2015-16 Team-By-Team Salary Summary



The following is a breakdown of the financial positions of all 30 NBA franchises with the salary cap set at $70.0 million for the 2015/16 season.

Teams that go under the cap gain a $2.8 million room exception (RE), but lose their mid-level (MLE) of $5.5 million, bi-annual (BAE) of $2.1 million and any trade (TPE) exceptions.

Maximum salaries start at $16.41 million for players with up to six years of experience, $19.7 million for those with seven to nine and $23.0 million for those in the league for 10 years or more.

The luxury tax threshold is $84.7 million, with the hard cap at $88.7 million — only triggered when a team uses their MLE, BAE or acquire a player via sign and trade.

Tax teams can spend the taxpayer mid-level exception (MMLE) of $3.4 million, not the full MLE or BAE.

Players with an R after their cap hold are restricted free agents.

Atlanta HawksAtlanta Hawks

Current: Cap room spent, $1,814,000 RE, $947k TPE

Acquisitions: Tiago Splitter, Paul Millsap, Walter Tavares, Justin Holiday, Lamar Patterson, Kirk Hinrich, Kris Humphries

Roster count: 15 guaranteed

Waived Players: Austin Daye, Jason Richardson, Edgar Sosa, Arsalan Kazemi, Terran Petteway, Earl Barron, DeQuan Jones, Shelvin Mack (via trade), Justin Holiday (via trade)

Note: The Hawks used their cap room to add Splitter and Tavares, and to re-sign Millsap (who only had early Bird rights).

Atlanta Hawks Team Salary

Boston CelticsBoston Celtics

Current: Cap space spent, $2,789,000 RE

Acquisitions: Jonas Jerebko, Amir Johnson, Jordan Mickey, Jae Crowder, David Lee, Terry Rozier, Jordan Mickey, R.J. Hunter, Coty Clarke (two 10-day contracts), John Holland

Cap Holds: Luigi Datome ($2.3 million)

Roster count: 15 guaranteed

Waived Players: Phil Pressey, Zoran Dragic, Malcolm Miller, Levi Randolph, Coty Clarke (waived, two expired 10-days), Corey Walden, Perry Jones III, David Lee

Note: The Celtics waived guaranteed players Perry Jones III and Zoran Dragic to get the roster down to 15.

Boston Celtics Team Salary

Brooklyn NetsBrooklyn Nets

Current: No space, $2,242,824 MLE, TPEs ($2.2 million, $1.4 million)

Acquisitions: Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young. Thomas Robinson, Chris McCullough, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Shane Larkin, Wayne Ellington, Willie Reed, Andre Bargnani, Donald Sloan, Sean Kilpatrick (two 10-day contracts, multi-year deal), Henry Sims (two 10-day contracts, rest of season)

Cap Holds: Jerome Jordan ($947k), three former NBA players

Roster count: 15 guaranteed

Waived Players: Darius Morris, Deron Williams, Cory Jefferson, Earl Clark, Chris Daniels, Quincy Miller, Ryan Boatright, Dahntay Jones, Justin Harper, Andrea Bargnani, Joe Johnson

Note: The Nets may be able to spend more of their MLE to trigger a hard cap, but without much wiggle room.

Brooklyn Nets Team Salary

Charlotte HornetsCharlotte Hornets

Current: No space, hard-capped, $5,464,000 MLE, TPEs ($646k, $548k)

Acquisitions: Jeremy Lin, Frank Kaminsky, Jeremy Lamb, Aaron Harrison, Spencer Hawes, Tyler Hansbrough, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (extension), Jeremy Lamb (extension), Courtney Lee, Jorge Gutierrez

Cap Holds: Jeffrey Taylor ($947k), Jason Maxiell ($947k)

Roster count: 15 guaranteed

Waived Players: Jason Washburn, Damien Wilkins, Elliot Williams, Sam Thompson, P.J. Hairston (via trade), Brian Roberts (via trade)

Note: Kemba Walker’s extension kicks at $12 million for the coming season.  The Hornets used their BAE on Lin, triggering the hard cap.

