Houston Rockets Salary Archive – 2017/18

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Name 2017-18
James Harden $28,299,399
Chris Paul $24,599,495
Ryan Anderson $19,578,455
Eric Gordon $12,943,020
P.J. Tucker $7,590,035
Trevor Ariza $7,420,912
Nene $3,477,600
Tarik Black $3,290,000
Clint Capela $2,334,528
Luc Mbah a Moute $1,471,382
Troy Williams (stretched) $1,471,382
Chinanu Onuaku $1,312,611
Gerald Green $872,854
Zhou Qi $815,615
Bobby Brown (waived) $714,787
Bobby Brown (waived) $515,399
Brandan Wright (waived) $490,461
Joe Johnson $473,835
Cameron Oliver (waived) $300,000
Tim Quarterman (waived) $96,406
Demetrius Jackson (expired 10-day) $74,159
Isaiah Canaan (waived) $53,465
Le’Bryan Nash (expired 10-day) $46,080
Christapher Johnson (waived) $25,000
Aaron Jackson $4,608
Markel Brown (two-way)
R.J. Hunter (two-way)
Total $118,271,488

2017-18 Team-By-Team Salary Summary

Quick: Over the cap and hard-capped.

Salary Cap: $99,093,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $119,266,000

Hard Cap: $125,266,000


  • Mid-Level Exception: $350.00 (P.J. Tucker, Zhou Qui)
  • Bi-Annual Exception: $0 (Tarik Black)

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed, two two-ways

Depth Chart
PG: Chris Paul, Eric Gordon
SG: James Harden, Gerald Green, Aaron Jackson, R.J. Hunter (two-way), Markel Brown (two-way)
SF: Trevor Ariza, P.J. Tucker, Joe Johnson
PF: Ryan Anderson, Luc Mbah a Moute
C: Clint Capela, Nene, Tarik Black, Chinanu Onuaku, Zhou Qi

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

G-League Affiliate: Rio Grande Valley Vipers (general manager Jimmy Paulis, head coach Matt Brase)

Two-Way Contracts: R.J. Hunter (two years, Markel Brown (one year)

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

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Mike D’Antoni (estimated $15 million, three-year deal starting for 2016-17 season)

Assistants: Jeff Bzdelik, Roy Rogers, Brett Gunning, John Lucas (player development), Josh Oppenheimer (player development), Kevin Burleson (player development)

Trainers: Jason Biles, Joe Rogowski (strength and conditioning), Keith Jones (sports performance and rehabilitation), Jason Biles (sports performance and rehabilitation), Javair Gillett (sports performance and rehabilitation)

Basketball Executives

  • Daryl Morey — general manager
  • Gersson Rosas — executive vice president of basketball operations
  • Eli Witus — vice president of basketball operations
  • Monte McNair — vice president of basketball operations
  • Jimmy Paulis — director of player personnel
  • Sachin Gupta — special advisor

Pick Swaps

  • 2018 — Owe a first-rounder (top-three protected through 2023, unprotected in 2024) to Atlanta Hawks (Chris Paul, Jamal Crawford).
  • 2018 — Owed a second-rounder, the lowest from Memphis Grizzlies (Dillon Brooks), Miami HEAT or Charlotte Hornets.
  • 2018 — Owe second-rounder to Philadelphia 76ers (Shawn Long).
  • 2019 — Owe second-rounder to New York Knicks (Pablo Prigioni), may convey to Orlando Magic, Sacramento Kings, New York Knicks or Los Angeles Clippers.

