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Oklahoma City Thunder Team Salary

Quick: Over the cap by exceptions but can get to $13.5 million under. Hard-capped by the Zylan Cheatham, Josh Gray and Kenrich Williams sign-and-trades.

Salary Cap: $109,140,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $132,627,000

Hard Cap: $138,928,000

Projection for 2021-22 ($112,414,000 cap): Up to $58.6 million in cap space.

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed, two two-ways

Depth Chart*:
PG: George Hill, Theo Maledon, Ty Jerome
SG: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kenrich Williams
SF: Luguentz Dort, Hamidou Diallo, Isaiah Roby, Justin Jackson, Darius Miller, Trevor Ariza, Josh Hall (two-way)
PF: Darius Bazley, Mike Muscala
C: Al Horford, Aleksej Pokusevski, Moses Brown (two-way)

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

Exceptions

  • Trade Exception (Justin Patton, expiring 3/11/21) — $722,254
  • Trade Exception (Chris Paul, expiring 7/19/21) — $908,960
  • Trade Exception (Dennis Schroder, expiring 7/27/21) — $865,853
  • Trade Exception (Ricky Rubio, expiring 8/1/21) — $850,600
  • Trade Exception (Kelly Oubre, expiring 8/7/21*) — $7,375,000
  • Trade Exception (Steven Adams, expiring 8/8/21*) — $27,528,088
  • Trade Exception (Danilo Gallinari, expiring 8/9/21*) — $19,500,000
  • Trade Exception (Jalen Lecque, expiring 8/10/21*) — $1,517,981
  •  Mid-Level Exception — $7,258,000 (Theo Maledon)
  • Bi-Annual Exception — $3,623,000

* Exact date TBD

Waived Players: Josh Gray, Zylan Cheatham, Antonius Cleveland, Melvin Frazier Jr, Jaylen Hoard, Omer Yurtseven, TJ Leaf, Admiral Schofield, Chasson Randle, Frank Jackson

Traded Players: Chris Paul, Abdel Nader, Dennis Schroder, Ricky Rubio, Kelly Oubre, Danilo Gallinari (via sign-and-trade), Steven Adams, Jalen Lecque, James Johnson, Danny Green, Terrence Ferguson, Vincent Poirier

G-League Affiliate: Oklahoma City Blue (Nazr Mohammed general manager, Grant Gibbs coach)

Two-Way Contracts: Josh Hall, Moses Brown

Governor: Clay Bennett

Basketball Executives

  • Sam Presti — executive vice president of basketball operations and general manager
  • Rob Hennigan — vice president of basketball operations
  • Will Dawkins — vice president of basketball operations
  • Jesse Gould — vice president of strategy and analysis
  • Wynn Sullivan — vice president of strategy and design
  • Brandon Barnett — director of pro player personnel

Head Coach: Mark Daigneault

Assistants: David Akinyooye, Dave Bliss, Mike Wilks, Mike Miller, Zach Peterson, Kameron Woods

Trainer: Dr. Donnie Strack (vice president of human & player performance), Tony Katzenmeier (athletic trainer), Andrew Paul (senior athletic performance coach)