Charlotte Hornets Team Salary

Chicago BullsChicago Bulls

Current: No space, $1,126,000 MMLE, $2.9 mil TPE

Acquisitions: Aaron Brooks, Mike Dunleavy, Jimmy Butler, Bobby Portis, Cristiano Felicio, Justin Holiday

Roster count: 15 guaranteed

Waived Players: Jake Anderson, Stefhon Hannah, Jordan Crawford, Marcus Simmons, Kirk Hinrich (via trade)

Note:  The Bulls are a tax team.

Chicago Bulls Team Salary

Cleveland CavaliersCleveland Cavaliers

Current: No space, TPEs ($9.6 million, $2.9 million, $2.3 million, $947k, $845k)

Acquisitions: LeBron James, Kevin Love, Iman Shumpert, Mo Williams, Richard Jefferson, James Jones, Matt Dellavedova, J.R. Smith, Sasha Kaun, Jared Cunningham, Tristan Thompson, Channing Frye, Jordan McRae, Dahntay Jones

Cap Holds: Shawn Marion ($947k, retiring)

Roster count: 15 guaranteed

Waived Players: Michael Dunigan, Nick Minnerath, Dionte Christmas, D.J. Stephens, Austin Daye, Jack Cooley, Quinn Cook, Anderson Varejao (via trade), Jared Cunningham (via trade)

Note: The Cavaliers are a significant tax team.

Cleveland Cavaliers Team Salary

Dallas MavericksDallas Mavericks

Current: No space

Acquisitions: Wesley Matthews, J.J. Barea, Jeremy Evans, Deron Williams, Charlie Villanueva, Zaza Pachulia, Justin Anderson, John Jenkins, Salah Mejri, JaVale McGee, David Lee

Roster count: 15 guaranteed

Waived Players: Jarrid Famous, Samuel Dalembert, Jamil Wilson, Brandon Ashley, Maurice N’dour, John Jenkins

Note: John Jenkins, Maurice N’dour and Jamil Wilson (all since waived) received $1.00 more than the minimum salary in their first years.

Dallas Mavericks Team Salary

Denver NuggetsDenver Nuggets

Current: No space

Acquisitions: Emmanuel Mudiay, Nikola Jokic, Will Barton, Jameer Nelson, Nick Johnson, Danilo Gallinari (extension), Darrell Arthur, Mike Miller, Kostas Papanikolaou, Sean Kilpatrick (two 10-day contracts), Steve Novak, D.J. Augustin, JaKarr Sampson, Axel Toupane

Roster count: 15 guaranteed

Waived: Jamaal Franklin, Pablo Prigioni, Joey Dorsey, Kostas Papanikolaou (twice), Matt Janning, Devin Sweetney, Oleksiy Pecherov, Nick Johnson, Erick Green, Sean Kilpatrick (expired 10-days), Randy Foye (via trade), J.J. Hickson, Steve Novak

Note: The Nuggets waived the two-year guaranteed salary of Nick Johnson to get down to 15 players before the start of the season.

Denver Nuggets Team Salary

Detroit PistonsDetroit Pistons

Current: Cap room spent, $2,814,000 RE, $212k TPE

Acquisitions: Reggie Jackson, Steve Blake, Marcus Morris, Reggie Bullock, Danny Granger, Darrun Hilliard, Aron Baynes, Joel Anthony, Stanley Johnson, Ersan Ilyasova, Justin Harper (two 10-day contracts), Lorenzo Brown (three contracts, including two 10-day)

Roster count: 15 guaranteed

Waived: Eric Griffin, Jordan Bachynski, Adonis Thomas, Cartier Martin, Ryan Boatright, Danny Granger, Brandon Jennings (via trade), Ersan Ilyasova (via trade), Justin Harper (expired 10-days), Lorenzo Brown (expired 10-days)

Note: The Pistons waived Danny Granger and Cartier Martin’s guaranteed salary to get to 15 players.

