Detroit Pistons Salary Archive – 2018/19

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Name 2018-19
Blake Griffin $32,088,932
Andre Drummond $25,434,263
Reggie Jackson $17,043,478
Jon Leuer $10,002,681
Langton Galloway $7,000,000
Ish Smith $6,000,000
Josh Smith (waived) $5,331,729
Glenn Robinson III $4,075,000
Thon Maker $2,799,720
Luke Kennard $3,275,280
Wayne Ellington $2,383,076
Henry Ellenson (waived) $1,857,480
Jose Calderon $1,512,601
Zaza Pachulia $1,512,601
Svi Mykhailiuk $1,487,694
Bruce Brown Jr. $838,464
Khyri Thomas $838,464
Isaiah Whitehead (two-way)
Kalin Lucas (two-way)
Total $123,481,463

Quick: Currently over the cap and hard-capped.

Salary Cap: $101,869,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $123,733,000

Hard Cap: $129,817,000

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed, two two-ways

Depth Chart
PG: Reggie Jackson, Ish Smith, Jose Calderon, Kalin Lucas (two-way)
SG: Bruce Brown Jr., Luke Kennard, Wayne Ellington, Isaiah Whitehead (two-way)
SF: Langston Galloway, Glenn Robinson III, Svi Mykhailiuk, Khyri Thomas
PF: Blake Griffin, Jon Leuer
C: Andre Drummond, Thon Maker, Zaza Pachulia

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

Exceptions

  • Trade Exception (Reggie Bullock, expiring 2/6/20) — $2,500,000
  • Trade Exception (Stanley Johnson, expiring 2/7/20) — $1,140,682
  • Mid-Level Exception — $0 (Glenn Robinson III, Khyri Thomas, Bruce Brown Jr. and Wayne Ellington)

Waived Players: Dwight Buycks, Eric Moreland, Scottie Lindsey, Chris McCullough, Johnny Hamilton, Reggie Hearn (two-way), Keenan Evans (two-way), Zach Lofton (two-way), Henry Ellenson

Traded Players: Reggie Bullock, Stanley Johnson

G-League Affiliate: Grand Rapids Drive (Jon Phelps general manager, Bob Werdann coach)

Two-Way Players: Isaiah Whitehead, Kalin Lucas

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

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Dwane Casey

Assistants: Sidney Lowe, Sean Sweeney, Tim Grgurich, Micah Nori

Trainer: Jim Scholler (head athletic trainer)

Basketball Executives

  • Ed Stefanski — senior advisor
  • Pat Garrity — associate general manager
  • Malik Rose — assistant general manager
  • Sachin Gupta — assistant general manager
  • Gregg Polinsky — director, player personnel
  • J.R. Holden — director, international scouting

Pick Swaps

  • 2020 — Owe second-rounder to Sacramento Kings (Marcus Morris, Bogdan Bogdanovic).
  • 2020 — Chicago Bulls can swap second-rounders (Jameer Nelson).
  • 2020 — Memphis Grizzlies can swap second-rounders (James Ennis), may be Chicago Bulls second to Memphis (Jameer Nelson).
  • 2021 — Owed second-rounder from the Los Angeles Lakers (Svi Mykhailiuk)
  • 2021 — Owe second-rounder to the Los Angeles Clippers (Khyri Thomas, Tobias Harris).
  • 2023 — Owe second-rounder to the Los Angeles Clippers (Khyri Thomas, Tobias Harris).

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

Cash Received ($5,243,000 max): $5 million from the Cleveland Cavaliers (Kevin Porter Jr.).

Acquisitions

  • 5/7/18 — Parted ways with Stan Van Gundy.
  • 6/11/18 — Hired Coach Dwane Casey.
  • 6/21/18 — Drafted Bruce Brown (42nd).
  • 6/21/18 — Traded two second-rounders (2021 and 2023) to Philadelphia 76ers for the rights to Khyri Thomas (2018-38th).
  • 7/6/18 — Signed Bruce Brown (2018-42nd) to a partially-guaranteed three-year $3,919,177 contract.
  • 7/7/18 — Signed Jose Calderon to a one-year $2,393,887 contract.
  • 7/7/18 — Signed Glenn Robinson III to a two-year $8,353,750 contract, team option on final season.
  • 7/13/18 — Signed Zaza Pachulia to a one-year $2,393,887 minimum contract.
  • 7/15/18 — Reggie Bullock’s $2,500,000 guaranteed for 2018-19.
  • 7/15/18 — Signed Keenan Evans to a two-way contract.
  • 7/25/18 — Signed Khryi Thomas (2018-38th) to a partially-guaranteed three-year $3,919,177 contract.
  • 7/28/18 — Signed Johnny Hamilton to a non-guaranteed one-year $838,464 minimum summer contract.
  • 8/10/18 — Signed Zach Lofton to a non-guaranteed one-year $838,464 summer contract.
  • 9/22/18 — Signed Scottie Lindsey to a non-guaranteed one-year $838,464 summer contract.
  • 9/24/18 — Signed Chris McCullough to a non-guaranteed one-year $1,567,007 summer contract.
  • 10/15/18 — Converted Zach Lofton to a two-way contract.
  • 10/30/18 — Picked up the team option on Luke Kennard.
  • 10/31/18 — Declined the team option on Henry Ellenson.
  • 1/15/19 — Signed Isaiah Whitehead to a two-way contract.
  • 1/15/19 — Signed Kalin Lucas to a two-way contract.
  • 1/29/19 — Trade exception ($7 million) for Boban Marjanovic expires.
  • 2/6/19 — Traded Reggie Bullock to the Los Angeles Lakers for Svi Mykhailiuk and a 2021 second-rounder.
  • 2/7/19 — Traded Stanley Johnson to the Milwaukee Bucks for Thon Maker.
  • 2/8/19 — Brice Johnson trade exception ($1,331,160) expired.
  • 2/9/19 — Signed Wayne Ellington for the rest of the season at $2,383,076.
  • 6/27/19 — Traded the rights to Kevin Porter Jr. (30th) to the Cleveland Cavaliers for 2020, 2021, 2023 and 2024 second-rounders and $5 million.

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • Jameer Nelson ($1,499,698, non-Bird)

Unsigned Draft Picks

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

Non-Guaranteed Salaries

  • None

Trade Kickers

  • Andre Drummond — 8 percent

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

No-Trade: None

Arena: Little Caesars Arena

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(Updated on 7/6/19)

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