Charlotte Hornets Salary Archive – 2018/19

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Name 2018-19
Nicolas Batum $24,000,000
Bismack Biyombo $17,000,000
Marvin Williams $14,087,500
Cody Zeller $13,528,090
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist $13,000,000
Kemba Walker $12,000,000
Jeremy Lamb $7,488,372
Tony Parker $5,000,000
Frank Kaminsky $3,627,842
Malik Monk $3,447,480
Miles Bridges $3,206,640
Willy Hernangomez $1,544,951
Shelvin Mack $1,512,601
Dwayne Bacon $1,378,242
Devonte’ Graham $988,464
Joe Chealey (two-way)
J.P. Macura
Total $121,810,182

Quick: Over the cap and hard-capped.

Salary Cap: $99,093,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $119,266,000

Hard Cap: $129,817,000

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed, one two-way

Depth Chart
PG: Kemba Walker, Tony Parker, Shelvin Mack, Devonte’ Graham, Joe Chealey (two-way)
SG: Jeremy Lamb, Malik Monk, Dwayne Bacon, J.P. Macura (two-way)
SF: Nicolas Batum, Miles Bridges
PF: Marvin Williams, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Frank Kaminsky
C: Bismack Biyombo, Cody Zeller, Guillermo Hernangomez

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


  • Trade Exception (Dwight Howard, expiring 7/6/2019) — $7,819,725
  • Mid-Level Exception — $3,641,000 (Tony Parker)
  • Bi-Annual Exception — $3,382,000

Waived Players: Mangok Mathiang (two-way), Isaiah Wilkins, Jaylen Barford, Zach Smith

Traded Players: Dwight Howard, Timofey Mozgov, Julyan Stone

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

Two-Way Contracts: J.P. Macura, Joe Chealey

Two-Way Daily Rate in NBA/G-League: $4,737/$544

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: James Borrego

Assistants: Jay Triano, Chad Iske, Jay Hernandez, Ronald Norad, Dutch Gaitley, Nate Mitchell

Trainer: Steve Stricker, Dennis Williams (assistant), Matt Friia (strength and conditioning)

Basketball Executives

  • Mitch Kupchak — general manager
  • Buzz Peterson — assistant general manager
  • Larry Jordan — director, player personnel
  • George Rodman — director of basketball analytics and strategy
  • David Duquette — director of basketball strategy/team counsel

Pick Swaps

  • 2019 — Owed second-rounder from Oklahoma City Thunder (Hamidou Diallo).
  • 2019 — Owe second-rounder to Atlanta Hawks (Devonte’ Graham).
  • 2020 — Owe second-rounder to New York Knicks (Guillermo Hernangomez).
  • 2021 — Owe second-rounder to New York Knicks (Guillermo Hernangomez).
  • 2020 — Owed second-rounder from Cleveland Cavaliers (Brendan Haywood, Anderson Varejao, Channing Frye, C.J. Wilcox, Miles Bridges).
  • 2020 — Owed the lower second-rounder from Brooklyn Nets or New York Knicks, via trade with Philadelphia 76ers (Anzejs Pasecniks, Timofey Mozgov).
  • 2021 — Owed second-rounder from Los Angeles Clippers (Miles Bridges).
  • 2021 — Owed second-rounder from Brooklyn Nets (Dwight Howard).
  • 2023– Owe second-rounder to Atlanta Hawks (Devonte’ Graham).

Cash Paid ($5.1 million max): $0

Cash Received ($5.1 million max): $5 million from Brooklyn Nets (Dwight Howard); $243,000 from Oklahoma City Thunder (Hamidou Diallo) — $0 remaining


  • 4/8/18 — Hired Mitch Kupchak as general manager.
  • 4/13/18 — Fired Coach Steve Clifford.
  • 5/10/18 — Hired Coach James Borrego.
  • 6/21/18 — Drafted Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (11th) and Arnoldas Kulboka (55th).
  • 6/21/18 — Traded the rights to Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2018-11th) to Los Angeles Clippers for the rights to Miles Bridges (2018-12th), a 2020 second-rounder from Cleveland Cavaliers and 2021 second-rounder.
  • 6/21/18 — Traded two second-rounders (2019 and 2023) to Atlanta Hawks for the rights to Devonte’ Graham (2018-34th).
  • 7/2/18 — Signed Miles Bridges (2018-12th) to a $16,317,853 rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/2/18 — Signed J.P. Macura to a one-year, two-way contract.
  • 7/6/18 — Traded Dwight Howard to Brooklyn Nets for Timofey Mozgov the rights to Hamidou Diallo (2018-45th), a 2021 second-rounder and $5 million.
  • 7/6/18 — Traded the rights to Hamidou Diallo (2018-45th) to Oklahoma City Thunder for a 2019 second-rounder and $243,000.
  • 7/6/18 — Signed Devonte’ Graham (2018-34th) to a partially-guaranteed three-year $4,069,177 contract.
  • 7/7/18 — Traded Timofey Mozgov to Orlando Magic and Julyan Stone to Chicago Bulls for Bismack Biyombo and two second-rounders from the Magic.
  • 7/22/18 — Signed Tony Parker to a partially-guaranteed two-year $10,250,000 contract.
  • 7/25/18 — Signed Jaylen Barford to a non-guaranteed one-year $838,464 summer contract.
  • 7/26/18 — Signed Joe Chealey to a non-guaranteed one-year $838,464 summer contract.
  • 7/26/18 — Signed Zach Smith to a non-guaranteed one-year $838,464 summer contract.
  • 7/26/18 — Signed Isaiah Wilkins to a non-guaranteed one-year $838,464 summer contract.
  • 10/13/18 — Converted Joe Chealey to a two-way contract.
  • 10/30/18 — Picked up the team option on Malik Monk.
  • 2/10/19 — Claimed Shelvin Mack off waivers (from the Atlanta Hawks).

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • Brian Roberts* ($1,471,382, non-Bird)
  • Christian Wood* ($1,471,382, non-Bird)
  • Marcus Paige (two-way, non-Bird)

*Did not play in the most recent season, cannot be included in a sign-and-trade.

Unsigned Draft Picks

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

Non-Guaranteed Salaries

  • None

Trade Kickers

  • None

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

Arena: Spectrum Center


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(Updated on 4/16/19)

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens,, The Sports Daily, 90min, and His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.