2021 Expansion Draft: Predicted Protections

  • By Andrew Taylor, Day 129, 2020


The following list is a prediction/educated guess at each team's decisions for player protection for the upcoming Expansion Draft.

As the rookie draft occurs first, any listed draft picks are selected by the team. The team then must elect whether or not to protect that player, along with its existing players under contract. Free agents cannot be protected.

A team can only lose two players in the Expansion Draft.

This document will be updated as rosters change throughout the offseason.

Last updated: 11 February 2018 (2020 Playoffs)

ATLANTA DEVILS

Free Agents
Lucas Rush
Orlando Verderber
Locks
Roy Ellington
Taquan Slattery
James Spencer
Marques Thomas
Curtis Westley
2021 1st Round Pick
Expansion Draft Eligible
Shammel Dench
Sebastian Kidd
Tyrone Russell
Marcus Enright
Dartray McIntosh
Ivan Vujosevic
2021 2nd Round Pick


AUSTIN ROCKETS

Free Agents
Cedric Freeman
Darius Hamond
Tex Ireland
Kaima Nyambi
Derek Snow
Owen Tasker
Locks
Tanor Dembele
Reggie Goodwin
Dwight Hill
Emmanuel Mejia
Rubin Wingfield
2021 1st Round Pick
Expansion Draft Eligible
Shandon James
Kevin Stapleton
2021 2nd Round Pick

CHICAGO JAILBIRDS

Free Agents
Marques Bowen
Darome Ervin
Jaquan Garrett
Jonah Kettle
Locks
Cedric Brisby
Keydren Carter
Jason Cheaney
Dameon Clarke
Kori Dupree
Rasheed Stone
Expansion Draft Eligible
Ivan Obradovic
Jose Diaz
Isiah Harris
Emeka Nwandu
2021 1st Round Pick
2021 2nd Round Pick

CINCINNATI KINGS

Free Agents
Lamar Claxton
Ben Elwood
Clayton Everett
Kenyon Hammick
Dyron Mays
Goran Vujanovic
Locks
Kelvin Black
Pace LaGarde
Jamar Strickland
Xavier Turner
Richmond Benson
2021 1st Round Pick
Expansion Draft Eligible
Marlow Burton
Dimitri Karacic
Nwosu Odiambo
Kierall Richardson
2021 1st Round Pick (Renegades)
2021 2nd Round Pick

DETROIT MUSTANGS

Free Agents
Isaac Blakney
Travon Fortune
Quan Levoir
Keith Woodberry
Locks
Hassan Bundu
Reggie Dawkins
Rickey Douglas
Demetric Vaughn
Christian Vickery
2021 1st Round Pick
Expansion Draft Eligible
Maurice Burns
Isaiah Foreman
Jarhon McLeish
Wesley Sherman
Juwan Voss
2021 2nd Round Pick

HOUSTON LIGHTNING

Free Agents
Adam Booth
Rashaan Hayes
Kendall Nash
Sebastien Tallec
Locks
Isaiah Clarkson
Lamar Francis
Stephen Hood
Orpheus Swayda
Kai Navigato
2021 1st Round Pick
Expansion Draft Eligible
Derrick Griffin
Ryan Collinson
Aaron Gayle
Shadrach Robinson
Kane Thomas
2021 2nd Round Pick

KANSAS CITY KNIGHTS

Free Agents
Craig Leonard
Cliff McCaffrey
JaMarcus Norwood
Jarvis Perkins
Kardos Royten
Marcus Wilkins
Locks
Kelvin Hawes
Myree Billings
Aaron Honeycutt
Tarvis McWilliams
Dominique Respert
2021 1st Round Pick
Expansion Draft Eligible
Curtis Price
2021 2nd Round Pick

LAS VEGAS SCORPIONS

Free Agents
Kevan Bailey
Malik Benjamin
Vadrej Kaliljenko
Ishmael Keeling
Tyrone Macklin
Valentino Marley
Mark Robertson
Locks
Janev Ciszkiwicz
Lorenzen Eyles
Omar Grant
Hilton Phillips
Dontay Sowder
Orien Young
Expansion Draft Eligible
Daniel Seaborn

LOS ANGELES FIREBALLS

Free Agents
Landon Howard
Xavier Russell
Dwight Simmons
Colin Stafford
Jamal Wilkinson
Locks
Jordan Carstensen
Vlado Dvoracek
Chris LaCruz
Isaiah McCarty
Dejuan Jeffries
TJ Holloway
Expansion Draft Eligible
Keemar Campbell
Ty Davidson
Jared Monroe
Calvin Woodard
2021 1st Round Pick
2021 2nd Round Pick (Fireballs)
2021 2nd Round Pick (Warriors)

MEXICO CITY JAGUARS

Free Agents
Mirko Blazevic
Tremaine Miles
Locks
Jamaal Adams
Kahlil Hooker
Akieem Martin
Quinton Rice
Antonio Vega
2021 1st Round Pick
Expansion Draft Eligible
Ashley Winters
Corey Anderton
Sidney Cavenell
Jalen Jackson
Davon McKay
Luke Wampler
Jabari Warren
Davor Woolridge
2021 2nd Round Pick (Scorpions)
2021 2nd Round Pick (Jaguars)

