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Charlotte Hornets Team Salary

Quick: Up to $5.5 mil in cap space. Hard-capped by the Gordon Hayward sign-and-trade.

Salary Cap: $109,140,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $132,627,000

Hard Cap: $138,928,000

Projection for 2021-22 ($112,414,000 cap): Up to $22.9 million in cap space.

Roster Count: 13 guaranteed, one non/partially-guaranteed, two two-ways

Depth Chart
PG: Devonte’ Graham, LaMelo Ball
SG: Terry Rozier, Malik Monk, Caleb Martin, Nate Darling (two-way), Grant Riller (two-way)
SF: Gordon Hayward, Miles Bridges, Cody Martin
PF: PJ Washington, Jalen McDaniels
C: Bismack Biyombo, Nick Richards, Vernon Carey Jr., Cody Zeller (injured)

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

Exceptions

  • Room Exception — $4,767,000

Non-Guaranteed Salaries — Next Cut-Down Date*

  • Jalen McDaniels $1,517,981 — 2/24/21

* Players and teams can agree to push back cut-down dates but not past 2/24/21.

Waived Players: Nicolas Batum (stretched), Ray Spalding (two-way), Javin DeLaurier, Xavier Sneed, Kahlil Whitney, Keandre Cook

Traded Players: None

G-League Affiliate: Greensboro Swarm (Cam Twiss general manager, coach TBD)

Two-Way Contracts: Nate Darling, Grant Riller

Note: Two-Way Contracts pay $449,115 for the full 2020-21 season, pro-rated based on in-season signing date.

Governor: Michael Jordan

Basketball Executives

  • Mitch Kupchak — president of basketball operations & general manager
  • Buzz Peterson — assistant general manager
  • Drew Perry — director of pro scouting
  • George Rodman — director of basketball analytics & strategy
  • David Duquette — director of basketball strategy/team counsel
  • Kathryn Karakus — senior director of basketball operations
  • Larry Jordan — director of player personnel

Coaching Staff

Head Coach:Β James Borrego

Assistants: Jay Triano, Chad Iske, Ronald Norad, Jay Hernandez, Dutch Gaitley, Nate Mitchell, Nick Friedman (player development coach)

Training Staff: Joe Sharpe (director of health care & sports performance), Quinton Sawyer (associate head athletic trainer), Aaron Karkow (assistant athletic trainer), Lauren McGuigan (director of sports science), Adam Linens (strength & conditioning coach), Dr. Powell Bernhardt (director of performance therapy)

Pick Swaps

  • 2021 — Owe a second-rounder to the New York Knicks (Guillermo Hernangomez).
  • 2021 — Owed a second-rounder from the Los Angeles Clippers (Miles Bridges).
  • 2021 — Owed a second-rounder from the Brooklyn Nets (Dwight Howard).
  • 2022 — Owe a second-rounder (top-55 protected) to the Boston Celtics (Gordon Hayward).
  • 2023 — Owed a second-rounder from the Boston Celtics (Gordon Hayward).
  • 2023– Owe a second-rounder to the Atlanta Hawks (Devonte’ Graham), may convey to the Brooklyn Nets or Philadelphia 76ers.
  • 2024 — Owed a second-rounder from the Boston Celtics (Gordon Hayward).
  • 2024 — Owe a second-rounder to the Oklahoma City Thunder (Nick Richards, Steven Adams).

