Charlotte Hornets Team Salary


2016-17 Team-By-Team Salary Summary

Quick: Over the cap and hard capped

Projected 2016-17 Cap Space: $0-$39.0 million


  • Mid-Level Exception: $5,628,000
  • Trade Exception (Matt Barnes, expiring 6/25/16) — $646,250
  • Trade Exception (Luke Ridnour, expiring 6/25/16) — $548,000
  • Room: $2,898,000

*If team goes under the cap, they will lose all of their exceptions, but gain the room exception.  If the team stays over the cap, they lose the room exception.

2016/17 Roster Count: Six guaranteed, one non-guaranteed

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: Malachi Richardson (2016-22nd, cap hold $1,199,900 — reportedly traded to Sacramento Kings in July)
  • Second-rounders: None

Free Agents

  • Bird: Al Jefferson, Nicolas Batum, Courtney Lee, Troy Daniels (restricted), Jeffery Taylor*
  • Early Bird: Marvin Williams
  • Non-Bird: Jeremy Lin, Jorge Gutierrez (restricted), Tyler Hansbrough, Jason Maxiell*

* Cannot be used in a sign and trade because they were not active players in the NBA last season.

Players only restricted if team gives qualifying offers.

Non-Guaranteed Salaries: Aaron Harrison ($874,636)

Options: None

Qualifying Offers: Troy Daniels ($1,215,696), Jorge Gutierrez ($1,215,696)

Depth Chart
PG: Kemba Walker
SG: Aaron Harrison
SF: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Jeremy Lamb
PF: Frank Kaminsky, Spencer Hawes
C: Cody Zeller

Note: Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game.

Qualifying Offers: Troy Daniels ($1,215,696), Jorge Gutierrez ($1,215,696)

2017/18 Rookie-Scale Options: Frank Kaminsky ($2,847,600)


  • 6/25/16 — Matt Barnes $646k and Luke Ridnour $549k trade exceptions expire.
  • 6/30/16 — Qualifying offer deadline for Troy Daniels and Jorge Gutierrez.
  • 7/1/16-7/6/16 — NBA annual moratorium.
  • 7/7/16 — Free agent signing period begins.
  • 10/31/16 — Extension deadline for Cody Zeller.
  • 10/31/16 — Team option for Frank Kaminsky.
  • 1/10/17 — Aaron Harrison’s $875k guarantees for 16/17.
  • 6/26/17 — Player option for Spencer Hawes.
  • 6/30/17 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Cody Zeller and Aaron Harrison.
  • 10/31/17 — Team option for Frank Kaminsky.
  • 6/22/18 — Player option for Michael-Kidd Gilchrist.
  • 10/31/18 — Team option for Frank Kaminsky.
  • 6/30/19 — Qualifying offer deadline for Frank Kaminsky.

Teams and players can renegotiate guarantee dates.  The NBA’s general cut-down date is approximately January 10.


  • 6/22/16 — Jeremy Lin opted out of the final year of his contract.

Waived Players: None

Traded Players: None

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Steve Clifford (signed three-year, $6 million contract starting for 13-14 season, extension TBD)

Assistants: Patrick Ewing (Associate Head Coach), Stephen Silas, Bob Weiss, Pat Delany, Bruce Kreutzer, Steve Hetzel

Trainer: Steve Stricker, Dennis Williams (assistant), Matt Friia (strength and conditioning)

Basketball Executives

  • Rich Cho — General Manager
  • Chad Buchanan — Assistant General Manager
  • Larry Jordan — Director, Player Personnel
  • Jason Rosenfeld — Basketball Analytics

Pick Swaps

  • 2018 — Owed second rounder from Brooklyn Nets (Juan Pablo Vaulet).  Pick may instead be from Cleveland Cavaliers (Andrei Kirilenko).
  • 2018 — Owe second-rounder to Memphis Grizzlies (Courtney Lee).

Cash Paid ($3.4 million max): $0

Cash Received ($3.4 million max): $542,714 (from Memphis Grizzlies, Courtney Lee)

Trade Kickers

  • None

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses, under certain circumstances.

Amnesty: Used on Tyrus Thomas.

D-League Affiliate: None


Cap Holds

  • Jason Maxiell — $980,431 (Non-Bird)
  • Jeffrey Taylor — $980,431 (Full Bird)

For notes on some of the rules and an explanation of cap holds, please refer to the following Salary Notes.

Salary and team data changes quite often. If you notice a discrepancy, please notify Basketball Insiders Senior Writer Eric Pincus.

(Updated on 6/24/16)