MIAMI CYCLONES

Free Agents
Cedric Bell
Joe Goldwire
Dante Rutledge
Stoyanov Vitas
Locks
Jamaine Curry
Tyree Chappell
Dzaflo Taybron
Liu Jinghau
Lucious Barclay
2021 1st Round Pick
Expansion Draft Eligible
Tomas Bullard
Lorenzo Charles
Peja Djordevic
Jason Sutton
Alonzo Traylor
Griffin Walls

NASHVILLE STARS

Free Agents
Preye Crooks
Brandon Markson
Antoine Peeler
Ivan Vacendak
Locks
Tezale Craig
Simon Hartford
Mohammed Shakur
Joe Layton
Obinna Holden
Clyde Draper
Expansion Draft Eligible
Uwem Akedele
Kaiser Andersen
Dexter Brown
Brax Gardner
2021 1st Round Pick
2021 2nd Round Pick

NEW ORLEANS HURRICANES

Free Agents
Reggie Hodges
Tyson Kuberka
Jason Rees
Locks
Leon Bowen
Ryan Pierce
Jermaine Wade
James Livingston
Kareem Gaines
2021 1st Round Pick
Expansion Draft Eligible
Louvon Adams
Jerel Beauford
Jared Grace
Khalid Wilson
2021 2nd Round Pick (Hurricanes)
2021 2nd Round Pick (Renegades)

NEW YORK RENEGADES

Free Agents
Jackson Glass
Otis Green
Deshaun Harper
Kendall Houston
Linton Hughes
Kyle Northwood
Locks
Jerome Bradley
Rashard Stevens
Frashon Lewis
Quadree Ratliff
Osazee Ikeafor
Derek Cousins
Expansion Draft Eligible
Zach Ross
Jiri Palcek
2021 2nd Round Pick (Tritons)

OAKLAND TRITONS

Free Agents
Reggie Fortier
Keith Humphries
Eddie Jelcic
Paul Rhodes
Austin Williams
Locks
Zeke Boreczky
Marcus Ivory
Cameron Nix
Bryant Rodgers
Chris Giles
Mitchell Epps
Expansion Draft Eligible
Seth Knar
2021 1st Round Pick (Scorpions)

PHILADELPHIA WARRIORS

Free Agents
Edem Kesper
Rodney Martin
Jamar Nelson
Robert Weekes
Locks
Alonzo Weaver
Isaac Foster
Reggie Coleman
Tyler Davis
Cassius Tyson
2021 1st Round Pick
Expansion Draft Eligible
Omar Croyle
Cedric Durant
Tyron Elliott
Shakiem Fontaine
Akua Frazier

PHOENIX VULTURES

Free Agents
Johan Arden
Jason Barrett
Karsten Barry
Dedrick Clayton
Kendrick Minor
Ben Winder
Locks
Drayton Banks
Rasheem Fisher
Sasha Vidmar
Dimitri Ilic
Ashanti Brooks
2021 1st Round Pick
Expansion Draft Eligible
Tahric Kimbrough
Rich Thompson
Luke Williams
2021 2nd Round Pick

SEATTLE THUNDER

Free Agents
Devan Carroll
Ortay Defoe
Antoine Hall
Milo Kascelan
Ray McArdle
Devante Parker
Locks
Andre Phifer
Ainsley Tucker
Aaron Rowland
DeAngelo Tarver
Ante Bogdanovic
2021 1st Round Pick (Tritons)
Expansion Draft Eligible
Jon Agua
Marcus Powell
Dashon Scott
Rudy Simms
2021 1st Round Pick (Thunder)
2021 2nd Round Pick

ST. LOUIS SKYHAWKS
Free Agents
Kellen Chambers
Lucas Dougherty
Cliff Lofton
Brian Oliver
Devin Roberts
David Westlake
Locks
Jevon Novak
Donnell Wallace
Mark Hunter
Trey Astbury
Chris Jensen
Marcus Wright
Expansion Draft Eligible
Kareem Harnett
Shaun Burrell
Jaylen Barker
2021 1st Round Pick
2021 2nd Round Pick

TORONTO HUSKIES

Free Agents
Stacey Armstrong
Damien Dukes
Gray Erwin
Lasean Hickmon
Mikael Ibister
Hakim Randolph
Andre Vrankovic
Locks
Darius Barry
Vionte Houston
Bryant King
Brandon Terry
Ruben Wingate
2021 1st Round Pick
Expansion Draft Eligible
Lee Horner
Fabrice Masse
Moses Wentworth
2021 2nd Round Pick

