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New Orleans Pelicans Salary Archive – 2015/16

Name 2015-16
Eric Gordon $15,514,031
Tyreke Evans $10,734,586
Jrue Holiday $10,595,507
Omer Asik $9,213,483
Ryan Anderson $8,500,000
Anthony Davis $7,070,730
Alexis Ajinca $4,314,607
Quincy Pondexter $3,382,023
Norris Cole $3,036,928
Dante Cunningham $2,850,000
Alonzo Gee $1,320,000
Toney Douglas $1,164,858
Luke Babbitt $1,100,602
Kendrick Perkins $947,276
Jarnell Stokes (waived) $845,059
Bryce Dejean-Jones $169,883
Tim Frazier $94,448
Jimmer Fredette (waived) $71,677
Orlando Johnson (expired 10-day) $55,722
Jordan Hamilton (expired 10-day) $55,722
Jordan Hamilton $55,722
Tim Frazier (expired 10-day) $49,709
James Ennis (expired 10-day) $49,709
Nate Robinson (waived) $44,094
Bryce Dejean-Jones (expired 10-days) $61,776
James Ennis $24,855
Total $81,323,007

Quick: Over the cap and hard-capped.

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

Exceptions

  • Mid-Level Exception: $768,907 (partially used on Dante Cunningham, Alonzo Gee and Bryce Dejean-Jones)
  • Bi-Annual Exception: $2,139,000
  • Trade Exception (Ish Smith, expiring 12/24/16) — $102,217 (partially used on Jarnell Stokes)

Roster Space: 18 guaranteed

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

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

Deadlines:

  • 5/17/16 — 2016 NBA draft lottery.
  • 5/19/16 — No-trade restriction lifts on Bryce Dejean-Jones.
  • 6/21/16 — Player option on Alonzo Gee.
  • 6/23/16 — 2016 NBA Draft.
  • 6/30/16 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Tim Frazier and James Ennis.
  • 7/1/16-7/6/16 — NBA annual moratorium.
  • 7/7/16 — 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.
  • 2016 Summer League & skill/conditioning program — Bryce Dejean-Jones’ salary guarantees for $80,000 for 16/17.
  • 7/25/16 — Bryce Dejean-Jones’ salary guarantees for $100,00 for 16/17.
  • 1/10/17 — Bryce Dejean-Jones’ $875k salary guarantees for 16/17.
  • 6/21/17 — Player option on Dante Cunningham.
  • Four days after July 2017 moratorium — Bryce Dejean-Jones’ $1.0 million salary guarantees for 17/18
  • 6/30/18 — Qualifying offer deadline for Bryce Dejean-Jones.
  • 6/21/19 — Team option on Omer Asik.
  • 7/1/19 — Omer Asik’s $12.0 million salary guarantees for 19/20.

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.
  • 2/1/16 — Signed Bryce Dejean-Jones to a second 10-day, $30.9k contract.
  • 2/18/16 — Traded a protected 2018 second-rounder to Miami HEAT for Jarnell Stokes and $721,300.
  • 2/19/16 — Signed Bryce Dejean-Jones to a partially-guaranteed three-year, 2.1 million contract.
  • 3/9/16 — Signed Orlando Johnson to a $55,722 10-day contract.
  • 3/16/16 — Signed Tim Frazier to a $49,709 10-day contract.
  • 3/23/16 — Signed Jordan Hamilton to a $59,731 10-day contract.
  • 3/27/16 — Signed Tim Frazier for the rest of the season at $94,448.
  • 3/30/16 — Signed James Ennis to a $49,709 10-day contract.
  • 4/4/16 — Signed Jordan Hamilton to a $59,731 10-day contract.
  • 4/9/16 — Signed James Ennis for the rest of the season at $24,855.

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, Jarnell Stokes, Orlando Johnson (expired 10-day)

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).
  • 2018 — Owe second-rounder (top-55 protected) to Miami HEAT (Jarnell Stokes).

Cash Paid ($3.4million max): $0

Cash Received ($3.4 million max): $721,300 from Miami (Jarnell Stokes)

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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Salary and team data changes quite often. If you notice a discrepancy, please notify Basketball Insiders Senior Writer Eric Pincus.

(Updated on 4/25/16)

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