Pick Swaps

  • 2021 — Owed a first-rounder from the Miami HEAT (Goran Dragic, Mikal Bridges, Tobias Harris, Paul George).
  • 2021 — Can swap first-rounders (lowest of the Thunder or Miami HEAT) with the Houston Rockets (top-4 protected, Russell Westbrook). May go to the Brooklyn Nets via Houston (James Harden).
  • 2021 — Owed a first-rounder (top-20 protected, otherwise converts to a Minnesota Timberwolves 2021 second-rounder) from the Golden State Warriors (Kelly Oubre).
  • 2021 — Owed a second-rounder from the Denver Nuggets (Wilson Chandler, Alec Burks, Kelly Oubre).
  • 2021 — Owe a second-rounder (top-55 protected) to the Boston Celtics (Vincent Poirier).
  • 2022 — Owed a first-rounder from the Los Angeles Clippers (Paul George).
  • 2022 — Owed a first-rounder (top-12 protected in 2022, top-10 in 2023, top-eight in 2024, unprotected in 2025) from the Phoenix Suns (Chris Paul).
  • 2022 — Owe first-rounder (lottery protected otherwise converts to 2024 and 2025 second-rounders) to the Atlanta Hawks (Carmelo Anthony).
  • 2023 — Owed first-rounder (lottery protected through 2025, unprotected in 2026) from the Miami HEAT (Jimmy Butler, Paul George).
  • 2023 — Owed a first-rounder (lottery protected through 2025, otherwise converts to 2025 and 2026 second-rounders) from the Denver Nuggets (RJ Hampton).
  • 2023 — Can swap first-rounders with the Los Angeles Clippers (Paul George).
  • 2023 — The higher second-rounder from the Miami HEAT and Dallas Mavericks to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The higher of (the lower second-rounder from Miami and Dallas) and the Houston Rockets (33-60) goes to the Boston Celtics. The pick that does not go to Boston (including Houston 31-32) goes to the Pacers (Josh McRoberts, Delon Wright, Bruno Caboclo, Desmond Bane, James Johnson, James Harden).
  • 2023 — Owed a second-rounder from the Washington Wizards (Markieff Morris, Steven Adams)
  • 2024 — Owed a first-rounder (top-four protected, otherwise converts to 2024 and 2025 second-rounders) from the Houston Rockets (Russell Westbrook).
  • 2024 — Owed a first-rounder from the Los Angeles Clippers (Paul George)
  • 2024 — Owed a second-rounder from the Minnesota Timberwolves (Ricky Rubio).
  • 2024 — Owed a second-rounder from the Charlotte Hornets (Nick Richards, Steven Adams).
  • 2025 — Owed a first-rounder (top-6 protected in 2025, top-4 protected through 2027, otherwise converts to a 2027 second-rounder) from the Philadelphia 76rs (Al Horford).
  • 2025 — Owed a second-rounder (top-55 protected) from the Atlanta Hawks (Danilo Gallinari).
  • 2025 — Can swap first-rounders with the Los Angeles Clippers (Paul George).
  • 2025 — Can swap first-rounders (top-10 protected) with the Houston Rockets (Russell Westbrook). The Rockets may swap the subsequent Thunder first-rounder with the Brooklyn Nets.
  • 2026 — Owed a first-rounder from the Los Angeles Clippers (Paul George).
  • 2026 — Owed a first-rounder (top-four protected, otherwise converts to a 2026 second-rounder and $1 million) from the Houston Rockets (Russell Westbrook).
  • 2026 — Owed a second-rounder from the Dallas Mavericks (James Johnson).
  • 2027 — Owed a second-rounder from the Indiana Pacers (TJ Leaf).

Cash Paid ($5,617,000 max): $750,000 to the Atlanta Hawks (Danilo Gallinari) — $4,867,000 remaining)

Cash Received ($5,617,000 max): TBD from the Philadelphia 76ers (Al Horford)

