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New Orleans Pelicans Salary Archive – 2020/21

Name 2020-21
Steven Adams $29,592,695
Brandon Ingram $27,285,000
Eric Bledsoe $16,875,000
James Johnson $16,047,100
Lonzo Ball $11,003,782
Zion Williamson $10,245,480
Jaxson Hayes $5,105,160
Kira Lewis Jr $3,640,200
Josh Hart $3,491,159
Nickeil Alexander-Walker $3,113,160
Wesley Iwundu $1,678,854
Wenyen Gabriel $1,620,564
Willy Hernangomez $1,620,564
Sindarius Thornwell (waived) $721,484
Didi Louzada $123,056
Naji Marshall $120,000
Sindarius Thornwell (expired 10-day) $110,998
Sindarius Thornwell (expired 10-day) $110,998
Isaiah Thomas (expired 10-day) $110,998
James Nunnally (two-way)
Total $132,616,252

Quick: Over the cap.

Salary Cap: $109,140,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $132,627,000

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed, one two-way

Depth Chart
PG: Lonzo Ball, Kira Lewis Jr
SG: Eric Bledsoe, Nickeil Alexander-Walker
SF: Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Naji Marshall, Wenyen Gabriel, Wesley Iwundu, James Nunnally (two-way), Didi Louzada
PF: Zion Williamson, James Johnson
C: Steven Adams, Willy Hernangomez, Jaxson Hayes

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

Exceptions

  • Trade Exception (Nicolo Melli, expiring 2/11/22*) — $3,897,436
  • Mid-Level Exception — $9,138,000 (Naji Marshall)
  • Bi-Annual Exception — $3,623,000

* Exact date TBD.

Waived Players: Justin Wright-Foreman, Jarrod Uthoff, Ike Anigbogu, Tony Carr, Rawle Alkins, Sindarius Thornwell, Will Magnay (two-way)

Traded Players: Jrue Holiday, Darius Miller, Zylan Cheatham (sign-and-trade), Josh Gray (sign-and-trade), Kenrich Williams (sign-and-trade), JJ Redick, Nicolo Melli

Expired 10-Day Contracts: Sindarius Thornwell, Isaiah Thomas

G-League Affiliate: Erie BayHawks (general manager Marc Chasanoff, coach Ryan Pannone)

Two-Way Contracts: James Nunnally

Note: Two-Way Contracts pay $449,115 for the full 2020-21 season, pro-rated based on in-season signing date. Once a player reaches 50 games played, his salary will jump to the minimum for his years of service.

Governor: Gayle Benson

Basketball Executives

  • 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
  • Michael Blackstone — vice president of basketball administration
  • Todd Quinter — director of pro personnel
  • Marc Chasanoff — senior director of basketball operations
  • Shane Kupperman — senior director, salary cap & strategy
  • Adam Barnes — chief of staff

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Stan Van Gundy

Assistants: Bob Beyer, Casey Hill, Fred Vinson, Rex Walters, Teresa Weatherspoon, Corey Brewer, Darnell Lazare, Beno Udrih

Trainer: Aaron Nelson (vice president of player care and performance), Tom Maystadt (head athletic trainer), Daniel Bove (director of sports science and performance), Jason Sumerlin (head strength & conditioning coach)

Pick Swaps

  • 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 — Owed a second-rounder from the Cleveland Cavaliers (Kyle Korver, Jaxson Hayes).
  • 2021 — Owed a second-rounder from the Dallas Mavericks (JJ Redick).
  • 2021 — Chicago Bulls can swap second-rounders (Nikola Mirotic).
  • 2022 — Owed a second-rounder from the Cleveland Cavaliers (Kyle Korver, Jaxson Hayes).
  • 2022 — Owed a second-rounder from the Utah Jazz (Elijah Hughes).
  • 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.
  • 2024 — Can swap first-rounders with the Milwaukee Bucks (Jrue Holiday).
  • 2024 — Owed a second-rounder from the Charlotte Hornets (Nick Richards).
  • 2025 — Owed a first-rounder from the Milwaukee Bucks (Jrue Holiday).
  • 2026 — Can swap first-rounders with the Milwaukee Bucks (Jrue Holiday).
  • 2027 — Owed a first-rounder from the Milwaukee Bucks (Jrue Holiday).

