Quick: Over the cap and hard-capped by the JaMychal Green signing via the non-taxpayer mid-level exception.
Salary Cap: $109,140,000
Luxury Tax Threshold: $132,627,000
Projection for 2021-22 ($112,414,000 cap): Over the cap.
Roster Count: 14 guaranteed, one non-guaranteed, two two-ways
PG: Jamal Murray, Monte Morris, PJ Dozier, Facundo Campazzo, Markus Howard (two-way)
SG: Gary Harris, Will Barton, RJ Hampton
SF: Michael Porter Jr, Vlatko Cancar
PF: Paul Millsap, JaMychal Green, Zeke Nnaji, Greg Whittington (two-way)
C: Nikola Jokic, Isaiah Hartenstein, Bol Manute Bol
Note: Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game.
- Trade Exception (Juancho Hernangomez, expiring 3/19/21) — $3,321,030
- Trade Exception (Shabazz Napier, expiring 3/22/21) — $1,645,357
- Trade Exception (Jerami Grant, expiring 8/6/21*) — $9,525,000
- Mid-Level Exception — $0 (Bol Manute Bol, JaMychal Green)
- Bi-Annual Exception — $423,000 (Facundo Compazzo)
* Exact date TBD.
Non-Guaranteed Salaries — Next Cut-Down Date*
- PJ Dozier $1,762,796 ($1.2 million guaranteed) — 2/24/21
* Players and teams can agree to push back cut-down dates but no later than 2/24/21.
Waived Players: Keita Bates-Diop
Traded Players: Jerami Grant (sign-and-trade)
G-League Affiliate: None
Two-Way Contracts: Greg Whittington, Markus Howard
Note: Two-Way Contracts pay $449,115 for the full 2020-21 season, pro-rated based on in-season signing date.
Governor: Josh Kroenke
- Tim Connelly — president of basketball operations
- Calvin Booth — general manager
- Tommy Balcetis — assistant general manager
- Lisa Johnson — vice president of basketball administration
- Ben Tenzer — director of basketball operations
- Amy O’Brien — director of team operations/player development
- Jim Clibanoff — director of scouting
- Scott Howard — manager of player personnel
Head Coach: Mike Malone
Assistants: Wes Unseld Jr (associate head coach), David Adelman, Jordi Fernandez, Ryan Bowen, Charles Klask, John Beckett
Training Staff: Steve Short (director of sports medicine), Dan Shimensky (head athletic trainer), Felipe Eichenberger (head strength and conditioning coach), Jason Miller (assistant athletic trainer/assistant strength and conditioning coach)
- 2021 — Owe a second-rounder to the Oklahoma City Thunder (Wilson Chandler, Alec Burks, Kelly Oubre).
- 2022 — Philadelphia 76ers can swap second-rounders with the pick going to the Minnesota Timberwolves (Wilson Chandler, Jimmy Butler).
- 2022 — Owe a second-rounder (Denver or Philadelphia) to the Miami HEAT (Bol Manute Bol).
- 2023 — Owe a first-rounder (lottery protected through 2025, otherwise converts to 2025 and 2026 second-rounders) to the Oklahoma City Thunder (RJ Hampton).
Cash Paid ($5,617,000 max): $0
Cash Received ($5,617,000 max): $110,000 from the Detroit Pistons (Jerami Grant) — $5,507,00 remaining
- 2/6/21 — No-trade restrictions lift on Facundo Compazzo, JaMychal Green, Paul Millsap and Isaiah Hartenstein.
- 2/23/21 — Ten-day contracts can be signed.
- 2/24/21– PJ Dozier’s $1,762,796 guarantees for 2020-21.
- 3/7/21 — All two-way contracts guarantee for 2020-21.
- 3/19/21 — Juancho Hernangomez trade exception expires.
- 3/22/21 — Shabazz Napier trade exception expires.
- 3/25/21 — Trade deadline.
- 4/9/21 — No-trade restriction lifts on Monte Morris.
- 7/31/21 — Player options on Will Barton, JaMychal Green and Isaiah Hartenstein.
- Note: 2021-22 timing will still need revision with 2020-21 running late.
- 8/1/21 — Final Day of 2020-21 season.
