Portland Trail Blazers Team Salary


Quick: Up to $20.3 million in cap space, depending on the non/partially-guaranteed contracts of Tim Frazier, Cliff Alexander, Phil Pressey, Luis Montero and Allen Crabbe.

Projected 2016-17 Cap Space: $8.9-$41.2 million


  • Room: $2,814,000

Roster Count: 13 guaranteed, four non-guaranteed

Depth Chart*:
PG: Damian Lillard, Tim Frazier, Phil Pressey
SG: Gerald Henderson, C.J. McCollum, Allen Crabbe
SF: Al-Farouq Aminu, Mo Harkless, Pat Connaughton, Luis Montero, Mike Miller
PF: Meyers Leonard, Noah Vonleh, Cliff Alexander
C: Mason Plumlee, Ed Davis, Chris Kaman

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

First-Round Player Options: Noah Vonleh (third-year), Mason Plumlee (fourth-year), C.J. McCollum (fourth-year)

First-Round Extension Eligible: Meyers Leonard, Mo Harkless


  • 10/31/15 — Team option for Noah Vonleh, Mason Plumlee and C.J. McCollum.
  • 10/31/15 — Extension deadline for Meyers Leonard and Mo Harkless.
  • 12/15/15 — The no-trade restriction lifts on Al-Farouq Aminu, Ed Davis and Luis Montero.
  • 1/10/16 — Phil Pressey’s $947k guarantees for 15/16.
  • 1/10/16 — Tim Frazier’s $845k guarantees for 15/16.
  • 1/10/16 — Cliff Alexander’s $525k guarantees for 15/16.
  • 6/30/16 — Cliff Alexander’s $874k guarantees for 16/17.
  • 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.
  • TBD — Luis Montero’s salary for 15/16 and 16/17.

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


  • 6/19/15 — Steve Blake opted into the final year of his contract.
  • 6/23/15 — Arron Afflalo opted out of the final year of his contract.
  • 6/24/15 — Traded Nicolas Batum to Charlotte Hornets for Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh.
  • 6/25/15 — Traded Steve Blake and the rights to Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (2015-23rd) to Brooklyn Nets for Mason Plumlee and the rights to Pat Connaughton (2015-41st).
  • 6/25/15 — Traded 1.5 million in cash to Utah Jazz for the rights to Daniel Diez (2015-54th)
  • 7/9/15 — Renounced the rights to LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews, Robin Lopez, Arron Afflalo, Alonzo Gee and Earl Watson.
  • 7/9/15 — Signed Al-Farouq Aminu to a four-year, $30 million contract.
  • 7/9/15 — Signed Ed Davis to a three-year, $20.0 million contract.
  • 7/9/15 — Signed Damian Lillard to a five-year, $120.4 million extension.
  • 7/9/15 — Signed Pat Connaughton (2015-41st) to a three-year, $2.5 million partially-guaranteed contract.
  • 7/9/15 — Signed Luis Montero to a three-year, $2.4 million partially-guaranteed ($100k) minimum contract.
  • 7/9/15 — Signed Enes Kanter to a four-year, $70.1 million offer sheet, final season player option.
  • 7/12/15 — Oklahoma City Thunder matched the Blazers’ offer to Enes Kanter.
  • 7/14/15 — Traded a protected (top-55) 2020 second-rounder to Portland Trail Blazers for Mo Harkless.
  • 7/24/15 — Signed Phil Pressey to a one-year, non-guaranteed $947k minimum contract.
  • 7/24/15 — Signed Cliff Alexander to a two-year, partially-guaranteed ($100k) $1.4 million minimum contract.
  • 7/26/15 — Renounced the rights to Joel Freeland.
  • 7/27/15 — Traded $75k to Cleveland Cavaliers for Brendan Haywood, Mike Miller, a 2019 second-rounder (higher of Minnesota Timberwolves or Los Angeles Lakers) and a 2020 second-rounder.

Waived Players: Brendan Haywood

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)

Coaching Staff

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

Assistants: Jay Triano, David Vanterpool, Nate Tibbetts, Dale Osbourne, 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

  • 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).
  • 2019 — Owed higher of Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers second-rounders from Cleveland Cavaliers (Brendan Haywood).
  • 2020 — Owed second-rounder from Portland Trail Blazers (Brendan Haywood).
  • 2020 — Owe second-rounder (top-55 protected) to Orlando Magic (Mo Harkless).

Cash Paid ($3.4 million max): $75 to Cleveland Cavaliers (Brendan Haywood)

Cash Received ($3.4 million max): $0

Trade Kickers

  • None

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

Free Agents

  • Early Bird: Dorell Wright

Amnesty: Used on Brandon Roy

D-League Affiliate: Fort Wayne Mad Ants (shared affiliation)


Cap Holds

Dorell Wright — $4,075,500 (Early Bird)

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

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(Updated on 8/28/15)