Denver Nuggets Team Salary

Quick: Over the cap.

Rookie Contract Extension Eligible: Kenneth Faried


  • Mid-Level: $4,797,664 (Erick Green)
  • Trade Exception (Jordan Hamilton, expiring 2/20/15) — $1,169,880
  • Trade Exception (Andre Miller, expiring 2/20/15) — $1,659,080
  • Trade Exception (Anthony Randolph, expiring 6/26/15) — $1,750,000
  • Trade Exception (Evan Fournier, expiring 6/26/15) — $1,422,720

Roster Count: 13 guaranteed, one non-guaranteed

Depth Chart*:
PG: Ty Lawson, Nate Robinson
SG: Arron Afflalo, Randy Foye, Gary Harris, Erick Green
SF: Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Quincy Miller
PF: Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur
C: Timofey Mozgov, JaVale McGee, J.J. Hickson, Jusuf Nurkic

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


  • 6/23/14 — Nate Robinson and Darrell Arthur opted into the final years of their contracts.
  • 6/26/14 — Traded Evan Fournier and the rights to Roy Devyn Marble (2014-56th) to the Orlando Magic for Arron Afflalo.
  • 6/26/14 — Selected Nikola Jokic (41st) in the 2014 NBA Draft
  • 6/26/14 — Traded Anthony Randolph and the rights to Doug McDermott (2014-11th) to the Chicago Bulls for the rights to Jusuf Nurkic (2014-16th) and Gary Harris (2014-19th), along with a 2015 second-rounder.
  • 7/8/14 — Signed Gary Harris to a $7.3 million rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/23/14 — Signed Jusuf Nurkic to an $8.5 million rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/24/14 — Signed Erick Green to a three-year non/partially-guaranteed $2.3 million minimum contract.

Waived Players: None

Free Agents:

  • Declined Option Bird: Jan Vesely

Unsigned Draft Picks:

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Nikola Jokic (2014-41st), Joffrey Lauvergne (2013-55th), Izzet Turkyilmaz (2012-50th), Chukwudiebere Maduabum (2011-56th), Sani Becirovic (2003-46th), Xue Yuyang (2003-57th)

Head Coach: Brian Shaw (signed summer of 2013 for roughly $6 million over three years)

Basketball Executives:

  • Josh Kroenke — President of Basketball Operations and Governor
  • Tim Connelly — General Manager
  • Arturas Karnisovas — Assistant General Manager

Pick Swaps:

  • 2015 — Owed second-rounder (top-55 protected) from Los Angeles Clippers (Cheikh Samb).
  • 2015 — Owed second-rounder from Chicago Bulls (Doug McDermott).  The lower pick (between Chicago and Portland pick) to Denver.
  • 2015 — Owe second-rounder to Minnesota Timberwolves (Corey Brewer).  The lower pick between Denver and Minnesota goes to Houston Rockets (Tanguy Ngombo, Thomas Robinson).
  • 2016 — Owe second-rounder to Philadelphia 76ers (Jan Vesely).
  • 2016 — Nuggets have the right to swap first-round picks with New York Knicks (Carmelo Anthony).  If swapped, Denver’s pick goes to Toronto Raptors (Andrea Bargnani).
  • 2018 — Owed second-rounder from Golden State Warriors (Andre Iguodala).
  • 2018 — Owe second-rounder to Utah Jazz (Randy Foye).

Cash Paid ($3.3 million max): $0

Cash Received ($3.3 million max): $0

Amnesty: Used on Chris Anderson.


Cap Holds

The Nuggets still have the rights to former players Rudy Fernandez and Wesley Person for a combined cap hold of $6,366,351.

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 8/7/14)

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