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Re: How do the NBA salary cap rules really work?
« Reply #90 on: January 22, 2023, 02:23:36 PM »

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Re: How do the NBA salary cap rules really work?
« Reply #91 on: January 22, 2023, 02:29:44 PM »

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Random question:  if a team signs a guy to a 10-day contract, but then wants to open a roster spot, can they immediately waive the 10-day player?  Or is he on the roster for 10 days no matter what?

The salary is guaranteed for 10 days, but he can be waived.  It’s pretty rude to do tho (the player might have turned down a different team) so there would need to be a reason beyond “we decided we didn’t really need you”.

Re: How do the NBA salary cap rules really work?
« Reply #92 on: January 22, 2023, 02:32:24 PM »

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Random question:  if a team signs a guy to a 10-day contract, but then wants to open a roster spot, can they immediately waive the 10-day player?  Or is he on the roster for 10 days no matter what?

The salary is guaranteed for 10 days, but he can be waived.  It’s pretty rude to do tho (the player might have turned down a different team) so there would need to be a reason beyond “we decided we didn’t really need you”.

Thanks.  I'm trying to figure out why the Celtics haven't signed anybody to a 10-day contract with the open roster spot.  If it would take up the 15th spot on the roster for 10 days, I could see that as a reason, but it doesn't sound like it's an impediment.


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Re: How do the NBA salary cap rules really work?
« Reply #93 on: January 22, 2023, 02:50:41 PM »

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Random question:  if a team signs a guy to a 10-day contract, but then wants to open a roster spot, can they immediately waive the 10-day player?  Or is he on the roster for 10 days no matter what?

The salary is guaranteed for 10 days, but he can be waived.  It’s pretty rude to do tho (the player might have turned down a different team) so there would need to be a reason beyond “we decided we didn’t really need you”.

Thanks.  I'm trying to figure out why the Celtics haven't signed anybody to a 10-day contract with the open roster spot.  If it would take up the 15th spot on the roster for 10 days, I could see that as a reason, but it doesn't sound like it's an impediment.

It’s for roster flexibility, so that if a trade option opens up that requires an empty roster spot they don’t have to cut someone, including a 10-day.  If they need bodies in the next couple of weeks until the deadline (and it seems they might after yesterday’s game), they’ll call up Kabengele and Davison.

Re: How do the NBA salary cap rules really work?
« Reply #94 on: January 22, 2023, 06:04:29 PM »

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Random question:  if a team signs a guy to a 10-day contract, but then wants to open a roster spot, can they immediately waive the 10-day player?  Or is he on the roster for 10 days no matter what?

The salary is guaranteed for 10 days, but he can be waived.  It’s pretty rude to do tho (the player might have turned down a different team) so there would need to be a reason beyond “we decided we didn’t really need you”.

Thanks.  I'm trying to figure out why the Celtics haven't signed anybody to a 10-day contract with the open roster spot.  If it would take up the 15th spot on the roster for 10 days, I could see that as a reason, but it doesn't sound like it's an impediment.


Maybe because they don't need anyone right now.   If they have a list of players they have they think would be useful if there are certain injuries, why sign them now when they can only give them two 10 day contracts?

Re: How do the NBA salary cap rules really work?
« Reply #95 on: January 22, 2023, 06:15:32 PM »

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Random question:  if a team signs a guy to a 10-day contract, but then wants to open a roster spot, can they immediately waive the 10-day player?  Or is he on the roster for 10 days no matter what?

The salary is guaranteed for 10 days, but he can be waived.  It’s pretty rude to do tho (the player might have turned down a different team) so there would need to be a reason beyond “we decided we didn’t really need you”.

Thanks.  I'm trying to figure out why the Celtics haven't signed anybody to a 10-day contract with the open roster spot.  If it would take up the 15th spot on the roster for 10 days, I could see that as a reason, but it doesn't sound like it's an impediment.


Maybe because they don't need anyone right now.   If they have a list of players they have they think would be useful if there are certain injuries, why sign them now when they can only give them two 10 day contracts?

What's wrong with two 10-day contracts?  That would bring us right up to the trade deadline.


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Re: How do the NBA salary cap rules really work?
« Reply #96 on: January 22, 2023, 08:26:13 PM »

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Random question:  if a team signs a guy to a 10-day contract, but then wants to open a roster spot, can they immediately waive the 10-day player?  Or is he on the roster for 10 days no matter what?

The salary is guaranteed for 10 days, but he can be waived.  It’s pretty rude to do tho (the player might have turned down a different team) so there would need to be a reason beyond “we decided we didn’t really need you”.

