Originally posted by 9erReign:
How do they define sign and trade? So if say Milwaukee signs Monta to an extension, then happens to trade him to the Lakers like 5 days later is that allowed?
Technically, an extension means that a player is under contract for the upcoming year, so if Monta extended his contract, it would mean that he decided to opt in to the final year of his current deal. In that case, Monta could be traded to the Lakers this offseason. (he's said he's opting out though)
If Monta were to opt out, become an Unrestricted Free Agent, and then re-sign with Milwaukee, he could not be traded anywhere until January 15th, 2014.