Minnesota Timberwolves Team Salary


  • 2016-17 Team-By-Team Salary Summary

    Quick: Up to $13.5 million in cap space

    NBA Salary Cap: $94,143,000

    Luxury Tax Threshold: $113,287,000

    Projected Cap Space for 2017-18 ($102 million cap): Up to $30.7 million


    • Room: $2,898,000

    Roster Count: 15 guaranteed

    Unsigned Draft Picks:

    • First-rounders: None
    • Second-rounders: Bojan Dubljevic (2013-59th), Paulao Prestes (2010-45th), Henk Norel (2009-47th), Lior Eliyahu (2006-44th)

    Free Agents

    • Early Bird: Robbie Hummel ($1,144,000 cap hold)*
    • Non-Bird: Tayshaun Prince ($980,431 cap hold), Arinze Onuaku ($980,431 cap hold)*, Othyus Jeffers ($980,431 cap hold)*

    * Cannot be used in a sign and trade because they were not active players in the NBA last season.

    Depth Chart
    PG: Ricky Rubio, Kris Dunn, Tyus Jones
    SG: Zach LaVine, Brandon Rush
    SF: Andrew Wiggins, Shabazz Muhammad
    PF: Karl-Anthony Towns, Kevin Garnett, Nemanja Bjelica, Adreian Payne
    C: Gorgui Dieng, Cole Aldrich, Jordan Hill, Nikola Pekovic

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

    2017/18 Rookie-Scale Options: Andrew Wiggins ($7,574,323), Karl-Anthony Towns ($6,216,840), Zach LaVine ($3,202,218), Adreian Payne ($3,100,094), Tyus Jones ($1,397,400)

    Rookie Scale Extension Eligible: Shabazz Muhammad, Gorgui Dieng

    Eligible for Restructuring: Nikola Pekovic (as of 8/15/16)


    • 8/5/16 — No-trade restriction lifts on Kris Dunn.
    • 8/15/16 — Nikola Pekovic’s contract eligible for restructuring.
    • 10/31/16 — Team options on Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns, Zach LaVine, Adreian Payne and Tyus Jones.
    • 10/31/16 — Extension deadlines for Gorgui Dieng and Shabazz Muhammad
    • 12/15/16 — No-trade restrictions lift on Brandon Rush, Jordan Hill and Cole Aldrich.
    • 2/28/17 — Deadline to restructure Nikola Pekovic’s contract.
    • 6/30/17 — Jordan Hill’s $4,180,000 guarantees for 2017-18.
    • 6/30/17 — Qualifying offer deadlines Gorgui Dieng, Shabazz Muhammad and Damjan Rudez.
    • 10/31/17 — Team options on Kris Dunn, Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyus Jones.
    • 6/20/18 — Cole Aldrich’s $6,956,021 guarantees for 2018-19.
    • 6/30/18 — Qualifying offer deadlines on Andrew Wiggins, Nemanja Bjelica, Zach LaVine and Adreian Payne.
    • 10/31/18 — Extension deadlines on Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyus Jones.
    • 10/31/18 — Team option on Kris Dunn.
    • 6/30/19 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyus Jones.
    • 10/31/19 — Extension deadline on Kris Dunn.
    • 6/30/20 — Qualifying offer deadline for Kris Dunn.

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


    • 4/20/16 — Hired Tom Thibodeau as president of basketball operations and coach.  Scott Layden hired as general manager.
    • 6/23/16 — Drafted Kris Dunn (5th).
    • 6/29/16 — Declined team option on the final year of Damjan Rudez’s contract.
    • 7/5/16 — Signed Kris Dunn (2016-5th) to a $17.5 million rookie-scale contract.
    • 7/8/16 — Signed Brandon Rush to a one-year, $3.5 million contract.
    • 7/12/16 — Signed Cole Aldrich to a three-year, partially-guaranteed $21.9 million contract.
    • 7/19/16 — Signed Jordan Hill to a two-year, partially-guaranteed $8.2 million contract.

    Waived Players: Greg Smith

    Traded Players: None

    Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

    No-Trade: Kevin Garnett

    Coaching Staff

    Head Coach: Tom Thibodeau

    Assistants: Ryan Saunders, David Adelman, Bryant Gates, Vince Legarza (player development assistant/player development video coordinator)

    Trainer: Gregg Farnam

    Basketball Executives

    • Tom Thibodeau — President of Basketball Operations
    • Scott Layden – General Manager
    • Manny Rohan — Manager of Basketball Administration, Salary Cap

    Pick Swaps

    • 2017 — Owed second-rounder (top-55 protected) from New Orleans Pelicans (Brad Miller).
    • 2017 — Owe second-rounder to Boston Celtics (Robin Lopez, Wesley Johnson, Brandan Wright).
    • 2018 — Owe first-rounder (lottery protected through 2020, otherwise converts to 2020 and 2021 second-rounders) to Atlanta Hawks (Adreian Payne).
    • 2019 — Owed second-rounder from Miami HEAT (Shabazz Napier, Mo Williams).
    • 2019 — Owe second-rounder to Cleveland Cavaliers (Tyus Jones), may convey to Portland Trail Blazers (Anderson Varejao).

    Cash Paid ($3.5 million max): $0

    Cash Received ($3.5 million max): $0

    Trade Kickers

    • None

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

    Amnesty: Used on Darko Milicic.

    D-League Affiliate: None


    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 changes quite often. If you notice a discrepancy, please notify Basketball Insiders Senior Writer Eric Pincus.

    (Updated on 7/28/16)

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