Minnesota Timberwolves Team Salary


Quick: Over the cap and hard capped.

Projected 2015/16 Cap Space: None


  • Mid-Level Exception: $5,464,000 (in July)
  • Bi-Annual Exception: $2,139,000 (in July)
  • Trade Exception (Kevin Love, expiring 8/23/15) — $6,308,193
  • Trade Exception (Corey Brewer, expiring 12/19/15) — $2,847,180
  • Trade Exception (Ronny Turiaf, expiring 12/19/15) — $1,500,000
  • Trade Exception (Mo Williams, expiring 2/10/16) — $500,000
  • Trade Exception (Troy Daniels, expiring 2/10/16) — $816,482

Free Agents

  • Bird: Kevin Garnett
  • Early Bird: Gary Neal, Justin Hamilton, Robbie Hummel (restricted)
  • 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.

First-Round Player Options: Andrew Wiggins (third-year), Zach LaVine (third-year), Adreian Payne (third-year), Anthony Bennett (fourth-year), Gorgui Dieng (fourth-year), Shabazz Muhammad (fourth-year)

Amnesty: Used on Darko Milicic.


  • 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.

Waived Players: None

Unsigned Draft Picks:

  • First-rounders: Karl-Anthony Towns (2015-1st), Tyus Jones (2015-24th)
  • Second-rounders: Bojan Dubljevic (2013-59th), Nemanja Bjelica (2010-35th), Paulao Prestes (2010-45th), Henk Norel (2009-47th), Lior Eliyahu (2006-44th)

Roster Count: 10 guaranteed, one non-guaranteed

Depth Chart*:
PG:  Ricky Rubio, Zach LaVine
SG:  Kevin Martin, Shabazz Muhammad, Lorenzo Brown
SF: Andrew Wiggins, Chase Budinger
PF: Adreian Payne, Anthony Bennett
C: Nikola Pekovic, Gorgui Dieng

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

Head Coach: Flip Saunders

Basketball Executives:

  • Flip Saunders — President of Basketball Operations and Minority Owner
  • Milt Newton — General Manager

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).
  • 2017 — 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 ($3.3 million max): $344,562 to Charlotte Hornets (Mo Williams)

Cash Received ($3.3 million max): $1 million from Houston Rockets (Corey Brewer).


Cap Holds
Othyus Jeffers — $915,243 (Non-Bird)

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 7/1/15)