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Los Angeles Clippers Team Salary

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Quick: Over the cap and luxury tax.

Salary Cap: $112,414,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $136,606,000

Projection for 2022-23 (cap $119 million): Over the cap.

Roster Count: 14 guaranteed, one two-way

Depth Chart
PG: Reggie Jackson, Eric Bledsoe, Keon Johnson, James Preston
SG: Terance Mann, Luke Kennard, BJ Boston Jr, Jayden Scrubb (two-way)
SF: Paul George, Justise Winslow, Kawhi Leonard (injured)
PF: Nicolas Batum, Marcus Morris
C: Ivica Zubac, Serge Ibaka (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. Kawhi Leonard is injured (ACL), timeline TBD as of 7/13/21

Exceptions

  • Trade Exception (Mfiondu Kabengele, expiring 2/8/22) — $2,075,880
  • Trade Exception (Rajon Rondo, expiring 7/18/22) — $8,250,000
  • Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception — $0 (Justise Winslow, James Preston, BJ Boston Jr)

Non-Guaranteed Salaries — Next Cut-Down Date*

  • None

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

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • Early Bird: Patrick Patterson ($4,001,015), Amir Coffey (RFA, two-way, $1,669,178)
  • Non-Bird: DeMarcus Cousins ($1,669,178)

Qualifying Offers

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

Waived Players: Yogi Ferrell

Traded Players: Patrick Beverley, Rajon Rondo, Daniel Oturu

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 $462,629 for the full 2021-22 season, pro-rated based on in-season signing date.

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 — 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 New York Knicks (Kemba Walker, Evan Fournier).
  • 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 — Owe a first-rounder to the Oklahoma City Thunder (Paul George).
  • 2027 — Owe a second-rounder to the Atlanta Hawks (Rajon Rondo).

Cash Paid ($5,785,000 max): $2.5 million to the New Orleans Pelicans (BJ Boston Jr) — $3,285,000 remaining

Cash Received ($5,785,000 max): $0

Deadlines

  • 9/20/21 — No-aggregation restriction lifts on Eric Bledsoe.
  • 10/19/21 — First day of the 2021-22 regular season.
  • 12/15/21 — No-trade restrictions lift on Nicolas Batum, Justise Winslow and Kawhi Leonard.
  • 1/15/22 — No-trade restriction lifts on Reggie Jackson.
  • 2/8/22 — Mfiondu Kabengele trade exception expires.
  • 4/10/22 — Final day of the 2021-22 regular season.
  • 6/23/22 — NBA Draft.
  • 6/29/22 — Team options on Terance Mann and Ivica Zubac.
  • 6/29/22 — Player option on Nicolas Batum.
  • 6/30/22 — Eric Bledsoe’s $19,375,000 guarantees for 2022-23.
  • 7/1/22 — Start of the 2022-23 calendar year and moratorium.
  • 7/5/22 — Final day of the moratorium.
  • 7/18/22 — Rajon Rondo trade exception expires.
  • 8/1/22 — Terance Mann’s $1,930,681 guarantees for 2022-23.
  • 10/31/22 — Team option on Keon Johnson.
  • 6/30/23 — BJ Boston Jr’s $1,836,096 guarantees for 2023-24.
  • 7/2/23 — James Preston’s $1,836,096 guarantees for 2023-24.
  • 10/31/23 — Team option on Keon Johnson.
  • 6/29/24 — Player options on Paul George and Kawhi Leonard.
  • 6/29/24 — Team option on Luke Kennard.
  • 6/29/24 — Qualifying offer deadlines on James Preston and BJ Boston Jr.
  • Before the first day of the 2024-25 season — Extension deadline for Keon Johnson.
  • 6/29/25 — Qualifying offer deadline for Keon Johnson.

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

  • 7/29/21 — Drafted Quentin Grimes (2021-25th).
  • 7/29/21 — Traded a Detroit Pistons 2026 second-rounder and $1,522,662 to the Orlando Magic for the rights to Jason Preston (2021-33rd).
  • 7/30/21 — Traded Quentin Grimes (2021-25th) and a Detroit Pistons 2024 second-rounder to the New York Knicks for Keon Johnson (2021-21st).
  • 7/30/21 — Landry Shamet ($1,995,120) and Rodney McGruder ($497,418) trade exceptions expired.
  • 7/31/21 — Serge Ibaka opted into his final season.
  • 8/1/21 — Issued a qualifying offer to Amir Coffey.
  • 8/1/21 — Kawhi Leonard opted out of his final season.
  • 8/2/21 — Poison pill on Luke Kennard expired.
  • 8/6/21 — Signed Keon Johnson (2021-21st) to a $12,517,291 rookie-scale contract.
  • 8/7/21 — Traded $2.5 million and a 2022 Sacramento Kings second-rounder (top-54 protected) to the New Orleans Pelicans for BJ Boston Jr (2021-51st).
  • 8/7/21 — Signed Justise Winslow to a two-year $8 million contract, via the taxpayer mid-level exception.
  • 8/9/21 — Signed Jason Preston (2021-33rd) to a partially-guaranteed three-year $4,461,917 contract, via the taxpayer mid-level exception.
  • 8/9/21 — Signed BJ Boston Jr (2021-51st) to a partially-guaranteed three-year $4,324,872 contract, via the taxpayer mid-level exception.
  • 8/11/21 — Re-signed Reggie Jackson to a two-year $21,599,760 contract, via Early Bird Rights.
  • 8/12/21 — Re-signed Kawhi Leonard to a four-year $176,265,152 contract, via Early Bird Rights, player option on the final season.
  • 8/13/21 — Re-signed Nicolas Batum to two-year $6,498,559 contract, via Non-Bird Rights, player option on the final season.
  • 8/16/21 — Traded Patrick Beverley, Rajon Rondo (generating an $8,250,000 trade exception) and Daniel Oturu to the Memphis Grizzlies for Eric Bledsoe.
  • 8/25/21 — Terance Mann’s $1,782,621 guaranteed for 2021-22.
  • 9/5/21 — Waived Yogi Ferrell.

No-Trade: None

Trade Kickers

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

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

Poison Pill

  • None

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Rookie-Scale Extension Eligible

  • None

Rookie-Scale Options

  • None

Options

  • None

Unsigned Draft Picks

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

Arena: Staples Center

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(Updated on 9/12/21)

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