Deadlines

  • 2/6/21 — No-trade restriction lifts on Kenrich Williams.
  • 2/23/21 — Ten-day contracts can be signed.
  • 3/11/21 — Justin Patton trade exception expires.
  • 3/25/21 — Trade deadline.
  • 7/19/21 — Chris Paul trade exception expires.
  • 7/27/21 — Dennis Schroder trade exception expires.
  • 7/31/21 — Qualifying offer deadline for Justin Jackson.
  • Note: 2021-22 timing will still need revision with 2020-21 running late.
  • 8/1/21 — Final Day of 2020-21 season.
  • 8/1/21 — Ricky Rubio trade exception expires.
  • 8/2/21 — Start of 2021-22 season and moratorium.
  • 8/2/21 — George Hill’s $10,047,297 guarantees for 2021-22.
  • 8/4/21 — Isaiah Roby’s $1,782,621 guarantees for 2021-22.
  • 8/6/21 — Final day of 2021-22 moratorium.
  • 8/7/21 — Kelly Oubre trade exception expires (exact date TBD).
  • 8/8/21 — Steven Adams trade exception expires (exact date TBD).
  • 8/9/21 — Danilo Gallinari trade exception expires (exact date TBD).
  • 8/10/21 — Jalen Lecque trade exceptions expires (exact date TBD).
  • 8/12/21 — Luguentz Dort’s $1,782,621 guarantees for 2021-22 (10-days after the last day of the moratorium).
  • Before first day of 2021-22 season — Extension deadline on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
  • 10/31/21 — Team options on Aleksej Pokusevski, Darius Bazley and Ty Jerome.
  • 12/15/21 — Kenrich Williams’ $2 million guarantees for 2021-22.
  • 6/29/22 – Team option on Isaiah Roby.
  • 6/29/22 — Qualifying offer deadline for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
  • 6/29/22 — Team option on Luguentz Dort, guaranteeing $324,917 for the 2022-23 season.
  • 6/30/22 — Theo Maledon’s $1.9 million guarantees for 2022-23.
  • 7/3/22 — Isaiah Roby’s $1,930,681 guarantees for 2022-23.
  • 7/15/22 — Luguentz Dort’s $1,782,621 guarantees for 2022-23 (10-days after the last day of the moratorium).
  • Before first day of the 2022-23 season — Extension deadlines on Darius Bazley and Ty Jerome.
  • 10/31/22 — Team option on Aleksej Pokusevski.
  • Before the first game of the 2022-23 season — Kenrich Williams’ $2 million guarantees for 2022-23.
  • 6/29/23 — Qualifying offer deadline for Darius Bazley.
  • 6/29/23 — Team option on Theo Maledon.
  • 6/30/23 — Theo Maledon’s $1,930,681 guarantees for 2023-24.
  • Before first day of the 2023-24 season — Extension deadline on Aleksej Pokusevski.
  • 6/29/24 — Qualifying offer deadline for Aleksej Pokusevski.

Teams and players can renegotiate guarantee dates but no later than 2/24/21.

