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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: $101,869,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $123,733,000

Hard Cap: $129,817,000

Roster Count: Twelve guaranteed, two non/partially-guaranteed, one two-way

Depth Chart
PG: Jrue Holiday, Elfrid Payton, Frank Jackson
SG: E’Twaun Moore, Ian Clark, Trevon Bluiett (two-way)
SF:  Solomon Hill, Darius Miller, DeAndre Liggins
PF: Julius Randle, Nikola Mirotic, Cheick Diallo
C: Anthony Davis, Emeka Okafor, Alexis Ajinca

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

2018-19 Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • Jordan Crawford ($1,499,698, non-Bird)
  • Donatas Motiejunas* ($1,499,698, non-Bird)
  • Charles Cooke (two-way, RFA, non-Bird)

*Did not play in the most recent season, cannot be included in a sign-and-trade.

Non-Guaranteed Salaries

  • Emeka Okafor $2,445,085 ($100,000 guaranteed)
  • DeAndre Liggins $1,795,015 ($50,000 guaranteed)

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Tony Carr (2018-51st), Latavious Williams (2010-48th)

Exceptions

  • 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
  • Trade Exception (Dante Cunningham, expiring 2/8/19) — $2,300,000
  • Mid-Level Exception — $0 (Julius Randle)
  • Bi-Annual Exception — $382,000 (Elfrid Payton)

Waived Players: None

Traded Players: None

Trade Kickers

  • None

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

No-Trade: Ian Clark (implicit)

G-League Affiliate: None

Two-Way Contracts: Trevon Bluiett

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

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Alvin Gentry

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

  • 2021 — Chicago Bulls can swap second-rounders (Nikola Mirotic).

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

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

Deadlines:

  • 7/30/18 — DeAndre Liggins’ salary guarantees at $75,000.
  • 10/16/18 — Emeka Okafor’s salary guarantees at 200,000.
  • 12/15/18 — No-trade restrictions lift on Ian Clark, Julius Randle and Elfrid Payton.
  • 1/10/19 — Emeka Okafor’s $2,445,085 guarantees for 2018-19.
  • 1/10/19 — DeAndre Liggins’ $1,795,015 guarantees for 2018-19.
  • 2/1/19 — Jameer Nelson trade exception expires.
  • 2/1/19 — Tony Allen trade exception expires.
  • 2/8/19 — Dante Cunningham 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.

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

Acquisitions

  • 6/7/18 — Signed Coach Alvin Gentry to a contract extension.
  • 6/21/18 — Drafted Tony Carr (51st).
  • 6/28/18 — Darius Miller’s salary guaranteed at $300,000 for 2018-19.
  • 7/4/18 — Darius Miller’s $2,205,000 guaranteed for 2018-19.
  • 7/6/18 — Cheick Diallo’s $1,544,951 guaranteed for 2018-19.
  • 7/12/18 — Emeka Okafor’s salary guaranteed at $100,000.
  • 7/15/18 — DeAndre Liggins’ salary guaranteed at $50,000.
  • 7/17/18 — Signed Trevon Bluiett to a two-way contract.
  • 7/8/18 — Signed Julius Randle to a two-year, $17,714,050 contract, player option on final season.
  • 7/8/18 — Signed Elfrid Payton to a one-year $3 million contract.
  • 7/8/18 — Re-signed Ian Clark to a one-year $1,757,429 minimum contract.

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Arena: Smoothie King Center

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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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