Portland Trail Blazers Team Salary


2016-17 Team-By-Team Salary Summary

Quick: Currently over the cap

Projected Cap Space for 2017-18 ($101 million cap): None


  • Trade Exception (Mason Plumlee, expiring 2/13/18) — $407,210
  • Mid-Level Exception: $8,406,000
  • Bi-Annual Exception: $3,290,000

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • None

Non-Guaranteed Salaries

  • Festus Ezeli $7,733,000 ($1 million guaranteed)
  • Pat Connaughton $1,471,382
  • Tim Quarterman $1,312,611

2017 Draft Picks: 15th ($2,365,560 cap hold), 20th (from Memphis Grizzlies, $1,859,400 cap hold), 26th (from Cleveland Cavaliers, $1,465,920 cap hold); Own 45th to Houston Rockets

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: 12 guaranteed, three non/partially-guaranteed

Depth Chart:
PG: Damian Lillard, Shabazz Napier, Tim Quarterman
SG: C.J. McCollum, Allen Crabbe
SF: Mo Harkless, Evan Turner, Pat Connaughton, Jake Layman
PF: Noah Vonleh, Al-Farouq Aminu, Ed Davis
C: Jusuf Nurkic, Meyers Leonard, Festus Ezeli (injured)

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


  • 6/22/17 — NBA Draft.
  • 6/30/17 — Festus Ezeli’s $7,733,000 guarantees for 2017/18.
  • 7/1/17-7/5/17 — NBA moratorium.
  • 7/25/17 — Pat Connaughton’s $1,471,382 guarantees for 2017-18.
  • 10/31/17 — Extension deadlines for Noah Vonleh, Jusuf Nurkic and Shabazz Napier.
  • 1/10/18 — Tim Quarterman’s $1,312,611 guarantees for 2017-18.
  • 2/13/18 — Mason Plumlee trade exception expires.
  • 6/30/18 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Noah Vonleh, Shabazz Napier, Jusuf Nurkic, Tim Quarterman and Pat Connaughton.
  • 6/30/18 — Jake Layman’s $1,544,951 guarantees for 2018-19.
  • 6/29/19 — Player option deadline for Allen Crabbe.
  • 6/30/19 — Qualifying offer deadline for Jake Layman.

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


  • None

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, 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 ($3.5 million max): $75,000 to Orlando Magic (Shabazz Napier); $2,850,00 to Denver Nuggets (Mason Plumlee)

Cash Received ($3.5 million max): $0

Trade Kickers

  • Allen Crabbe — 15 percent

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

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

(Updated on 5/25/17)