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Los Angeles Clippers Team Salary

Quick: Over the cap and hard-capped by the Serge Ibaka contract via the non-taxpayer mid-level exception.

Salary Cap: $109,140,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $132,627,000

Hard Cap: $138,928,000

Projection for 2021-22 ($112,414,000 cap): Over the cap.

NBA Draft: No. 25; No. 56 to the Charlotte Hornets (Miles Bridges)

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: David Michineau (2016-39th), Vladimir Veremeenko (2006-48th)

Roster Count: Seven guaranteed, two non-guaranteed, two player option, one two-way

Depth Chart
PG: Patrick Beverley, Rajon Rondo, Terance Mann, Yogi Ferrell
SG: Paul George, Luke Kennard, Jayden Scrubb (two-way)
SF: Kawhi Leonard (PO)
PF: Marcus Morris, Daniel Oturu
C: Ivica Zubac, Serge Ibaka (PO, injured)

Note: Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game. Serge Ibaka had back surgery, timeline TBD as of 6/11/21.

Exceptions

  • Trade Exception (Landry Shamet, expiring 7/30/21) — $1,995,120
  • Trade Exception (Rodney McGruder, expiring 7/30/21) — $497,418
  • Trade Exception (Mfiondu Kabengele, expiring 2/8/22) — $2,075,880
  • Mid-Level Exception — $0 (Serge Ibaka)
  • Projected Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception — $9,536,000
  • Projected Bi-Annual Exception — $3,732,000

Non-Guaranteed Salaries — Next Cut-Down Date*

  • Yogi Ferrell $1,977,011 — 1/7/22
  • Terance Mann $1,782,621 — 8/25/21

* Players and teams can agree to push back cut-down dates but not past January 7 each year.

Options

  • Kawhi Leonard $36,016,200 (player)
  • Serge Ibaka $9,720,900 (player)

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • Early Bird: Kawhi Leonard ($39,344,900 on opt out), Patrick Patterson ($4,001,015), Reggie Jackson ($1,669,178), Amir Coffey (RFA, two-way, $1,669,178)
  • Non-Bird: Serge Ibaka ($11,109,600 on opt out), Nicolas Batum ($1,669,178), DeMarcus Cousins ($1,669,178)

Qualifying Offers

  • Amir Coffey $1,669,178 ($84,414 guaranteed)

Rookie-Scale Extension Eligible

  • None

Rookie-Scale Options

  • None

Waived Players: None

Traded Players: None

G-League Affiliate: Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario (Dee Brown general manager, Brian Adams head coach)

Two-Way Contracts: Jayden Scrubb

Note: Two-Way Contracts pay $449,115 for the full 2020-21 season, pro-rated based on in-season signing date. Once a player reaches 50 games played, his salary will jump to the minimum for his years of service. TBD for 2021-22.

Governor: Steve Ballmer

Basketball Executives

  • Lawrence Frank — executive vice president of basketball operations
  • Michael Winger — general manager
  • Mark Hughes — assistant general manager
  • Trent Redden — assistant general manager
  • Jerry West — consultant
  • Jason Piombetti — director of college player personnel
  • Jud Winton — vice president, research and analytics

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Tyronn Lue

Assistants: Dan Craig (associate head coach), Kenny Atkinson, Jeremy Castleberry, Larry Drew, Brendan O’Conner, Roy Rogers, Shaun Fein, Chad Bell, Natalie Nakase, Dahntay Jones, Beau Levesque, Cam Hodges

Trainers: Jasen Powell

Pick Swaps

  • 2022 — Owed a second-rounder (top-54 protected) from the Sacramento Kings (Mfiondu Kabengele).
  • 2022 — Owe a first-rounder to the Oklahoma City Thunder (Paul George).
  • 2023 — The Oklahoma City Thunder can swap first-rounders (Paul George). Pick may go to the Boston Celtics (Kemba Walker).
  • 2024 — Owed a second-rounder from the Detroit Pistons (Luke Kennard).
  • 2024 — Owe a first-rounder to the Oklahoma City Thunder (Paul George).
  • 2025 — Owed a second-rounder from the Detroit Pistons (Luke Kennard).
  • 2025 — The Oklahoma City Thunder can swap first-rounders (Paul George).
  • 2026 — Owed a second-rounder from the Detroit Pistons (Luke Kennard).
  • 2026 — Owe a first-rounder to the Oklahoma City Thunder (Paul George).
  • 2027 — Owe a second-rounder to the Atlanta Hawks (Rajon Rondo).

Cash Paid ($5,617,000 max): $2,744,338 to the Sacramento Kings (Mfiondu Kabengele), $1,350,000 to the Atlanta Hawks (Rajon Rondo) — $1,522,662 remaining

Cash Received ($5,617,000 max): $0

Deadlines

  • 7/29/21 — NBA Draft.
  • 7/30/21 — Landry Shamet and Rodney McGruder trade exceptions expire.
  • 7/30/21 — No-trade restriction lifts on Yogi Ferrell.
  • 7/31/21 — Player option on Kawhi Leonard.
  • 7/31/21 — Qualifying offer deadline for Luke Kennard.
  • 8/1/21 — Final day of 2020-21 season.
  • 8/2/21 — Start of 2021-22 season and moratorium.
  • 8/2/21 — Poison pill on Luke Kennard expires.
  • 8/5/21 — Final day of the moratorium.
  • 8/6/21 — Free agents can sign as of 12:01 PM ET.
  • 8/25/21 — Terance Mann’s $1,782,621 guarantees for 2021-22.
  • 1/7/22 — Yogi Ferrell’s $1,977,0111 guarantees for 20211-22.
  • 2/8/22 — Mfiondu Kabengele trade exception expires.
  • 6/29/22 — Qualifying offer deadline for Daniel Oturu.
  • 6/29/22 — Team options on Terance Mann and Ivica Zubac.
  • 8/1/22 — Terance Mann’s $1,930,681 guarantees for 2022-23.
  • 6/29/24 — Player option on Paul George.
  • 6/29/24 — Team option on Luke Kennard.

Teams and players can renegotiate guarantee dates but no later than January 7 each year.

Rajon Rondo has $750,000 in unlikely incentives for 2020-21 and 2021-22, triggered by 33 games played with his team making the playoffs.

Transactions

  • None

No-Trade: None

Trade Kickers

  • Kawhi Leonard — 15 percent
  • Serge Ibaka — 15 percent

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

Poison Pill

  • Luke Kennard — $12,254,765 (expiring 8/2/21)

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Arena: Staples Center

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(Updated on 7/2/21)

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