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Minnesota Timberwolves Team Salary

2017-18 Team-By-Team Salary Summary

Quick: Over the cap and hard-capped.

Salary Cap: $101,869,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $123,733,000

Hard Cap: $129,817,000

Roster Count: Twelve guaranteed, one two-way

Depth Chart
PG: Jeff Teague, Derrick Rose, Tyus Jones
SG: Jimmy Butler, Josh Okogie, Jarred Terrell (two-way)
SF: Andrew Wiggins, Keita Bates-Diop
PF: Taj Gibson, Anthony Tolliver
C: Karl-Anthony Towns, Gorgui Dieng, Justin Patton

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

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • Nemanja Bjelica (RFA, $7,504,998, full Bird, reportedly leaving for Sacramento Kings)
  • Jamal Crawford ($5,193,600, non-Bird)
  • Aaron Brooks ($1,499,698, non-Bird)
  • Marcus Georges-Hunt ($1,499,698, non-Bird)
  • Amile Jefferson ($1,337,872, non-Bird)
  • Anthony Brown (two-way, non-Bird)

Non-Guaranteed Salaries

  • None

Unsigned Draft Picks:

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


  • Mid-Level Exception — $2,891,000 (partially used on Anthony Tolliver and Keita Bates-Diop)
  • Bi-Annual Exception — $3,382,000

Waived Players: Cole Aldrich (stretched)

Traded Players: None

Trade Kickers

  • None

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

No-Trade: Derrick Rose (implicit)

G-League Affiliate: Iowa Wolves (director of basketball operations Sean Dwyer, Scott Roth coach)

Two-Way Contracts: Jared Terrell (one-year)

Two-Way Daily Rate in NBA/G-League: TBD

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Tom Thibodeau

Assistants: Ryan Saunders, Andy Greer, Ed Pinckney, John Lucas III (player development coach)

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

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

  • 2019 — Owed second-rounder from Miami HEAT (Shabazz Napier, Mo Williams).
  • 2019 — Owe second-rounder to Sacramento Kings (Tyus Jones, Anderson Varejao, Gary Trent Jr.) or Atlanta Hawks (Richard Jefferson), the higher pick to the Blazers.

Cash Paid ($5,243,000 max): $0

Cash Received ($5,243,000 max): $0


  • 8/5/18 — No-trade restriction lifts on Keita Bates-Diop.
  • 10/31/18 — Team option on Justin Patton.
  • Before first day of 2018 season — Extension deadlines on Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyus Jones.
  • 12/15/18 — No-trade restriction lifts on Anthony Tolliver.
  • 6/29/19 — Player option for Jimmy Butler.
  • 6/30/19 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyus Jones.
  • 7/7/20 — Keita Bates-Diop’s $1,663,861 guarantees for 2020-21.
  • 8/5/18 — No-trade restriction lifts on Keita Bates-Diop.
  • 10/31/19 — Team option on Justin Patton.
  • Before first day of 2020 season — Extension deadline on Justin Patton.
  • 6/30/21 — Qualifying offer deadlines on Justin Patton and Keita Bates-Diop.

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


  • 6/18/18 — Jamal Crawford opted out of the final year of his contract.
  • 6/21/18 — Drafted Josh Okogie (20th) and Keita Bates-Diop (48th).
  • 6/28/18 — Issued a qualifying offer to Nemanja Bjelica.
  • 7/2/18 — Revoked qualifying offer to Nemanja Bjelica.
  • 7/2/18 — Signed Josh Okogie (2018-20th) to an $11,430,344 rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/2/18 — Re-signed Derrick Rose to a one-year $2,393,887 minimum contract.
  • 7/5/18 — Signed Jared Terrell to a one-year two-way contract.
  • 7/6/18 — Signed Keita Bates-Diop (2018-48th) to a partially-guaranteed three-year $3,919,177 contract.
  • 7/7/18 — Signed Anthony Tolliver to a one-year, $5,750,000 contract.

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Arena: Target Center


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 7/18/18)


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