Denver Nuggets Salary Archive – 2014/15

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Name 2014-15
Ty Lawson $11,595,506
Danilo Gallinari $10,854,850
Wilson Chandler $6,757,913
J.J. Hickson $5,381,750
Darrell Arthur $3,457,149
Randy Foye $3,000,000
Jameer Nelson $2,732,000
Kenneth Faried $2,249,768
Joffrey Lauvergne $1,790,281
Jusuf Nurkic $1,762,680
Gary Harris $1,519,200
Victor Claver (waived) $1,370,000
Shavlik Randolph (waived) $1,227,985
Will Barton $915,243
Ian Clark $816,482
Erick Green $507,336
Jamaal Franklin $200,000
Quincy Miller (waived) $150,000
Jerrelle Benimon (waived) $35,000
Total $56,323,143

Quick: Over the cap.


  • Mid-Level: $2,807,383 (Erick Green, Joffrey Lauvergne, Jamaal Franklin)
  • Trade Exception (Anthony Randolph, expiring 6/26/15) — $1,750,000
  • Trade Exception (Evan Fournier, expiring 6/26/15) — $1,422,720
  • Trade Exception (Timofey Mozgov, expiring 1/7/16) — $971,650 (partially used on Thomas Robinson)
  • Trade Exception (Arron Afflalo, expiring 2/19/16) — $7,500,000
  • Trade Exception (Alonzo Gee, expiring 2/19/16) — $915,243
  • Trade Exception (JaVale McGee, expiring 2/19/16) — $11,250,000

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed

Depth Chart*:
PG: Ty Lawson, Jameer Nelson
SG: Randy Foye, Will Barton, Gary Harris, Erick Green, Ian Clark, Jamaal Franklin
SF: Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari
PF: Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur, Joffrey Lauvergne
C:  Jusuf Nurkic, J.J. Hickson

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

Interim Head Coach: Melvin Hunt

Basketball Executives:

  • Josh Kroenke — President of Basketball Operations and Governor
  • Tim Connelly — General Manager
  • Arturas Karnisovas — Assistant General Manager

Pick Swaps:

  • 2015 — Owed first-rounder (top-five protected and 15-30 protected through 2016, top-five protected in 2017 and 2018, unprotected in 2019) from the Memphis Grizzlies (Marreese Speights, Timofey Mozgov).
  • 2015 — Owed second-rounder (top-55 protected) from Los Angeles Clippers (Cheikh Samb).
  • 2015 — Owe second-rounder to Minnesota Timberwolves (Corey Brewer).  The lower pick between Denver and Minnesota goes to Philadelphia 76ers (Tanguy Ngombo, Thomas Robinson, K.J. McDaniels).
  • 2016 — Owed first-rounder (lottery protected through 2017, otherwise converts to second-rounders in 2018 after Sacramento Kings swap and 2019) from Portland Trail Blazers (Arron Afflalo).
  • 2016 — Owe second-rounder to Philadelphia 76ers (Jan Vesely).
  • 2016 — Nuggets have the right to swap first-round picks with New York Knicks (Carmelo Anthony).  If swapped, Denver’s pick goes to Toronto Raptors (Andrea Bargnani).
  • 2018 — Owed second-rounder from Golden State Warriors (Andre Iguodala).
  • 2018 — Owe second-rounder to Utah Jazz (Randy Foye).


  • 6/23/14 — Nate Robinson and Darrell Arthur opted into the final years of their contracts.
  • 6/26/14 — Traded Evan Fournier and the rights to Roy Devyn Marble (2014-56th) to the Orlando Magic for Arron Afflalo.
  • 6/26/14 — Selected Nikola Jokic (41st) in the 2014 NBA Draft
  • 6/26/14 — Traded Anthony Randolph and the rights to Doug McDermott (2014-11th) to the Chicago Bulls for the rights to Jusuf Nurkic (2014-16th) and Gary Harris (2014-19th), along with a 2015 second-rounder.
  • 7/8/14 — Signed Gary Harris to a $7.3 million rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/23/14 — Signed Jusuf Nurkic to an $8.5 million rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/24/14 — Signed Erick Green to a three-year partially-guaranteed $2.3 million minimum contract.
  • 8/15/14 — Signed Jerrelle Benimon to a two-year, partially guaranteed $1.4 million minimum contract.
  • 9/23/14 — Invited Marcus Williams to camp on a one-year, non-guaranteed $915k minimum contract.
  • 9/23/14 — Invited Joe Alexander to camp on a one-year, non-guaranteed $948k minimum contract but contract lapsed.
  • 9/30/14 — Signed Alonzo Gee to a one-year, non/partially-guaranteed $1.1 million minimum contract.
  • 9/30/14 — Invited Pops Mensah-Bonsu to camp on a one-year, non-guaranteed $981k minimum contract but contract lapsed.
  • 10/8/14 — Signed Kenneth Faried to a four-year, $50 million contract extension.
  • 1/7/15 — Traded Timofey Mozgov and a 2015 second-rounder to Cleveland Cavaliers for an Oklahoma City Thunder 2015 first-rounder and a Memphis Grizzlies 2015 first-rounder.
  • 1/13/15 — Traded Nate Robinson to Boston Celtics for Jameer Nelson.
  • 2/19/15 — Traded Arron Afflalo and Alonzo Gee to Denver Nuggets for Will Barton, Victor Claver, Thomas Robinson and protected 2016 first-rounder.
  • 2/19/15 — Traded JaVale McGee, a protected 2015 first-rounder and the rights to Chukwudiebere Maduabum to Philadelphia 76ers for the rights to Cenk Akyol.
  • 2/19/15 — Signed Joffrey Lauvergne to a three-year, partially -guaranteed $5.2 million contract.
  • 3/28/15 — Claimed Ian Clark off waivers from Utah Jazz.
  • 4/8/15 — Claimed Shavlik Randolph off waivers from Boston Celtics.
  • 4/12/15 — Signed Jamaal Franklin to a three-year, partially-guaranteed $2.2 million contract.

Waived Players: Jerrelle Benimon, Marcus Williams, Quincy Miller, Victor Claver, Thomas Robinson, Shavlik Randolph

Free Agents:

  • Declined Option Bird: Jan Vesely

Unsigned Draft Picks:

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Nikola Jokic (2014-41st), Izzet Turkyilmaz (2012-50th), Cenk Akyol (2005-59th), Sani Becirovic (2003-46th), Xue Yuyang (2003-57th)

Cash Paid ($3.3 million max): $0

Cash Received ($3.3 million max): $0

Amnesty: Used on Chris Anderson.


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(Updated on 4/27/15)

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.