the Luxury Tax
Brooklyn Nets ($21,658,601 over)
Indiana Pacers ($577,014 over)
Milwaukee Bucks ($1,837,794 over)
Philadelphia 76ers ($13,200,242 over)
Golden State Warriors ($42,082,815 over)
Houston Rockets ($3,603,929 over)
Los Angeles Clippers ($2,858,808 over)
Los Angeles Lakers ($3,886,047 over)
San Antonio Spurs ($1,425,221 over)
Utah Jazz ($2,066,554 over)


Which of these teams is likely to try to get under the tax? What are their means to do so?
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Post#4 » by Scoot McGroot » Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:03 pm

Throw in the GSW and Orlando DPE’s and lets sticky this thing. Great asset!
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Re: 2020-21 Season Trades and Transaction Notes 

Post#5 » by Texas Chuck » Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:29 pm

NYG wrote:
NYG wrote:Teams Over or With-In $2 Million of the Luxury Tax
Brooklyn Nets ($21,658,601 over)
Indiana Pacers ($577,014 over)
Milwaukee Bucks ($1,837,794 over)
Philadelphia 76ers ($13,200,242 over)
Golden State Warriors ($42,082,815 over)
Houston Rockets ($3,603,929 over)
Los Angeles Clippers ($2,858,808 over)
Los Angeles Lakers ($3,886,047 over)
San Antonio Spurs ($1,425,221 over)
Utah Jazz ($2,066,554 over)


Which of these teams is likely to try to get under the tax? What are their means to do so?


Everyone but Brooklyn, Philly, GSW, and the LA teams should at least try. We know Houston will and I'd assume most of the others find a way as well though for a couple it gets tricky.
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Re: 2020-21 Season Trades and Transaction Notes 

Post#6 » by loserX » Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:38 pm

Texas Chuck wrote:
NYG wrote:
NYG wrote:Teams Over or With-In $2 Million of the Luxury Tax
Brooklyn Nets ($21,658,601 over)
Indiana Pacers ($577,014 over)
Milwaukee Bucks ($1,837,794 over)
Philadelphia 76ers ($13,200,242 over)
Golden State Warriors ($42,082,815 over)
Houston Rockets ($3,603,929 over)
Los Angeles Clippers ($2,858,808 over)
Los Angeles Lakers ($3,886,047 over)
San Antonio Spurs ($1,425,221 over)
Utah Jazz ($2,066,554 over)


Which of these teams is likely to try to get under the tax? What are their means to do so?


Everyone but Brooklyn, Philly, GSW, and the LA teams should at least try. We know Houston will and I'd assume most of the others find a way as well though for a couple it gets tricky.


My thoughts exactly. Teams that deem themselves contenders are going to look to improve first; cutting costs is only likely in the event of a disastrous season.

Houston certainly will, either through the Harden trade or something else. The others will probably look to dump veteran minimum guys with cash at the deadline and fill any necessary roster plugs by shuffling guys in and out of 10-day contracts.
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Post#7 » by NYG » Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:48 pm

Teams Over or With-In $2 Million of the Luxury Tax
Indiana Pacers ($577,014 over)
Milwaukee Bucks ($1,837,794 over)
Houston Rockets ($3,603,929 over)
San Antonio Spurs ($1,425,221 over)
Utah Jazz ($2,066,554 over)

Those are the teams to watch


Spurs waive Tyler Zeller

Pacers waive Naz Mitrou-Long and/or Kelan Martin

Rockets probably come back from a Harden trade under the tax

Bucks probably ship DJ Wilson and a second into a TPE

Utah can waive any of the following:
* Shaquille Harrison $1,678,854 — 2/24/21
* Miye Oni $1,517,981 — 2/24/21
* Juwan Morgan $1,517,981 — 2/24/21
* Trevon Bluiett $1,446,697 — 2/24/21
* Romaro Gill $898,310 — 2/24/21
* Jake Toolson $898,310 — 2/24/21
* Tre Scott $898,310 — 2/24/21
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Post#8 » by NYG » Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:53 pm

Scoot McGroot wrote:Throw in the GSW and Orlando DPE’s and lets sticky this thing. Great asset!


How much are they?
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Post#9 » by NYG » Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:23 am

Most significant TPE’s

Current Traded Player Exceptions
Boston Celtics
Amount: $28,500,000
Expires: 11/29/21

Denver Nuggets
Amount: $9,525,000
Expires: 11/22/21

Miami Heat
Amount: $7,533,867
Expires: 3/22/21

Oklahoma City Thunder
Amount: $7,375,000
Expires: 11/22/21

Amount: $27,528,088
Expires: 11/24/21

Amount: $19,500,000
Expires: 11/24/21

Philadelphia 76ers
Amount: $8,190,134
Expires: 12/8/21

Utah Jazz
Amount: $5,005,350
Expires: 11/23/21
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Post#10 » by NYG » Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:04 am

NYG wrote:Just some things to be mindful of when proposing trades...

