Minnesota Timberwolves Team Salary

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Quick: Over the cap and hard-capped.

Projected 2016-17 Cap Space: $17.6-$26.2 million

Exceptions

  • Mid-Level Exception: $1,513,999 (partially used on Nemanja Bjelica)
  • Bi-Annual Exception: $2,139,000
  • Trade Exception (Mo Williams, expiring 2/10/16) — $500,000
  • Trade Exception (Troy Daniels, expiring 2/10/16) — $816,482
  • Trade Exception (Chase Budinger, expiring 7/12/16) — $5,000,000

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed

Depth Chart
PG: Ricky Rubio, Zach LaVine, Andre Miller, Tyus Jones
SG: Andrew Wiggins, Kevin Martin
SF: Tayshaun Prince, Shabazz Muhammad, Damjan Rudez
PF: Kevin Garnett, Gorgui Dieng, Nemanja Bjelica, Adreian Payne
C: Karl-Anthony Towns, Nikola Pekovic

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

Deadlines

  • 2/18/16 — NBA trade deadline.
  • 2/10/16 — Mo Williams and Troy Daniels trade exceptions expire.
  • 5/17/16 — 2016 NBA draft lottery.
  • 6/23/16 — 2016 NBA Draft.
  • 7/1/16-7/11/16 — NBA annual moratorium.
  • 7/12/16 — Free agent signing period begins.
  • 7/12/16 — Chase Budinger trade exception expires.

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

Acquisitions

  • 4/29/15 — Chase Budinger opted into his contract for 2015/16.
  • 6/25/15 — Selected Karl-Anthony Towns with the 1st pick in the draft.
  • 6/25/15 — Traded Cedi Osman (2015-31st), Rakeem Christmas (2015-36th) and a 2019 second-rounder to Cleveland Cavaliers for Tyus Jones (2015-24th).
  • 6/29/15 — Tendered a qualifying offer to Robbie Hummel.
  • 7/2/15 — Signed Tyus Jones (2015-24th) to a $6.5 million rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/6/15 — Rescinded qualifying offer to Robbie Hummel.
  • 7/6/15 — Signed Karl-Anthony Towns (2015-1st) to a $25.7 million rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/10/15 — Signed Kevin Garnett to a two-year, $16.5 million contract.
  • 7/12/15 — Traded Chase Budinger to Indiana Pacers for Damjan Rudez.
  • 7/13/15 — Signed Nemanja Bjelica (2010-35th) to a three-year, $11.7 million contract.
  • 8/3/15 — Signed Andre Miller to a $1.5 million minimum contract.
  • 8/19/15 — Signed Tayshaun Prince to a $1.5 million minimum contract.
  • 9/17/15 — Signed Kleon Penn to a non-guaranteed $525k minimum summer contract.
  • 9/17/15 — Signed Nick Wiggins to a non-guaranteed $525k minimum summer contract.
  • 10/21/15 — Picked up options on Andrew Wiggins (third-year), Zach LaVine (third-year), Adreian Payne (third-year), Gorgui Dieng (fourth-year) and Shabazz Muhammad (fourth-year).

No-Trade: Kevin Garnett

Waived Players: Anthony Bennett, Nick Wiggins, Kleon Penn, Lorenzo Brown

Unsigned Draft Picks:

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

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Sam Mitchell

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

Trainer: Gregg Farnam

Basketball Executives

  • Milt Newton — General Manager
  • Calvin Booth — Director of Player Personnel/Scout
  • Kaayla Chones — Player Programs Director/Manager of Team Services

Pick Swaps

  • 2016 — Owed second-rounder (top-45 protected) from Houston Rockets (Corey Brewer).
  • 2016 — Owe first-rounder (top-12 protected through 2016 else converts to 2016 and 2017 second-rounders) to Boston Celtics (Robin Lopez, Wesley Johnson, Brandan Wright).
  • 2017 — Owed second-rounder (top-55 protected) from New Orleans Pelicans (Brad Miller).
  • 2018 — Owe first-round pick (lottery protected through 2020, otherwise converts to 2020 and 2021 second-rounders) to Atlanta Hawks (Adreian Payne).  Pick won’t be conveyed until two years after Minnesota’s obligation to Phoenix Suns is satisfied.
  • 2019 — Owed second-rounder from Miami HEAT (Shabazz Napier, Mo Williams).
  • 2019 — Owe second-rounder to Cleveland Cavaliers (Tyus Jones).

Cash Paid ($3.4 million max): $0

Cash Received ($3.4 million max): $0

Free Agents

  • Early Bird: Justin Hamilton, Robbie Hummel
  • Non-Bird: Arinze Onuaku, Othyus Jeffers*

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

Trade Kickers

  • None

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

Amnesty: Used on Darko Milicic.

D-League Affiliate: None

Archives
2014-15
2013-14
2012-13

Cap Holds

  • Justin Hamilton — $947,276 (Early Bird)
  • Arinze Onuaku — $947,276 (Non-Bird)
  • Othyus Jeffers — $947,276 (Non-Bird)
  • Robbie Hummel — $947,276 (Early Bird)

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 1/29/16)