Quick: Spent over the cap.
Salary Cap: $112,414,000
Luxury Tax Threshold: $136,606,000
Projection for 2022-23 (cap $119 million): Up to $34.9 million, less with Cory Joseph’s player option.
Roster Count: 14 guaranteed, two two-ways, one summer contract
PG: Killian Hayes, Cory Joseph, Saben Lee, Frank Jackson
SG: Cade Cunningham, Hamidou Diallo, Rodney McGruder
SF: Josh Jackson, Saddiq Bey, Chris Smith (two-way), Jamorko Pickett (summer contract)
PF: Jerami Grant, Trey Lyles, Isaiah Livers
C: Kelly Olynyk, Isaiah Stewart II, Luka Garza (two-way)
Note: Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game.
- Room Exception — $0 (Cory Joseph)
Non-Guaranteed Salaries — Next Cut-Down Date*
- Jamorko Pickett $925,258 — 1/7/22
* Teams and players can agree to push back cut-down dates but not past January 7 each year.
- Killian Hayes (third-year)
- Isaiah Stewart II (third-year)
- Saddiq Bey (third-year)
Waived Players: Cory Joseph, Tyler Cook, Deividas Sirvydis, Rodney McGruder, DeAndre Jordan
Traded Players: Mason Plumlee, Sekou Doumbouya, Jahlil Okafor
G-League Affiliate: Motor City Cruise (Jon Phelps general manager, Bob Werdann coach)
Two-Way Contracts: Luka Garza, Chris Smith (two years)
Note: Two-Way Contracts pay $462,629 for the full 2021-22 season, pro-rated based on in-season signing date.
Governor: Tom Gores
- Arn Tellem — vice chairman
- Troy Weaver — general manager
- Ed Stefanski — senior advisor
- David Mincberg — assistant general manager
- Gregg Polinsky — senior director of player personnel
- Britta Brown — senior director of basketball administration
- Tony Leotti — senior director of basketball strategy and systems
Head Coach: Dwane Casey
Assistants: Sidney Lowe, Micah Nori, Sean Sweeney, Tim Grgurich
Trainer: Bernard Condevaux (senior director of medical and performances), Jim Scholler (head athletic trainer), Trent Salo (performance director), Jordan Sabourin (head strength & conditioning coach)
- 2022 — Owed a second-rounder from the Brooklyn Nets (DeAndre Jordan).
- 2022 — Owe a first-rounder (top-16 protected through 2022, top-18 protected through 2024, top-13 protected in 2025, top-11 protected in 2026, top-9 protected in 2027, otherwise conveys as 2027 second-rounder) to the Oklahoma City Thunder (Christian Wood, Alperen Sengun).
- 2022 — Higher of the Chicago Bulls and Pistons second-rounders to the San Antonio Spurs, the lower to the Sacramento Kings (Jameer Nelson, James Ennis, Russell Westbrook).
- 2023 — Owed a second-rounder (lower of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors) from the Cleveland Cavaliers (Andre Drummond).
- 2023 — Owe a second-rounder to the New York Knicks (Khyri Thomas, Tobias Harris, Marcus Morris, Daniel Oturu, Keon Johnson).
- 2024 — Owed a second-rounder from the Sacramento Kings (Delon Wright).
- 2024 — Owed the higher second-rounder from the Washington Wizards and Memphis Grizzlies (Brandon Clarke, Admiral Schofield, Russell Westbrook, DeAndre Jordan).
- 2024 — Owe a second-rounder to the New York Knicks (Luke Kennard, Keon Johnson).
- 2025 — Owed the higher second-rounder from the Golden State Warriors and Washington Wizards (Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, DeAndre Jordan).
- 2025 — Owe a second-rounder to the Los Angeles Clippers (Luke Kennard).
- 2026 — Owe a second-rounder to the Orlando Magic (Luke Kennard, Jason Preston).
- 2027 — Owed a second-rounder from the Brooklyn Nets (DeAndre Jordan).
Cash Paid ($5,785,000 max): $0
Cash Received ($5,785,000 max): $5,785,000 from the Brooklyn Nets (DeAndre Jordan)
- 9/2/21 — No-trade restrictions lift on Luka Garza and Chris Smith.
- 10/19/21 — First day of the 2021-22 regular season.
- 10/31/21 — Team options on Saddiq Bey, Killian Hayes and Isaiah Stewart II.
- 12/15/21 — No-trade restrictions lift on Jamorko Pickett, Frank Jackson, Rodney McGruder, Cory Joseph, Kelly Olynyk, Trey Lyles and Saben Lee.
- 1/7/22 — Jamorko Pickett’s $925,258 guarantees for 2021-22.
- 1/15/22 — No-trade restriction lifts on Hamidou Diallo.
