Minnesota Timberwolves Team Salary


2017-18 Team-By-Team Salary Summary

Quick: Currently under the cap by $24.6 million.

Projected Cap Space for 2017-18 ($101 million cap): Up to $32.0 million.


  • Room Exception: $4,328,000

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • Bird: Shabazz Muhammad (RFA, $7,615,748)
  • Non-Bird: Brandon Rush ($4,200,000), Omri Casspi ($1,471,382), Tayshaun Prince* ($1,471,382), Othyus Jeffers* ($1,471,382)
  • Limited Bird: Adreian Payne ($3,100,094)

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

Non-Guaranteed Salaries

  • Jordan Hill ($4,180,000)

2017 Draft Picks: 7th ($3,821,640 cap hold); Own 37th to Boston Celtics

Unsigned Draft Picks:

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

Roster Count: Nine guaranteed, one non-guaranteed

Depth Chart
PG: Ricky Rubio, Kris Dunn, Tyus Jones
SG: Zach LaVine
SF: Andrew Wiggins
PF: Gorgui Dieng, Nemanja Bjelica
C: Karl-Anthony Towns, Cole Aldrich, Jordan Hill

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


  • 6/22/17 — NBA Draft.
  • 6/30/17 — Jordan Hill’s $4,180,000 guarantees for 2017-18.
  • 6/30/17 — Qualifying offer deadline for Shabazz Muhammad.
  • 7/1/17-7/5/17 — NBA moratorium.
  • 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.


  • 6/20/17 — Waived Nikola Pekovic, who is medically retired, removing his salary from both the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons.

Waived Players: Nikola Pekovic

Traded Players: None

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

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

  • 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.

G-League Affiliate: Iowa Wolves


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 6/21/17)