Charlotte Hornets Team Salary


Quick: Cap space spent.

Projected 2015/16 Cap Space: $0-$17.7 million, primarily depending on the player options of Al Jefferson and Gerald Henderson.

Draft Picks: 9th, 39th

Exceptions *

  • Mid-Level Exception: $5,464,000 (in July)
  • Bi-Annual Exception: $2,139,000 (in July)
  • Room: $2,814,000 (in July)

* Room Exception only available if other exceptions renounced.

Free Agents

  • Bird: Al Jefferson (player option), Bismack Biyombo (restricted*), Gerald Henderson (player option), Jeffery Taylor (restricted*)
  • Non-Bird: Mo Williams, Jason Maxiell

* Players are only restricted if the team gives a qualifying offer.

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

First-Round Extension Eligible: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Amnesty: Used on Tyrus Thomas.


  • None

Waived Players: None

Unsigned Draft Picks:

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

Roster Count: Nine guaranteed, two options

Depth Chart*:
PG: Kemba Walker, Brian Roberts
SG: Gerald Henderson, Lance Stephenson, P.J. Hairston, Troy Daniels
SF: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
PF: Cody Zeller, Marvin Williams, Noah Vonleh
C: Al Jefferson

*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).

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)


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 5/19/15)