Detroit Pistons Team Salary

Golden State WarriorsGolden State Warriors

Current: No space, $876,000 MMLE, TPEs ($5.4 million, $3.2 million)

Acquisitions: Draymond Green, Leandro Barbosa, Kevon Looney, Ian Clark, Jason Thompson, Anderson Varejao

Cap Holds: Ognjen Kuzmic ($947k), one former NBA player

Roster count: 15 guaranteed

Waived Players: Tony Mitchell, Ben Gordon, Juwan Staten, Jarell Eddie, Chris Udofia, Chris Babb, Xavier Henry, Jason Thompson

Note: The Warriors are deep into the luxury tax.

Golden State Warriors Team Salary

Houston RocketsHouston Rockets

Current: Over the cap and hard-capped, $1,274,206 MLE

Acquisitions: Ty Lawson, Patrick Beverley, K.J. McDaniels, Marcus Thornton, Corey Brewer, Sam Dekker, Jason Terry, Montrezl Harrell, Josh Smith (via trade with Los Angeles Clippers), Michael Beasley, Andrew Goudelock

Roster count: 15 guaranteed

Waived: Remi Yusuf, Joshua Smith, Jeremy Tyler, Arsalan Kazemi, Will Cummings, Denzel Livingston, Chris Walker, Chuck Hayes, Marcus Thornton, Ty Lawson

Note: Using their MLE on McDaniels and Harrell triggered a hard cap for the Rockets.

Houston Rockets

Indiana PacersIndiana Pacers

Current: Spent over the cap, $2,814,000 RE

Acquisitions: Rodney Stuckey, Joseph Young, Monta Ellis, Chase Budinger, Lavoy Allen, Myles Turner, Jordan Hill, Shayne Whittington, Rakeem Christmas, Glenn Robinson III, Ty Lawson

Roster count: 15 guaranteed

Waived Players: Kadeem Jack, C.J. Fair, Toney Douglas, Terran Petteway, Chase Budinger

Note: The Pacers paid out $600k to Toney Douglas for going through training camp.

Indiana Pacers Team Salary

Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Clippers

Current: No space

Acquisitions: DeAndre Jordan, Paul Pierce, Josh Smith, Austin Rivers, Branden Dawson, Cole Aldrich, Wesley Johnson, Lance Stephenson, Pablo Prigioni, Luc Mbah a Moute, Jeff Ayres (10-day contracts, rest of season), Jeff Green, Alex Stepheson (two 10-day contracts)

Cap Holds: Hedo Turkoglu ($947k), Ekpe Udoh ($947k), Glen Davis ($947k)

Roster count: 15 guaranteed

Waived Players: Lester Hudson, Jordan Hamilton, Nikoloz Tskitishvili, Chuck Hayes, Josh Smith (via trade), Jeff Ayres (expired 10-days), Lance Stephenson (via trade), Alex Stepheson (expired 10-days)

Note: The Clippers are well over the tax threshold.

Los Angeles Clippers Team Salary

Los Angeles LakersLos Angeles Lakers

Current: Cap room spent, $2,814,000 RE

Acquisitions: Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams, Brandon Bass, D’Angelo Russell, Anthony Brown, Larry Nance Jr., Marcelo Huertas, Metta World Peace

Roster count: 15 guaranteed

Waived Players: Robert Upshaw, Michael Frazier, Jonathan Holmes, Jabari Brown

Note:  Roy Hibbert waived approximately $2.2 million of his trade bonus to join the Lakers.

Los Angeles Lakers Team Salary

Memphis GrizzliesMemphis Grizzlies

Current: No space and hard-capped, TPEs ($122k, $450k)

Acquisitions:  Marc Gasol, Brandan Wright, Matt Barnes, Jarell Martin, Mario Chalmers, James Ennis, Ryan Hollins (10-day contract), Chris Andersen, P.J. Hairston, Lance Stephenson, James Ennis, Ryan Hollins, Briante Weber (10-day contract), Ray McCallum (two 10-day contract), Alex Stepheson (10-day contract), Xavier Munford (two 10-day contracts, rest of season), Jordan Farmar (10-day contract, rest of season), Bryce Cotton (10-day contract, rest of season)

Cap Holds: Nick Calathes ($1.1 million – R)

Roster count: 16 guaranteed

Waived: Patrick Christopher, Dan Nwaelele, Michael Holyfield, Yakhouba Diawara, Sampson Carter, Alex Stepheson, Lazeric Jones, Ryan Hollins (thrice, two expired 10-days), Russ Smith, Elliot Williams (10-day contract), Courtney Lee (via trade), Jeff Green (via trade), Mario Chalmers, Briante Weber (expired 10-day), Alex Stepheson (expired 10-day)

Note: The Grizzlies triggered a hard cap by using their full MLE on Wright.