Thanks.  I'm trying to figure out why the Celtics haven't signed anybody to a 10-day contract with the open roster spot.  If it would take up the 15th spot on the roster for 10 days, I could see that as a reason, but it doesn't sound like it's an impediment.


Maybe because they don't need anyone right now.   If they have a list of players they have they think would be useful if there are certain injuries, why sign them now when they can only give them two 10 day contracts?

What's wrong with two 10-day contracts?  That would bring us right up to the trade deadline.

What I mean is they don't want to use a 10 day contract on a player when they don't need them.  Save it for that player when they do need them.   

Do they really just need a seat filler for 10 days?

Re: How do the NBA salary cap rules really work?
« Reply #97 on: January 22, 2023, 08:30:49 PM »

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Random question:  if a team signs a guy to a 10-day contract, but then wants to open a roster spot, can they immediately waive the 10-day player?  Or is he on the roster for 10 days no matter what?

The salary is guaranteed for 10 days, but he can be waived.  It’s pretty rude to do tho (the player might have turned down a different team) so there would need to be a reason beyond “we decided we didn’t really need you”.

Thanks.  I'm trying to figure out why the Celtics haven't signed anybody to a 10-day contract with the open roster spot.  If it would take up the 15th spot on the roster for 10 days, I could see that as a reason, but it doesn't sound like it's an impediment.


Maybe because they don't need anyone right now.   If they have a list of players they have they think would be useful if there are certain injuries, why sign them now when they can only give them two 10 day contracts?

What's wrong with two 10-day contracts?  That would bring us right up to the trade deadline.

What I mean is they don't want to use a 10 day contract on a player when they don't need them.  Save it for that player when they do need them.   

Do they really just need a seat filler for 10 days?

With as many injuries as we had last game, and with a back to back coming up, I think that we do need some guys. 


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Re: How do the NBA salary cap rules really work?
« Reply #98 on: January 22, 2023, 08:34:10 PM »

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Random question:  if a team signs a guy to a 10-day contract, but then wants to open a roster spot, can they immediately waive the 10-day player?  Or is he on the roster for 10 days no matter what?

The salary is guaranteed for 10 days, but he can be waived.  It’s pretty rude to do tho (the player might have turned down a different team) so there would need to be a reason beyond “we decided we didn’t really need you”.

Thanks.  I'm trying to figure out why the Celtics haven't signed anybody to a 10-day contract with the open roster spot.  If it would take up the 15th spot on the roster for 10 days, I could see that as a reason, but it doesn't sound like it's an impediment.


Maybe because they don't need anyone right now.   If they have a list of players they have they think would be useful if there are certain injuries, why sign them now when they can only give them two 10 day contracts?

What's wrong with two 10-day contracts?  That would bring us right up to the trade deadline.

What I mean is they don't want to use a 10 day contract on a player when they don't need them.  Save it for that player when they do need them.   

Do they really just need a seat filler for 10 days?

With as many injuries as we had last game, and with a back to back coming up, I think that we do need some guys.

We can still only dress 13, and I’d rather call up Kabengele and Davison for a short stretch since they’ve actually practiced with the team than any random 10-day.

Re: How do the NBA salary cap rules really work?
« Reply #99 on: January 22, 2023, 08:42:04 PM »

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Random question:  if a team signs a guy to a 10-day contract, but then wants to open a roster spot, can they immediately waive the 10-day player?  Or is he on the roster for 10 days no matter what?

The salary is guaranteed for 10 days, but he can be waived.  It’s pretty rude to do tho (the player might have turned down a different team) so there would need to be a reason beyond “we decided we didn’t really need you”.

Thanks.  I'm trying to figure out why the Celtics haven't signed anybody to a 10-day contract with the open roster spot.  If it would take up the 15th spot on the roster for 10 days, I could see that as a reason, but it doesn't sound like it's an impediment.


Maybe because they don't need anyone right now.   If they have a list of players they have they think would be useful if there are certain injuries, why sign them now when they can only give them two 10 day contracts?

What's wrong with two 10-day contracts?  That would bring us right up to the trade deadline.

What I mean is they don't want to use a 10 day contract on a player when they don't need them.  Save it for that player when they do need them.   

Do they really just need a seat filler for 10 days?

With as many injuries as we had last game, and with a back to back coming up, I think that we do need some guys.

We can still only dress 13, and I’d rather call up Kabengele and Davison for a short stretch since they’ve actually practiced with the team than any random 10-day.

Neither is a wing, and neither is an NBA player right now. 


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Re: How do the NBA salary cap rules really work?
« Reply #100 on: January 22, 2023, 08:58:37 PM »

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Random question:  if a team signs a guy to a 10-day contract, but then wants to open a roster spot, can they immediately waive the 10-day player?  Or is he on the roster for 10 days no matter what?

