Dallas Mavericks Salary Archive – 2020/21

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Name 2020-21
Kristaps Porzingis $29,467,800
Tim Hardaway Jr $18,975,000
JJ Redick $13,013,700
Dwight Powell $11,080,125
Josh Richardson $10,865,952
Maxi Kleber $8,325,000
Luka Doncic $8,049,360
Willie Cauley-Stein $4,100,000
Dorian Finney-Smith $4,000,000
Nicolo Melli $3,897,436
Boban Marjanovic $3,500,000
Trey Burke $3,000,000
Josh Green $2,816,760
Jalen Brunson $1,663,861
JJ Barea (waived) $1,620,564
Tyrell Terry $1,289,846
Tyler Bey (two-way)
Nate Hinton (two-way)
Total $125,665,404

Quick: Over the cap. Hard-capped by the Willie Cauley-Stein and Trey Burke contracts via the non-taxpayer mid-level exception.

Salary Cap: $109,140,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $132,627,000

Hard Cap: $138,928,000

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed, two two-ways

Depth Chart
PG: Luka Doncic, Jalen Brunson, Trey Burke, Tyrell Terry
SG: Josh Richardson, JJ Redick, Josh Green, Nate Hinton (two-way)
SF: Dorian Finney-Smith, Tim Hardaway Jr
PF: Maxi Kleber, Dwight Powell, Nicolo Melli, Tyler Bey (two-way)
C: Kristaps Porzingis, Willie Cauley-Stein, Boban Marjanovic

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


  • Trade Exception (Wesley Iwundu, expiring 2/11/22*) — $1,678,864
  • Mid-Level Exception — $868,154 (Trey Burke, Willie Cauley-Stein, Tyrell Terry)

* Exact date TBD.

Waived Players: JJ Barea, Freddie Gillespie, Devonte Patterson, Courtney Lee

Traded Players: Seth Curry, Delon Wright, Justin Jackson, James Johnson, Wes Iwundu

G-League Affiliate: Texas Legends (general manager Malcolm Farmer, head coach George Galanopoulos)

Two-Way Players: Tyler Bey, Nate Hinton

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.

Governor: Mark Cuban

Basketball Executives

  • Donn Nelson — president of basketball operations/general manager
  • Keith Grant — assistant general manager
  • Michael Finley — vice president of basketball operations
  • Keith Grant — assistant general manager
  • Jason White — director of scouting
  • Terry Sullivan — director of basketball administration

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Rick Carlisle

Assistants: Jamahl Mosley, Mike Weinar, Zach Guthrie, Jenny Boucek, Darrell Armstrong, God Shammgod (player development coach), Peter Patton (shooting coach), Mike Shedd (player development coach/basketball technology director)

Training Staff: Casey Smith (director of player health and performance), Dionne Calhoun (head athletic trainer), Heather Mau (assistant athletic trainer), Jeremy Holsopple (director of athletic performance)

Pick Swaps

  • 2021 — Owe a first-rounder to the New York Knicks (Kristaps Porzingis).
  • 2021 — Owe a second-rounder to the New Orleans Pelicans (JJ Redick).
  • 2023 — The higher second-rounder from the Miami HEAT and Dallas Mavericks to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The higher of (the lower second-rounder from Miami and Dallas) and the Houston Rockets (33-60) goes to the Boston Celtics. The pick that does not go to Boston (including Houston 31-32) goes to the Pacers (Josh McRoberts, Delon Wright, Bruno Caboclo, Desmond Bane, James Johnson, James Harden).
  • 2023 — Owe first-rounder (top-10 protected through 2025, otherwise converts to a 2025 second-rounder) to the New York Knicks (Kristaps Porzingis).
  • 2026 — Owe a second-rounder to the Oklahoma City Thunder (James Johnson).

Cash Paid ($5,617,000 max): $1,100,000 to the New Orleans Pelicans (JJ Redick) — $4,517,000 remaining

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


  • 11/18/20 — Renounced the rights to Dirk Nowitzki, Salah Mejri and Devin Harris.
  • 11/18/20 — Draft Josh Green (2020-18th) and Tyrell Terry (2020-21st).
  • 11/19/20 — Declined to issue qualifying offers to Antonius Cleveland and Josh Reaves.
  • 11/19/20 — Tim Hardaway Jr. opted into the final year of his contract.
  • 11/19/20 — Willie Cauley-Stein opted out of the final year of his contract.
  • 11/19/20 — Traded Seth Curry to the Philadelphia 76ers for Josh Richardson and the rights to Tyler Bey (2020-36th).
  • 11/27/20 — Traded Justin Jackson, a 2023-second rounder (the higher of the Miami HEAT and Mavericks) and a 2026 second-rounder to the Oklahoma City Thunder and Delon Wright to the Detroit Pistons for James Johnson from the Thunder.
  • 11/30/20 — Signed Tyler Bey (2020-36th) to a two-way contract ($50,000 guaranteed).
  • 11/30/20 — Signed Josh Green (2020-18th) to a $13,638,019 rookie-scale contract.
  • 12/1/20 — Picked up Luka Doncic’s fourth-year rookie-scale option.
  • 12/1/20 — Re-signed Willie Cauley-Stein to a two-year $8.2 million contract, team option on the final season.
  • 12/1/20 — Re-signed Trey Burke to a three-year $9,450,000 contract, player option on the final season.
  • 12/1/20 — Signed Wesley Iwundu to a two-year $3,502,857 minimum contract.
  • 12/1/20 — Re-signed JJ Barea to a $2,564,753 minimum contract.
  • 12/1/20 — Signed Tyrell Terry (2020-21st) to a four-year $6,621,489 contract, team option on the final season.
  • 12/1/20 — Signed Nate Hinton to a two-way contract ($50,000 guaranteed).
  • 12/1/20 — Signed Freddie Gillespie to a non-guaranteed $898,310 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 12/1/20 — Signed Devonte Patterson to a non-guaranteed $898,310 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 12/10/20 — Waived JJ Barea.
  • 12/11/20 — Re-signed Courtney Lee to a non-guaranteed $2,564,753 minimum summer contract.
  • 12/18/20 — Waived Devonte Patterson and Freddie Gillespie.
  • 12/19/20 — Waived Courtney Lee.
  • 3/25/21 — Traded James Johnson, Wes Iwundu, a 2021 second-rounder and $1,100,000 to the New Orleans Pelicans for JJ Redick and Nicolo Melli.

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Trade Kickers:

  • Kristaps Porzingis — five percent
  • Trey Burke — 7.5 percent

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

No-Trade: Willie Cauley-Stein (One-Year Bird)

Qualifying Offers

  • None

Rookie-Scale Options

  • None

Rookie-Scale Extension Eligible

  • None

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First Rounders: Petteri Koponen (2007-30th)
  • Second rounders: Stanko Barac (2007-39th)

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • None

Non-Guaranteed Salaries — Next Cut-Down Date*

  • None

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

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(Updated on 5/27/21)

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