Outstanding NBA Trade Exceptions

Hoops Rumors’ up-to-date list of traded player exceptions is below. These are salary cap exceptions teams can use to acquire one or more players whose salaries are no greater than the amount of the exception plus $100K. Trade exceptions cannot be combined or used to sign a free agent, and expire after one year. For more information on traded player exceptions, check out Hoops Rumors’ glossary entry.

The amount of the exception, the deal in which it was obtained, and the expiration date are listed below. If a team has used a portion of an exception, that is also indicated. If you have any corrections or omissions, please contact us.

List updated 1-9-18

Chicago Bulls

Amount: $1,589,480
Obtained: Taj Gibson (Thunder)
Initial amount: $5,462,000
Used: Kris Dunn ($3,872,520)
Expires: 2/23/18

Amount: $11,457,398
Obtained: Jimmy Butler (Timberwolves)
Initial amount: $15,311,329
Used: Quincy Pondexter ($3,853,931)
Expires: 6/22/18

Cleveland Cavaliers

Amount: $980,431
Obtained: Chris Andersen (Hornets)
Expires: 2/13/18

Amount: $5,811,114
Obtained: Kyrie Irving (Celtics)
Expires: 8/22/18

Amount: $2,500,000
Obtained: Richard Jefferson (Hawks)
Expires: 10/14/18

Amount: $1,312,611
Obtained: Kay Felder (Hawks)
Expires: 10/14/18

Dallas Mavericks

Amount: $621,362
Obtained: Andrew Bogut (Sixers)
Initial amount: $6,642,537
UsedJosh McRoberts ($6,021,175)
Expires: 2/23/18

Amount: $1,514,160
Obtained: Justin Anderson (Sixers)
Expires: 2/23/18

Amount: $1,015,696
Obtained: DeAndre Liggins (Rockets)
Expires: 6/28/18

Amount: $47,953
Obtained: Jarrod Uthoff (Rockets)
Expires: 6/29/18

Amount: $1,312,611
Obtained: A.J. Hammons (Heat)
Expires: 7/7/18

Detroit Pistons

Amount: $874,636
Obtained: Darrun Hilliard (Rockets)
Expires: 6/28/18

Los Angeles Clippers

Amount: $7,273,631
Obtained: Chris Paul (Rockets)
Expires: 6/28/18

Amount: $1,577,230
Obtained: DeAndre Liggins (Hawks)
Expires: 9/25/18

Memphis Grizzlies

Amount: $3,408,520
Obtained: Troy Daniels (Suns)
Expires: 9/22/18

Milwaukee Bucks

Amount: $1,151,241
Obtained: Miles Plumlee (Hornets)
Expires: 2/2/18

Amount: $5,000,000
Obtained: Roy Hibbert (Nuggets)
Expires: 2/23/18

Amount: $3,384,176
Obtained: Greg Monroe (Suns)
Expires: 11/7/18

New Orleans Pelicans

Amount: $3,517,200
Obtained: Buddy Hield (Kings)
Expires: 2/20/18

Amount: $2,090,000
Obtained: Tim Frazier (Wizards)
Expires: 6/21/18

Amount: $3,853,931
Obtained: Quincy Pondexter (Bulls)
Expires: 9/1/18

New York Knicks

Amount: $2,381,964
Obtained: Carmelo Anthony (Thunder)
Expires: 9/25/18

Oklahoma City Thunder

Amount: $2,550,000
Obtained: Domantas Sabonis (Pacers)
Expires: 7/6/18

Amount: $1,491,042
Obtained: Victor Oladipo (Pacers)
Expires: 7/6/18

Portland Trail Blazers

Amount: $407,210
Obtained: Mason Plumlee (Nuggets)
Expires: 2/13/18

Amount: $543,471
Obtained: Tim Quarterman (Rockets)
Expires: 6/28/18

Amount: $12,969,502
Obtained: Allen Crabbe (Nets)
Expires: 7/25/18

Toronto Raptors

Amount: $328,000
Obtained: Jared Sullinger (Suns)
Expires: 2/23/18

Amount: $11,800,000
ObtainedDeMarre Carroll (Nets)
Expires: 7/13/18

Amount: $7,630,000
ObtainedCory Joseph (Pacers)
Expires: 7/14/18

Washington Wizards

Amount: $425,973
Obtained: Andrew Nicholson (Nets)
Initial amount: $2,515,973
Used: $2,090,000 (Tim Frazier)
Expires: 2/22/18

Information from Basketball Insiders was used in the creation of this list.

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10 thoughts on “Outstanding NBA Trade Exceptions

  1. rxbrgr

    Basketball Insiders has the Bulls with a $1,074,720 trade exception for Marquis Teague. Not a huge difference but it makes their exception at least usable…

    • HoopsRumors

      Yeah, I checked around, and it looks like that’s indeed the amount. There are some differences among the different reputable sites on some of these, but it seems they’re in agreement here. Thanks!


  2. rxbrgr

    I think the Kings’ TPE for Thomas was reduced by $3m from the Terry/Gee trade. Or did they use a different exception to absorb Gee?

    • HoopsRumors

      It sure was, thanks for the catch! I’d thought they’d matched salaries in that trade, but instead they put Gee into the Thomas exception and Hopson into the Thornton exception, allowing them to create an exception equivalent to Jason Terry’s salary.


  3. Read on Twitter Knicks no longer have exceptions because they got under the cap. Can you clarify, reading this list makes me think otherwise.

    • Chuck Myron

      They will almost certainly cease to have their trade exceptions soon after the July Moratorium, but for now, since there’s not yet a known cap figure to go under, and since they haven’t renounced any of their cap holds nor any of these exceptions, they technically still have them. Hope this helps!

  4. rxbrgr

    Can you explain how the trade exception for Markieff Morris came to be? It appears the trade for him with WAS was a simultaneous trade from both directions, and I thought trade exceptions could only be created with non-simultaneous trades?

    • Chuck Myron

      You can gain a trade exception worth a player’s partial salary if you don’t aggregate that salary with anyone else’s. The salaries for Humphries and Blair added up to $1.56MM less than the Morris salary, allowing the exception for the difference.

  5. I know it’s because of the rising cap, but this has to be an all-time low for trade exceptions, right? It’s pretty much just the Cavs, and only Varejao’s is of any real significance.

    • Luke Adams

      Yeah, I’m not sure of the exact numbers, and I don’t know if there’s a way to go back and find out, but this is definitely the fewest TPEs I can recall seeing at a given time since Hoops Rumors launched (and probably well before that).


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