Feb 28th - cut-off for play-off eligibility?

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    Feb 28th - cut-off for play-off eligibility?

    I read in the Globe last Sunday that Feb 28th was the cut-off for singing free agents in order to have them be eligible for the playoffs.  Then we signed Troy Murphy (Mar 1st or 2nd), and there has been nothing to indicate that he wasn't eligible.

    What's the story on this?  Does anyone know what the cut-off date is/was?
     
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    Re: Feb 28th - cut-off for play-off eligibility?

    I'm pretty sure the cutoff is March 1st.
     
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    Re: Feb 28th - cut-off for play-off eligibility?

    I believe that the way it works is that the player has to be bought out by its previous team no later than Feb 28 to be able to sign with another team and be eligible for the playoffs, but the new team can sign that player at any point until the end of the regular season.
     
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    Re: Feb 28th - cut-off for play-off eligibility?

    Sorry, March 1, not Feb 28 was the buy-out deadline.....
     
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    Re: Feb 28th - cut-off for play-off eligibility?

    murphy is fine for playoffs. if he wasnt. i dont think danny would have signed him.
     
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    Re: Feb 28th - cut-off for play-off eligibility?

    A player needs to be bought out/ waved by the time the NBA offices close March 1 to be eligible for a teams playoff roster. Players can be signed up until the last day of the regular season.
     
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    Re: Feb 28th - cut-off for play-off eligibility?

    Thanks, guys.  That makes sense.  Just like the Globe to get it wrong.
     

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