- 4/10/22 — Final day of the 2021-22 regular season.
- 6/23/22 — NBA Draft.
- 6/29/22 — Team options on Hamidou Diallo, Trey Lyles and Frank Jackson.
- 6/29/22 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Jamorko Pickett and Luka Garza.
- 7/1/22 — Start of the 2022-23 calendar year and moratorium.
- 7/5/22 — Final day of the moratorium.
- 10/31/22 — Team options on Cade Cunningham, Saddiq Bey, Killian Hayes and Isaiah Stewart II.
- 6/28/23 (or three days before the start of the 2023-24 salary cap year) — Kelly Olynyk’s $12,195,122 guarantees for 2023-24.
- 6/29/23 — Team options on Saben Lee and Isaiah Livers.
- 6/29/23 — Player option on Cory Joseph.
- 6/29/23 — Qualifying offer deadline for Chris Smith.
- Before first day of 2023-24 season — Extensions deadline for Saddiq Bey, Killian Hayes and Isaiah Stewart II.
- 10/31/23 — Team option on Cade Cunningham,
- Before first day of 2024-25 season — Extensions deadline for Cade Cunningham.
- 6/29/24 — Qualifying offer deadline for Cade Cunningham.
Teams and players can renegotiate guarantee dates but no later than January 7 each year.
- 5/12/21 — Re-signed Coach Dwane Casey to a contract extension through the 2023-24 season.
- 6/22/21 — Received the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft Lottery.
- 7/25/21 — Issued qualifying offers to Hamidou Diallo and Frank Jackson.
- 7/28/21 — Issued a qualifying offer to Saben Lee.
- 7/29/21 — Renounced the rights to Jaylen Hands (2019-56th).
- 7/29/21 — Drafted Cade Cunningham (2021-1st), J.T. Thor (2021-37th), Isaiah Livers (2021-42nd) and Luka Garza (2021-52nd).
- 7/31/21 — Waived Cory Joseph, Tyler Cook and Deividas Sirvydis.
- 8/1/21 — Declined to issue a qualifying offer to Dennis Smith Jr.
- 8/6/21 — Renounced the Rights to Wayne Ellington and Dennis Smith Jr.
- 8/6/21 — Waived Rodney McGruder.
- 8/6/21 — Traded Mason Plumlee (generating an $8,137,5000 trade exception) and JT Thor (2021-37th) to the Charlotte Hornets (via cap space) for Balsa Koprivica (2021-57th).
- 8/6/21 — Signed Kelly Olynyk to a partially-guaranteed three-year $37,195,122 contract via cap room.
- 8/6/21 — Signed Trey Lyles to a two-year $5,125,000 contract via cap room, team option on the final season.
- 8/6/21 — Re-signed Saben Lee to a three-year $5,143,840 contract via cap room, team option on the final season.
- 8/6/21 — Signed Isaiah Livers (2021-42nd) to a three-year $4,456,874 via cap room, team option on the final season.
- 8/8/21 — Signed Cade Cunningham (2021-1st) to a $45,599,089 rookie-scale contract.
- 8/10/21 — Re-signed Frank Jackson to a two-year $6,150,000 contract, via cap room, team option on the final season.
- 8/10/21 — Re-signed Cory Joseph to a two-year $10,065,500 contract, via the room mid-level exception, player option on the final season.
- 8/10/21 — Re-signed Rodney McGruder to a $1,939,350 minimum contract.
- 8/16/21 — Signed Luka Garza (2021-52nd) to a two-way contract ($50,000 guaranteed).
- 8/16/21 — Signed Chris Smith to a two-year two-way contract ($50,000 guaranteed).
- 8/16/21 — Signed Jamorko Pickett to a non-guaranteed $925,258 summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
- 8/19/21 — Re-signed Hamidou Diallo to a two-year $10.4 million contract, team option on the final season.
- 9/4/21 — Traded Sekou Doumbouya and Jahlil Okafor to the Brooklyn Nets for DeAndre Jordan, a 2022 second-rounder, the higher 2024 second-rounder from the Memphis Grizzlies and Washington Wizards, the higher 2025 second-rounder from the Golden State Warriors and Wizards, a 2027 second-rounder.
- 9/7/21 — Waived DeAndre Jordan.
No-Trade: Cory Joseph (One-Year Bird), Rodney McGruder (One-Year Bird), Hamidou Diallo (One-Year Bird)
Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.
Expired 10-Day Contracts: None
Rookie-Scale Extension Eligible
Unsigned Draft Picks
- First-rounders: None
- Second-rounders: Balsa Koprivica (2021-57th), Nikola Radicevic (2015-57th)
Free Agents (with Cap Holds)
Arena: Little Caesars Arena
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(Updated on 9/9/21)
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