Portland Trail Blazers Team Salary


2017-18 Team-By-Team Salary Summary

Quick: Currently over the cap and tax threshold.


  • Trade Exception (Mason Plumlee, expiring 2/13/18) — $407,210
  • Trade Exception (Tim Quarterman, expiring 6/28/18) — $543,471
  • Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception: $5,192,000

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • None

Non-Guaranteed Salaries

  • Pat Connaughton $1,471,382

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Daniel Diez (2015-54th), Nedzad Sinanovic (2003-54th), Federico Kammerichs (2002-51st), Doron Sheffer (1996-36th), Marcelo Nicola (1993-50th)

Roster Count: 14 guaranteed, one non-guaranteed

Depth Chart:
PG: Damian Lillard, Shabazz Napier
SG: C.J. McCollum, Allen Crabbe
SF: Mo Harkless, Evan Turner, Pat Connaughton, Jake Layman
PF: Noah Vonleh, Al-Farouq Aminu, Ed Davis, Caleb Swanigan
C: Jusuf Nurkic, Meyers Leonard, Zach Collins

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


  • 7/25/17 — Pat Connaughton’s $1,471,382 guarantees for 2017-18.
  • 8/2/17 — No-trade restrictions life on Zach Collins and Caleb Swanigan.
  • 10/31/17 — Extension deadlines for Noah Vonleh, Jusuf Nurkic and Shabazz Napier.
  • 2/13/18 — Mason Plumlee trade exception expires.
  • 6/28/18 — Tim Quarterman trade exception expires.
  • 6/30/18 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Noah Vonleh, Shabazz Napier, Jusuf Nurkic and Pat Connaughton.
  • 6/30/18 — Jake Layman’s $1,544,951 guarantees for 2018-19.
  • 10/31/18 — Team options on Zach Collins and Caleb Swanigan.
  • 6/29/19 — Player option deadline for Allen Crabbe.
  • 6/30/19 — Qualifying offer deadline for Jake Layman.
  • 10/31/19 — Team options on Zach Collins and Caleb Swanigan.
  • 10/31/20 — Extension deadlines on Zach Collins and Caleb Swanigan.
  • 6/30/21 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Zach Collins and Caleb Swanigan.

Teams and players can renegotiate guarantee dates.  The NBA’s general cut-down date is approximately January 10.


  • 6/22/17 — Drafted Caleb Swanigan (26th).
  • 6/22/17 — Traded the rights to Justin Jackson (15th) and Harry Giles (20th) to Sacramento Kings for Zach Collins (10th)
  • 6/28/17 — Traded Tim Quarterman to Houston Rockets for $100,000.
  • 7/3/17 — Signed Zach Collins (2017-10th) to a $16,332,615 rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/3/17 — Signed Caleb Swanigan (2017-26th) to an $8,904,867 rookie-scale contract.

Waived Players: Festus Ezeli

Traded Players: Tim Quarterman

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Terry Stotts (extension signed in 2016, through 2019-20 season, approximately $5 million per season)

Assistants: David Vanterpool, Nate Tibbetts, Dale Osbourne, Jim Moran, John McCullough, Jonathan Yim (video coordinator/player development)

Trainers: Chris Stackpole (director of player health and performance), Geoff Clark (head athletic trainer), Todd Forcier (strength performance specialist), Ben Kenyon (strength performance specialist), Ryan Podell (sports scientist)

Basketball Executives:

  • Neil Olshey — general manager
  • Bill Branch — assistant general manager
  • Steve Rosenberry — assistant general manager
  • Joe Cronin — director of player personnel

Pick Swaps

  • 2018 — Sacramento Kings have the right to swap second rounders (Tyreke Evans/Robin Lopez), pick will convey to Denver Nuggets (Mason Plumlee).
  • 2019 — Owed higher of Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers second-rounders from Cleveland Cavaliers (Brendan Haywood).
  • 2019 — Owe second-rounder to Orlando Magic (Jake Layman).
  • 2020 — Owe second-rounder (top-55 protected) to Cleveland Cavaliers (Mo Harkless, Joe Harris).
  • 2021 — Owed second-rounder from Miami HEAT (Brian Roberts).

Cash Paid ($5.1 million max): $0

Cash Received ($5.1 million max): $0

Trade Kickers

  • Allen Crabbe — 15 percent

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

G-League Affiliate: None


Cap Holds

For notes on some of the rules and an explanation of cap holds, please refer to the following Salary Notes.

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

(Updated on 7/10/17)