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New Orleans Pelicans Team Salary

2017-18 Team-By-Team Salary Summary

Quick: Over the cap and hard-capped.

Salary Cap: $99,093,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $119,266,000

Hard Cap: $125,266,000

Projected 2018-19 Cap Space ($101 million cap): None

Exceptions

  • Trade Exception (Buddy Hield, expiring 2/20/18) — $3,517,200
  • Trade Exception (Tim Frazier, expiring 6/21/18) — $2,090,000
  • Trade Exception (Quincy Pondexter, expiring 9/1/18) — $3,853,931
  • Trade Exception (Tony Allen, expiring 2/1/19) — $1,471,382
  • Trade Exception (Jameer Nelson, expiring 2/1/19) — $1,429,818
  • Mid-Level Exception: $2,190,385 (Rajon Rondo, Darius Miller, Frank Jackson)
  • Bi-Annual Exception: $3,290,000

Roster Space: 14 guaranteed, two two-ways, one 10-day

Depth Chart
PG: Rajon Rondo, Mike James (two-way), Frank Jackson (injured)
SG: Jrue Holiday, Ian Clark, Charles Cooke (two-way)
SF: E’Twaun Moore, Darius Miller, DeAndre Liggins, Dante Cunningham, Solomon Hill (injured)
PF: Nikola Mirotic, Cheick Diallo
C: Anthony Davis, Emeka Okafor (10-day), Alexis Ajinca (injured), DeMarcus Cousins (injured)

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

G-League Affiliate: None

Two-Way Contracts: Charles Cooke (one year), Mike James (one year)

Two-Way Daily Rate in NBA/G-League: $4,608/$528

Trade Kickers

  • None

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

No-Trade: DeAndre Liggins (signing restriction)

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, Fred Vinson, Kevin Hanson, Jamelle McMillan, Elvis Valcarcel, Chris Finch

Trainer: Duane Brooks

Basketball Executives

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

Pick Swaps

  • 2018 — Owe first-rounder (top-five protected, top-eight in 2019, top-10 in 2020, top-9 in 2021, top-six in 2022, otherwise converts to 2022 and 2023 second-rounders) to Chicago Bulls (Nikola Mirotic).
  • 2021 — Chicago Bulls can swap second-rounders (Nikola Mirotic).

Cash Paid ($5.1 million max): $2.5 million to Chicago Bulls (Quincy Pondexter)

Cash Received ($5.1 million max): $0

Deadlines:

  • 1/22/18 — No-trade restriction lifts on Jameer Nelson.
  • 1/28/18 — No-trade restriction lifts on Josh Smith.
  • 2/20/18 — Buddy Hield trade exception expires.
  • 5/5/18 — No-trade restriction lifts on DeAndre Liggins.
  • 6/28/18 — Darius Miller’s salary guarantees at $300,000 for 2018-19.
  • 7/4/18 — Darius Miller’s $2,205,000 guarantees for 2018-19.
  • 7/6/18 — Cheick Diallo’s $1,544,951 guarantees for 2018-19.
  • 2/1/19 — Jameer Nelson trade exception expires.
  • 2/1/19 — Tony Allen trade exception expires.
  • 6/21/19 — Team option on Omer Asik.
  • 6/29/19 — Qualifying offer deadline for Cheick Diallo.
  • 6/30/19 — Frank Jackson’s $1,618,520 guarantees for 2019-20.
  • 7/1/19 — Omer Asik’s $12.0 million salary guarantees for 2019-20.
  • 6/29/21 — Player option on 2021-22 season.
  • TBD — Guarantee details for DeAndre Liggins.

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

Acquisitions

  • 6/21/17 — Dante Cunningham opted out of his contract.
  • 6/21/17 — Traded Tim Frazier to Washington Wizards for a 2017 second-rounder (52nd).
  • 6/22/17 — Traded the rights to Dwyane Bacon (40th) and $1.8 million to Charlotte Hornets for the rights to Frank Jackson (31st).
  • 6/22/17 — Traded the rights to Edmond Sumner (52nd) to Indiana Pacers for $1.0 million.
  • 7/5/17 — Axel Toupane and Quinn Cook’s salaries guaranteed at $25,000 apiece for 2017-18.
  • 7/6/17 — Signed Jrue Holiday to a five-year, $150.0 million contract with likely and unlike incentives, player option on the final season.
  • 7/6/17 — Signed Rajon Rondo to a one-year, $3.3 million contract.
  • 7/9/17 — Signed Frank Jackson (2017-31st) to a partially-guaranteed three-year, $3,812,377 contract.
  • 7/24/17 — Signed Jalen Jones to a two-year, two-way contract.
  • 7/26/17 — Signed Darius Miller to a partially-guaranteed two-year, $4,305,000 contract.
  • 8/1/17 — Signed Charles Cooke to a one-year, two-way contract.
  • 8/2/17 — Signed Ian Clark to a one-year, $1,577,230 contract.
  • 9/1/17 — Traded Quincy Pondexter, a 2018 second-rounder and $2.5 million to Chicago Bulls for the rights to Ater Majok (2011-58th).
  • 9/11/17 — Renounced the rights to Ater Majok (2011-58th).
  • 9/14/17 — Signed Tony Allen to a one-year, $2,328,652 contract.
  • 9/22/17 — Signed Martell Webster to a non-guaranteed one-year, $2,328,652 summer contract with exhibit nine.
  • 9/24/17 — Signed Dante Cunningham to a one-year, $2.3 million contract.
  • 9/25/17 — Signed Cliff Alexander to a non-guaranteed one-year, $1,471,382 summer contract with exhibit nine.
  • 10/22/17 — Signed Jameer Nelson to a one-year, $2,262,871 contract.
  • 10/28/17 — Signed Josh Smith to a non-guaranteed one-year, $2,183,934 contract.
  • 1/10/18 — Signed DeAndre Liggins to a 10-day, $89,109 contract.
  • 1/14/18 — Signed Mike Jackson to a two-way contract.
  • 1/20/18 — Signed DeAndre Liggins to a 10-day, $89,109 contract.
  • 2/1/18 — Traded Omer Asik, Tony Allen, Jameer Nelson, a protected 2018 first-rounder and 2021 second-rounder swap rights to Chicago Bulls for Nikola Mirotic and a 2018 second-rounder (the Pelicans’ own pick).
  • 2/3/18 — Signed Emeka Okafor to a 10-day, $131,562 contract.
  • 2/5/18 — Signed DeAndre Liggins to a partially-guaranteed two-year, $2,383,135 contract.

Waived Players: Axel Toupane, Quinn Cook, Martell Webster, Perry Jones III, Cliff Alexander, Jordan Crawford, Josh Smith, Jalen Jones (waived, claimed by Dallas Mavericks)

Traded Players: Tim Frazier, Quincy Pondexter, Tony Allen, Omer Asik, Jameer Nelson.

Expired 10-Day Contracts: DeAndre Liggins (two)

Unsigned Draft Picks

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

Arena: Smoothie King Center

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • Non-Bird: Donatas Motiejunas ($1,471,382)

Non-Guaranteed Salaries

  • None

Archives
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2015-16
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 2/6/18)

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