Detroit Pistons Salary Archive – 2016/17

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Name 2016-17
Andre Drummond $22,116,750
Tobias Harris $17,200,000
Reggie Jackson $14,956,522
Jon Leuer $10,991,957
Boban Marjanovic $7,000,000
Aron Baynes $6,500,000
Ish Smith $6,000,000
Josh Smith (waived) $5,331,729
Marcus Morris $4,625,000
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope $3,678,319
Stanley Johnson $2,969,880
Reggie Bullock $2,255,644
Henry Ellenson $1,704,120
Beno Udrih $980,431
Darrun Hilliard $874,636
Michael Gbinije $650,000
Stefan Jankovic (waived) $30,000
Trey Freeman (waived) $25,000
Ray McCallum (waived) $11,949
Total $107,901,937

Quick: Spent over the cap.

NBA Salary Cap: $94,143,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $113,287,000


  • Room Exception: $2,898,000

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed

Depth Chart
PG: Reggie Jackson, Ish Smith, Beno Udrih
SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Darrun Hilliard, Michael Gbinije
SF: Tobias Harris, Stanley Johnson, Reggie Bullock (injured)
PF: Marcus Morris, Jon Leuer, Henry Ellenson
C: Andre Drummond, Aron Baynes, Boban Marjanovic

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


  • 6/17/16 — Traded Spencer Dinwiddie to Detroit Pistons for Cameron Bairstow.
  • 6/23/16 — Issued qualifying offer to Andre Drummond.
  • 6/23/16 — Drafted Henry Ellenson (18th) and Michael Gbinije (49th).
  • 6/29/16 — Traded Jodie Meeks to Orlando Magic for a 2019 second-rounder.
  • 7/7/16 — Renounced the rights to Steve Blake and Anthony Tolliver.
  • 7/7/16 — Signed Jon Leuer to a four-year, $42 million contract (with $1 million of unlikely incentives TBD).
  • 7/7/16 — Signed Ish Smith to a three-year, $18 million contract.
  • 7/8/16 — Signed Boban Marjanovic to a three-year, $21 million Arenas-rule offer sheet (San Antonio Spurs).
  • 7/12/16 — Signed Boban Marjanovic to a three-year, $21 million contract.
  • 7/15/16 — Darrun Hilliard’s $874,63 salary guaranteed for 2016/17.
  • 7/15/16 — Signed Andre Drummond to a five-year, $127.2 million contract.
  • 7/19/16 — Signed Henry Ellenson (2016-18th) to an $8.2 million rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/25/16 — Signed Ray McCallum to a one-year, non-guaranteed $1,015,696 summer contract.
  • 9/14/16 — Signed Nikola Jovanovic to a one-year, partially-guaranteed $543,471 contract ($30,000).
  • 9/14/16 — Signed Trey Freeman to a one-year, non-guaranteed $543,471 contract ($25,000).
  • 10/20/16 — Picked up Stanley Johnson’s third-year option.
  • 10/22/16 — Signed Mamadou N’Diaye to a one-year, non-guaranteed $543,471 summer contract.
  • 10/24/16 — Claimed Beno Udrih off waivers (Miami HEAT).

Waived Players: Joel Anthony, Cameron Bairstow, Nikola Jovanovic, Trey Freeman, Lorenzo Brown, Ray McCallum, Mamadou N’Diaye

Traded Players: Spencer Dinwiddie, Jodie Meeks

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Stan Van Gundy (five-year, $25-30 million contract starting for 2014-15 season)

Assistants: Bob Beyer, Charles Klask, Tim Hardaway, Malik Allen, Aaron Gray, Otis Smith (director of player development/assistant coach)

Trainer: Jon Ishop, Anthony Harvey (strength and conditioning), Jordan Sabourin (head strength coach), Louis Thompson (assistant strength and conditioning coach)

Basketball Executives

  • Stan Van Gundy — president of basketball operations
  • Jeff Bower — general manager
  • Pat Garrity — associate general manager
  • Adam Glessner — director, player personnel
  • J.R. Holden — director, international scouting

Pick Swaps

  • 2017 — Owe second-rounder to Utah Jazz (Reggie Jackson), may go to Philadelphia 76ers (Tibor Pleiss).
  • 2019 — Owed second-rounder from Detroit Pistons (Jodie Meeks), lowest of Orlando Magic, Portland Trail Blazers (Jake Layman), and New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets (Kyle O’Quinn)
  • 2019 — Owe second-rounder to Boston Celtics (Reggie Jackson, Perry Jones III).
  • 2020 — Owe second-rounder to Sacramento Kings (Marcus Morris, Bogdan Bogdanovic).

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: None

Free Agents

  • None

Cash Paid ($3.5 million max): $0

Cash Received ($3.5 million max): $0

Trade Kickers

  • Andre Drummond — 8 percent

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses, under certain circumstances.

D-League Affiliate: Grand Rapids Drive (Jon Phelps general manager, Rex Walters coach)


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(Updated on 4/21/17)

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