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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 $51.9 million.

Roster Count: 14 guaranteed, two non-guaranteed, one two-way

Depth Chart
PG: Kemba Walker, Tony Parker, Devonte’ Graham, Joe Chealey (two-way)
SG: Jeremy Lamb, Malik Monk, Dwayne Bacon, J.P. Macura (two-way)
SF: Nicolas Batum, Miles Bridges, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (injured)
PF: Marvin Williams, Frank Kaminsky
C: Cody Zeller, Guillermo Hernangomez, Bismack Biyombo

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

Non-Guaranteed Salaries

  • None

Exceptions

  • Trade Exception (Dwight Howard, expiring 7/6/2019) — $7,819,725
  • Mid-Level Exception — $3,641,000 (Tony Parker)
  • Bi-Annual Exception — $3,382,000

Waived Players: Mangok Mathiang (two-way), Isaiah Wilkins, Jaylen Barford, Zach Smith

Traded Players: Dwight Howard, Timofey Mozgov, Julyan Stone

Trade Kickers

  • None

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

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

Two-Way Contracts: J.P. Macura, Joe Chealey

Two-Way Daily Rate in NBA/G-League: $4,737/$544

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

  • 2019 — Owed second-rounder from Oklahoma City Thunder (Hamidou Diallo).
  • 2019 — Owe second-rounder to Atlanta Hawks (Devonte’ Graham).
  • 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

Deadlines

  • 12/15/18 — No-trade restriction lifts on Tony Parker.
  • 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 options for Marvin Williams and Bismack Biyombo.
  • 6/29/19 — Qualifying offer deadline for Frank Kaminsky.
  • 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.

Acquisitions

  • 4/8/18 — Hired Mitch Kupchak as general manager.
  • 4/13/18 — Fired Coach Steve Clifford.
  • 5/10/18 — Hired Coach James Borrego.
  • 6/21/18 — Drafted Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (11th) and Arnoldas Kulboka (55th).
  • 6/21/18 — Traded the rights to Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2018-11th) to Los Angeles Clippers for the rights to Miles Bridges (2018-12th), a 2020 second-rounder from Cleveland Cavaliers and 2021 second-rounder.
  • 6/21/18 — Traded two second-rounders (2019 and 2023) to Atlanta Hawks for the rights to Devonte’ Graham (2018-34th).
  • 7/2/18 — Signed Miles Bridges (2018-12th) to a $16,317,853 rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/2/18 — Signed J.P. Macura to a one-year, two-way contract.
  • 7/6/18 — Traded Dwight Howard to Brooklyn Nets for Timofey Mozgov the rights to Hamidou Diallo (2018-45th), a 2021 second-rounder and $5 million.
  • 7/6/18 — Traded the rights to Hamidou Diallo (2018-45th) to Oklahoma City Thunder for a 2019 second-rounder and $243,000.
  • 7/6/18 — Signed Devonte’ Graham (2018-34th) to a partially-guaranteed three-year $4,069,177 contract.
  • 7/7/18 — Traded Timofey Mozgov to Orlando Magic and Julyan Stone to Chicago Bulls for Bismack Biyombo and two second-rounders from the Magic.
  • 7/22/18 — Signed Tony Parker to a partially-guaranteed two-year $10,250,000 contract.
  • 7/25/18 — Signed Jaylen Barford to a non-guaranteed one-year $838,464 summer contract.
  • 7/26/18 — Signed Joe Chealey to a non-guaranteed one-year $838,464 summer contract.
  • 7/26/18 — Signed Zach Smith to a non-guaranteed one-year $838,464 summer contract.
  • 7/26/18 — Signed Isaiah Wilkins to a non-guaranteed one-year $838,464 summer contract.
  • 10/13/18 — Converted Joe Chealey to a two-way contract.
  • 10/30/18 — Picked up the team option on Malik Monk.

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • Brian Roberts* ($1,471,382, non-Bird)
  • Christian Wood* ($1,471,382, non-Bird)
  • Marcus Paige (two-way, non-Bird)

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

Unsigned Draft Picks

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

Arena: Spectrum Center

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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 11/13/18)

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