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Charlotte Hornets Team Salary

Quick: $1.8 million 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 $26.8 million in cap space but down to $20.4 million with the cap hold of Devonte’ Graham and the non-guaranteed salaries of Cody Martin, Caleb Martin and Jalen McDaniels)

NBA Draft: No. 11, No. 56 from the Los Angeles Clippers (Miles Bridges), No. 57 from the Brooklyn Nets (Dwight Howard); No. 42 to the Detroit Pistons (Guillermo Hernangomez, Derrick Rose)

Unsigned Draft Picks

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

Roster Count: Seven guaranteed, three non-guaranteed

Depth Chart
PG: LaMelo Ball
SG: Terry Rozier, Caleb Martin
SF: Gordon Hayward, Miles Bridges, Cody Martin
PF: PJ Washington, Jalen McDaniels
C: Vernon Carey Jr, Nick Richards

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


  • Projected Room Exception — $4,910,000

Non-Guaranteed Salaries — Next Cut-Down Date*

  • Caleb Martin $1,782,621 — 8/15/21
  • Cody Martin $1,782,621 — 8/15/21
  • Jalen McDaniels $1,782,621 — 8/25/21

* Teams and players can agree to push back cut-down dates but not past January 7 each year.

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • Full Bird: Cody Zeller ($29,289,887), Malik Monk (RFA, $16,037,061), Bismack Biyombo ($6,650,000), Devonte’ Graham (RFA, $4,736,102)
  • Non-Bird: Brad Wanamaker (RFA, $2,812,500), Nate Darling (two-way, RFA), Grant Riller (two-way, RFA)

Qualifying Offers

  • Malik Monk $7,318,246
  • Devonte’ Graham $4,763,102
  • Brad Wanamaker $2,812,500
  • Nate Darling (two-way with $50,000 guaranteed)
  • Grant Riller (two-way with $50,000 guaranteed)

Rookie-Scale Extension Eligible

  • Miles Bridges

Rookie-Scale Options

  • LaMelo Ball (third-year)
  • PJ Washington (fourth-year)

Waived Players: None

Traded Players: None

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

Two-Way Contracts: None

Note: Two-Way Contracts pay $449,115 for the full 2020-21 season, pro-rated based on in-season signing date. Once a player reaches 50 games played, his salary will jump to the minimum for his years of service. TBD for 2021-22.

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: 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

  • 2022 — Owed second-rounder from the Toronto Raptors (Malachi Richardson, Alec Burks, Brad Wanamaker).
  • 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).
  • 2025 — Owe a second-rounder (top-55 protected) to the Golden State Warriors (Brad Wanamaker).

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

Cash Received ($5,617,000 million max): $2 million from the Golden State Warriors (Brad Wanamaker) — $3,617,000 remaining


  • 7/29/21 — NBA Draft.
  • 7/31/21 — Qualifying offer deadline on Brad Wanamaker and Malik Monk.
  • 8/1/21 — Final Day of 2020-21 season.
  • 8/2/2021 — Start of 2021-22 season and moratorium.
  • 8/6/2021 — Final day of 2021-22 moratorium.
  • 8/15/21 — Caleb Martin and Cody Martin’s $1,782,621 guarantee for 2021-22.
  • 8/25/21 — Jalen McDaniels’ $1,782,621 guarantees 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 January 7 each year.


  • 6/22/21 — Received the No. 11 pick in the NBA Draft Lottery.

No-Trade: None

Trade Kickers

  • Gordon Hayward — 15 percent

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

Poison Pill

  • None

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Arena: Spectrum Center


Cap Holds

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

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