Portland Trail Blazers Team Salary


2016-17 Team-By-Team Salary Summary

Quick: $7.8 million in cap space.

Projected 2016-17 Cap Space: $0-$41.4 million


  • Mid-Level Exception: $5,628,000
  • Bi-Annual Exception: $2,203,000
  • Room Exception*: $2,898,000

*If team goes under the cap, they will lose all of their exceptions, but gain the room exception.  If the team stays over the cap, they lose the room exception.

2016/17 Roster Count: Seven guaranteed, two non-guaranteed

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Jake Layman (2016-47th), Daniel Diez (2015-54th), Nedzad Sinanovic (2003-54th), Federico Kammerichs (2002-51st), Doron Sheffer (1996-36th), Marcelo Nicola (1993-50th)

Free Agents

  • Bird: Gerald Henderson, Meyers Leonard (restricted), Moe Harkless (restricted)
  • Early Bird; Chris Kaman, Brian Roberts, Allen Crabbe (restricted)

Players only restricted if team gives qualifying offers.

Non-Guaranteed Salaries:  Luis Montero ($874,636), Cliff Alexander ($874,636)

Options: None

Qualifying Offers: Meyers Leonard ($4,045,894), Moe Harkless ($4,045,894), Allen Crabbe ($2,725,003)

Depth Chart:
PG: Damian Lillard
SG: C.J. McCollum
SF: Allen Crabbe, Pat Connaughton, Luis Montero
PF: Al-Farouq Aminu, Ed Davis
C: Mason Plumlee, Noah Vonleh

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

2017/18 Rookie-Scale Options: Noah Vonleh ($3,505,233)

Rookie Scale Extension Eligible: C.J. McCollum, Mason Plumlee


  • 6/30/16 — Cliff Alexander’s $874k guarantees for 16/17.
  • 6/30/16 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Meyers Leonard, Moe Harkless and Allen Crabbe.
  • 7/1/16-7/6/16 — NBA annual moratorium.
  • 7/7/16 — Free agent signing period begins.
  • 10/31/16 — Extension deadlines for C.J. McCollum and Mason Plumlee.
  • 10/31/16 — Team option on Noah Vonleh.
  • 1/10/17 — Luis Montero’s $875k guarantees for 16/17.
  • 6/30/17 — Qualifying offer deadlines for C.J. McCollum, Mason Plumlee and Cliff Alexander.
  • 7/25/17 — Pat Connaughton’s $1.0 million guarantees for 17/18.
  • 8/1/17 — Luis Montero’s $1.0 million guarantees for 17/18.
  • 10/31/17 — Extension deadline for Noah Vonleh.
  • 6/30/18 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Noah Vonleh, Pat Connaughton and Luis Montero.

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


  • 5/16/16 — Extended Coach Terry Stott’s contract by three years (TBD)
  • 6/23/16 — Traded a 2019 second-rounder and cash (TBD) to Orlando Magic for the rights to Jake Layman (47th).

Waived Players: None

Traded Players: None

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, Chris Stackpole (player development)

Trainers: Geoff Clark, Todd Forcier (strength and conditioning), Ben Kenyon (strength and conditioning)

Basketball Executives:

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

Pick Swaps

  • 2017 — Owe second-rounder to Houston Rockets (Thomas Robinson).
  • 2018 — Owed first-rounder (top-10 protected through 2019, if not conveyed, converts to lower second-rounder of Los Angeles Lakers/Minnesota Timberwolves, and a 2021 Cleveland Cavaliers second-rounder) from Cavaliers (Anderson Varejao).
  • 2018 — Sacramento Kings have the right to swap second rounders (Tyreke Evans/Robin Lopez).
  • 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 ($3.4 million max): $75 to Cleveland Cavaliers (Brendan Haywood); $75k to Miami HEAT (Brian Roberts)

Cash Received ($3.4 million max): TBD to Orlando Magic (Jake Layman)

Trade Kickers

  • None

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

Amnesty: Used on Brandon Roy

D-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 changes quite often. If you notice a discrepancy, please notify Basketball Insiders Senior Writer Eric Pincus.

(Updated on 6/24/16)