|Sindarius Thornwell (substitute)||$183,115|
|Zylan Cheatham (two-way)|
|Josh Gray (two-way)|
Quick: Spent over the cap.
Salary Cap: $109,140,000
Luxury Tax Threshold: $132,627,000
Roster Count: 15 guaranteed, two two-ways, one substitute
PG: Lonzo Ball, Frank Jackson, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Josh Gray (two-way)
SG: Jrue Holiday, JJ Redick, Josh Hart, Sindarius Thornwell (substitute)
SF: Brandon Ingram, E’Twaun Moore, Zylan Cheatham (two-way), Darius Miller (out, injured)
PF: Zion Williamson. Kenrich Williams, Nicolo Melli
C: Derrick Favors, Jaxson Hayes, Jahlil Okafor
Note: Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game.
- Room Exception — $664,436 (Nicolo Melli)
Unsigned Draft Picks
- First-rounders: None.
- Second-rounders: Marcos Louzada Silva (2019-35th), Tony Carr (2018-51st), Latavious Williams (2010-48th)
Waived Players: Dairis Bertans, Christian Wood (claimed by the Detroit Pistons), Jalen Adams, Javon Bess, Kavell Bigby-Williams
Traded Players: Anthony Davis, Solomon Hill
G-League Affiliate: Erie BayHawks (general manager Marc Chasanoff, coach Ryan Pannone)
Two-Way Contracts: Zylan Cheatham, Josh Gray
Head Coach: Alvin Gentry
Assistants: Chris Finch (associate head coach), Jeff Bzdelik (associate head coach, defense), Jamelle McMillan, Fred Vinson, Jim Boylan (assistant coach/director of player development), Michael Ruffin (assistant coach/player development), AJ Diggs (two-way development coach), Teresa Weatherspoon (two-way development coach)
Trainer: Duane Brooks
- David Griffin — executive vice president of basketball operations
- Trajan Langdon — general manager
- Swin Cash — vice president of basketball operations and team development
- Bryson Graham — assistant general manager
- Shane Kupperman — senior director, salary cap & strategy
- Marc Chasanoff — senior director of basketball operations
- Adam Barnes — chief of staff
- 2020 — Owed a first-rounder (top-10 protected, otherwise converts to 2021 and 2022 second-rounders) from the Cleveland Cavaliers (Kyle Korver, Jaxson Hayes).
- 2020 — Owed a second-rounder from the Milwaukee Bucks (Nikola Mirotic).
- 2020 — Owed second-rounder from the Washington Wizards (Jared Dudley, Jodie Meeks, Jason Smith, Nikola Mirotic).
- 2021 — Owed a first-rounder (only conveys 1-7, unprotected in 2022) from the Los Angeles Lakers (Anthony Davis).
- 2021 — Owed a second-rounder from the Washington Wizards (Trey Burke, Kyle Korver, George Hill, Nikola Mirotic).
- 2021 — Chicago Bulls can swap second-rounders (Nikola Mirotic).
- 2023 — Owed second-rounder from the Washington Wizard (Markieff Morris).
- 2023 — Can swap first-rounders with the Los Angeles Lakers (Anthony Davis).
- 2023 — Owe a second-rounder (top-45 protected) to the Atlanta Hawks (Jaxson Hayes).
- 2024 — Owed a first-rounder from the Los Angeles Lakers (Anthony Davis). The Pelicans can delay the pick until 2025.
Cash Paid ($5,617,000 max): $0
Cash Received ($5,617,000 max): $1 million from the Los Angeles Lakers (Anthony Davis); $3.5 million from the Utah Jazz (Elijah Hughes) — $1,117,000 remaining
- 4/17/19 — Hired David Griffin as executive vice president of basketball operations.
- 5/14/19 — Received the 1st and 39th picks in the draft lottery.
- 6/20/19 — Drafted Zion Williamson (1st), Alen Smailagic (39th) and Jordan Bone (57th)
- 6/20/19 — Julius Randle opted out of the final year of his contract.
- 6/20/19 — Exercised team option on Jahlil Okafor.
- 6/20/19 — Traded the rights to Alen Smailagic (39th) to the Golden State Warriors for 2021 and 2023 second-rounders and $1 million.
- 6/29/19 — Declined to extend qualifying offers to Cheick Diallo and Stanley Johnson.
- 6/30/19– Frank Jackson’s $1,618,520 guaranteed for 2019-20.
- 7/1/19 — Signed Zion Williamson (2019-1st) to a $44,271,137 rookie-scale contract.
- 7/6/19 — Renounced the rights to Julius Randle, Elfrid Payton and Jordan Crawford.
- 7/6/19 — Traded Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, the rights to De’Andre Hunter (4th), a protected 2021 first-rounder, 2023 swap rights, a 2024 first-rounder (the Pelicans can defer to 2025) and $1 million. The trade includes Isaac Bonga, Mo Wagner, Jemerrio Jones and a 2022 second-rounder to the Washington Wizards, with Washington sending $1.1 million to the Pelicans.
- 7/6/19 — Derrick Favors’ $17,650,000 guarantees for 2019-20.
- 7/7/19 — Waived Dairis Bertans.
- 7/7/19 — Renounced the rights to Stanley Johnson.
- 7/7/19 — Traded Solomon Hill, the rights to De’Andre Hunter (4th) and Jordan Bone (57th), and a protected 2023 second-rounder to the Atlanta Hawks for the rights to Jaxson Hayes (8th), Nickeil Alexander-Walker (17th) and Marcos Louzada Silva (35th), and a protected 2020 Cleveland Cavaliers first-rounder.
- 7/7/19 — Traded 2021 and 2023 second-rounders (both from the Golden State Warriors) to the Utah Jazz for Derrick Favors.
- 7/7/19 — Signed Jaxson Hayes (2019-8th) to a $22,118,492 rookie-scale contract.
- 7/7/19 — Signed Nickeil Alexander-Walker (2019-17th) to a $14,349,113 rookie-scale contract.
- 7/15/19 — Renounced the rights to Ian Clark, Trevon Bluiett and Cheick Diallo.
- 7/15/19 — Waived Christian Wood (claimed by the Detroit Pistons).
- 7/15/19 — Signed JJ Redick to a two-year $26,500,000 contract.
- 7/20/19 — Kenrich Williams’ salary guaranteed at $200,000.
- 7/21/19 — Re-signed Darius Miller to a partially-guaranteed two-year $14,250,000 contract.
- 7/23/19 — Signed Zylan Cheatham to a two-way contract.
- 7/23/19 — Signed Josh Gray to a two-way contract.
- 7/26/19 — Signed Nicolo Melli to a two-year $8 million contract.
- 8/2/19 — Signed Kavell Bigby-Williams to a non-guaranteed $898,310 minimum summer contract.
- 9/23/19 — Signed Jalen Adams to a non-guaranteed $898,310 minimum summer contract.
- 9/23/19 — Signed Javon Bess to a non-guaranteed $898,310 minimum summer contract.
- 10/19/19 — Waived Jalen Adams, Javon Bess and Kavell Bigby-Williams.
- 10/22/19 — Kenrich Williams’ $1,416,852 guaranteed for 2019-20.
- 10/22/19 — Picked up Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart’s fourth-year rookie-scale options.
- 1/10/20 — Jahlil Okafor’s $1,702,486 guaranteed for 2019-20.
- 7/6/20 — Signed Sindarius Thornwell to a $183,115 substitute contract.
- 8/15/20 — Fired coach Alvin Gentry.
Expired 10-Day Contracts: None
Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.
Free Agents (with Cap Holds)
Arena: Smoothie King Center
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(Updated on 12/16/20)