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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)

Eric Pincus is a Senior Writer for Basketball Insiders, with a focus on the business side of the game.