Memphis Grizzlies Team Salary

Miami HEATMiami HEAT

Current: Over the cap, $2,838,552 MMLE, TPEs ($2.1 million, $2.1 million, $1.7 million, $1.3 million)

Acquisitions: Dwyane Wade, Goran Dragic, Justise Winslow, Gerald Green, Amar’e Stoudemire, Josh Richardson, Beno Udrih, Jarnell Stokes, Brian Roberts, Joe Johnson, Briante Weber, Dorell Wright

Roster count: 15 guaranteed

Waived Players: Henry Walker, Corey Hawkins, Keith Benson, Greg Whittington, John Lucas III, Tre Kelley, Briante Weber, Chris Andersen (via trade), Jarnell Stokes (via trade), Brian Roberts (via trade), Beno Udrih

Note: Miami is a repeater, if in the tax.

Miami HEAT Team Salary

Milwaukee BucksMilwaukee Bucks

Current: Cap room spent, $1,664,000 RE, TPEs ($5.2 million, $4.3 million)

Acquisitions:  Khris Middleton, Greg Monroe, Rashad Vaughn, Greivis Vasquez, Chris Copeland, John Henson (extension), Steve Novak, Jared Cunningham (expired 10-day)

Roster count: 15 guaranteed

Waived Players: Caron Butler, Shawne Williams, Jon Horford, Charlie Westbrook, Marcus Landry, Josh Powell, Jorge Gutierrez, Chris Copeland, Jared Cunningham (expired 10-day)

Milwaukee Bucks Team Salary

Minnesota TimberwolvesMinnesota Timberwolves

Current: Over the cap and hard-capped, $1,513,999 MLE, $2,139,000 BAE, TPEs ($5.0 million, $816k, $500k)

Acquisitions: Tyus Jones, Damjan Rudez, Karl-Anthony Towns, Kevin Garnett, Nemanja Bjelica, Andre Miller, Tayshaun Prince, Greg Smith (10-day contract, two-year deal)

Cap Holds: Robbie Hummel ($947k), Arinze Onuaku ($947k), Justin Hamilton ($947k), Othyus Jeffers ($947k)

Roster count: 14 guaranteed

Waived: Anthony Bennett, Nick Wiggins, Kleon Penn, Lorenzo Brown, Andre Miller, Kevin Martin

Note: The Bjelica signing triggered a hard cap for the Timberwolves.

Minnesota Timberwolves Team Salary

New Orleans PelicansNew Orleans Pelicans

Current: Over the cap and hard-capped. $411,591 MLE (pro-rates daily), $1,006,488 BAE (pro-rates daily), TPE ($947k)

Acquisitions: Anthony Davis (extension), Alonzo Gee, Dante Cunningham, Omer Asik, Alexis Ajinca, Luke Babbitt, Kendrick Perkins, Norris Cole, Ish Smith (traded to Philadelphia 76ers), Toney Douglas, Bryce Dejean-Jones (10-day contract, three-year contract), Jarnell Stokes (via trade), Orlando Johnson (10-day contract), Tim Frazier (10-day contract, rest of season), Jordan Hamilton (10-day contracts, rest of season), James Ennis (10-day contract, rest of season)

Roster count: 18 guaranteed

Waived Players: Toney Douglas, Corey Webster, Mirza Begic, Jerome Jordan, Sean Kilpatrick, Chris Douglas-Roberts, Bryce Dejean-Jones (waived and two expired 10-days, re-signed), Jeff Adrien, Bo McCalebb, Nate Robinson, Jimmer Fredette, Jarnell Stokes, Orlando Johnson (expired 10-day)

Note: The signings of Gee and Cunningham via the MLE triggered a hard cap for the Pelicans.  New Orleans claimed Ish Smith off waivers (Washington Wizards) but traded him to the Philadelphia 76ers.

