Denver Nuggets Salary Archive – 2018/19

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Name 2018-19
Paul Millsap $29,230,769
Nikola Jokic $24,605,181
Gary Harris $16,517,857
Mason Plumlee $12,917,808
Will Barton $11,830,358
Jamal Murray $3,499,800
Trey Lyles $3,364,249
Michael Porter Jr. $2,894,160
Juancho Hernangomez $2,166,360
Torey Craig $2,000,000
Tyler Lydon $1,874,640
Malik Beasley $1,773,840
Isaiah Thomas $1,512,601
Monte Morris $1,349,383
Jarred Vanderbilt $838,464
Nick Young (waived) $311,070
Brandon Goodwin (waived) $66,319
Emanuel Terry (waived) $35,000
Thomas Welsh (two-way)
Brandon Goodwin (two-way)
Total $116,787,859

Quick: Over the cap.

Salary Cap: $101,869,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $123,733,000

Roster Count: Fifteen guaranteed, two two-ways

Depth Chart
PG: Jamal Murray, Monte Morris, Brandon Goodwin (two-way), Isaiah Thomas
SG: Gary Harris, Malik Beasley
SF: Will Barton, Torrey Craig, Jarred Vanderbilt, Michael Porter Jr. (injured)
PF: Paul Millsap, Mason Plumlee, Trey Lyles, Juancho Hernangomez, Tyler Lydon
C: Nikola Jokic, Thomas Welsh (two-way)

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


  • Trade Exception (Wilson Chandler, expiring 7/6/19) — $12,800,562
  • Trade Exception (Kenneth Faried, expiring 7/13/19) — $13,764,045
  • Trade Exception (Darrell Arthur, expiring 7/13/19) — $5,919,961
  • Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception — $1,149,153 (Jarred Vanderbilt, Monte Morris, Torey Craig)

Waived Players: Emanuel Terry, Donald Sloan, Xavier Silas, Brandon Goodwin, DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell (two-way), Nick Young

Traded Players: Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur

G-League Affiliate: None

Two-Way Contracts: Thomas Welsh (two-year), Brandon Goodwin

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

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

  • 2019 — Owed second-rounder from Washington Wizards (Kelly Oubre, Jamal Crawford).
  • 2019 — Owe first-rounder (top-12 protected through 2024, otherwise converts to 2024 and 2025 second-rounders) to Brooklyn Nets (Kenneth Faried).
  • 2019 — Owe second-rounder (top-55 protected) to the New Orleans Pelicans (Roy Hibbert, Nikola Mirotic).
  • 2019 — Owe the lower second-rounder between the Wizards and Nuggets picks, provided Denver’s selection is not sent to Milwaukee, to Charlotte Hornets (Justin Jackson, Timofey Mozgov).
  • 2020 — Owe second-rounder to Brooklyn Nets (Kenneth Faried).
  • 2021 — Owe second-rounder to Philadelphia 76ers (Wilson Chandler).
  • 2022 — Philadelphia 76ers can swap second-rounders with the pick going to the Minnesota Timberwolves (Wilson Chandler, Jimmy Butler).

Cash Paid ($5,243,000 max): $0

Cash Received ($5,243,000 max): $110,000 from Philadelphia 76ers (Wilson Chandler) — $5,133,000 remaining


  • 6/13/18 — Darrell Arthur opted into the final year of his contract.
  • 6/21/18 — Drafted Michael Porter Jr. (14th), Justin Jackson (43rd) and Thomas Welsh (58).
  • 6/21/18 — Traded the rights to Justin Jackson (2018-43rd) and a 2019 second-rounder to Orlando Magic for the rights to Jarred Vanderbilt (2018-41st).
  • 6/22/18 — Wilson Chandler opted into the final year of his contract.
  • 6/25/18 — Opted Nikola Jokic out of the final year of his contract.
  • 6/25/18 — Issued qualifying offers to Nikola Jokic and Torrey Craig.
  • 7/3/18 — Signed Michael Porter Jr. (2018-14th) to a $15,093,095 rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/6/18 — Traded Wilson Chandler, 2021 second-rounder and 2022 second-round swap rights to Philadelphia 76ers for $110,000.
  • 7/9/18 — Re-signed Nikola Jokic to a five-year $147,710,050 contract (incentives TBD).
  • 7/9/18 — Re-signed Will Barton to a four-year, $53 million contract, player option on final season.
  • 7/9/18 — Signed Torrey Craig to a two-year $4 million contract.
  • 7/10/18 — Signed Jarred Vanderbilt (2018-31st) to a partially-guaranteed three-year $3,919,177 contract.
  • 7/13/18 — Traded Kenneth Faried and Darrell Arthur, a protected 2019 first-rounder and a 2020 second-rounder to Brooklyn Nets for Isaiah Whitehead.
  • 7/16/18 — Signed Isaiah Thomas to one-year $2,029,463 contract.
  • 7/17/18 — Signed Thomas Welsh (2018-58th) to a two-year two-way contract.
  • 7/25/18 — Signed Monte Morris to a partially-guaranteed three-year $4,661,321 contract.
  • 8/6/18 — Signed Emanuel Terry to a partially-guaranteed two-year $2,255,316 minimum contract.
  • 8/6/18 — Signed DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell to a two-way contract.
  • 9/21/18 — Signed Xavier Silas to a non-guaranteed one-year $1,512,601 minimum summer contract.
  • 9/26/18 — Signed Donald Sloan to a non-guaranteed one-year $1,757,429 minimum summer contract.
  • 10/18/18 — Signed Coach Mike Malone to a contract extension.
  • 10/30/18 — Picked up the team options on Jamal Murray, Malik Beasley and Juancho Hernangomez.
  • 10/31/18 — Declined the team option on Tyler Lydon.
  • 11/29/18 — Signed Brandon Goodwin to a rest-of-season non-guaranteed $630,032 minimum contract.
  • 12/10/18 — Signed Nick Young to a rest-of-season non-guaranteed $1,650,024 minimum contract.
  • 12/16/18 — Signed Brandon Goodwin to a two-way contract.

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • Richard Jefferson ($1,499,698, non-Bird)

Non-Guaranteed Salaries

  • 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)

Trade Kickers

  • None

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

No-Trade: None

Arena: Pepsi 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.