Current Open NBA Roster Spots After Buyout Season

by February 25, 2020
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Reggie Jackson of the Los Angeles Clippers

This Sunday, marks a significant date on the NBA calendar, March 1 is the Playoff Eligibility Waiver Deadline. If a player is currently on an NBA roster and is working toward a buyout agreement, he must be waived by Sunday in order to be eligible to play for another team in the 2020 NBA playoffs.

This deadline should not be confused with a signing deadline. Players can sign a contract all the way up to 3:00 pm EST on Friday, April 17, the day before the playoffs begin.

So far this year, the following veterans have already worked buyout agreements:

With less than a week to go until the waiver deadline, Tristan Thompson is the primary player that teams have their eyes on. Unfortunately for interested teams, Thompson is a Klutch Sports client and no Klutch client has ever given back money in a buyout. That leaves little reason for the Cleveland Cavaliers to let Thompson go.

As teams finalize their rosters for the stretch run, here are the current open roster spots around the NBA:

TeamOpen SpotsActive 10-Days
Atlanta00
Boston00
Brooklyn00
Charlotte11
Chicago00
Cleveland02
Dallas00
Denver10
Detroit01
Golden State02
Houston00
Indiana00
L.A. Clippers01
L.A. Lakers00
Memphis10
Miami00
Milwaukee00
Minnesota10
New Orleans00
New York00
Oklahoma City10
Orlando00
Philadelphia00
Phoenix10
Portland10
Sacramento10
San Antonio10
Toronto00
Utah00
Washington 00
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