Cash Paid ($5,617,000 million max): $0

Cash Received ($5,617,000 million max): $0

Deadlines

  • 2/6/21 — No-trade restriction lifts on Bismack Biyombo.
  • 2/23/21 — Ten-day contracts can be signed.
  • 2/24/21 — Jalen McDaniels’ $1,517,981 guarantees for 2020-21.
  • 3/7/21 — All two-way contracts guarantee for 2020-21.
  • 3/25/21 — Trade deadline.
  • Note: 2021-22 timing will still need revision with 2020-21 running late.
  • 8/1/21 — Final Day of 2020-21 season.
  • 8/1/21 — Jalen McDaniels’ $1,782,621 guarantees for 2021-22 (date may be revised).
  • 8/1/21 — Qualifying offer deadline for Malik Monk.
  • 8/2/2021 — Start of 2021-22 season and moratorium.
  • 8/6/2021 — Final day of 2021-22 moratorium.
  • 8/16/21 — Caleb Martin and Cody Martin’s $1,782,621 guarantee for 2021-22.
  • 10/31/21 — Team options on PJ Washington and LaMelo Ball.
  • Before the start of 2021-22 season — Extension deadline for Miles Bridges.
  • 6/29/22 — Team option on Jalen McDaniels.
  • 6/29/22 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Miles Bridges and Cody Martin.
  • 7/7/22 (or the day after the last day of the 2022-23 moratorium if later) — Nick Richards’ $1,782,621 guarantees for 2022-23.
  • 8/1/22 — Jalen McDaniels’ $1,930,681 guarantees for 2022-23.
  • Before the start of 2022-23 season — Extension deadline for PJ Washington.
  • 10/31/21 — Team option on LaMelo Ball.
  • 6/29/23 — Team option on Vernon Carey Jr.
  • 6/29/23 — Qualifying offer deadlines for PJ Washington and Nick Richards.
  • Before the start of 2023-24 season — Extension deadline for LaMelo Ball.
  • 6/29/24 — Qualifying offer deadline for LaMelo Ball.

Teams and players can renegotiate guarantee dates but no later than 2/24/21.

Transactions

  • 11/16/20 — Nicolas Batum opted into his contract.
  • 11/18/20 — Drafted LaMelo Ball (2020-3rd), Vernon Carey Jr. (2020-32nd) and Grant Riller (2020-56th).
  • 11/19/20 — Traded a 2024 second-rounder to the New Orleans Pelicans for the rights to Nick Richards (2020-42nd).
  • 11/19/20 — Declined to issue qualifying offers to Kobi Simmons, Jalen McDaniels and Dwayne Bacon.
  • 11/23/20 — Devonte’ Graham’s $1,663,861 guaranteed for 2020-21.
  • 11/28/20 — Caleb Martin’s $1,517,981 guaranteed for 2020-21.
  • 11/29/20 — Waived and stretched Nicolas Batum.
  • 11/29/20 — Waived Ray Spalding (two-way).
  • 11/20/2 — Renounced the rights to Bismack Biyombo, Shelvin Mack, Kobi Simmons, Marcus Paige and Brian Roberts.
  • 11/29/20 — Traded a 2022 second-rounder (top-55 protected) to the Boston Celtics for Gordon Hayward (via sign-and-trade), a 2023 second-rounder and a 2024 second-rounder. Hayward signed a four-year $120,000,000 contract.
  • 11/29/20 — Jalen McDaniels’ salary guaranteed at $100,000.
  • 11/30/20 — Re-signed Bismack Biyombo to a $3.5 million contract.
  • 11/30/20 — Signed Nate Darling to a two-way contract ($50,000 guaranteed).
  • 11/30/20 — Signed LaMelo Ball (2020-3rd) to a $35,596,275 rookie-scale contract.
  • 11/30/20 — Signed Vernon Carey Jr. (2020-32nd) to a four-year $6,481,283 contract, team option on the final season.
  • 11/30/20 — Signed Nick Richards (2020-42nd) to a partially-guaranteed three-year $4,300,602 contract.
  • 11/30/20 — Signed Grant Riller (2020-56th) to a two-way contract ($50,000 guaranteed).
  • 11/30/20 — Signed Keandre Cook to a non-guaranteed $898,310 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 11/30/20 — Signed Xavier Sneed to a non-guaranteed $898,310 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 11/30/20 — Signed Javin DeLaurier to a non-guaranteed $898,310 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 11/30/20 — Signed Kahlil Whitney to a non-guaranteed $898,310 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 12/19/20 — Waived Javin DeLaurier, Xavier Sneed, Kahlil Whitney and Keandre Cook.
  • 12/21/20 — Extension deadline for Malik Monk elapsed.
  • 12/23/20 — Picked up the third-year rookie-scale option on PJ Washington.
  • 12/23/20 — Picked up the fourth-year rookie-scale option on Miles Bridges.

No-Trade: Bismack Biyombo (One-Year Bird)

Trade Kickers

  • Gordon Hayward — 15 percent

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Qualifying Offers

  • None

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • None

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Arnoldas Kulboka (2018-55th)

Rookie-Scale Extension Eligible

  • None

Rookie-Scale Options

  • None

Arena: Spectrum Center

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(Updated on 1/4/21)

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