Denver Nuggets Team Salary


2017-18 Team-By-Team Salary Summary

Quick: Up to $8.6 million in cap space.

Salary Cap: $99,093,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $119,266,000

Projected 2018-19 Cap Space ($102 million cap): Up to $35.9 million


  • Room Exception: $4,328,000

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • Bird: Mason Plumlee (RFA, $5,821,325)

Non-Guaranteed Salaries

  • None

Roster Count: 14 guaranteed

Depth Chart
PG: Jameer Nelson, Emmanuel Mudiay
SG: Gary Harris, Jamal Murray, Malik Beasley
SF: Wilson Chandler, Will Barton, Tyler Lydon
PF: Paul Millsap, Juancho Hernangomez, Trey Lyles
C: Nikola Jokic, Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur

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

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses, under certain circumstances.

G-League Affiliate: None

Two-Way Contracts: Monte Morris (two-year), Torrey Craig (one-year)

Two-Way Daily Rate in NBA/G-League: $4,608/$528

Trade Kickers

  • None

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Mike Malone (four-year deal starting with 2015/16 season, final year team option)

Assistants: Wes Unseld Jr. Micah Nori, Jordi Fernandez, Ryan Bowen, Chris Finch, John Beckett (player development), Stephen Graham (player development), Ognjen Stojakovic (player development), Travess Amenta (head video coordinator), Tommy Massimino Jr. (assistant video coordinator)

Trainer: Dan Shimensky, Jason Miller (assistant), Steve Hess (director of performance/assistance coach, and head strength and conditioning coach), Felipe Eichenberger (associate head strength and conditioning coach)

Basketball Executives

  • Josh Kroenke — owner/governor
  • Tim Connelly — president of basketball operations
  • Arturas Karnisovas — general manager
  • Calvin Booth — assistant general manager
  • Jared Jeffries — director of pro personnel
  • Chuck Hayes — associate of basketball operations

Pick Swaps

  • 2018 — Owed second-rounder from Golden State Warriors (Andre Iguodala).
  • 2018 — Owed second-rounder from Portland Trail Blazers (Mason Plumlee). Could be from Sacramento Kings (Tyreke Evans/Robin Lopez).
  • 2018 — Owe second-rounder to Los Angeles Lakers (Randy Foye, Kirk Hinrich, Jose Calderon).
  • 2019 — Owed second-rounder from Washington Wizards (Kelly Oubre, Jamal Crawford).
  • 2019 — Owe second-rounder (top-55 protected) to Milwaukee Bucks (Roy Hibbert).

Cash Paid ($5.1 million max): $0

Cash Received ($5.1 million max): $0


  • 8/31/17 — Final day to stretch a player for 2017/18 season.
  • 10/31/17 — Team option deadlines on Emmanuel Mudiay, Juancho Hernangomez, Jamal Murray and Malik Beasley.
  • 10/31/17 — Extension deadline for Gary Harris.
  • 12/15/17 — No-trade restriction lifts on Paul Millsap.
  • 6/24/18 — Player option deadline for Wilson Chandler.
  • 6/29/18 — Team option deadline on Nikola Jokic.
  • 6/29/18 — Player option deadline for Darrell Arthur.
  • 6/29/18 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Gary Harris.
  • 7/1/18-7/5/18 — NBA moratorium.
  • 7/6/18 — Danilo Gallinari trade exception expires.
  • 10/31/18 — Extension deadline for Emmanuel Mudiay.
  • 10/31/18 — Team option deadlines on Tyler Lydon, Juancho Hernangomez, Jamal Murray and Malik Beasley.
  • 6/29/19 — Qualifying offer deadline for Emmanuel Mudiay.
  • 6/30/19 — Team option for Paul Millsap.
  • 10/31/19 — Extension deadlines for Juancho Hernangomez, Jamal Murray and Malik Beasley.
  • 10/31/19 — Team option deadline on Tyler Lydon.
  • 6/29/20 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Juancho Hernangomez, Jamal Murray and Malik Beasley.
  • 10/31/20 — Extension deadline for Tyler Lydon.
  • 6/29/21 — Qualifying offer deadline for Tyler Lydon.

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


  • 6/21/17 — Issued qualifying offer to Mason Plumlee.
  • 6/22/17 — Traded the rights to Donovan Mitchell (2017-13th) to Utah Jazz for Trey Lyles and the rights to Tyler Lydon (2017-24th).
  • 6/22/17 — Drafted Vlatko Cancar (49th) and Monte Morris (51st).
  • 6/29/17 — Danilo Gallinari opted out of his contract.
  • 7/6/17 — Signed Tyler Lydon (2017-24th) to a $9,476,396 rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/6/17 — Sign and traded Danilo Gallinari to Los Angeles Clippers for a Washington Wizards 2019 second-rounder.
  • 7/13/17 — Renounced the rights to Roy Hibbert.
  • 7/13/17 — Signed Paul Millsap to an incentive-laden (TBD) three-year, $95.4 million contract, team option on final season.
  • 7/14/17 — Signed Torrey Craig to a one-year two-way contract.
  • 7/21/17 — Signed Monte Morris (2017-51st) to a two-year two-way contract.

Waived Players: Mike Miller

Traded Players: None

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Vlatko Cancar (2017-49th), Petr Cornelie (2016-53rd), Nikola Radicevic (2015-57th), Izzet Turkyilmaz (2012-50th), Sani Becirovic (2003-46th), Xue Yuyang (2003-57th)

Arena: Pepsi 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 8/13/17)