Denver Nuggets Salary Archive – 2017/18

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Name 2017-18
Paul Millsap $31,269,231
Mason Plumlee $14,041,096
Kenneth Faried $12,921,348
Wilson Chandler $12,016,854
Darrell Arthur $7,464,912
Jameer Nelson (waived) $4,736,050
Will Barton $3,533,333
Devin Harris $4,402,546
Jamal Murray $3,355,320
Gary Harris $2,550,055
Trey Lyles $2,441,400
Juancho Hernangomez $2,076,840
Malik Beasley $1,700,640
Tyler Lydon $1,579,440
Nikola Jokic $1,471,382
Richard Jefferson $1,454,756
Torrey Craig (two-way)
Monte Morris (two-way)
Total $107,015,203

2017-18 Team-By-Team Salary Summary

Quick: Spent over the cap.

Salary Cap: $99,093,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $119,266,000


  • Room Exception: $4,328,000

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed, two two-ways

Depth Chart
PG: Jamal Murray, Will Barton, Devin Harris
SG: Gary Harris, Malik Beasley
SF: Wilson Chandler, Richard Jefferson, Tyler Lydon
PF: Nikola Jokic, Trey Lyles, Paul Millsap (injured), Juancho Hernangomez (injured)
C: Mason Plumlee, Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur

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

G-League Affiliate: None

Two-Way Contracts: Monte Morris (two-year), Torrey Craig (one-year)

Two-Way Daily Rate in NBA/G-League: $4,608/$528

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Mike Malone (four-year deal starting with 2015/16 season, final year team option)

Assistants: Wes Unseld Jr. David Adelman, Micah Nori, Jordi Fernandez, Bob Weiss, Ryan Bowen

Player Development: John Becket, Stephen Graham, Ognjen Stojakovic,

Video: Travess Amenta (head video coordinator), Andrew Munson (assistant video coordinator), Dethie Fall

Training: Dan Shimensky (head athletic trainer), Felipe Eichenberger (head strength and conditioning coach), Jason Miller (assistant athletic trainer/assistant strength and conditioning coach), Steve Short (director of sports medicine)

Basketball Executives

  • Josh Kroenke — president and governor
  • Tim Connelly — president of basketball operations
  • Arturas Karnisovas — general manager
  • Calvin Booth — assistant general manager
  • Ben Tenzer — director of basketball operations
  • Lisa Johnson — vice president of basketball operations
  • Amy O’Brien — director of team operations/player development
  • Herb Livsey — head scout
  • Jim Clibanoff — director of scouting
  • Tommy Balcetis — director of basketball strategy and analytics

Pick Swaps

  • 2018 — Owed second-rounder from Golden State Warriors (Andre Iguodala).
  • 2018 — Owed second-rounder from New York Knicks (Emmanuel Mudiay) or Los Angeles Clippers, via Philadelphia 76ers right to swap second-rounders (Byron Mullens, Travis Outlaw).
  • 2018 — Owe second-rounder to Los Angeles Lakers (Randy Foye, Kirk Hinrich, Jose Calderon).
  • 2019 — Owed second-rounder from Washington Wizards (Kelly Oubre, Jamal Crawford).
  • 2019 — Owe second-rounder (top-55 protected) to Milwaukee Bucks (Roy Hibbert).

Cash Paid ($5.1 million max): $0

Cash Received ($5.1 million max): $0


  • 6/21/17 — Issued qualifying offer to Mason Plumlee.
  • 6/22/17 — Traded the rights to Donovan Mitchell (2017-13th) to Utah Jazz for Trey Lyles and the rights to Tyler Lydon (2017-24th).
  • 6/22/17 — Drafted Vlatko Cancar (49th) and Monte Morris (51st).
  • 6/29/17 — Danilo Gallinari opted out of his contract.
  • 7/6/17 — Signed Tyler Lydon (2017-24th) to a $9,476,396 rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/6/17 — Sign and traded Danilo Gallinari to Los Angeles Clippers for a Washington Wizards 2019 second-rounder.
  • 7/13/17 — Renounced the rights to Roy Hibbert.
  • 7/13/17 — Signed Paul Millsap to an incentive-laden (TBD) three-year, $95.4 million contract, team option on final season.
  • 7/14/17 — Signed Torrey Craig to a one-year two-way contract.
  • 7/21/17 — Signed Monte Morris (2017-51st) to a two-year two-way contract.
  • 9/19/17 — Signed Josh Childress to a non-guaranteed one-year, $2,160,470 summer contract.
  • 9/20/17 — Signed Mason Plumlee to a three-year, $41.0 million contract.
  • 9/27/17 — Picked up team options on Trey Lyles, Emmanuel Mudiay, Juancho Hernangomez, Jamal Murray and Malik Beasley.
  • 10/12/17 — Signed Gary Harris to a four-year, 84 million contract (with $10 million in unlikely incentives TBD).
  • 10/19/17 — Signed Richard Jefferson to a one-year, $2,302,340 contract.
  • 1/15/18 — No-trade restriction lifted on Mason Plumlee.
  • 2/8/18 — Traded Emmanuel Mudiay to New York Knicks and a 2018 second-rounder to Dallas Mavericks for Devin Harris.

Waived Players: Mike Miller, Josh Childress, Jameer Nelson

Traded Players: Danilo Gallinari, Emmanuel Mudiay

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Vlatko Cancar (2017-49th), Petr Cornelie (2016-53rd), Nikola Radicevic (2015-57th), Izzet Turkyilmaz (2012-50th), Sani Becirovic (2003-46th), Xue Yuyang (2003-57th)

Arena: Pepsi Center

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • None

Non-Guaranteed Salaries

  • None

Trade Kickers

  • None

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.


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(Updated on 5/7/18)

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