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New Orleans Pelicans Salary Archive – 2017/18

Name 2017-18
Jrue Holiday $25,686,667
Anthony Davis $23,775,506
DeMarcus Cousins $18,063,850
Solomon Hill $12,236,535
Nikola Mirotic $12,500,000
E’Twaun Moore $8,445,024
Alexis Ajinca $4,961,798
Rajon Rondo $3,300,000
Rashad Vaughn (waived) $1,889,040
Darius Miller $2,100,000
Ian Clark $1,471,382
Cheick Diallo $1,312,611
Frank Jackson $815,615
Emeka Okafor $592,030
DeAndre Liggins $588,120
Jordan Crawford (waived) $250,000
Josh Smith (waived) $210,500
Emeka Okafor (expired 12-day) $99,755
Emeka Okafor (expired 10-day) $83,129
DeAndre Liggins (expired 10-day) $83,129
DeAndre Liggins (expired 10-day) $83,129
Larry Drew II (expired 10-day) $74,159
Larry Drew II (expired 10-day) $74,159
Jordan Crawford $58,190
Walter Lemon Jr. (expired 10-day) $46,080
Walter Lemon Jr. (expired 10-day) $46,080
Axel Toupane (waived) $25,000
Quinn Cook (waived) $25,000
Charles Cooke (two-way)
Total $118,896,488

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

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: $2,190,385 (Rajon Rondo, Darius Miller, Frank Jackson)
  • Bi-Annual Exception: $3,290,000

Roster Space: 15 guaranteed, one two-way

Depth Chart
PG: Rajon Rondo, Frank Jackson (injured)
SG: Jrue Holiday, Ian Clark, Jordan Crawford, Charles Cooke (two-way)
SF: E’Twaun Moore, Darius Miller, Solomon Hill, DeAndre Liggins
PF: Nikola Mirotic, Cheick Diallo
C: Anthony Davis, Emeka Okafor, Alexis Ajinca (injured), DeMarcus Cousins (injured)

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

G-League Affiliate: None

Two-Way Contracts: Charles Cooke (one year)

Two-Way Daily Rate in NBA/G-League: $4,608/$528

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

  • 2018 — Owe first-rounder (top-five protected, top-eight in 2019, top-10 in 2020, top-9 in 2021, top-six in 2022, otherwise converts to 2022 and 2023 second-rounders) to Chicago Bulls (Nikola Mirotic).
  • 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.
  • 6/28/18 — 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

  • 6/21/17 — Dante Cunningham opted out of his contract.
  • 6/21/17 — Traded Tim Frazier to Washington Wizards for a 2017 second-rounder (52nd).
  • 6/22/17 — Traded the rights to Dwyane Bacon (40th) and $1.8 million to Charlotte Hornets for the rights to Frank Jackson (31st).
  • 6/22/17 — Traded the rights to Edmond Sumner (52nd) to Indiana Pacers for $1.0 million.
  • 7/5/17 — Axel Toupane and Quinn Cook’s salaries guaranteed at $25,000 apiece for 2017-18.
  • 7/6/17 — Signed Jrue Holiday to a five-year, $150.0 million contract with likely and unlike incentives, player option on the final season.
  • 7/6/17 — Signed Rajon Rondo to a one-year, $3.3 million contract.
  • 7/9/17 — Signed Frank Jackson (2017-31st) to a partially-guaranteed three-year, $3,812,377 contract.
  • 7/24/17 — Signed Jalen Jones to a two-year, two-way contract.
  • 7/26/17 — Signed Darius Miller to a partially-guaranteed two-year, $4,305,000 contract.
  • 8/1/17 — Signed Charles Cooke to a one-year, two-way contract.
  • 8/2/17 — Signed Ian Clark to a one-year, $1,577,230 contract.
  • 9/1/17 — Traded Quincy Pondexter, a 2018 second-rounder and $2.5 million to Chicago Bulls for the rights to Ater Majok (2011-58th).
  • 9/11/17 — Renounced the rights to Ater Majok (2011-58th).
  • 9/14/17 — Signed Tony Allen to a one-year, $2,328,652 contract.
  • 9/22/17 — Signed Martell Webster to a non-guaranteed one-year, $2,328,652 summer contract with exhibit nine.
  • 9/24/17 — Signed Dante Cunningham to a one-year, $2.3 million contract.
  • 9/25/17 — Signed Cliff Alexander to a non-guaranteed one-year, $1,471,382 summer contract with exhibit nine.
  • 10/22/17 — Signed Jameer Nelson to a one-year, $2,262,871 contract.
  • 10/28/17 — Signed Josh Smith to a non-guaranteed one-year, $2,183,934 contract.
  • 1/10/18 — Signed DeAndre Liggins to a 10-day, $89,109 contract.
  • 1/14/18 — Signed Mike Jackson to a two-way contract.
  • 1/20/18 — Signed DeAndre Liggins to a 10-day, $89,109 contract.
  • 2/1/18 — Traded Omer Asik, Tony Allen, Jameer Nelson, a protected 2018 first-rounder and 2021 second-rounder swap rights to Chicago Bulls for Nikola Mirotic and a 2018 second-rounder (the Pelicans’ own pick).
  • 2/3/18 — Signed Emeka Okafor to a 10-day, $131,562 contract.
  • 2/5/18 — Signed DeAndre Liggins to a partially-guaranteed two-year, $2,383,135 contract.
  • 2/8/18 — Traded Dante Cunningham to Brooklyn Nets for Rashad Vaughn.
  • 2/13/18 — Signed Emeka Okafor to a 12-day, $157,875 contract.
  • 2/20/18 — Buddy Hield trade exception expired.
  • 2/21/18 — Signed Walter Lemon Jr. to a 10-day, $46,080 contract.
  • 2/26/18 — Signed Emeka Okafor to a partially-guaranteed, two-year $3,037,115.
  • 3/4/18 — Signed Walter Lemon Jr. to a 10-day, $46,080 contract.
  • 3/15/18 — Signed Larry Drew II to a 10-day, $74,159 contract.
  • 3/26/18 — Signed Larry Drew II to a 10-day, $74,159 contract.
  • 4/5/18 — Signed Jordan Crawford for the rest of the season at $67,609.

Waived Players: Axel Toupane, Quinn Cook, Martell Webster, Perry Jones III, Cliff Alexander, Jordan Crawford, Josh Smith, Jalen Jones (waived, claimed by Dallas Mavericks), Rashad Vaughn, Mike James (two-way)

Traded Players: Tim Frazier, Quincy Pondexter, Tony Allen, Omer Asik, Jameer Nelson, Dante Cunningham

Expired 10-Day Contracts: DeAndre Liggins (two), Emeka Okafor (10-day, 12-day), Walter Lemon Jr. (two), Larry Drew II (two)

Unsigned Draft Picks

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

Arena: Smoothie King Center

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • Non-Bird: Donatas Motiejunas ($1,471,382)

Non-Guaranteed Salaries

  • None

Trade Kickers

  • None

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

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

Archives
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2014-15
2013-14
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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 5/9/18)

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