New Orleans Pelicans Team Salary

New York KnicksNew York Knicks

Current: Cap room spent and hard-capped

Acquisitions: Robin Lopez, Kyle O’Quinn, Arron Afflalo, Derrick Williams, Lou Amundson, Lance Thomas, Sasha Vujacic, Kristaps Porzingis, Jerian Grant, Kevin Seraphin, Thanasis Antetokounmpo (10-day contract), Jimmer Fredette (10-day contract), Tony Wroten

Roster count: 15 guaranteed

Waived Players: Ricky Ledo, Thanasis Antetokounmpo (waived and expired 10-day), Darion Atkins, Wesley Saunders, Travis Trice, DeJuan Summer, Jimmer Fredette (expired 10-day)

Note: The Knicks adding in O’Quinn via sign and trade triggered the hard cap.

New York Knicks Team Salary

Oklahoma City ThunderOklahoma City Thunder

Current: Over the cap and luxury tax threshold, $3,376,000 MMLE, TPEs ($3.8 million, $2.8 million, $2.0 million)

Acquisitions: Enes Kanter, Cameron Payne, Kyle Singler, Josh Huestis, Randy Foye, Nazr Mohammed

Roster count: 15 guaranteed

Waived Players: Dez Wells, Talib Zanna, Julyan Stone, Michael Qualls, Michael Cobbins, Mustapha Farrakhan, Steve Novak (via trade), D.J. Augustin (via trade).

Note: The Thunder are in the luxury tax.

Oklahoma City Thunder Team Salary

Orlando MagicOrlando Magic

Current: No space, $2,814,000 RE, $8.2 million TPE

Acquisitions: Tobias Harris (traded to Detroit Pistons), C.J. Watson, Jason Smith, Mario Hezonja, Shabazz Napier, Joe Harris (via trade, waived), Keith Appling (10-day contracts), Brandon Jennings, Ersan Ilyasova, Jared Cunningham

Roster count: 15 guaranteed

Waived Players: Ben Gordon, Jordan Sibert, Keith Appling, Melvin Ejim, Greg Stiemsma, Nnanna Egwu, Joe Harris, Keith Appling (expired 10-days), Channing Frye (via trade)

Orlando Magic Team Salary

Philadelphia 76ersPhiladelphia 76ers

Current: $7.0 million in cap space, $2,814,000 RE

Acquisitions: Nik Stauskas, Jason Thompson, Carl Landry, Jahlil Okafor, Pierre Jackson, Richaun Holmes, Kendall Marshall, Christian Wood (twice, plus two 10-day contracts), T.J. McConnell, Tony Wroten, Elton Brand, Sonny Weems

Roster count: 15 guaranteed

Waived Players: Gerald Wallace, Jason Thompson (via trade), Furkan Aldemir, Pierre Jackson, Scottie Wilbekin, Jordan McRae, J.P. Tokoto, Jordan Railey, Phil Pressey, Tony Wroten, Christian Wood (waived and expired 10-day), JaKarr Sampson, Sonny Weems

Note: Cap space figure assumes Dario Saric officially signs that he’ll play next season overseas.

Philadelphia 76ers Team Salary

Phoenix SunsPhoenix Suns

Current: Cap space spent, $2,814,000 RE, $579k TPE

Acquisitions: Brandon Knight, Tyson Chandler, Devin Booker, Sonny Weems, Mirza Teletovic, Jon Leuer, Ronnie Price, Cory Jefferson (10-day contract), Jordan McRae (two 10-day contracts), Orlando Johnson (10-day contract), Kris Humphries, DeJuan Blair, John Jenkins, Phil Pressey (two 10-day contracts), Alan Williams (10-day contract, two-year deal), Chase Budinger

Roster count: 14 guaranteed

Waived Players: Jerel McNeal, Deonte Burton, Kyle Casey, Terrico White, Henry Sims, Cory Jefferson (waived and expired 10-day), Bryce Cotton, Lorenzo Brown (expired 10-days), Jordan McRae (expired 10-days), Orlando Johnson (expired 10-day), Markieff Morris (via trade), Kris Humphries, DeJuan Blair, Sonny Weems (claimed by Philadelphia 76ers)