Cash Paid ($5,617,000 max): $0

Cash Received ($5,617,000 max): $1,100,000 from the Dallas Mavericks (JJ Redick) — $4,517,000 remaining

Transactions

  • 8/15/20 — Fired coach Alvin Gentry.
  • 10/22/20 — Hired coach Stan Van Gundy.
  • 11/18/20 — Drafted Kira Lewis Jr (2020-13), Elijah Hughes (2020-39th), Nick Richards (2020-42nd) and Sam Merrill (2020-60th).
  • 11/19/20 — Traded the rights to Nick Richards (2020-42nd) to the Charlotte Hornets for a 2024 second-rounder.
  • 11/19/20 — Traded the rights to Elijah Hughes (2020-39th) to the Utah Jazz for a 2022 second-rounder and $3.5 million.
  • 11/19/20 — Issued qualifying offers to Brandon Ingram and Zylan Cheatham.
  • 11/19/20 — Declined to issue qualifying offers to Frank Jackson, Kenrich Williams and Josh Gray.
  • 11/23/20 — Darius Miller’s $7 million guaranteed for 2020-21.
  • 11/23/20 — Traded Jrue Holiday and the rights to Sam Merrill (2020-60th) to the Milwaukee Bucks, and Darius Miller, Zylan Cheatham (via sign-and-trade), Josh Gray (via sign-and-trade), Kenrich Williams (via sign-and-trade) and a Charlotte Hornets 2024 second-rounder to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Steven Adams from the Thunder (via extend-and-trade), and Eric Bledsoe, 2025 and 2027 first-rounders and 2024 and 2026 first-round swap rights from the Bucks. Cheatham signed a partially-guaranteed three-year $4,994,028 contract. Gray signed a partially-guaranteed three-year $5,294,220 contract. Williams signed a partially-guaranteed three-year $6 million contract. Adams signed a two-year $35 million extension.
  • 11/24/20 — Signed Willy Hernangomez to a partially-guaranteed $1,737,145 minimum contract.
  • 11/27/20 — Re-signed Brandon Ingram to a five-year $158,253,000 contract.
  • 11/27/20 — Signed Kira Lewis Jr (2020-13th) to a $17,188,836 rookie-scale contract.
  • 11/30/20 — Signed Wenyen Gabriel to a partially-guaranteed two-year $3,383,360 minimum contract.
  • 11/30/20 — Re-signed Sindarius Thornwell to a partially-guaranteed $1,620,564 minimum contract.
  • 11/30/20 — Signed Will Magnay to a non-guaranteed two-way contract.
  • 12/1/20 — Signed Ike Anigbogu to a non-guaranteed $1,620,564 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 12/1/20 — Signed Jarrod Uthoff to a non-guaranteed $1,620,564 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 12/1/20 — Signed Tony Carr (2018-51st) to a non-guaranteed $898,310 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 12/4/20 — Signed Rawle Alkins to a non-guaranteed $1,445,697 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 12/7/20 — Signed Naji Marshall to a non-guaranteed two-way contract.
  • 12/18/20 — Picked up the third-year rookie-scale options on Zion Williamson, Jaxson Hayes and Nickeil Alexander-Walker.
  • 12/19/20 — Signed Justin Wright-Foreman to a non-guaranteed $1,445,697 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 12/19/20 — Waived Justin Wright-Foreman, Jarrod Uthoff, Ike Anigbogu, Tony Carr and Rawle Alkins.
  • 12/21/20 — Extension deadlines for Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart elapsed.
  • 2/22/21 — Waived Sindarius Thornwell.
  • 2/24/21 — Willy Hernangomez’s $1,737,145 guaranteed for 2020-21.
  • 2/24/21 — Signed Sindarius Thornwell to a 10-day $110,998 contract.
  • 3/5/21 — Sindarius Thornwell’s 10-day contract expired.
  • 3/10/21 — Signed Sindarius Thornwell to a second 10-day $110,998 contract.
  • 3/20/21 — Sindarius Thornwell’s 10-day contract expired.
  • 3/25/21 — Traded JJ Redick and Nicolo Melli to the Dallas Mavericks for James Johnson, Wesley Iwundu, a 2021 second-rounder and $1,100,000.
  • 4/3/21 — Signed Isaiah Thomas to a $159,698 10-day contract.
  • 4/12/21 — Waived Will Magnay (two-way).
  • 4/12/21 — Signed James Nunnally to a non-guaranteed two-way contract.
  • 4/13/21 — Isaiah Thomas’ 10-day contract expired.
  • 4/27/21 — Signed Didi Louzada (drafted as Marcos Louzada Silva, 2019-35th) to a partially-guaranteed $1,641,037 minimum contract, team option on the final season.
  • 5/7/21 — Re-signed Naji Marshall to a four-year $5,351,283 contract, team option on the final season, ending his two way.

Trade Kickers

  • Brandon Ingram — 15 percent
  • Steven Adams — 7.5 percent

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

No-Trade: None

Qualifying Offers

  • None

Rookie-Scale Extension Eligible

  • None

Rookie-Scale Options

  • None

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • None

Unsigned Draft Picks

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

Non-Guaranteed Salaries — Next Cut-Down Date*

  • None

* Players and teams can agree to push back cut-down dates but not past January 7 each year.

Arena: Smoothie King Center

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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 5/26/21)

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