Teams That Can't Trade Their Own 2021 First Round Draft Pick
Dallas Mavericks
Detroit Pistons
Golden State Warriors
Houston Rockets (can only agree to trade lowest of Miami/Houston/Oklahoma City 2021 First Round Draft Pick)
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Lakers
Miami Heat
Milwaukee Bucks
Minnesota Timberwolves
Phoenix Suns
Portland Trail Blazers
Utah Jazz

Current Traded Player Exceptions
Boston Celtics
Spoiler:
Amount: $2,505,793
Expires: 11/19/21

Amount: $4,767,000
Expires: 11/22/21

Amount: $28,500,000
Expires: 11/29/21


Cleveland Cavaliers
Spoiler:
Amount: $3,837,500
Expires: 2/12/21


Denver Nuggets
Spoiler:
Amount: $3,321,030
Expires: 3/19/21

Amount: $1,845,301
Expires: 3/22/21

Amount: $9,525,000
Expires: 11/22/21


Golden State Warriors
Spoiler:
Amount: $2,177,483
Expires: 3/11/21

Amount: $1,925,880
Expires: 3/22/21

Amount: $1,897,800
Expires: 3/22/21

Amount: $1,620,564
Expires: 3/22/21

Amount: $1,620,564
Expires: 3/22/21


Houston Rockets
Spoiler:
Amount: $3,595,333
Expires: 3/19/21

Amount: $2,564,753
Expires: 3/19/21

Amount: $1,620,564
Expires: 3/19/21

Amount: $1,620,564
Expires: 3/22/21

Amount: $2,174,318
Expires: 11/29/21

Amount: $103,894
Expires: 12/2/21


Indiana Pacers
Spoiler:
Amount: $2,808,844
Expires: 11/25/21


Los Angeles Clippers
Spoiler:
Amount: $1,445,697
Expires: 3/22/21

Amount: $3,567,720
Expires: 3/22/21

Amount: $1,995,120
Expires: 11/19/21

Amount: $980,533
Expires: 11/19/21


Los Angeles Lakers
Spoiler:
Amount: $674,408
Expires: 11/23/21


Memphis Grizzlies
Spoiler:
Amount: $1,845,301
Expires: 3/22/21

Amount: $4,185,185
Expires: 3/22/21


Miami Heat
Spoiler:
Amount: $7,533,867
Expires: 3/22/21


Minnesota Timberwolves
Spoiler:
Amount: $228,505
Expires: 3/8/21

Amount: $500,000
Expires: 3/8/21

Amount: $879,813
Expires: 3/22/21


Oklahoma City Thunder
Spoiler:
Amount: $722,254
Expires: 3/11/21

Amount: $908,960
Expires: 11/16/21

Amount: $865,853
Expires: 11/18/21

Amount: $850,600
Expires: 11/22/21

Amount: $7,375,000
Expires: 11/22/21

Amount: $27,528,088
Expires: 11/24/21

Amount: $19,500,000
Expires: 11/24/21

Amount: $1,517,981
Expires: 11/25/21


Philadelphia 76ers
Spoiler:
Amount: $1,882,867
Expires: 3/22/21

Amount: $35,989
Expires: 11/18/21

Amount: $8,190,134
Expires: 12/8/21


Phoenix Suns
Spoiler:
Amount: $2,193,480
Expires: 11/16/21

Portland Trail Blazers
Amount: $2,302,662
Expires: 3/8/21

Amount: $2,338,847
Expires: 3/22/21

Amount: $1,737,145
Expires: 11/22/21

Amount: $661,655
Expires: 11/22/21


Sacramento Kings
Spoiler:
Amount: $2,673,334
Expires: 3/22/21


Utah Jazz
Spoiler:
Amount: $3,542,060
Expires: 11/22/21

Amount: $5,005,350
Expires: 11/23/21

Amount: $340,000
Expires: 11/29/21


Washington Wizards
Spoiler:
Amount: $1,645,357
Expires 2/8/21

Amount: $1,620,564
Expires: 2/8/21

Amount: $1,000,000
Expires: 11/19/21


Teams Over or With-In $2 Million of the Luxury Tax
Brooklyn Nets ($21,658,601 over)
Indiana Pacers ($577,014 over)
Milwaukee Bucks ($1,837,794 over)
Philadelphia 76ers ($13,200,242 over)
Toronto Raptors ($1,568,843 under)
Washington Wizards ($842,216 under)
Golden State Warriors ($42,082,815 over)
Houston Rockets ($3,603,929 over)
Los Angeles Clippers ($2,858,808 over)
Los Angeles Lakers ($3,886,047 over)
Memphis Grizzlies ($1,400,140 under)
New Orleans Pelicans ($502,535 under)
Portland Trail Blazers ($1,877,852 under)
San Antonio Spurs ($1,425,221 over)
Utah Jazz ($2,066,554 over)

