GBB Guide to a Grizzly Offseason

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Ah, the glorious offseason. For once, Memphis Grizzlies fans don't have to peek into mock drafts wondering who Sports Illustrated or Draft Express has the team taking in the lottery. That's the positive of making the Western Conference finals. Now with free agency showing up and the NBA Draft next week here's a primer that'll prepare for everything you need to know this summer:

Important Dates:

  • June 20-30 - Period to extend qualifying offer to restricted free agents.
  • June 27 - NBA Draft
  • July 1 - Free Agency Begins
  • July 1-10 - July Moratorium
  • July 11 - Free agents can sign with new teams
  • July 12-22 - Las Vegas Summer League

If you're wondering what moratorium is Larry Coon, salary cap expert and creator of the CBA FAQ explained it well enough so us normal folk can understand it:

"It is a period during the month of July in which teams may not sign most free agents or make trades. Free agents become free on July 1, but the salary cap is not set until the league's audit is completed later in the month. Teams and players must wait for the salary cap to be set before trades and most free agent signings can commence. Teams may negotiate with free agents beginning July 1, but they have to wait until the moratorium ends before signing a contract."

via Larry Coon Salary Cap FAQ

2013 NBA Draft Picks:

League Salary Info:

  • Salary Cap - $58 million
  • Luxury Tax Threshold - $70 million
  • Apron - $74 million

Guaranteed Roster (2013-14 salary):

Mike Conley, Jr.: $8,200,001

Zach Randolph: $17,800,000

Tony Wroten: $1,160,040

Marc Gasol: $14,860,523

Quincy Pondexter: $2,225,479

Ed Davis: $3,153,860

Darrell Arthur: $3,231,683

Tayshaun Prince: $7,707,865

Donte Greene: $1,027,424 (non-guaranteed)

Willie Reed: $788,872 (non-guaranteed)

Free Agents:

Tony Allen (unrestricted)

Keyon Dooling (unrestricted)

Jerryd Bayless (player) - $3,135,000

Jon Leuer (qualifying offer) - $1,084,293

Austin Daye (qualifying offer) - $4,135,391

Amnesty Provision - Available, only Mike Conley and Zach Randolph eligible

Trade Exceptions - 6

Guaranteed Cap Space - $57,867,541

For more information on the Collective Bargaining Agreement check out CBAFaq.com. For more information on team salaries check out HoopsWorld or Shamsports.

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