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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

Roster Count: Seven guaranteed, four non/partially-guaranteed

Depth Chart
PG: Jrue Holiday, Frank Jackson
SG: E’Twaun Moore
SF:  Solomon Hill, Darius Miller, DeAndre Liggins
PF: 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)

  • DeMarcus Cousins ($27,095,775, full Bird)
  • Rajon Rondo ($3,960,000, non-Bird)
  • Ian Clark ($1,499,698, non-Bird)
  • 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
  • Darius Miller $2,205,000
  • DeAndre Liggins $1,795,015
  • Cheick Diallo $1,544,951 ($500,000 guaranteed)

Draft Picks: 51st; 22nd to Chicago (Nikola Mirotic)

Unsigned Draft Picks

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

Exceptions

  • 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
  • Trade Exception (Dante Cunningham, expiring 2/8/19) — $2,300,000
  • Mid-Level Exception — $8,567,770
  • Bi-Annual Exception — $3,353,315

Note: If team needs to avoid a hard cap, they lose the standard Mid-Level and Bi-Annual Exceptions and gain the $5,291,918 Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception.

Waived Players: None

Traded Players: None

Trade Kickers

  • None

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

No-Trade: Emeka Okafor (through 5/26/18)

G-League Affiliate: None

Two-Way Contracts: None

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

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

  • 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:

  • 5/26/18 — No-trade restriction lifts on Emeka Okafor.
  • 6/21/18 — NBA Draft.
  • 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.
  • 7/12/18 — Emeka Okafor’s salary guarantees at $100,000.
  • 7/15/18 — DeAndre Liggins’ salary guarantees at $50,000.
  • 7/30/18 — DeAndre Liggins’ salary guarantees at $75,000.
  • 10/16/18 — Emeka Okafor’s salary guarantees at 200,000.
  • 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

  • None

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 5/18/18)

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