Transactions

  • 9/8/20 — Parted ways with coach Billy Donovan.
  • 11/11/20 — Hired coach Mark Daigneault.
  • 11/16/20 — Opted Abdel Nader into the final year of his contract.
  • 11/16/20 — Traded Chris Paul and Abdel Nader to the Phoenix Suns for Ricky Rubio, Kelly Oubre, Ty Jerome, Jalen Lecque and a protected 2022 first-rounder.
  • 11/17/20 — Declined the team option on Deonte Burton.
  • 11/18/20 — Drafted Immanuel Quickley (2020-25th) and Cassius Winston (2020-53rd).
  • 11/19/20 — Mike Muscala opted into the final year of his contract.
  • 11/19/20 — Opted Hamidou Diallo into the final year of his contract.
  • 11/19/20 — Declined to issue qualifying offers to Kevin Hervey and Deonte Burton.
  • 11/19/20 — Traded a top-55 protected 2021 second-rounder to the Boston Celtics for Vincent Poirier and $1 million.
  • 11/19/20 — Traded Dennis Schroder to the Los Angeles Lakers for Danny Green and the rights to Jaden McDaniels (2020-28th).
  • 11/19/20 — Traded the rights to Cassius Winston (2020-53rd) and a Memphis Grizzlies 2024 second-rounder to the Washington Wizards for Admiral Schofield and the rights to Vit Krejci (2020-37th).
  • 11/20/20 — Traded Ricky Rubio and the rights to Jaden McDaniels (2020-28th) to the Minnesota Timberwolves, and the rights to Immanuel Quickley (2020-25th) to the New York Knicks for James Johnson, the rights to Aleksej Pokusevski (2020-17th) and a 2024 second-rounder from the Timberwolves.
  • 11/21/20 — Start of the 2020-21 season.
  • 11/22/20 — Traded Kelly Oubre to the Golden State Warriors for a 2021 first-rounder (top-20 protected, otherwise a 2021 Minnesota Timberwolves second-rounder) and a Denver Nuggets 2021 second-rounder.
  • 11/23/20 — Traded Steven Adams (via extend-and-trade) to the New Orleans Pelicans for Zylan Cheatham (via sign-and-trade), Josh Gray (via sign-and-trade), Kenrich Williams (via sign-and-trade), Darius Miller, a Washington Wizards 2023 second-rounder and a Charlotte Hornets 2024 second-rounder, George Hill from the Milwaukee Bucks, and a 2023 first-rounder (lottery protected through 2025, otherwise converts to 2025 and 2026 second-rounders) from the Denver Nuggets. 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 — Jerami Grant trade exception ($467,205) expired.
  • 11/24/20 — Traded Danilo Gallinari (via sign-and-trade) and $750,000 to the Atlanta Hawks for a top-55 protected 2025 second-rounder. Gallinari signed a partially-guaranteed three-year $61,425,000 contract.
  • 11/25/20 — Traded Jalen Lecque to the Indiana Pacers for TJ Leaf and a 2027 second-rounder.
  • 11/26/20 — Paul George trade exception ($799,395) expired.
  • 11/27/20 — Traded James Johnson to the Dallas Mavericks for Trevor Ariza from the Detroit Pistons, and Justin Jackson a 2023 second-rounder and a 2026 second-rounder from the Dallas Mavericks.
  • 12/1/20 — Waived Josh Gray.
  • 12/1/20 — Signed Aleksej Pokusevski (2020-17th) to a $14,349,113 rookie-scale contract.
  • 12/2/20 — Waived Zylan Cheatham.
  • 12/2/20 — Signed Antonius Cleveland to a non-guaranteed $1,620,564 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 12/3/20 — Waived Antonius Cleveland.
  • 12/3/20 — Signed Melvin Frazier Jr to a non-guaranteed $1,620,564 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 12/4/20 — Signed Frank Jackson to a partially-guaranteed two-year $3,502,875 minimum contract.
  • 12/5/20 — Waived Melvin Frazier Jr.
  • 12/5/20 — Signed Jaylen Hoard to a non-guaranteed $1,445,697 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 12/6/20 — Waived Jaylen Hoard.
  • 12/7/20 — Signed Omer Yurtseven to a non-guaranteed $898,310 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 12/8/20 — Waived Omer Yurtseven.
  • 12/8/20 — Signed Moses Brown to a two-way contract ($50,000 guaranteed).
  • 12/8/20 — Signed Josh Hall to a two-way contract.
  • 12/8/20 — Traded Danny Green, Vincent Poirier and Terrance Ferguson to the Philadelphia 76ers for Al Horford, Theo Maledon (2020-34th), a protected 2025 first-rounder (top-6 protected in 2025, top-4 protected through 2027, otherwise converts to a 2027 second-rounder), the rights to Vasilije Micic (2014-52nd) and cash (TBD).
  • 12/9/20 — Signed Theo Maledon (2020-34th) to a partially-guaranteed $7,830,681 contract, team option on the final season.
  • 12/18/20 — Waived TJ Leaf and Admiral Schofield.
  • 12/19/20 — Signed Chasson Randle to a non-guaranteed $1,678,854 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 12/19/20 — Waived Chasson Randle.
  • 12/21/20 — Extension deadline on Justin Jackson elapsed.
  • 12/21/20 — Waived Frank Jackson.
  • 12/27/20 — Picked up the fourth-year rookie-scale option on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
  • 12/27/20 — Picked up the third-year rookie-scale options on Ty Jerome and Darius Bazley.

No-Trade: None

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Vit Krejci (2020-37th), Vasilije Micic (2014-52nd), DeVon Hardin (2008-50th), Yotam Halperin (2006-53rd), Sofoklis Schortsanitis (2003-34th), Szymon Szewczyk (2003-35th), Paccelis Morlende (2003-50th), Abdul Shamsid-Deen (1990-53rd)

Trade Kickers

  • None

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

Rookie-Scale Extension Eligible

  • None

Rookie-Scale Options

  • None

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • Full Bird: Andre Roberson ($16,111,110), Nick Collison*** ($1,620,564)
  • Early Bird: Deonte Burton ($1,620,564), Raymond Felton*** ($1,620,564)
  • Non-Bird: Kevin Hervey (two-way), Norris Cole*** ($1,620,564), Jawun Evans*** ($1,445,697)

*** Cannot be included in a sign-and-trade

Qualifying Offers

  • None

Non-Guaranteed Salaries — Next Cut-Down Date*

  • None

* Players and teams can agree to push back cut-down dates but no later than 2/24/21.

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(Updated on 1/18/21)

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