Denver Nuggets Team Salary


Quick: Over the cap.


  • Mid-Level: $3,007,383(Erick Green, Joffrey Lauvergne)
  • Trade Exception (Anthony Randolph, expiring 6/26/15) — $1,750,000
  • Trade Exception (Evan Fournier, expiring 6/26/15) — $1,422,720
  • Trade Exception (Timofey Mozgov, expiring 1/7/16) — $971,650 (partially used on Thomas Robinson)
  • Trade Exception (Arron Afflalo, expiring 2/19/16) — $7,500,000
  • Trade Exception (Alonzo Gee, expiring 2/19/16) — $915,243
  • Trade Exception (JaVale McGee, expiring 2/19/16) — $11,250,000

Roster Count: 14 guaranteed

Depth Chart*:
PG: Ty Lawson, Jameer Nelson
SG: Randy Foye, Will Barton, Gary Harris, Erick Green, Ian Clark
SF: Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari
PF: Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur, Joffrey Lauvergne
C:  Jusuf Nurkic, J.J. Hickson

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

Interim Head Coach: Melvin Hunt

Basketball Executives:

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

Pick Swaps:

  • 2015 — Owed first-rounder (top-five protected and 15-30 protected through 2016, top-five protected in 2017 and 2018, unprotected in 2019) from the Memphis Grizzlies (Marreese Speights, Timofey Mozgov).
  • 2015 — Owed second-rounder (top-55 protected) from Los Angeles Clippers (Cheikh Samb).
  • 2015 — Owe second-rounder to Minnesota Timberwolves (Corey Brewer).  The lower pick between Denver and Minnesota goes to Philadelphia 76ers (Tanguy Ngombo, Thomas Robinson, K.J. McDaniels).
  • 2016 — Owed first-rounder (lottery protected through 2017, otherwise converts to second-rounders in 2018 after Sacramento Kings swap and 2019) from Portland Trail Blazers (Arron Afflalo).
  • 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).


  • 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 partially-guaranteed $2.3 million minimum contract.
  • 8/15/14 — Signed Jerrelle Benimon to a two-year, partially guaranteed $1.4 million minimum contract.
  • 9/23/14 — Invited Marcus Williams to camp on a one-year, non-guaranteed $915k minimum contract.
  • 9/23/14 — Invited Joe Alexander to camp on a one-year, non-guaranteed $948k minimum contract but contract lapsed.
  • 9/30/14 — Signed Alonzo Gee to a one-year, non/partially-guaranteed $1.1 million minimum contract.
  • 9/30/14 — Invited Pops Mensah-Bonsu to camp on a one-year, non-guaranteed $981k minimum contract but contract lapsed.
  • 10/8/14 — Signed Kenneth Faried to a four-year, $50 million contract extension.
  • 1/7/15 — Traded Timofey Mozgov and a 2015 second-rounder to Cleveland Cavaliers for an Oklahoma City Thunder 2015 first-rounder and a Memphis Grizzlies 2015 first-rounder.
  • 1/13/15 — Traded Nate Robinson to Boston Celtics for Jameer Nelson.
  • 2/19/15 — Traded Arron Afflalo and Alonzo Gee to Denver Nuggets for Will Barton, Victor Claver, Thomas Robinson and protected 2016 first-rounder.
  • 2/19/15 — Traded JaVale McGee, a protected 2015 first-rounder and the rights to Chukwudiebere Maduabum to Philadelphia 76ers for the rights to Cenk Akyol.
  • 2/19/15 — Signed Joffrey Lauvergne to a three-year, partially -guaranteed $5.2 million contract.
  • 3/28/15 — Claimed Ian Clark off waivers from Utah Jazz.

Waived Players: None, Jerrelle Benimon, Marcus Williams, Quincy Miller, Victor Claver, Thomas Robinson

Free Agents:

  • Declined Option Bird: Jan Vesely

Unsigned Draft Picks:

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Nikola Jokic (2014-41st), Izzet Turkyilmaz (2012-50th), Cenk Akyol (2005-59th), Sani Becirovic (2003-46th), Xue Yuyang (2003-57th)

Cash Paid ($3.3 million max): $0

Cash Received ($3.3 million max): $0

Amnesty: Used on Chris Anderson.


Cap Holds

Jan Vesely — $4,236,287 (limited Bird rights)

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 4/1/15)