Full List of 11 Players Who Cannot Be Traded This Season

Now that the new year is upon us, the February 9th trade deadline is in clear sight, and trading season will officially start to ramp up. 

But for the following 11 players, for one reason or another, they are not eligible to be traded during the 2022-23 season. 

Per HoopsRumors, any player signing a super-max contract can't be dealt for a full year; any player who, after Aug. 9th, signed an extension of three years, or which gives a raise of greater than 5%, is ineligible to be traded until after the Feb. 9th deadline (i.e. after the end of the season); and those who signed a contract after Nov. 9th cannot be traded for at least three months, which also takes them to just after the trade deadline. 

With those parameters in mind, here's the full list of players who are off-limits in trade talks:

  1. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets (super max)
  2. Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns (super max)
  3. Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves (super max)
  4. LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers (veteran extension)
  5. CJ McCollum, New Orleans Pelicans (veteran extension)
  6. Andrew Wiggins, Golden State Warriors (veteran extension)
  7. Larry Nance Jr., New Orleans Pelicans (veteran extension)
  8. Maxi Kleber, Dallas Mavericks (veteran extension)
  9. Dean Wade, Cleveland Cavaliers (veteran extension)
  10. Stanley Johnson, San Antonio Spurs (post-Nov. 9th signing)
  11. Kemba Walker, Dallas Mavericks (post-Nov. 9th signing)
All of the above players can't be traded until after the 2023 season is complete. 
Still about 440 other players that can be dealt, though, so let the trading begin. 

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