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Phoenix Suns Salary Archive – 2016/17

Eric Bledsoe$14,000,000
Brandon Knight$12,606,250
Tyson Chandler$12,415,000
Jared Dudley$10,470,000
Jared Sullinger (waived)$5,628,000
Alex Len$4,823,621
Dragan Bender$4,276,320
Leandro Barbosa$4,000,000
Mike Scott (waived)$3,333,334
Marquese Chriss$2,941,440
Devin Booker$2,223,600
T.J. Warren$2,128,920
Archie Goodwin (waived)$2,094,089
Tyler Ulis$918,369
Alan Williams$874,636
Michael Beasley (waived)$676,263
Derrick Jones$543,471
John Jenkins (waived)$469,841
Ronnie Price$276,828
Elijah Millsap$86,500
Ronnie Price (expired 10-day)$57,672
Ronnie Price (expired 10-day)$57,672
Jarell Eddie (expired 10-day)$57,672
Jarell Eddie (expired 10-day)$57,672

Quick: Under the cap by $9.1 million.

NBA Salary Cap: $94,143,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $113,287,000


  • Room: $2,814,000

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed

Depth Chart*
PG: Tyler Ulis, Ronnie Price, Brandon Knight, Eric Bledsoe (injured)
SG: Devin Booker, Leandro Barbosa
SF: T.J. Warren, Derrick Jones, Elijah Millsap
PF: Marquese Chriss, Jared Dudley, Dragan Bender (injured)
C: Alex Len, Alan Williams, Tyson Chandler

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


  • 4/19/16 — Hired Coach Earl Watson.
  • 6/23/16 — Drafted Dragan Bender (4th) and Tyler Ulis (34th).
  • 6/23/16 — Traded a 2020 Detroit Pistons second-rounder and the rights to three players — Georgios Papagiannis (13th), Skal Labissiere (28th) and Bogdan Bogdanovic (27th) to Sacramento Kings for the rights to Marquese Chriss (8th).
  • 6/30/16 — Guaranteed P.J. Tucker’s $5.3 million for 16/17.
  • 7/7/16 — Renounced the rights to Ronnie Price, Mirza Teletovic, Jon Leuer and Chase Budinger.
  • 7/7/16 — Signed Dragan Bender (2016-4th) to a $19.3 million rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/7/16 — Signed Marquese Chriss (2016-8th) to a $13.3 million rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/7/16 — Signed Tyler Ulis (2016-34th) to a four-year, partially-guaranteed $4 million contract.
  • 7/8/16 — Signed Jared Dudley to a three-year, $30 million contract.
  • 7/19/16 — Signed Leandro Barbosa to a two-year, partially-guaranteed $8 million contract.
  • 9/1/16 — Alan Williams’ $874,636 guaranteed for 2016-17.
  • 9/13/16 — Signed Derrick Jones to a four-year, non/partially-guaranteed $3,627,102 contract.
  • 9/13/16 — Signed Shaquille Harrison to a one-year, non-guaranteed $543,471 summer contract.
  • 9/14/16 — Signed Alec Brown (2014-50th) to a one-year, non-guaranteed $543,471 contract.
  • 9/20/16 — Signed Gracin Bakumanya to a one-year, non-guaranteed $543,471 summer contract.
  • 9/23/16 — Signed Derek Cooke Jr. to a one-year, non-guaranteed $543,471 summer contract.
  • 10/23/16 — Amended John Jenkins’ contract to non-guaranteed until 1/10/17.
  • 10/24/16 – Picked up team options on Devin Booker and T.J. Warren.
  • 1/10/17 — Derrick Jones’ $543,471 guaranteed for 2016-17.
  • 1/27/17 — Signed Ronnie Price to a 10-day $91,274 contract.
  • 2/6/17 — Signed Ronnie Price to a 10-day $91,274 contract.
  • 2/23/17 — Traded a protected 2017 second-rounder to Atlanta Hawks for Mike Scott, the rights to Cenk Akyol (2005-59th) and $500,000.
  • 2/23/17 — Traded P.J. Tucker to Toronto Raptors for Jared Sullinger, two second-rounders and $1 million.
  • 2/24/17 — Signed Ronnie Price for the rest of the season at $438.115.
  • 3/19/17 — Signed Jarell Eddie to a 10-day $57,672 contract.
  • 3/29/17 — Signed Jarell Eddie to a 10-day $57,672 contract.
  • 4/9/17 — Signed Elijah Millsap to a two-year, partially-guaranteed $1,610,805 contract.

Waived Players: Alec Brown, Gracin Bakumanya, Derek Cooke Jr., Shaquille Harrison, Archie Goodwin, John Jenkins, Jared Sullinger

Traded Players: P.J. Tucker

Expired 10-Day Contracts: Ronnie Price (two), Jarell Eddie

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Earl Watson (three-year deal, starting for 2015-16 season)

Assistants: Jay Triano (associate head coach), Tyrone Corbin, Nate Bjorkgren, Marlon Garnett (assistant coach, player development coordinator), Scott Duncan (player development coach), Jason Fraser (player development coach), Mehmet Okur (player development coach), Jason Hervey (advance scout)

Trainer: Aaron Nelson, Quinton Sawyer (assistant athletic trainer, sports science coordinator)

Basketball Executives

  • Lon Babby — president of basketball operations
  • Ryan McDonough — general manager
  • Trevor Bukstein — assistant general manager
  • Pat Connelly — assistant general manager
  • Mark West — vice president of player relations
  • Bubba Burrage — director of player personnel
  • Courtney Witte –director of scouting
  • Antonio Williams — scout

Pick Swaps

  • 2017 — Owed second-rounder from Toronto Raptors (P.J. Tucker).
  • 2017 — Owe second-rounder (top-55 protected) to Atlanta Hawks (Mike Scott)
  • 2018 — Owed first-rounder (top-seven protected, unprotected in 2019) from Miami HEAT (Goran Dragic).
  • 2018 — Owed second-rounder from Toronto Raptors (P.J. Tucker).
  • 2021 — Owed first-rounder from Miami HEAT (Goran Dragic).

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Dwayne Collins (2010-60th), Cenk Akyol (2005-59th), Milos Vujanic (2002-36th), Ron Ellis (1992-49th)

Free Agents

  • None

Cash Paid ($3.5 million max): $0

Cash Received ($3.5 million max): $500,000 from Atlanta Hawks (Mike Scott); $1 million from Toronto Raptors (P.J. Tucker) — $2 million remaining

Trade Kickers

  • None

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

D-League Affiliate: Northern Arizona Suns (Bubba Burrage general manager, Tyrone Ellis head coach)


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

(Updated on 4/30/17)


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