Portland Trail Blazers Team Salary


Quick: Over the cap and hard-capped.

Projected 2015/16 Cap Space: $0-$39.2 million, depending on player options for Arron Afflalo and Steve Blake, cap holds for LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews, Robin Lopez and others, along with the partially-guaranteed salary of Chris Kaman.

Draft Picks: 23rd

Exceptions *

  • Mid-Level Exception: $5,464,000 (in July)
  • Room: $2,814,000 (in July)

* Room Exception only available if other exceptions renounced.

Free Agents

  • Bird: LaMarcus Aldridge, Robin Lopez, Wesley Matthews, Arron Afflalo (player option), Joel Freeland (restricted*)
  • Early Bird: Dorell Wright
  • Non-Bird: Steve Blake (player option), Alonzo Gee, Earl Watson** (retired)

* Players are only restricted if the team gives a qualifying offer.
** Cannot be used in a sign and trade because they were not active players in the NBA last season.

First-Round Player Options: C.J. McCollum (fourth-year)

First-Round Extension Eligible: Damian Lillard, Meyers Leonard

Amnesty: Used on Brandon Roy


  • None

Waived Players: None

Unsigned Draft Picks

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

Roster Count: Four guaranteed, three non/partially-guaranteed, two option

Depth Chart*:
PG: Damian Lillard, Steve Blake, Tim Frazier
SG: Arron Afflalo, C.J. McCollum, Allen Crabbe
SF: Nicolas Batum
PF: Meyers Leonard
C:   Chris Kaman

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

Head Coach: Terry Stotts (extension signed in 2014 through 2016/17 season)

Basketball Executives:

  • Neil Olshey — General Manager
  • Bill Branch — Assistant General Manager
  • Steve Rosenberry — Assistant General Manager
  • Joe Cronin — Director of Player Personnel

Pick Swaps

  • 2016 — Owe first-rounder (lottery protected through 2017, otherwise converts to second-rounders in 2018 after Sacramento Kings swap and 2019) to Denver Nuggets (Arron Afflalo).
  • 2016 — Owe second-rounder to Orlando Magic if higher than Chicago Bulls’ selection, otherwise pick goes to Bulls (Allen Crabbe, Luol Deng, Anthony Randolph).
  • 2017 — Owe second-rounder to Houston Rockets (Thomas Robinson).
  • 2018 — Sacramento Kings have the right to swap second rounders (Tyreke Evans/Robin Lopez).

Cash Paid ($3.3 million max): $0

Cash Received ($3.3 million max): $0


Cap Holds

Earl Watson — $915,243 (Non-Bird)

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

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

(Updated on 5/5/15)