Teams With Cap Space
New York Knicks ($18,502,636)
Charlotte Hornets ($4,255,930)
Technically, if they waived their TPE(s): Oklahoma City Thunder ($12,102,343)

Top 2021 NBA Free Agents
Top 5
Kawhi Leonard
Jrue Holiday
Victor Oladipo
Kyle Lowry
DeMar DeRozan

UFA'S
Spoiler:
Mike Conley
Paul Millsap
Otto Porter Jr.
Andre Drummond
LaMarcus Aldridge
Dennis Schroder
Evan Fournier
Kelly Oubre
J.J. Redick
Josh Richardson
Tim Hardaway Jr.
Danny Green
Lou Williams
P.J. Tucker
Derrick Rose
Nemanja Bjelica
Spencer Dinwiddie
Norm Powell
Serge Ibaka
Montrezl Harrell
Derrick Jones Jr.


RFA's
Spoiler:
Lonzo Ball
Lauri Markkanen
John Collins
Zach Collins
Malik Monk
Jarrett Allen


Coaching Jobs To Keep An Eye On (Coaches on the Hot Seat)
Terry Stotts, Portland Trail Blazers
Ryan Saunders, Minnesota Timberwolves
Luke Walton, Sacramento Kings
Dwane Casey, Detroit Pistons
Mike Budenholzer, Milwaukee Bucks
James Borrego, Charlotte Hornets
Steve Clifford, Orlando Magic
Lloyd Pierce, Atlanta Hawks
Scott Brooks, Washington Wizards
And the Annual Possible Retirement: Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs

Players We May See Traded
James Harden/P.J. Tucker/Eric Gordon
John Collins
Myles Turner/Victor Oldipo
Lauri Markkanen
Buddy Hield/Harrison Barnes/Nemanja Bjelica
Aaron Gordon/Nikola Vucevic/Terrance Ross/Evan Fournier
DeMar DeRozan/Rudy Gay/LaMarcus Aldridge
Blake Griffin/Derrick Rose


I got to update this... any quick tips?
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Re: 2020-21 Season Trades and Transaction Notes (Teams that can't trade their 1st, every TPE, teams over the tax, etc.) 

Post#11 » by kingcong95 » Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:38 am

NYG wrote:
NYG wrote:
I got to update this... any quick tips?


Rockets trade exceptions: 2,564,753 for Nene used to take Kurucs, down to 784,601; 1,620,564 completely consumed (KPJ); created 10,654,920 for Harden; cross them off the list of teams close to the tax

Cavs trade exceptions: 1,717,981 for KPJ, the other one was used to take Jarrett Allen

Pacers should have a 4,796,296 TPE for Oladipo; cross them off the list of teams close to the tax

Nets should be 30,026,939 above the tax; they also don't have any first round picks left to trade
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Post#12 » by eminence » Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:39 am

If the Jazz could trade Azubuike into cap space would they get under the luxury line?

He unfortunately suffered a pretty severe injury in his 1st g-league game (wouldn't recommend watching it).
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Post#13 » by kingcong95 » Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:25 am

eminence wrote:If the Jazz could trade Azubuike into cap space would they get under the luxury line?

He unfortunately suffered a pretty severe injury in his 1st g-league game (wouldn't recommend watching it).


Getting rid of Azubuike alone would not be enough. He makes 2M, but the amount to clear is 2.5M. In addition, they would need to replace him since they're only carrying 14 players to begin with.

That aside, that's not something you do to anyone, let alone a first round pick, after such a traumatic injury. And I don't think their new owner is that afraid of the tax anyways. He just sold a tech startup for $8 billion and he's got a team who can really give the LA teams a run for their money.

Side note: The Pistons should have a TPE for Rose worth $1,996,249.
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Post#14 » by kingcong95 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:58 pm

Per Bobby Marks, OKC used the Gallinari TPE to absorb Leonard, reducing it to 10.1M. They created a 12.8M exception for Ariza.
The PJ Tucker trade isn't official yet. My guess would be that the Bucks receive a 2.78M TPE for Wilson (Augustin matches Tucker, the remaining value is Wilson - Kurucs), while the Rockets receive a 1.78M TPE for Kurucs (Tucker can match Augustin and Wilson because the Rockets are not a taxpayer).
The Bucks do have a TPE, worth the minimum salary, for Craig.
Also check the list for expired TPEs. There are a handful from the 4 team RoCo/Capela/Beasley megadeal that expire today (Friday).

Edit: Marks confirms that it's actually a 4.89M TPE (Augustin - Kurucs) for the Bucks. I hadn't considered that the Bucks went under the tax as a result of that trade (which I'm not quite sure how they did, depending on Holiday's incentives and others), which allowed them to use Wilson to match Tucker using the 175% limit.

Edit 3/23: All March 2021 TPEs have expired. The only one that was consumed was the one the Kings had for Dedmon. The Clippers create one for Kabengele worth 2.1M, while also dropping to 3.7M above the tax.

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