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Waivers

Waivers allow a player to be released or reassigned. There are two kinds of waivers, unconditional and revocable.

Waivers Periods

There are four waiver periods during the year:

  • November 11 - February 15
  • February 16 - April 30
  • May 1 - July 31
  • August 1 - November 10

If a player fails to clear waivers, the team must wait until the next period to pass him through waivers again.

Unconditional Waivers

This releases a player unconditionally, allowing him to sign with any team who is willing to pay $100,000. These type of waivers are used to release players and remove players from the 40 man roster. Players taken off the 40 man roster clear waivers in 48 hours. If the player is being removed from the 40 man roster, the claiming team must place that player on their 40 man roster. The original team pays the remainder of the current contract.

Players rights regarding Unconditional Waivers claims

When a player is placed on unconditional waivers he has the option to declare himself a free agent. The player may exercise this option during the initial waiver period until he has reported to his new team or assignment. By declaring himself a free agent, the player forfeits his guaranteed contract.

Revocable Waivers

This allows you to trade a player after the trade deadline and to reassign players not eligible for optional assignment. Only seven players may be placed on revocable waivers by a team at one time. Players clear revocable waivers in 48 hours. If another team claims the player of revocable waivers, the owning team has three options.

  1. Reclaim the player to the roster he was originally taken from. The player may not be moved from that roster for a period of one week, except in case of injury.
  2. Trade the player to the claiming team.
  3. Allow the player to be claimed which results in the claiming team paying the remainder of the player's current contract.

Revocable Waivers, in regards to the trade deadline

After the trade deadline, if a player is placed on revocable waivers and is not claimed by another team, he may be traded. If a team does claim the player, you may choose to trade the player to that team or to revoke the waivers, bringing the player back to your roster. Players clear revocable waivers in 48 hours.

Players rights regarding waivers claims and no-trade rights

Unconditional waivers

Players placed on unconditional waivers that have no-trade rights may elect:

  • Assignment to any team placing a waiver claim on the player; or
  • Free agency.

In either case the waiving team must pay the remainder of the player's contract.

Revocable waivers

Players placed on revocable waivers that have no-trade rights may, once the waiving team has declined to revoke waivers:

  • Elect assignment to the team awarded the players right via the standard waiver claim process or
  • Decline assignment per the "Players rights regarding waivers claims and no-trade rights" clause.

Should the player decline assignment, the waiving team is granted a second opportunity, per the "Players rights regarding waivers claims and no-trade rights" to revoke the waiver claim.

Should the waiving team decline to revoke the waivers, then the waived player may elect:

  • Assignment to any team placing a waiver claim on the player; or
  • Free agency.

In either case the waiving team must pay the remainder of the player's contract.

Awarding Players

When teams claim a player on waivers, the team with the worst record at the time the player was posted to waivers will be awarded the rights to the player.

During the season, if a tiebreakers is needed, the league will use prior historical records until the point where one team has the worst record between the competitors.

Expansion teams not yet playing in the CBA will have lower priority than any existing team.

Early Season

During the month of April, the team records from the prior year will be used to determine priority.

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