List of available players in Expansion Draft


Shammel Dench (Atlanta Devils)
Sebastian Kidd (Atlanta Devils)
Tyrone Russell (Atlanta Devils)
Marcus Enright (Atlanta Devils)
Dartray McIntosh (Atlanta Devils)
Ivan Vujosevic (Atlanta Devils)
2021 2nd Round Pick (Atlanta Devils)
Shandon James (Austin Rockets)
Kevin Stapleton (Austin Rockets)
2021 2nd Round Pick (Austin Rockets)
Ivan Obradovic (Chicago Jailbirds)
Jose Diaz (Chicago Jailbirds)
Isiah Harris (Chicago Jailbirds)
Emeka Nwandu (Chicago Jailbirds)
2021 1st Round Pick (Chicago Jailbirds)
2021 2nd Round Pick (Chicago Jailbirds)
Marlow Burton (Cincinnati Kings)
Dimitri Karacic (Cincinnati Kings)
Nwosu Odiambo (Cincinnati Kings)
Kierall Richardson (Cincinnati Kings)
2021 1st Round Pick (Renegades) (Cincinnati Kings)
2021 2nd Round Pick (Cincinnati Kings)
Maurice Burns (Detroit Mustangs)
Isaiah Foreman (Detroit Mustangs)
Jarhon McLeish (Detroit Mustangs)
Wesley Sherman (Detroit Mustangs)
Juwan Voss (Detroit Mustangs)
2021 2nd Round Pick (Detroit Mustangs)
Derrick Griffin (Houston Lightning)
Ryan Collinson (Houston Lightning)
Aaron Gayle (Houston Lightning)
Shadrach Robinson (Houston Lightning)
Kane Thomas (Houston Lightning)
2021 2nd Round Pick (Houston Lightning)
Curtis Price (Kansas City Knights)
2021 2nd Round Pick (Kansas City Knights)
Daniel Seaborn (Las Vegas Scorpions)
Keemar Campbell (Los Angeles Fireballs)
Ty Davidson (Los Angeles Fireballs)
Jared Monroe (Los Angeles Fireballs)
Calvin Woodard (Los Angeles Fireballs)
2021 1st Round Pick (Los Angeles Fireballs)
2021 2nd Round Pick (Fireballs) (Los Angeles Fireballs)
2021 2nd Round Pick (Warriors) (Los Angeles Fireballs)
Ashley Winters (Mexico City Jaguars)
Corey Anderton (Mexico City Jaguars)
Sidney Cavenell (Mexico City Jaguars)
Jalen Jackson (Mexico City Jaguars)
Davon McKay (Mexico City Jaguars)
Luke Wampler (Mexico City Jaguars)
Jabari Warren (Mexico City Jaguars)
Davor Woolridge (Mexico City Jaguars)
2021 2nd Round Pick (Scorpions) (Mexico City Jaguars)
2021 2nd Round Pick (Jaguars) (Mexico City Jaguars)
Tomas Bullard (Miami Cyclones)
Lorenzo Charles (Miami Cyclones)
Peja Djordevic (Miami Cyclones)
Jason Sutton (Miami Cyclones)
Alonzo Traylor (Miami Cyclones)
Griffin Walls (Miami Cyclones)
Uwem Akedele (Nashville Stars)
Kaiser Andersen (Nashville Stars)
Dexter Brown (Nashville Stars)
Brax Gardner (Nashville Stars)
2021 1st Round Pick (Nashville Stars)
2021 2nd Round Pick (Nashville Stars)
Louvon Adams (New Orleans Hurricanes)
Jerel Beauford (New Orleans Hurricanes)
Jared Grace (New Orleans Hurricanes)
Khalid Wilson (New Orleans Hurricanes)
2021 2nd Round Pick (Hurricanes) (New Orleans Hurricanes)
2021 2nd Round Pick (Renegades) (New Orleans Hurricanes)
Zach Ross (New York Renegades)
Jiri Palacek (New York Renegades)
2021 2nd Round Pick (Tritons) (New York Renegades)
Seth Knar (Oakland Tritons)
2021 1st Round Pick (Scorpions) (Oakland Tritons)
Omar Croyle (Philadelphia Warriors)
Cedric Durant (Philadelphia Warriors)
Tyron Elliott (Philadelphia Warriors)
Shakiem Fontaine (Philadelphia Warriors)
Akua Frazier (Philadelphia Warriors)
Tahric Kimbrough (Phoenix Vultures)
Rich Thompson (Phoenix Vultures)
Luke Williams (Phoenix Vultures)
2021 2nd Round Pick (Phoenix Vultures)
Jon Agau (Seattle Thunder)
Marcus Powell (Seattle Thunder)
Dashon Scott (Seattle Thunder)
Rudy Simms (Seattle Thunder)
2021 1st Round Pick (Thunder) (Seattle Thunder)
2021 2nd Round Pick (Seattle Thunder)
Kareem Harnett (St Louis Skyhawks)
Shaun Burrell (St Louis Skyhawks)
Jaylen Barker (St Louis Skyhawks)
2021 1st Round Pick (St Louis Skyhawks)
2021 2nd Round Pick (St Louis Skyhawks)
Lee Horner (Toronto Huskies)
Fabrice Masse (Toronto Huskies)
Moses Wentworth (Toronto Huskies)
2021 2nd Round Pick (Toronto Huskies)