New Orleans Pelicans Team Salary


Quick: Over the cap and hard-capped.

Free Agents:

  • Bird: Norris Cole (restricted)
  • Early Bird: Luke Babbitt, Jeff Withey
  • Non-Bird: Jimmer Fredette

Amnesty: Left unused.  No eligible players.


  • Mid-Level Exception: $1,294,000 (partially used on Dante Cunningham and Alonzo Gee)
  • Bi-Annual Exception: $2,139,000
  • Trade Exception (Russ Smith, expiring 1/12/16) — $507,336


  • 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.

Waived Players: None

Unsigned Draft Picks

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

Roster Space: 10 guaranteed, one non-guaranteed

Depth Chart*:
PG: Jrue Holiday, Toney Douglas
SG: Eric Gordon, Alonzo Gee
SF: Tyreke Evans, Quincy Pondexter, Dante Cunningham
PF: Anthony Davis, Ryan Anderson
C: Omer Asik, Alexis Ajinca

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

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

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 ($3.4million max): $0

Cash Received ($3.4 million max): $0


Cap Holds

Jimmer Fredette — $947,276 (Non-Bird)
Jeff Withey — $947,276 (Early Bird)
Luke Babbitt — $947,276 (Early Bird)
Norris Cole — $5,095,515 (Bird)

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 7/19/15)