Thunder are unable to complete this trade. Since they are a taxpaying team, they are only able to take back 125% of the salary they are sending out, plus $100,000.
Thunder can only take back $38.7M in salary based on the amount they are sending out.
Cut $2.8M from the Thunder incoming trade value to make this trade successful for the Thunder.
RJ Barrett is on a rookie contract and signed an extension that is to begin the following season. Therefore, he has what is known as a "poison pill" contract. He can no longer be traded for a player making equal money. Instead, his current salary is averaged along with the salaries he is to receive in his extension, and that average becomes his incoming salary for trade purposes. His outgoing value for the Knicks will be $10.9M while his incoming value for the receiving team will be $23.5M.