The salary is guaranteed for 10 days, but he can be waived.  It’s pretty rude to do tho (the player might have turned down a different team) so there would need to be a reason beyond “we decided we didn’t really need you”.

Thanks.  I'm trying to figure out why the Celtics haven't signed anybody to a 10-day contract with the open roster spot.  If it would take up the 15th spot on the roster for 10 days, I could see that as a reason, but it doesn't sound like it's an impediment.


Maybe because they don't need anyone right now.   If they have a list of players they have they think would be useful if there are certain injuries, why sign them now when they can only give them two 10 day contracts?

What's wrong with two 10-day contracts?  That would bring us right up to the trade deadline.

What I mean is they don't want to use a 10 day contract on a player when they don't need them.  Save it for that player when they do need them.   

Do they really just need a seat filler for 10 days?

With as many injuries as we had last game, and with a back to back coming up, I think that we do need some guys.

We can still only dress 13, and I’d rather call up Kabengele and Davison for a short stretch since they’ve actually practiced with the team than any random 10-day.

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Re: How do the NBA salary cap rules really work?
« Reply #101 on: January 22, 2023, 09:12:21 PM »

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Random question:  if a team signs a guy to a 10-day contract, but then wants to open a roster spot, can they immediately waive the 10-day player?  Or is he on the roster for 10 days no matter what?

The salary is guaranteed for 10 days, but he can be waived.  It’s pretty rude to do tho (the player might have turned down a different team) so there would need to be a reason beyond “we decided we didn’t really need you”.

Thanks.  I'm trying to figure out why the Celtics haven't signed anybody to a 10-day contract with the open roster spot.  If it would take up the 15th spot on the roster for 10 days, I could see that as a reason, but it doesn't sound like it's an impediment.


Maybe because they don't need anyone right now.   If they have a list of players they have they think would be useful if there are certain injuries, why sign them now when they can only give them two 10 day contracts?

What's wrong with two 10-day contracts?  That would bring us right up to the trade deadline.

What I mean is they don't want to use a 10 day contract on a player when they don't need them.  Save it for that player when they do need them.   

Do they really just need a seat filler for 10 days?

With as many injuries as we had last game, and with a back to back coming up, I think that we do need some guys.

We can still only dress 13, and I’d rather call up Kabengele and Davison for a short stretch since they’ve actually practiced with the team than any random 10-day.

Neither is a wing, and neither is an NBA player right now.

We’re not going to get an NBA wing on a 10-day, so I’m not sure why that matters.

Re: How do the NBA salary cap rules really work?
« Reply #102 on: January 22, 2023, 09:19:56 PM »

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Random question:  if a team signs a guy to a 10-day contract, but then wants to open a roster spot, can they immediately waive the 10-day player?  Or is he on the roster for 10 days no matter what?

The salary is guaranteed for 10 days, but he can be waived.  It’s pretty rude to do tho (the player might have turned down a different team) so there would need to be a reason beyond “we decided we didn’t really need you”.

Thanks.  I'm trying to figure out why the Celtics haven't signed anybody to a 10-day contract with the open roster spot.  If it would take up the 15th spot on the roster for 10 days, I could see that as a reason, but it doesn't sound like it's an impediment.


Maybe because they don't need anyone right now.   If they have a list of players they have they think would be useful if there are certain injuries, why sign them now when they can only give them two 10 day contracts?

What's wrong with two 10-day contracts?  That would bring us right up to the trade deadline.

What I mean is they don't want to use a 10 day contract on a player when they don't need them.  Save it for that player when they do need them.   

Do they really just need a seat filler for 10 days?

With as many injuries as we had last game, and with a back to back coming up, I think that we do need some guys.

We can still only dress 13, and I’d rather call up Kabengele and Davison for a short stretch since they’ve actually practiced with the team than any random 10-day.

Neither is a wing, and neither is an NBA player right now.

We’re not going to get an NBA wing on a 10-day, so I’m not sure why that matters.

Eh.  There are guys out there now better than Jackson, and there are bigs better than Kabengele.


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Re: How do the NBA salary cap rules really work?
« Reply #103 on: June 01, 2023, 12:23:22 PM »

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Has anyone started a thread on the new CBA?

Re: How do the NBA salary cap rules really work?
« Reply #104 on: June 01, 2023, 12:29:31 PM »

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When will the Celtics be able to trade Grant Williams and his "cap hold" of $6 million during this offseason? Is it necessary for him to secure a new contract or settle for the qualifying offer prior to being traded?