Most NBA teams have at least one player on their books with a non-guaranteed salary or a partially guaranteed salary for the 2018/19 season. In the majority of those cases, the team has the ability to waive the player and get off the hook for that entire salary before it becomes guaranteed. However, many of those decisions will be due well before next year’s regular season gets underway.
We have detailed the upcoming salary guarantee dates for many players currently on non-guaranteed or partially guaranteed contracts for 2018/19. Not every player on a non-guaranteed deal is included here — if a player’s contract doesn’t include any early salary guarantee dates, and won’t become fully guaranteed until January 2019, we’ll look at his deal at a later date.
For now, we want to get a better idea of which teams will have to make decisions on salary guarantees during or before the free agent period. So if a player’s non-guaranteed contract becomes fully or partially guaranteed during the months of June, July, August, or September, that’s noted below.
With the help of contract information from Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders and ESPN’s Bobby Marks, here are this summer’s upcoming salary guarantee dates by team: