New Orleans Pelicans Team Salary

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2016-17 Team-By-Team Salary Summary

Quick: Spent over the cap.

NBA Salary Cap: $94,143,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $113,287,000

Projected Cap Space for 2017-18 ($102 million cap): Up to $15.2 million

Exceptions

  • Trade Exception (Buddy Hield, expiring 2/20/18) — $3,517,200
  • Room Exception: $808,000 (Tim Frazier)

Roster Space: 15 guaranteed

Depth Chart
PG: Jrue Holiday, Tim Frazier
SG: E’Twaun Moore
SF: Solomon Hill, Quincy Pondexter, Cheick Diallo, Omri Casspi
PF: Anthony Davis, Dante Cunningham, Terrence Jones, Donatas Motiejunas
C: DeMarcus Cousins, Omer Asik, Alexis Ajinca

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

Eligible for Restructuring: Jrue Holiday, Quincy Pondexter, DeMarcus Cousins

Deadlines:

  • 2/28/17 — Deadline for restructuring Jrue Holiday, DeMarcus Cousins and Quincy Pondexter’s contracts.
  • 6/21/17 — Player option for Dante Cunningham.
  • 2/20/18 — Buddy Hield trade exception expires.
  • Day following last day of 2018 moratorium — Cheick Diallo’s $1,544,951 guarantees for 2018-19.
  • 6/21/19 — Team option on Omer Asik.
  • 6/30/19 — Qualifying offer deadline for Cheick Diallo.
  • 7/1/19 — Omer Asik’s $12.0 million salary guarantees for 2019-20.

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

Acquisitions

  • 6/23/16 — Drafted Buddy Hield (6th).
  • 6/23/16 — Traded the rights to David Michineau (39th) and Diamond Stone (40th) to Los Angeles Clippers for the rights to Cheick Diallo (33rd).
  • 6/27/16 — Issued qualifying offer to Tim Frazier.
  • 6/29/16 — Alonzo Gee opted out of the final year of his contract.
  • 7/7/16 — Renounced the rights to Kendrick Perkins, Norris Cole, Jordan Hamilton and Alonzo Gee.
  • 7/10/16 — Traded Luke Babbitt to Miami HEAT for $400,000 and the Pelicans’ own second-rounder back to the Pelicans.
  • 7/19/16 — Signed Solomon Hill to a four-year, $51.9 million contract, with $3.9 million in unlikely incentives TBD.
  • 7/20/16 — Renounced the rights to Kendrick Perkins, Norris Cole, Alonzo Gee and Jordan Hamilton.
  • 7/20/16 — Signed Langston Galloway to a two-year, $10.7 million contract, player option on second season.
  • 7/21/16 — Signed E’Twaun Moore to a four-year, $34 million contract.
  • 7/21/16 — Rescinded qualifying offer to Tim Frazier.
  • 7/22/16 — Renounced rights to Tim Frazier.
  • 7/22/16 — Signed Cheick Diallo (2016th-33rd) to a three-year, partially-guaranteed $2.5 million contract.
  • 7/22/16 — Signed Alonzo Gee to a one-year, $1.4 million contract.
  • 7/22/16 — Signed Buddy Hield (2016-6th) to a $15.9 million rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/22/16 — Signed Terrence Jones to a one-year, $1.1 million contract.
  • 7/22/16 — Signed Tim Frazier to a two-year, $4.1 million contract.
  • 8/10/16 — Signed Shawn Dawson to a one-year, non-guaranteed $543,471 summer contract.
  • 8/13/16 — Signed Robert Sacre to a one-year, non-guaranteed $1,050,961 summer contract.
  • 8/13/16 — Signed Chris Copeland to a one-year, non-guaranteed $1,050,961 summer contract.
  • 9/12/16 — Signed Lance Stephenson to a one-year, partially-guaranteed $1,227,286 contract ($100,000).
  • 9/24/16 — Signed Quinn Cook to a one-year, non-guaranteed $543,471 summer contract.
  • 10/17/16 — Signed Quincy Ford to a one-year, non-guaranteed $543,471 summer contract.
  • 11/7/16 — Signed Archie Goodwin to a two-year, non-guaranteed $2,025,770 contract.
  • 11/21/16 — Signed Anthony Brown to a two-year, non-guaranteed $1,750,469 contract.
  • 12/10/16 — Signed Reggie Williams to a two-year, non-guaranteed $2,256.686 contract.
  • 1/3/17 — Signed Donatas Motiejunas to a one-year, $618,212 contract.
  • 2/20/17 — Traded Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway, Tyreke Evans, a protected first-rounder and a Philadelphia 76ers second-rounder to Sacramento Kings for DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi.

Waived Players: Bryce Dejean-Jones (tragedy, 23-year old passed away), Toney Douglas, Chris Copeland, Shawn Dawson, Robert Sacre, Quincy Ford, Quinn Cook, Alonzo Gee, Lance Stephenson, Archie Goodwin, Anthony Brown

Traded Players: Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Alvin Gentry (four-year $13.75 million deal starting with the 2015-16 season, final year team option)

Assistants: Darren Erman (associate head coach), Robert Pack, Phil Weber, Fred Vinson, Kevin Hanson, Jamelle McMillan, Elvis Valcarcel

Trainer: Duane Brooks

Basketball Executives

  • Dell Demps — general manager
  • Danny Ferry — special advisor

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Latavious Williams (2010-48th)

Pick Swaps

  • 2017 — Owe first-rounder (top-three protected, details TBD) to Sacramento Kings (DeMarcus Cousins).
  • 2017 — Owe second-rounder (top-55 protected) to Minnesota Timberwolves (Brad Miller).

Cash Paid ($3.5 million max): $0

Cash Received ($3.5 million max): $400,000 from Miami HEAT (Luke Babbitt)

Trade Kickers

  • None

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

Free Agents

  • None

Amnesty: Expired unused.

D-League Affiliate: None

Archives
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2014-15
2013-14
2012-13

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 2/20/17)

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