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Houston Rockets Team Salary

2017-18 Team-By-Team Salary Summary

Quick: Over the cap and hard-capped

Salary Cap: $99,093,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $119,266,000

Hard Cap: $125,266,000

Projected 2018-19 Cap Space ($101 million cap): Up to $18.5 million

Exceptions

  • Mid-Level Exception: $350.00 (P.J. Tucker, Zhou Qui)
  • Bi-Annual Exception: $0 (Tarik Black)

Non-Guaranteed Salaries

  • Bobby Brown $1,524,305

Roster Count: 13 guaranteed, one non-guaranteed

Depth Chart
PG: James Harden, Bobby Brown, Chris Paul (injured)
SG: Eric Gordon
SF: Trevor Ariza, P.J. Tucker, Troy Williams
PF: Ryan Anderson, Luc Mbah a Moute
C: Clint Capela, Nene, Tarik Black, Chinanu Onuaku, Zhou Qi

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

G-League Affiliate: Rio Grande Valley Vipers (head coach Matt Brase)

Two-Way Contracts: Demetrius Jackson (one-year), Briante Weber

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

Trade Kickers

  • James Harden — 15 percent
  • Tarik Black — 15 percent

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Mike D’Antoni (estimated $15 million, three-year deal starting for 2016-17 season)

Assistants: Jeff Bzdelik, Roy Rogers, Brett Gunning, John Lucas (player development), Josh Oppenheimer (player development), Kevin Burleson (player development)

Trainers: Jason Biles, Joe Rogowski (strength and conditioning), Keith Jones (sports performance and rehabilitation), Jason Biles (sports performance and rehabilitation), Javair Gillett (sports performance and rehabilitation)

Basketball Executives

  • Daryl Morey — general manager
  • Gersson Rosas — executive vice president of basketball operations
  • Eli Witus — vice president of basketball operations
  • Monte McNair — vice president of basketball operations
  • Jimmy Paulis — director of player personnel
  • Sachin Gupta — special advisor

Pick Swaps

  • 2018 — Owe a first-rounder (top-three protected through 2023, unprotected in 2024) to Atlanta Hawks (Chris Paul, Jamal Crawford).
  • 2018 — Owed a second-rounder from Memphis Grizzlies (Dillon Brooks), may be from Miami HEAT or Charlotte Hornets, the lowest of the three.
  • 2018 — Owe second-rounder to Philadelphia 76ers (Shawn Long).
  • 2019 — Owe second-rounder to New York Knicks (Pablo Prigioni), may convey to Orlando Magic (Kyle O’Quinn).

Cash Paid ($5.1 million max): $0

Cash Received ($5.1 million max): $0

Deadlines   

  • 12/15/17 — No-trade restrictions lift on Nene, P.J. Tucker and Tarik Black.
  • 12/25/17 — No-trade restriction lifts on Bobby Brown.
  • 1/10/18 — Bobby Brown’s $1,524,305 guarantees for 2017-18.
  • 6/29/18 — Qualifying offer deadline for Clint Capela.
  • 6/30/18 — Troy Williams’ $1,544,951 guarantees for 2018-19.
  • 7/1/18-7/5/18 — NBA moratorium.
  • 1/10/19 — Zhou Qi’s $1,378,242 guarantees for 2018-19.
  • 6/29/19 — Qualifying offer deadline for Chinanu Onuaku.
  • 6/29/19 — Nene’s player option.
  • 6/30/19 — Troy Williams’ $1,676,735 guarantees for 2019-20.
  • 1/10/20 — Zhou Qi’s $1,618,520 guarantees for 2019-20.
  • 6/29/20 — Team option on Zhou Qi.
  • 7/1/20 — P.J. Tucker’s $7,969,537 guarantees for 2020-21.
  • 1/10/21 — Zhou Qi’s $1,752,950 guarantees for 2020-21.
  • 6/29/22 — Player option on James Harden.

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

Acquisitions

  • 6/22/17 — Drafted Isaiah Hartenstein (43rd).
  • 6/22/17 — Traded the rights to Dillon Brooks (45th) to Memphis Grizzlies for a 2018 second-rounder.
  • 6/28/17 — Traded cash $75,000 to Atlanta Hawks for Ryan Kelly.
  • 6/28/17 — Traded $175,000 to Dallas Mavericks for DeAndre Liggins.
  • 6/28/17 — Traded $100,000 and a second-rounder to Philadelphia 76ers for Shawn Long.
  • 6/28/17 — Traded $100,000 to Portland Trail Blazers for Eric Quarterman.
  • 6/28/17 — Traded $1.0 million to Detroit Pistons for Darrun Hilliard.
  • 6/28/17 — Traded Lou Williams, Patrick Beverley, Sam Dekker, Montrezl Harrell, Kyle Wiltjer, Darrun Hilliard, DeAndre Liggins, a protected 2018 first-rounder and $661,072 to Los Angeles Clippers for Chris Paul.
  • 6/29/17 — Traded cash $75,000 to Dallas Mavericks for Jarrod Uthoff.
  • 7/6/17 — Signed Zhou Qi (2016-43rd) to a partially-guaranteed four-year, $5,565,327, team option on final season.
  • 7/6/17 — Signed Nene to a three-year, $10,954,440 contract, player option on final season.
  • 7/6/17 — Signed P.J. Tucker to a partially-guaranteed four-year, $31,878,148 contract.
  • 7/7/17 — Signed James Harden to a four-year, maximum extension currently valued at $169,344,000, player option on final season.
  • 7/7/17 — Signed Cameron Oliver to a partially-guaranteed two-year, $2,193,857 contract.
  • 7/10/17 — Signed Luc Mbah a Moute to a one-year, $2,116,955 contract.
  • 7/17/17 — Signed Tarik Black to a one-year, $3,290,000 contract.
  • 7/23/17 — Signed Troy Williams to a partially-guaranteed three-year, $4,693,068 contract.
  • 8/21/17 — Signed Demetrius Jackson to a one-year, two-way contract.
  • 9/22/17 — Signed Chris Johnson to a partially-guaranteed one-year, $1,577,230 contract.
  • 9/25/17 — Signed Bobby Brown to a non-guaranteed one-year, $1,524,305 summer contract with exhibit nine.
  • 9/27/17 — Signed George de Paula to a non-guaranteed one-year, $815,615 summer contract.
  • 10/14/17 — Signed Danuel House to a non-guaranteed one-year, $815,615 summer contract with exhibits nine and 10.
  • 10/16/17 — Troy Williams’ $1,471,382 guaranteed for 2017-18.
  • 10/23/17 — Signed Briante Weber to a two-way contract.
  • 10/25/17 — Signed Isaiah Canaan to a non-guaranteed one-year, $1,577,230 contract.

Waived Players: Ryan Kelly, Jarrod Uthoff, Shawn Long, Christapher Johnson, Isaiah Taylor, George de Paula, Tim Quarterman, Cameron Oliver, Isaiah Canaan, Danuel House

Traded Players: Lou Williams, Patrick Beverley, Kyle Wiltjer, Montrezl Harrell, Sam Dekker, DeAndre Liggins, Darrun Hilliard

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Alessandro Gentile (2014-53rd), Marko Todorovic (2013-45th), Jon Diebler (2011-51st), Sergio Llull (2009-34th), Axel Hervelle (2005-52nd), Serhiy Lishchuk (2004-49th), Venson Hamilton (1999-50th)

Arena: Toyota Center

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • None

Archives
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2015-16
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2013-14
2012-13

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 11/6/17)

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