New Orleans Pelicans Team Salary


Quick: Cap space used.

Projected 2015/16 Cap Space: $0-$23.1 million, depending primarily on Eric Gordon’s player option, along with the cap holds for Norris Cole and Omer Asik.

Draft Picks: 56th

Free Agents:

  • Bird: Omer Asik, Eric Gordon (player option), Norris Cole (restricted*)
  • Early Bird: Alexis Ajinca. Luke Babbitt, Jeff Withey (restricted*)
  • Non-Bird: Jimmer Fredette, Dante Cunningham

* Players are only restricted if the team gives a qualifying offer.

First-Round Extension Eligible: Anthony Davis

Amnesty: Left unused.  No eligible players.

Exceptions *

  • Mid-Level Exception: $5,464,000 (in July)
  • Bi-Annual Exception: $2,139,000 (in July)
  • Trade Exception (Russ Smith, expiring 1/12/16) — $507,336
  • Room: $2,814,000 (in July)

* Room Exception only available if other exceptions renounced.


  • 5/12/15 — Fired Coach Monty Williams.

Waived Players: None

Unsigned Draft Picks

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

Roster Space: Five guaranteed, one non-guaranteed, one option

Depth Chart*:
PG: Jrue Holiday, Toney Douglas
SG: Eric Gordon
SF: Tyreke Evans, Quincy Pondexter
PF:  Ryan Anderson
C: Anthony Davis

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

Head Coach: None

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).
  • 2017 — Owe second-rounder (top-55 protected) to Minnesota Timberwolves (Brad Miller).

Cash Paid ($3.3 million max): $75k to Charlotte Hornets (Scotty Hopson)

Cash Received ($3.3 million max): $1.5 million from Houston Rockets (Omer Asik); $801k from Oklahoma City Thunder (Ish Smith); $368,959 from Miami HEAT (Norris Cole) — $630,041 remaining


Cap Holds

For notes on some of the rules and an explanation of cap holds, please refer to the following Salary Notes.

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(Updated on 5/12/15)