Cash Paid ($5.1 million max): $0

Cash Received ($5.1 million max): $0


  • 6/22/17 — Drafted Isaiah Hartenstein (43rd).
  • 6/22/17 — Traded the rights to Dillon Brooks (45th) to Memphis Grizzlies for a 2018 second-rounder.
  • 6/28/17 — Traded cash $75,000 to Atlanta Hawks for Ryan Kelly.
  • 6/28/17 — Traded $175,000 to Dallas Mavericks for DeAndre Liggins.
  • 6/28/17 — Traded $100,000 and a second-rounder to Philadelphia 76ers for Shawn Long.
  • 6/28/17 — Traded $100,000 to Portland Trail Blazers for Tim Quarterman.
  • 6/28/17 — Traded $1.0 million to Detroit Pistons for Darrun Hilliard.
  • 6/28/17 — Traded Lou Williams, Patrick Beverley, Sam Dekker, Montrezl Harrell, Kyle Wiltjer, Darrun Hilliard, DeAndre Liggins, a protected 2018 first-rounder and $661,072 to Los Angeles Clippers for Chris Paul.
  • 6/29/17 — Traded cash $75,000 to Dallas Mavericks for Jarrod Uthoff.
  • 7/6/17 — Signed Zhou Qi (2016-43rd) to a partially-guaranteed four-year, $5,565,327, team option on final season.
  • 7/6/17 — Signed Nene to a three-year, $10,954,440 contract, player option on final season.
  • 7/6/17 — Signed P.J. Tucker to a partially-guaranteed four-year, $31,878,148 contract.
  • 7/7/17 — Signed James Harden to a four-year, maximum extension currently valued at $169,344,000, player option on final season.
  • 7/7/17 — Signed Cameron Oliver to a partially-guaranteed two-year, $2,193,857 contract.
  • 7/10/17 — Signed Luc Mbah a Moute to a one-year, $2,116,955 contract.
  • 7/17/17 — Signed Tarik Black to a one-year, $3,290,000 contract.
  • 7/23/17 — Signed Troy Williams to a partially-guaranteed three-year, $4,693,068 contract.
  • 8/21/17 — Signed Demetrius Jackson to a one-year, two-way contract.
  • 9/22/17 — Signed Chris Johnson to a partially-guaranteed one-year, $1,577,230 contract.
  • 9/25/17 — Signed Bobby Brown to a non-guaranteed one-year, $1,524,305 summer contract with exhibit nine.
  • 9/27/17 — Signed George de Paula to a non-guaranteed one-year, $815,615 summer contract.
  • 10/14/17 — Signed Danuel House to a non-guaranteed one-year, $815,615 summer contract with exhibits nine and 10.
  • 10/16/17 — Troy Williams’ $1,471,382 guaranteed for 2017-18.
  • 10/23/17 — Signed Briante Weber to a two-way contract.
  • 10/25/17 — Signed Isaiah Canaan to a non-guaranteed one-year, $1,577,230 contract.
  • 12/28/17 — Signed Gerald Green to a non-guaranteed rest of season contract at $947,248.
  • 1/5/18 — Signed Demetrius Jackson to a 10-day, $74,159 contract
  • 1/14/18 — Signed R.J. Hunter to a two-way contract.
  • 1/15/18 — Signed Markel Brown to a two-way contract.
  • 2/8/18 — Signed Bobby Brown for the rest of the season at $533,937.
  • 2/12/18 — Signed Brandan Wright for the rest of the season at $776,217.
  • 2/14/18 — Signed Joe Johnson for the rest of the season at $749,905.
  • 3/23/18 — Signed Le’Bryan Nash to a 10-day, $46,080 contract.
  • 3/30/18 — Signed Tim Quarterman to a two-year, $1,641,357 contract, team option on final season.
  • 4/11/18 — Picked up Tim Quarterman’s (non-guaranteed) team option for 2018-19.
  • 4/11/18 – Signed Aaron Jackson to a two-year, $1,382,850 contract, team option on final season.

Waived Players: Ryan Kelly, Jarrod Uthoff, Shawn Long, Christapher Johnson, Isaiah Taylor, George de Paula, Tim Quarterman (twice), Cameron Oliver, Isaiah Canaan, Danuel House, Bobby Brown (twice), Demetrius Jackson (two-way), Briante Weber (two-way), Troy Williams (stretched), Brandan Wright

Traded Players: Lou Williams, Patrick Beverley, Kyle Wiltjer, Montrezl Harrell, Sam Dekker, DeAndre Liggins, Darrun Hilliard

Expired 10-Day Contracts: Demetrius Jackson, Le’Bryan Nash

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Alessandro Gentile (2014-53rd), Marko Todorovic (2013-45th), Jon Diebler (2011-51st), Sergio Llull (2009-34th), Axel Hervelle (2005-52nd), Serhiy Lishchuk (2004-49th), Venson Hamilton (1999-50th)

Arena: Toyota Center

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • None

Non-Guaranteed Salaries

  • None

No-Trade: James Harden (signing restriction until 7/7/18)

Trade Kickers

  • James Harden — 15 percent
  • Tarik Black — 15 percent

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.


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(Updated on 5/7/18)

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