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New Orleans Pelicans Salary Archive – 2016/17

Name 2016-17
Anthony Davis $22,116,750
DeMarcus Cousins $16,957,900
Jrue Holiday $11,286,518
Solomon Hill $11,241,218
Omer Asik $9,904,494
E’Twaun Moore $8,081,363
Alexis Ajinca $4,638,203
Quincy Pondexter $3,617,978
Dante Cunningham $2,978,250
Omri Casspi (waived) $2,963,814
Tim Frazier $2,090,000
Alonzo Gee (waived) $1,400,000
Terrence Jones (waived) $980,431
Lance Stephenson (waived) $584,766
Donatas Motiejunas $576,724
Cheick Diallo $543,471
Reggie Williams (waived) $180,483
Jordan Crawford $173,099
Anthony Brown (waived) $108,043
Archie Goodwin (waived) $95,595
Jarrett Jack (expired 10-day) $57,672
Hollis Thompson (expired 10-day) $57,672
Hollis Thompson (expired 10-day) $57,672
Reggie Williams (expired 10-day) $57,672
Jordan Crawford (expired 10-day) $57,672
Quinn Cook (expired 10-day) $31,969
Quinn Cook (expired 10-day) $31,969
Wayne Selden (expired 10-day) $31,969
Axel Toupane $25,725
Quinn Cook $15,984
Total $100,945,076

Quick: Spent over the cap.

NBA Salary Cap: $94,143,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $113,287,000

Exceptions

  • Trade Exception (Buddy Hield, expiring 2/20/18) — $3,517,200
  • Room Exception: $808,000 (Tim Frazier)

Roster Space: 15 guaranteed

Depth Chart
PG: Jrue Holiday, Tim Frazier, Quinn Cook
SG: E’Twaun Moore, Jordan Crawford
SF: Solomon Hill, Cheick Diallo, Axel Toupane, Quincy Pondexter (injured)
PF: Anthony Davis, Dante Cunningham, Donatas Motiejunas
C: DeMarcus Cousins, Alexis Ajinca, Omer Asik (injured)

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

Acquisitions

  • 6/23/16 — Drafted Buddy Hield (6th).
  • 6/23/16 — Traded the rights to David Michineau (39th) and Diamond Stone (40th) to Los Angeles Clippers for the rights to Cheick Diallo (33rd).
  • 6/27/16 — Issued qualifying offer to Tim Frazier.
  • 6/29/16 — Alonzo Gee opted out of the final year of his contract.
  • 7/7/16 — Renounced the rights to Kendrick Perkins, Norris Cole, Jordan Hamilton and Alonzo Gee.
  • 7/10/16 — Traded Luke Babbitt to Miami HEAT for $400,000 and the Pelicans’ own second-rounder back to the Pelicans.
  • 7/19/16 — Signed Solomon Hill to a four-year, $51.9 million contract, with $3.9 million in unlikely incentives TBD.
  • 7/20/16 — Renounced the rights to Kendrick Perkins, Norris Cole, Alonzo Gee and Jordan Hamilton.
  • 7/20/16 — Signed Langston Galloway to a two-year, $10.7 million contract, player option on second season.
  • 7/21/16 — Signed E’Twaun Moore to a four-year, $34 million contract.
  • 7/21/16 — Rescinded qualifying offer to Tim Frazier.
  • 7/22/16 — Renounced rights to Tim Frazier.
  • 7/22/16 — Signed Cheick Diallo (2016th-33rd) to a three-year, partially-guaranteed $2.5 million contract.
  • 7/22/16 — Signed Alonzo Gee to a one-year, $1.4 million contract.
  • 7/22/16 — Signed Buddy Hield (2016-6th) to a $15.9 million rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/22/16 — Signed Terrence Jones to a one-year, $1.1 million contract.
  • 7/22/16 — Signed Tim Frazier to a two-year, $4.1 million contract.
  • 8/10/16 — Signed Shawn Dawson to a one-year, non-guaranteed $543,471 summer contract.
  • 8/13/16 — Signed Robert Sacre to a one-year, non-guaranteed $1,050,961 summer contract.
  • 8/13/16 — Signed Chris Copeland to a one-year, non-guaranteed $1,050,961 summer contract.
  • 9/12/16 — Signed Lance Stephenson to a one-year, partially-guaranteed $1,227,286 contract ($100,000).
  • 9/24/16 — Signed Quinn Cook to a one-year, non-guaranteed $543,471 summer contract.
  • 10/17/16 — Signed Quincy Ford to a one-year, non-guaranteed $543,471 summer contract.
  • 11/7/16 — Signed Archie Goodwin to a two-year, non-guaranteed $2,025,770 contract.
  • 11/21/16 — Signed Anthony Brown to a two-year, non-guaranteed $1,750,469 contract.
  • 12/10/16 — Signed Reggie Williams to a two-year, non-guaranteed $2,256.686 contract.
  • 1/3/17 — Signed Donatas Motiejunas to a one-year, $618,212 contract.
  • 2/20/17 — Traded Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway, Tyreke Evans, a protected first-rounder and a Philadelphia 76ers second-rounder to Sacramento Kings for DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi.
  • 2/23/17 — Signed Hollis Thompson to a 10-day $59,747 contract.
  • 2/24/17 — Signed Jarrett Jack to a 10-day $91,274 contract.
  • 2/25/17 — Signed Reggie Williams to a 10-day $72,193 contract.
  • 3/5/17 — Signed Hollis Thompson to a 10-day $59,747 contract.
  • 3/6/17 — Signed Jordan Crawford to a 10-day $61,821 contract.
  • 3/8/17 — Signed Wayne Selden to a 10-day $31,969 contract.
  • 3/16/17 — Signed Jordan Crawford to a two-year, partially-guaranteed $1,882,637 contract.
  • 3/19/17 — Signed Quinn Cook to a 10-day $31,969 contract.
  • 3/29/17 — Signed Quinn Cook to a 10-day $31,969 contract.
  • 4/8/17 — Signed Quinn Cook to a two-year, partially-guaranteed $1,328,595 contract.
  • 4/8/17 — Signed Axel Toupane to a two-year, partially-guaranteed $1,497,107 contract.

Waived Players: Bryce Dejean-Jones (tragedy, 23-year old passed away), Toney Douglas, Chris Copeland, Shawn Dawson, Robert Sacre, Quincy Ford, Quinn Cook, Alonzo Gee, Lance Stephenson, Archie Goodwin, Anthony Brown, Terrence Jones, Omri Casspi

Traded Players: Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway

Expired 10-Day Contracts: Jarrett Jack, Hollis Thompson (two), Reggie Williams, Wayne Selden, Jordan Crawford, Quinn Cook (two)

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, Phil Weber, Fred Vinson, Kevin Hanson, Jamelle McMillan, Elvis Valcarcel

Trainer: Duane Brooks

Basketball Executives

  • Dell Demps — general manager
  • Danny Ferry — special advisor

Unsigned Draft Picks

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

Pick Swaps

  • 2017 — Owe first-rounder (top-three protected in 2017, top-one protected through 2020, unprotected in 2021) to Sacramento Kings (DeMarcus Cousins).
  • 2017 — Owe second-rounder (top-55 protected) to Minnesota Timberwolves (Brad Miller).

Cash Paid ($3.5 million max): $0

Cash Received ($3.5 million max): $400,000 from Miami HEAT (Luke Babbitt)

Trade Kickers

  • None

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

Free Agents

  • None

D-League Affiliate: None

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

(Updated on 4/29/17)

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