New Orleans Pelicans Team Salary

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Quick: Over the cap and hard-capped.

Projected 2016-17 Cap Space: $0-$22.9 million

Exceptions

  • Mid-Level Exception: $768,907 (Dante Cunningham, Alonzo Gee and Bryce Dejean-Jones)
  • Bi-Annual Exception: $2,139,000
  • Trade Exception (Ish Smith, expiring 12/24/16) — $947,276

Roster Space: 14 guaranteed, one 10-day contract

Depth Chart
PG: Tyreke Evans, Toney Douglas
SG: Jrue Holiday, Norris Cole, Bryce Dejean-Jones, Eric Gordon (injured)
SF: Dante Cunningham, Alonzo Gee, Luke Babbitt, Quincy Pondexter (injured)
PF: Anthony Davis, Ryan Anderson
C: Omer Asik, Alexis Ajinca, Kendrick Perkins

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

Deadlines:

  • 1/30/16 — Final day of Bryce Dejean-Jones’ 10-day contract.
  • 1/30/16 — The no-trade restriction on Toney Douglas expires.
  • 2/18/16 — NBA trade deadline.
  • 5/17/16 — 2016 NBA draft lottery.
  • 6/23/16 — 2016 NBA Draft.
  • 7/1/16-7/11/16 — NBA annual moratorium.
  • 7/12/16 — Free agent signing period begins.
  • 7/12/16 — Toney Douglas’ $1.3 million guarantees for 16/17.
  • 7/12/16 — Luke Babbitt’s $1.2 million guarantees for 16/17.

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

Acquisitions

  • 5/12/15 — Fired Coach Monty Williams.
  • 6/17/15 — Eric Gordon opted into the final year of his contract.
  • 6/25/15 – Traded Branden Dawson (2015-56th) to Los Angeles Clippers for approximately $630,000 in cash.
  • 6/29/15 — Tendered a qualifying offer to Jeff Withey.
  • 6/29/15 — Tendered a qualifying offer to Norris Cole.
  • 7/2/15 — Withdrew qualifying offer to Jeff Withey.
  • 7/9/15 — Signed Anthony Davis to a five-year, estimated $127.5 million extension, but could climb to $143.6 million if he qualifies for the Rose rule.  Exact figures won’t be calculated until July 2016.
  • 7/9/15 — Re-signed Omer Asik to a five-year, $58.0 million contract.  Asik has a base salary of $53.0 million with $1 million of unlikely incentive annually, early termination option on final season, which is also only guaranteed for $3.0 million.
  • 7/9/15 — Re-signed Alexis Ajinca to a four-year, $20.2 million contract.  Ajinca has a base salary of $19.2 million with $225k incentive annually, of which $75k is considered likely.
  • 7/9/15 — Re-signed Dante Cunningham to a three-year, $8.9 million contract, player option on final season.
  • 7/16/15 — Signed Alonzo Gee to a two-year, $2.7 million contract, player option on second season.
  • 7/16/15 — Signed Luke Babbitt to a two-year, partially-guaranteed $2.3 million minimum contract.
  • 7/27/15 — Signed Kendrick Perkins to a $1.5 million minimum contract.
  • 8/20/15 — Signed Bryce Dejean-Jones to a three-year, non-guaranteed $2.4 million minimum contract.
  • 9/8/15 — Sign Jeff Adrien to a non-guaranteed $1.1 million minimum summer contract.
  • 9/9/15 — Signed Sean Kilpatrick to a two-year, non-guaranteed $1.8 million minimum contract.
  • 9/17/16 — Norris Cole agreed to re-sign via the Pelican’s $3.3 million one-year qualifying offer.
  • 9/18/15 — Signed Chris Douglas-Roberts to a two-year, non-guaranteed $2.5 million contract.
  • 9/22/15 — Signed Corey Webster to a two-year, non-guaranteed $1.4 million minimum contract.
  • 10/9/15 — Signed Greg Smith to a non-guaranteed $1.0 million minimum summer contract.
  • 10/10/15 — Signed Jerome Jordan to a non-guaranteed $947k minimum summer contract.
  • 10/11/15 — Voided Greg Smith’s contract after failed physical.
  • 10/13/15 — Signed Mirza Begic to a non-guaranteed $525k minimum summer contract.
  • 10/15/15 — Signed Lester McCalebb to a two-year, non-guaranteed $1.4 million minimum contract.
  • 10/16/15 — Signed Nate Robinson to a non-guaranteed $1.5 million minimum summer contract.
  • 10/26/15 — Claimed Ish Smith off waivers (Washington Wizards)
  • 10/30/15 — Signed Toney Douglas to a two-year, partially-guaranteed ($50k) $2.5 million contract.
  • 11/10/15 — Signed Jimmer Fredette to a non-guaranteed $932k minimum contract.
  • 12/24/15 — Traded Ish Smith to Philadelphia 76ers for a 2016 second-rounder (Denver Nuggets) and a 2017 second-rounder.
  • 1/10/16 — Toney Douglas’ $1.2 million guaranteed for 15/16.
  • 1/21/16 — Signed Bryce Dejean-Jones to 10-day, $30.9k contract.

No-Trade: Norris Cole

Waived Players: Toney Douglas, Corey Webster, Mirza Begic, Jerome Jordan, Sean Kilpatrick, Chris Douglas-Roberts, Bryce Dejean-Jones Bo McCalebb, Nate Robinson, Jimmer Fredette

Unsigned Draft Picks

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

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Alvin Gentry (four-year $13.75 million deal starting with the 2015/15 season, final year team option)

Assistants: Robert Pack, Darren Erman, Fred Vinson

Trainer: Duane Brooks

Basketball Executives

  • Dell Demps — General Manager

Pick Swaps

  • 2016 — Milwaukee Bucks can swap second-rounders, the higher of the Sacramento Kings and Pelicans’ selections (Hilton Armstrong, Jrue Holiday, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute).
  • 2016 — Owed second-rounder from Denver Nuggets (Jan Vesely, Ish Smith).
  • 2017 — Owed second-rounder from Philadelphia 76ers (Ish Smith).
  • 2017 — Owe second-rounder (top-55 protected) to Minnesota Timberwolves (Brad Miller).

Cash Paid ($3.4million max): $0

Cash Received ($3.4 million max): $0

Free Agents

  • None

Trade Kickers

  • Eric Gordon — 15%
  • Tyreke Evans — 15%, but no more than $1 million

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

Amnesty: Expired unused.

D-League Affiliate: None

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Cap Holds

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(Updated on 1/29/16)