Charlotte Hornets Team Salary

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Quick: Over the cap and hard capped

Projected 2016-17 Cap Space: $0-$42.6 million

Exceptions

  • Mid-Level Exception: $5,464,000
  • Bi-Annual Exception: $0 (Jeremy Lin)
  • Trade Exception (Matt Barnes, expiring 6/25/16) — $646,250
  • Trade Exception (Luke Ridnour, expiring 6/25/16) — $548,000

Roster Count: 14 guaranteed, two non/partially-guaranteed.

Depth Chart
PG: Kemba Walker, Jeremy Lin, Brian Roberts
SG: Nicolas Batum, Jeremy Lamb, P.J. Hairston, Troy Daniels, Aaron Harrison, Elliot Williams
SF: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
PF: Cody Zeller, Marvin Williams, Frank Kaminsky, Tyler Hansbrough
C: Al Jefferson, Spencer Hawes

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

Free Agents

  • Bird: Jeffery Taylor
  • Non-Bird: Jason Maxiell

First-Round Player Options: P.J. Hairston (third-year), Cody Zeller (fourth-year)

First-Round Extension Eligible: Jeremy Lamb

Deadlines

  • 10/31/15 — Team options for P.J. Hairston and Cody Zeller.
  • 10/31/15 — Extension deadline for Jeremy Lamb.
  • 12/15/15 — The no-trade restriction lifts on Jeremy Lin, Tyler Hansbrough, Elliot Williams and Aaron Harrison.
  • 1/10/16 — Aaron Harrison’s $525k guarantees for 15/16.
  • 1/10/16 — Elliot Williams’ $1.1 million guarantees for 15/16.
  • 11/15/16 — Elliot Williams’ $1.2 million guarantees for 16/17.
  • 1/10/17 — Aaron Harrison’s $875k guarantees for 16/17.

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

Acquisitions

  • 6/15/15 — Al Jefferson opted into the final year on his contract.
  • 6/15/15 — Traded Lance Stephenson to Los Angeles Clippers for Matt Barnes and Spencer Hawes.
  • 6/17/15 — Gerald Henderson opted into the final year on his contract.
  • 6/24/15 — Traded Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh to Portland Trail Blazers for Nicolas Batum.
  • 6/25/15 — Traded Matt Barnes to Memphis Grizzlies for Luke Ridnour.
  • 6/25/15 — Traded Luke Ridnour and a conditional 2016 second-rounder (31-55 range, unprotected in 2017) to Oklahoma City for Jeremy Lamb.
  • 6/25/15 — Selected Frank Kaminsky with the ninth pick in the draft.
  • 6/25/15 — Traded Juan Pablo Vaulet (2015-39th) to Brooklyn Nets for a 2018 second-rounder, a 2019 second-rounder and $880k in cash.
  • 7/2/15 — Signed Frank Kaminsky to an $11.8 million rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/9/15 — Signed Jeremy Lin to a two-year, $4.4 million contract, player option on second season.
  • 7/14/15 — Signed Aaron Harrison to a two-year, partially-guaranteed $1.4 million contract.
  • 7/22/15 — Signed Tyler Hansbrough to a one-year, $1.2 million minimum contract.
  • 7/28/15 — Signed Elliot Williams to a two-year, partially-guaranteed ($80k) $2.3 million minimum contract.
  • 8/26/15 — Signed Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to a four-year, $52 million extension with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, player option on final season.

Waived Players: None

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: None

Coaching Staff

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

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

  • 2016 — Owe second-rounder (top-55 protected) to San Antonio Spurs (Theo Ratliff).
  • 2016 — Owe second-rounder (31-55 range) to Oklahoma City Thunder (Jeremy Lamb).
  • 2018 — Owed second rounder from Brooklyn Nets (Juan Pablo Vaulet).  Pick may instead be from Cleveland Cavaliers (Andrei Kirilenko).
  • 2019 — Owed second rounder from Brooklyn Nets (Juan Pablo Vaulet).

Cash Paid ($3.4 million max): $0

Cash Received ($3.4 million max): $0

Trade Kickers

  • None

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

Amnesty: Used on Tyrus Thomas.

D-League Affiliate: Fort Wayne Mad Ants (shared affiliation)

Archives
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Cap Holds

  • Jason Maxiell — $947,276 (Non-Bird)
  • Jeffrey Taylor — $947,276 (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 8/26/15)