[...] Meanwhile, Eddy Curry's trade kicker was invoked upon his trade to Minnesota. Curry's trade kicker called for a bonus equal to 15% of his remaining contract, up to a maximum of $5 million. Since this $5 million was not legal by the time of his trade, the 15% figure was used instead.
However, because half of Curry's salary this season was paid before the season began, the trade kicker was adjusted accordingly. Whereas Curry's outstanding salary upon the date of his trade would normally have been $3,338,059, only $1,691,529 was actually outstanding due to the upfront payment. 15% of that amount is $253,729, and thus that was the amount of Curry's trade kicker. A small amount relative to the size of his contract, perhaps, but enough to almost cover Curry's hitherto unexplained debt to Juwan Howard.
Despite how inevitable it seemed, Jerome James did not play in China this season, and nor does it appear that he ever tried to. But you can go ahead and pencil in Eddy Curry for a spot there next season.
There follows a list of all current NBA contracts that feature trade kickers, in contracts valid as of the time of writing, along with the value of them. Note that trade kickers have no expiry date other than the expiration of the contract itself, and that having a percentage listed means that's the percentage of their remaining salary that they will additionally get with the bonus.
Note: Non-US teams that the player
has played for are, unless stated otherwise, from the top division in
that nation. If a league or division name is expressly stated, it's not
the top division. The only exceptions to this are the rare occasions where
no one league is said to be above the other, such as with the JBL/BJ League
split in Japan.