Minnesota Timberwolves Team Salary


2016-17 Team-By-Team Salary Summary

Quick: Under the cap by $13.1 million.

NBA Salary Cap: $94,143,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $113,287,000

Projected Cap Space for 2017-18 ($102 million cap): Up to $29.0 million


  • Room: $2,898,000

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed

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

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


  • 6/30/17 — Jordan Hill’s $4,180,000 guarantees for 2017-18.
  • 6/30/17 — Qualifying offer deadlines Gorgui Dieng and Shabazz Muhammad.
  • 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 and Zach LaVine.
  • 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.
  • 8/22/16 — Signed Toure’ Murry to a one-year, non-guaranteed $980,431 summer contract.
  • 8/24/16 — Signed John Lucas to a one-year, non-guaranteed $1,403,611 summer contract.
  • 9/23/16 — Signed Rasual Butler to a one-year, non-guaranteed $1,551,659 summer contract.
  • 10/23/16 — Team options on Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns, Zach LaVine and Tyus Jones.
  • 10/31/16 — Signed Gorgui Dieng to a four-year, $62.8 million contract extension.
  • 10/31/16 — Did not extend Shabazz Muhammad.
  • 10/31/16 — Declined team option on Adreian Payne.
  • 2/8/17 — Signed Lance Stephenson to a 10-day $72,193 contract.
  • 3/8/17 — Signed Lance Stephenson to a 10-day $72,193 contract.
  • 3/20/17 — Signed Omri Casspi for the rest of the season at an estimated $185,710.

Waived Players: Greg Smith, Kevin Garnett, Toure’ Murry, Rasual Butler, John Lucas

Traded Players: None

Expired 10-Day Contracts: Lance Stephenson (two)

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Tom Thibodeau

Assistants: Ryan Saunders, Andy Greer, Rick Brunson, Ed Pinckney, Peter Patton (shooting coach), Vince Legarza (player development coach)

Trainer: Gregg Farnam, Matthew Duhamel (director of athletic therapy), Pierre Nesbit (assistant athletic trainer), Troy Sutton (assistant strength and conditioning coach), David Crewe (head strength and conditioning coach/assistant athletic trainer)

Basketball Executives

  • Tom Thibodeau — president of basketball operations
  • Scott Layden – general manager
  • Noah Croom — assistant general manager
  • Brian Pauga — director of player personnel
  • Manny Rohan — director of basketball administration
  • Todd Checovich — manager of basketball operations
  • Calvin Booth — director of pro personnel
  • Daisuke Yoshimoto — special assistant to the president of basketball operations

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).

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

  • Non-Bird: Tayshaun Prince ($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.

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 but purchased the Iowa Energy for the 2017-18 season.


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 3/21/17)