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Charlotte Hornets Team Salary

Quick: Over the cap and hard-capped.

Salary Cap: $99,093,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $119,266,000

Hard Cap: $129,817,000

Projected 2019-20 Cap Space ($109 million cap): Up to $34.4 million but none if Marvin Williams and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist each opt in.

Roster Count: Six guaranteed, two player options, three non-guaranteed

Depth Chart
PG: Tony Parker, Devonte’ Graham
SG: Malik Monk, Dwayne Bacon
SF: Nicolas Batum, Miles Bridges
PF: Guillermo Hernangomez
C: Bismack Biyombo, Cody Zeller

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


  • Trade Exception (Dwight Howard, expiring 7/6/2019) — $7,819,725

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • Bird: Kemba Walker, Marvin Williams (PO), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (PO), Jeremy Lamb ($14,227,907), Frank Kaminsky (RFA*, $10,883,526)
  • Non-Bird: Shelvin Mack ($1,618,520), Brian Roberts* ($1,618,520), J.P. Macura (two-way), Joe Chealey (two-way), Marcus Paige* (two-way)

* If issued qualifying offer.
**Did not play in the most recent season, cannot be included in a sign-and-trade.

Non-Guaranteed Salaries

  • Tony Parker $5,250,000
  • Willy Hernangomez $1,676,735
  • Dwayne Bacon $1,618,520

2019 Draft Picks: 12th, 36th (from the Washington Wizards), 52nd (from Oklahoma City Thunder); Own 44th to the Atlanta Hawks

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Arnoldas Kulboka (2018-55th)

Waived Players: None

Traded Players: None

G-League Affiliate: Greensboro Swarm (Cam Twiss general manager, coach Joe Wolf)

Two-Way Contracts: None

Two-Way Daily Rate in NBA/G-League: TBD

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: James Borrego

Assistants: Jay Triano, Chad Iske, Jay Hernandez, Ronald Norad, Dutch Gaitley, Nate Mitchell

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

Basketball Executives

  • Mitch Kupchak — general manager
  • Buzz Peterson — assistant general manager
  • Larry Jordan — director, player personnel
  • George Rodman — director of basketball analytics and strategy
  • David Duquette — director of basketball strategy/team counsel

Pick Swaps

  • 2020 — Owe second-rounder to New York Knicks (Guillermo Hernangomez).
  • 2021 — Owe second-rounder to New York Knicks (Guillermo Hernangomez).
  • 2020 — Owed second-rounder from Cleveland Cavaliers (Brendan Haywood, Anderson Varejao, Channing Frye, C.J. Wilcox, Miles Bridges).
  • 2020 — Owed the lower second-rounder from Brooklyn Nets or New York Knicks, via trade with Philadelphia 76ers (Anzejs Pasecniks, Timofey Mozgov).
  • 2021 — Owed second-rounder from Los Angeles Clippers (Miles Bridges).
  • 2021 — Owed second-rounder from Brooklyn Nets (Dwight Howard).
  • 2023– Owe second-rounder to Atlanta Hawks (Devonte’ Graham).

Cash Paid ($5.1 million max): $0

Cash Received ($5.1 million max): $5 million from Brooklyn Nets (Dwight Howard); $243,000 from Oklahoma City Thunder (Hamidou Diallo) — $0 remaining


  • 6/20/19 — NBA Draft.
  • 6/22/19 — Player option for Michael-Kidd Gilchrist.
  • 6/28/19 — Guillermo Hernangomez’s $1,676,735 guarantees for 2019-20.
  • 6/29/19 — Player option for Marvin Williams.
  • 6/29/19 — Qualifying offer deadline for Frank Kaminsky.
  • 7/1/19-7/5/19 –NBA moratorium.
  • 7/4/19 — Tony Parker’s $5,250,000 guarantees for 2019-20.
  • 7/6/19 — Dwight Howard trade exception expires.
  • 8/1/19 — Dwayne Bacon’s $1,618,520 guarantees for 2019-20.
  • 10/31/19 — Team options for Malik Monk and Miles Bridges.
  • 6/29/20 — Player option for Nicolas Batum.
  • 6/30/20 — Qualifying offer deadline for Dwayne Bacon.
  • 7/7/20 — Devonte’ Graham’s $1,663,861 guarantees for 2020-21.
  • 10/31/20 — Team option on Miles Bridges.
  • Before start of 2020 season — Extension deadline for Malik Monk.
  • 6/30/21 — Qualifying offer deadline for Malik Monk.
  • Before start of 2021 season — Extension deadline for Miles Bridges.
  • 6/30/22 — Qualifying offer deadline for Miles Bridges.

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


  • 4/16/19 — Bismack Biyombo opted into his $17,000,000 2019-20 salary.
  • 5/14/19 — Received the 12th pick in the draft lottery.

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Trade Kickers

  • None

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

Arena: Spectrum Center


Cap Holds

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

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

(Updated on 5/17/19)



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