Houston Rockets Team Salary

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Quick: Over the cap and hard-capped.

Exceptions

  • Mid-Level: $0 (Kostas Papanikolaou/Nick Johnson)
  • Bi-Annual: $0 (Josh Smith)
  • Trade Exception (Jeremy Lin, expiring 7/13/15) — $390,089
  • Trade Exception (Troy Daniels, expiring 12/19/15) — $816,482
  • 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, Pablo Prigioni, Nick Johnson
SG: James Harden, Jason Terry
SF: Trevor Ariza, Corey Brewer, K.J. McDaniels
PF: Kostas Papanikolaou, Terrence Jones, Josh Smith, Clint Capela
C:  Donatas Motiejunas, Joey Dorsey, Dwight Howard (injured)

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

Head Coach: Kevin McHale (signed to three-year, roughly $13 million extension starting 2015/16 season)

Basketball Executives:

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

Pick Swaps

  • 2015 — Owed first-rounder (top-3 and 20-30 protected through 2018, top-3 and 25-30 protected through 2020, otherwise converts to 2020 and 2021 second-rounders) from New Orleans Pelicans (Omer Asik).
  • 2015 — Owe first-rounder (lottery protected in 2015, top-10 protected in 2016 & 2017, top-5 protected in 2018 & 2019, top-3 protected in 2020, unprotected in 2021) to Los Angeles Lakers (Jeremy Lin)
  • 2015 — Owed second-rounder from New York Knicks (Marcus Camby).
  • 2015 — Owe second-rounder to Philadelphia 76ers (Corey Brewer).
  • 2016 — Owed second-rounder from New York Knicks, (Raymond Felton, Jrue Holiday, Wayne Ellington, Jason Terry).
  • 2016 — Owe second-rounder (top-45 protected) to Minnesota Timberwolves (Corey Brewer).
  • 2017 — Owed second-rounder from Portland Trail Blazers (Thomas Robinson).
  • 2017 — Owe second-rounder to New York Knicks (Pablo Prigioni).
  • 2019 — Owe second-rounder to New York Knicks (Pablo Prigioni).

Acquisitions

  • 6/26/14 — Selected Clint Capela (24th) and Nick Johnson (42nd) in the 2014 NBA Draft.
  • 6/26/14 — Acquired the rights to Alessandro Gentile (2014-53rd) from the Minnesota Timberwolves for cash.
  • 6/30/14 — Declined options on the final seasons of Chandler Parsons’ and Troy Daniels’ contracts.
  • 6/30/14 — Gave qualifying offers to Chandler Parsons and Troy Daniels.
  • 7/13/14 — Traded Jeremy Lin, a protected 2015 first-rounder and a Clippers’ protected 2015 second-rounder to the Los Angeles Lakers for the rights to Sergei Lishchuk (2004-49th).
  • 7/14/14 — Signed Troy Daniels to a two-year. $1.8 million minimum contract.
  • 7/15/14 — Traded Omer Asik, Omri Casspi and $1.5 million to the New Orleans Pelicans for Alonzo Gee, Scotty Hopson and a New Orleans protected 2015 first-rounder from the Pelicans and Trevor Ariza (sign and trade for four years, $32 million) from the Washington Wizards.
  • 7/17/14 – Signed Jeff Adrien to a one-year, $915k minimum contract.
  • 7/18/14 — Signed Ish Smith to a one-year, $915k minimum contract.
  • 7/18/14 — Signed Joey Dorsey to a two-year, $2.0 million minimum contract.
  • 7/23/14 — Signed Clint Capela to a $6.1 million rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/25/14 — Signed Nick Johnson to a three-year, $2.3 million minimum contract.
  • 8/20/14 — Signed Francisco Garcia to a one-year, $1.3 million minimum contract but contract lapsed.
  • 8/27/14 — Signed Tarik Black to a two-year, partially-guaranteed $1.4 million minimum contract.
  • 9/23/14 — Signed Kostas Papanikolaou to a two-year, $9.4 million contract – contract lapsed.
  • 9/25/14 — Signed Akil Mitchell to a two-year, partially-guaranteed $1.4 million minimum contract.
  • 9/29/14 — Signed Kostas Papanikolaou to a two-year, non/partially-guaranteed $9.4 million contract (including $207k signing bonus).
  • 9/29/14 — Signed Francisco Garcia to a one-year, $1.3 million minimum contract.
  • 10/22/14 — Invited Geron Johnson to camp on a one-year, non-guaranteed $507k minimum contract.
  • 10/24/14 — Claimed Earl Clark off waivers (Memphis Grizzlies).
  • 10/25/14 — Invited Akeem Richmond to camp on a one-year, non-guaranteed $507k minimum contract.
  • 10/30/14 — Picked up Terrence Jones’ fourth-year option.
  • 10/30/14 — Picked up Donatas Motiejunas’ third-year option.
  • 12/19/14 — Traded Troy Daniels, a 2015 second-rounder (Sacramento Kings), a 2016  second-rounder to the Minnesota and cash to Minnesota Timberwolves and a 2015 second-rounder plus the rights to Sergei Lishchuk to Philadelphia 76ers for Corey Brewer and Alexey Shved.
  • 12/19/14 — Corey Brewer opted out of the final year of his contract (2015-16).
  • 12/26/14 — Signed Josh Smith to a one-year, $2.1 million contract.
  • 2/19/15 — Traded Alexey Shved and two second-rounders to New York Knicks for Pablo Prigioni.
  • 2/19/15 — Traded Isaiah Canaan and 2015 second-rounder to Philadephia 76ers for K.J. McDaniels.

Waived Players: Josh Powell, Akil Mitchell, Akeem Richmond, Earl Clark, Geron Johnson, Robert Covington, Francisco Garcia, Tarik Black

Free Agents

  • 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), Maarty Leunen (2008-54th), Brad Newly (2007-54th), Axel Hervelle (2005-52nd), Venson Hamilton (1999-50th)

Cash Paid ($3.3 million max): $1.5 million to New Orleans Pelicans (Omer Asik); $1 million to Minnesota Timberwolves (Corey Brewer)

Cash Received ($3.3 million max): $0

Amnesty: Luis Scola 2014-15 $6,172,538

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Cap Holds

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(Updated on 3/13/15)