Charlotte Hornets Salary Archive – 2014/15

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Name 2014-15
Al Jefferson $13,500,000
Lance Stephenson $9,000,000
Marvin Williams $7,000,000
Gerald Henderson $6,000,000
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist $5,016,960
Cody Zeller $4,030,560
Bismack Biyombo $3,873,398
Mo Williams $3,965,074
Kemba Walker $3,272,091
Brian Roberts $2,732,000
Noah Vonleh $2,524,200
P.J. Hairston $1,149,720
Jeffrey Taylor $915,243
Jannero Pargo (waived) $915,243
Jason Maxiell $915,243
Troy Daniels $816,482
Elliot Williams (expired 10-day) $53,838
Dallas Lauderdale (waived) $6,000
Total $65,686,052

Quick: Cap space spent.


  • Room: $2,732,000

Roster Count:  15 guaranteed

Depth Chart*:
PG: Kemba Walker, Mo Williams, Brian Roberts
SG: Gerald Henderson, Lance Stephenson, P.J. Hairston, Troy Daniels
SF: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Jeffrey Taylor
PF: Cody Zeller, Marvin Williams, Noah Vonleh
C: Al Jefferson, Bismack Biyombo,  Jason Maxiell

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

Head Coach:  Steve Clifford (signed three-year, $6 million contract starting for 13-14 season)

Basketball Executives:

  • Rich Cho — General Manager
  • Chad Buchanan — Assistant General Manager
  • Larry Jordan — Director, Player Personnel
  • Jason Rosenfeld — Basketball Analytics

Pick Swaps:

  • 2016 — Owe second-rounder (top-55 protected) to San Antonio Spurs (Theo Ratliff).


  • 6/26/14 — Selected Noah Vonleh (9th) in the 2014 NBA draft
  • 6/26/14 — Acquired the rights to P.J. Hairston (2014-26th) and Semaj Christon (2014-55th), a 2019 second-rounder and cash from the Miami HEAT for the rights to Shabazz Napier (2014-24th).
  • 6/26/14 — Traded the rights to Semaj Christon (2014-55th) to the Oklahoma City Thunder for cash.
  • 7/10/14 — Signed restricted free agent Gordon Hayward to a four-year, $63 million offer sheet — but the Utah Jazz matched his salary.
  • 7/12/14 — Traded Brendan Haywood and the rights to Dwight Powell (2014-45th) to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Scotty Hopson.
  • 7/13/14 — Traded Scotty Hopson to the New Orleans Pelicans for $75k.
  • 7/16/14 — Signed Marvin Williams to a two-year, $14 million contract.
  • 7/18/14 — Signed Lance Stephenson to a three-year, $27.4 million contract (team option on third season).
  • 7/23/14 — Signed Brian Roberts to a two-year, $5.6 million contract.
  • 7/25/14 — Signed Jannero Pargo to a one-year, $1.4 million contract.
  • 7/25/14 — Signed Noah Vonleh to an $11.4 million, rookie-scale contract.
  • 8/22/14 — Signed P.J. Hairston to a $5.9 million, rookie-scale contract.
  • 9/22/14 — Invited Brian Qvale to training camp on a one-year, non-guaranteed $507k contract.
  • 9/22/14 — Invited Dallas Lauderdale to training camp on a one-year, non-guaranteed $507k contract.
  • 9/22/14 — Invited Justin Cobbs to training camp on a one-year, non-guaranteed $507k contract.
  • 9/26/14 — Invited Jason Maxiell to training camp on a one-year, non-guaranteed $1.3 million contract.
  • 10/29/14 — Picked up Cody Zeller’s third-year option.
  • 10/29/14 — Picked up Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s fourth-year option.
  • 10/29/14 — Signed Kemba Walker to a four-year, $48 million contract.
  • 2/4/15 — Signed Elliot Williams to a $57.7k, 10-day contract.
  • 2/10/15 — Traded Gary Neal and a 2019 Miami HEAT second-rounder to Minnesota Timberwolves for Mo Williams, Troy Daniels and cash.

Waived Players: Brian Qvale, Justin Cobbs, Dallas Lauderdale, Jannero Pargo, Elliot Williams (expired 10-day)

Free Agents

  • None

Unsigned Draft Picks:

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: None

Cash Paid ($3.3 million max): $0

Cash Received ($3.3 million max): $75k from New Orleans Pelicans (Scotty Hopson); $344,562 from Minnesota Timberwolves (Mo Williams), $880k from Brooklyn Nets (Juan Pablo Vaulet)

Amnesty: Used on Tyrus Thomas — 2014-15 $9,388,430


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(Updated on 7/5/15)

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