Phoenix Suns Team Salary

Portland Trail BlazersPortland Trail Blazers

Current: $7.8 million in cap space, $2,814,000 RE

Acquisitions: Damian Lillard (extension), Al-Farouq Aminu, Ed Davis, Noah Vonleh, Mason Plumlee, Pat Connaughton, Luis Montero, Moe Harkless, Gerald Henderson, Cliff Alexander, Anderson Varejao, Brian Roberts

Roster count: 15 guaranteed

Waived: Brendan Haywood, Mike Miller, Omari Johnson, Phil Pressey, Tim Frazier, Anderson Varejao

Note: The Blazers have more cap room than any team in the league.

Portland Trail Blazers Team Salary

Sacramento KingsSacramento Kings

Current: Spent over the cap, $2,814,000 RE

Acquisitions: Rajon Rondo, Marco Belinelli, James Anderson, Caron Butler, Omri Casspi, Kosta Koufos, Willie Cauley-Stein, Duje Dukan, Seth Curry, Quincy Acy, Eric Moreland

Roster count: 15 guaranteed

Waived players: Eric Moreland (re-signed), Vince Hunter, Marshall Henderson, David Stockton

Sacramento Kings Team Salary

San Antonio SpursSan Antonio Spurs

Current: Cap space spent

Acquisitions: LaMarcus Aldridge, David West, Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green, Matt Bonner, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Boban Marjanovic, Jonathan Simmons Rasual Butler, Andre Miller, Kevin Martin

Roster count: 15 guaranteed

Waived Players:  DeShaun Thomas, Youssou Ndoye, Jimmer Fredette, Keifer Sykes, Reggie Williams, Julian Washburn, Ray McCallum, Rasual Butler

Note: The Spurs started under the cap but have spent over the tax threshold.

San Antonio Spurs Team Salary

Toronto RaptorsToronto Raptors

Current: Cap space spent

Acquisitions: DeMarre Carroll, Delon Wright, Cory Joseph, Norman Powell, Luis Scola, Bismack Biyombo, Jonas Valanciunas (extension), Anthony Bennett, Terrence Ross (extension), Jason Thompson

Cap Holds: Nando De Colo ($1.9 million)

Roster count: 15 guaranteed

Waived Players: Luke Ridnour, Ronald Roberts, Michale Kyser, Axel Toupane, Shannon Scott, Anthony Bennett

Note: Biyombo signed for the room exception.

Toronto Raptors Team Salary

Utah JazzUtah Jazz

Current: $5.2 million in cap room, $2,814,000 RE

Acquisitions: Raul Neto, Joe Ingles, Trey Lyles, Tibor Pleiss, Jeff Withey, Erick Green (10-day contracts), Shelvin Mack

Roster count: 15 guaranteed

Waived Players: Jack Cooley, J.J. O’Brien (waived & expired 10-day), Grant Jerrett, Treveon Graham, Bryce Cotton, E.J. Singler, Phil Pressey, Eric Atkins, Elijah Millsap, Erick Green (expired 10-days)

Utah Jazz Team Salary

Washington WizardsWashington Wizards

Current: Over the cap and hard-capped, $1,464,000 MLE, TPE ($250k)

Acquisitions: Gary Neal, Alan Anderson, Kelly Oubre, Jared Dudley, Drew Gooden, Jarell Eddie, Markieff Morris, J.J. Hickson, Marcus Thornton

Cap Holds: Will Bynum ($947k), Al Harrington (947k)

Roster count: 15 guaranteed

Waived Players: Jaleel Roberts, Josh Harrellson, Toure’ Murry, Jaron Johnson, Ish Smith, Martell Webster, Ryan Hollins, Kris Humphries (via trade), DeJuan Blair (via trade), Gary Neal

Note: The Wizards have to make a decision this summer on a potential Bradley Beal extension.  Washington is hard-capped after using the BAE on Neal.

Washington Wizards Team Salary

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(Updated on 4/25/16)