Los Angeles Clippers Salary Archive – 2012/13

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Player Salary
Chris Paul $17,779,458
DeAndre Jordan $10,532,977
Lamar Odom $8,200,000
Caron Butler $8,000,000
Blake Griffin $7,226,892
Jamal Crawford $5,000,000
Chauncey Billups $4,000,000
Grant Hill $1,957,000
Eric Bledsoe $1,707,720
Willie Green $1,375,000
Ronny Turiaf $854,389
Ryan Hollins $854,389
Matt Barnes $854,389
Trey Thompkins – X $762,195
Travis Leslie – X $250,000
DaJuan Summers – X $100,516
DaJuan Summer $72,892
Maalik Wayns – XX $55,718
Maalik Wayns $55,718
Total $69,639,253


Quick: Over the cap. Hard cap. 25th Pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. Maximum space without trades in July ($60 million cap) = ~$11,306,011.

Exceptions: TPE $1,622,617 (Reggie Evans, expires 7/11/13)

Acquisitions: Jamal Crawford signed via the Mid-Level Exception for four years, with unverified partial guarantees on the final two years. Generated a $1.62 million trade exception and the right to swap 2016 second-round picks with the Brooklyn Nets for Reggie Evans (via S&T). Chauncey Billups is back at $4 million for a season. Blake Griffin signed a five-year, designated rookie scale exception. The numbers can only be estimated until next summer when the new salary cap is announced. Should Griffin win league MVP, get voted into the All-Star game as a starter or is selected to an All-NBA Team, he will be eligible for a much larger figure. Update: Griffin hit the super-max criteria by getting voted as an All-Star starter for the second-straight year. Grant Hill also signed for two years via the Bi-Annual Exception. Inked Ryan Hollins and Ronny Turiaf to one-year minimum deals. Acquired Willie Green via sign and trade with the Atlanta Hawks using a trade exception on a three-year, $4.2 million deal (second/third years partial/non-guaranteed) and the rights to Sofocles Schortsianitis. Signed Matt Barnes to a one-year, guaranteed minimum. Camp invites include Marqus Blakely, Trent Plaisted, Hank Thorns, Courtney Fortson and Chris Johnson. Signed Maalik Wayns and DaJuan Summer to a pair of 10-day contracts and then a pair of two-year deals (second season partial/non-guaranteed)


Waived Players: Courtney Fortson, Chris Johnson, Ryan Gomes, Hank Thorns, Trent Plaisted, Travis Leslie, Marqus Blakely, Trey Thompkins
Note: Because the Clippers used their Mid-Level Exception, they have a hard cap throughout the 2012/13 NBA Season at $74.307 million. Billups re-signed on a one-year deal with Bird Rights, giving him an implicit no-trade clause.

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed

Depth Chart*: PG: Chris Paul, Eric Bledsoe, Maalik Wayns SG: Chauncey Billups, Jamal Crawford, Willie Green SF: Caron Butler, Matt Barnes, Grant Hill PF: Blake Griffin, Lamar Odom, DaJuan Summers C: DeAndre Jordan, Ryan Hollins, Ronny Turiaf
*Note: Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game.

Free Agents: Non-Bird: Bobby Simmons

Head Coach: Vacant

Unsigned Second-Round Picks: None

Amnesty: Ryan Gomes, $4 million

Pick Swaps:
2013 – Owe second-rounder (top-55 protected) to Detroit Pistons (Alex Acker).
2014 – Owe second-rounder (top-55 protected) to San Antonio Spurs (Bobby Brown, Curtis Jerrells).
2015 – Owe second-rounder (top-55 protected) to Denver Nuggets (Cheikh Samb).
2015 – Owe second-rounder (only in 51-55 range) to Houston Rockets (Hassan Adams, David Andersen).
2015 – Owed second-rounder (or cash) from Memphis Grizzlies (Mike James, Chris Paul).
2016 – Owe second-rounder (top-55 protected) to New Orleans Hornets (Rasual Butler).
2016 – Clippers have the right to swap second-rounders with the Brooklyn Nets (if Los Angeles’ pick is in 31-55 range, Reggie Evans).

Cash Paid ($3.1 million max): $0

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