The only remaining player on a partially guaranteed contract is guard Tyler Johnson, who had 50 percent of his $845,050 2015-16 salary guaranteed on Aug. 1. Otherwise, forward James Ennis has a opening-night guarantee deadline for his entire 2015-16 salary, with recently added free agents Keith Benson, Corey Hawkins and Greg Whittington guaranteed until Jan. 10.
The Miami Heat have established clarity with center Hassan Whiteside when it comes to his contract for the coming season. What follows, however, remains complex. The Sun Sentinel has confirmed that rather than make the emerging center wait through a series of guarantee dates, the Heat this week instead went gone forward and guaranteed Whiteside’s salary for the season.
J.R. Smith declined a player option that would have guaranteed him a $6,399,750 salary for this season alone. Instead, he settled for a contract that guarantees him just $4.15 million over the next two years. But that’s a little misleading. Another $3 million of his salary this season will become guaranteed Monday.
According to official Spurs salary figures filed with the NBA and obtained by the Express-News, the club is projected to exceed the league’s luxury tax threshold of $84.74 million for the first time since the 2011-12 season and for just the third time since the luxury tax was introduced in 2003.