Charlotte Hornets Team Salary


Quick: Cap space spent.

Projected 2015/16 Cap Space: None

Exceptions *

  • Mid-Level Exception: $5,464,000 (in July)
  • Bi-Annual Exception: $2,139,000 (in July)
  • Trade Exception (Matt Barnes, expiring 6/25/16) — $646,250
  • Trade Exception (Luke Ridnour, expiring 6/25/16) — $548,000

Free Agents

  • Bird: Bismack Biyombo, Jeffery Taylor
  • Non-Bird: Mo Williams, Jason Maxiell

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

First-Round Extension Eligible: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Jeremy Lamb

Amnesty: Used on Tyrus Thomas.


  • 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.

Waived Players: None

Unsigned Draft Picks:

  • First-rounders: Frank Kaminsky (2015-9th)
  • Second-rounders: None

Roster Count: 11 guaranteed

Depth Chart*:
PG: Kemba Walker, Brian Roberts
SG: Nicolas Batum, Jeremy Lamb, P.J. Hairston, Troy Daniels
SF: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
PF: Cody Zeller, Marvin Williams
C: Al Jefferson, Spencer Hawes

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

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

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 ($3.3 million max): $0

Cash Received ($3.3 million max): $75k from New Orleans Pelicans (Scotty Hopson); $344,562 from Minnesota Timberwolves (Mo Williams), $880k from Brooklyn Nets (Juan Pablo Vaulet)


Cap Holds

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

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(Updated on 7/1/15)