Houston Rockets Team Salary

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Quick: Over the cap, over the luxury tax threshold and hard-capped.

Projected 2016-17 Cap Space: $0-42.2 million

Exceptions

  • Mid-Level Exception: $1,274,206 (K.J. McDaniels, Montrezl Harrell)
  • Trade Exception (Alexey Shved, expiring 2/19/16) — $1,619,096
  • Trade Exception (Isaiah Canaan, expiring 2/19/16) — $816,482

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed

Depth Chart
PG: Patrick Beverley, Ty Lawson
SG: James Harden, Marcus Thornton, Jason Terry, K.J. McDaniels
SF: Trevor Ariza, Corey Brewer, Sam Dekker (injured)
PF: Clint Capela, Josh Smith, Terrence Jones, Montrezl Harrell
C: Dwight Howard, Donatas Motiejunas

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

Deadlines   

  • 2/18/16 — NBA trade deadline.
  • 2/19/16 — The Alexey Shved trade exception ($1.6 million) expires.
  • 2/19/16 — The Isaiah Canaan trade exception ($816k) expires.
  • 5/17/16 — 2016 NBA draft lottery.
  • 6/23/16 — 2016 NBA Draft.
  • 6/24/16 — Ty Lawson’s $13.2 million guarantees (or day following the final game of the 2016 NBA Finals, whichever is later).
  • 7/1/16-7/11/16 — NBA annual moratorium.
  • 7/12/16 — Free agent signing period begins
  • 1/10/19 — Patrick Beverley’s $5.0 million guarantees for 18/19.

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

Acquisitions

  • 6/24/15 — Opted Kostas Papanikolaou into the final year of his contract.
  • 6/25/15 — Selected Sam Dekker with the 18th pick in the draft.
  • 6/25/15 — Selected Montrezl Harrell with the 32nd pick in the draft.
  • 6/30/15 — Tendered a qualifying offer to Patrick Beverley.
  • 6/30/15 — Tendered a qualifying offer to K.J. McDaniels.
  • 7/9/15 — Signed Patrick Beverley to a four-year, $23.1 million partially-guaranteed contract.
  • 7/10/15 — Signed Corey Brewer to a three-year, $23.4 million contract.
  • 7/20/15 — Renounced the rights to Jason Terry.
  • 7/20/15 — Traded Joey Dorsey, Nick Johnson, Kostas Papanikolaou, Pablo Prigioni, a lottery-protected 2016 first-rounder and $440k to Denver Nuggets for Ty Lawson and a 2017 second-rounder.  Lawson removed salary protection on 16/17 salary.
  • 7/20/15 — Signed K.J. McDaniels to a three-year, $10 million deal, team option on final season.
  • 7/20/15 — Signed Sam Dekker (2015-18th) to a $7.9 million rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/24/15 — Signed Marcus Thornton to a $1.2 million minimum contract.
  • 8/24/15 — Re-signed Jason Terry to a $1.5 million minimum contract.
  • 9/2/15 — Signed Remi Yusuf to a non-guaranteed $525k minimum contract.
  • 9/3/15 — Signed Denzel Livingston to a non-guaranteed $525k minimum summer contract.
  • 9/3/15 — Signed Will Cummings to a non-guaranteed $525k minimum summer contract.
  • 9/9/15 — Signed Chris Walker to a non-guaranteed $525k minimum summer contract.
  • 9/18/15 — Signed Joshua Smith to a non-guaranteed $525k minimum summer contract.
  • 9/18/15 — Signed Montrezl Harrell (2015-32nd) to a three-year, $3.1 million contract.
  • 9/25/15 — Signed Jeremy Tyler to a non-guaranteed $981k minimum summer contract.
  • 10/12/15 — Claimed Arsalan Kazemi off waivers (Atlanta Hawks).
  • 11/2/15 — Picked up the team option on Clint Capela.
  • 11/1/15 — Signed Chuck Hayes to a non-guaranteed $1.5 million minimum contract.
  • 11/18/15 — Fired Coach Kevin McHale.
  • 1/22/16 — Traded the rights to Maarty Leunen (2008-54th) to Los Angeles Clippers for Josh Smith, the rights to Serhiy Lishchuk (2004-49th) and $456,921.

Waived Players: Remi Yusuf, Joshua Smith, Jeremy Tyler, Arsalan Kazemi, Will Cummings, Denzel Livingston, Chris Walker, Chuck Hayes

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Alessandro Gentile (2014-53rd), Marko Todorovic (2013-45th), Jon Diebler (2011-51st), Sergio Llull (2009-34th), Brad Newly (2007-54th), Axel Hervelle (2005-52nd), Serhiy Lishchuk (2004-49th), Venson Hamilton (1999-50th)

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: J.B. Bickerstaff (interim)

Assistants: Chris Finch, Greg Buckner

Trainers: Jason Biles, Joe Rogowski (strength and conditioning)

Basketball Executives

  • Daryl Morey — General Manager
  • Gersson Rosas — Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations
  • Eli Witus — Vice President of Basketball Operations

Pick Swaps

  • 2016 — Owed second-rounder from New York Knicks, (Raymond Felton, Jrue Holiday, Wayne Ellington, Jason Terry).
  • 2016 — Owe first-rounder (lottery protected, otherwise Portland Trail Blazers 2017 second-rounder) to Denver Nuggets (Ty Lawson)
  • 2016 — Owe second-rounder (top-45 protected) to Minnesota Timberwolves (Corey Brewer).
  • 2017 — Owed second-rounder from Portland Trail Blazers (Thomas Robinson).  Pick could re-route to Denver Nuggets (Ty Lawson).
  • 2017 — Owed second-rounder from Denver Nuggets (Ty Lawson)
  • 2017 — Owe second-rounder to New York Knicks (Pablo Prigioni).
  • 2019 — Owe second-rounder to New York Knicks (Pablo Prigioni).

Cash Paid ($3.4 million max): $440k to Denver Nuggets (Ty Lawson)

Cash Received ($3.4 million max): $456,921 from Los Angeles Clippers (Josh Smith)

Free Agents

  • None

Trade Kickers

  • Dwight Howard — 15%

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

Amnesty: Used on Luis Scola.

D-League Affiliate: Rio Grande Valley Vipers (general manager Gianluca Pascucci, head coach Matt Brase)

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Cap Holds

For notes on some of the rules and an explanation of cap holds, please refer to the following Salary Notes.

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(Updated on 1/29/16)