- 8/2/21 — Start of 2021-22 season and moratorium.
- 8/2/21 — Vlatko Cancar’s $1,782,621 guarantees for 2021-22.
- 8/6/21 — Final day of 2021-22 moratorium.
- 8/6/21 — Jerami Grant trade exception expires (exact date TBD).
- 8/16/21 — PJ Dozier’s salary guarantees at $200,000 for 2021-22 (10 days after the final day of the moratorium).
- 10/31/21 — Team options on RJ Hampton and Zeke Nnaji.
- Before the first day of 2021-22 season — Extension deadline for Michael Porter Jr.
- Before the first day of the 2021-22 season — PJ Dozier’s salary guarantees at $400,000 for 2021-22.
- 6/29/22 — Qualifying offer deadline on Facundo Campazzo.
- 10/31/22 — Team options on RJ Hampton and Zeke Nnaji.
- 12/11/22 — PJ Dozier’s $1,910,860 guarantees for 2021-22 (30 days prior to the standard 1/10/22 cut-down date).
- 6/29/22 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Bol Manute Bol, Michael Porter Jr. and Vlatko Cancar.
- Before the first day of 2023-24 season — Extension deadlines for RJ Hampton and Zeke Nnaji.
- 6/29/24 — Qualifying offer deadlines on RJ Hampton and Zeke Nnaji.
Teams and players can renegotiate guarantee dates but no later than 2/24/21
- 11/17/20 — Issued a $2,500,000 qualifying offer to Torrey Craig.
- 11/18/20 — Drafted Zeke Nnaji (2020-22nd).
- 11/19/20 — Jerami Grant opted out of the final year of his contract.
- 11/20/20 — Monte Morris’ $1,723,707 guaranteed for 2020-21.
- 11/21/20 — Withdrew Torrey Craig’s qualifying offer.
- 11/22/20 — Waived Keita Bates-Diop.
- 11/22/20 — Traded Jerami Grant (via sign-and-trade) and the rights to Nikola Radicevic (2015-57th) to the Detroit Pistons for $110,000.
- 11/23/20 — Traded a 2023 first-rounder (lottery protected through 2025, otherwise converts to 2025 and 2026 second-rounders) to the Oklahoma City Thunder for the rights to RJ Hampton (2020-24th) from the Milwaukee Bucks in a four-way trade with the New Orleans Pelicans.
- 11/23/20 — Signed Greg Whittington to a two-way contract ($50,000 guaranteed).
- 11/24/20 — Signed Bol Manute Bol to a two-year $4,219,392 contract, ending his two-way.
- 11/30/20 — Signed JaMychal Green to a two-year $14,759,508 contract, player option on the final season.
- 11/30/20 — Signed Facundo Compazzo to a two-year $6.4 million contract (including $250,000 as international buyout).
- 11/30/20 — Signed Zeke Nnaji (2020-22nd) to a $11,802681 rookie-scale contract.
- 11/30/20 — Signed RJ Hampton (2020-24th) to a $11,129,417 rookie-scale contract.
- 11/30/20 — Signed Markus Howard to a two-way contract ($50,000 guaranteed).
- 11/30/20 — Signed Isaiah Hartenstein to a two-year $3,383,360 minimum contract, player option on the final season.
- 12/2/20 — Re-signed Paul Millsap to an $11 million contract (including $1 million in unlikely incentives).
- 12/9/20 — Re-signed Monte Morris to a three-year $27,375,000 extension.
- 12/10/20 — Picked up Michael Porter Jr.’s fourth-year rookie-scale option.
Expired 10-Day Contracts: None
Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.
No-Trade: Paul Millsap (One-Year Bird)
Unsigned Draft Picks
- First-rounders: None
- Second-rounders: Petr Cornelie (2016-53rd), Izzet Turkyilmaz (2012-50th), Sani Becirovic (2003-46th), Xue Yuyang (2003-57th)
Free Agents (with Cap Holds)
- Full Bird: None
- Non-Bird: Troy Daniels ($1,620,564), Richard Jefferson*** ($1,620,564)
*** Cannot be used in a sign and trade because they were not active players in the NBA last season.
Arena: Ball Arena
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(Updated on 1/4/21)