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Memphis Grizzlies Team Salary

Quick: Spent over the cap. Hard-capped via the Tyus Jones sign and trade.

Salary Cap: $109,140,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $132,627,000

Hard Cap: $138,928,000

Projection for 2020-21 (flat $109.14 million cap): None

Roster Count: 11 guaranteed, one team option

Depth Chart
PG: Ja Morant, Tyus Jones
SG: Dillon Brooks, Grayson Allen, Marko Guduric
SF: Justise Winslow, Kyle Anderson
PF: Jaren Jackson Jr., Brandon Clarke, Jontay Porter (TO)
C: Jonas Valanciunas, Gorgui Dieng

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


  • Trade Exception (Mike Conley, expiring 10/23/20) — $7,726,457
  • Trade Exception (C.J. Miles, expiring 10/23/20) — $3,126,308
  • Trade Exception (Kyle Korver, expiring 10/24/20) — $3,440,000
  • Trade Exception (Jevon Carter, expiring 10/24/20) — $1,416,852
  • Trade Exception (Delon Wright, expiring 10/25/20) — $4,736,842
  • Trade Exception (Andre Iguodala, expiring 2/6/21) — $4,185,185
  • Trade Exception (Bruno Caboclo, expiring 2/6/21) — $1,845,301
  • Mid-Level Exception — $9,258,000

2020 NBA Draft*: 40th from the Phoenix Suns (Josh Jackson); 14th to the Boston Celtics (unless top-four, Jeff Green, $3,458,400 cap hold), 44th to the Chicago Bulls (Justin Holiday)

*Lottery/Standings TBD

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Wang Zhelin (2016-57th), Tyler Harvey (2015-51st), Satnam Singh (2015-52nd)

Non-Guaranteed Salaries — Next Cut-Down Date*

  • None

* Players and teams can agree to push back cut-down dates.

Free Agents (with Cap Holds**)

  • Early Bird: De’Anthony Melton (RFA, $1,820,564, Tyler Dorsey* (RFA, $1,820,564)
  • Declined First: Josh Jackson ($8,930,242), Yuta Watanabe (two-way)
  • Non-Bird: Jontay Porter (TO, RFA, $1,645,697), Anthony Tolliver ($1,620,564), John Konchar (two-way)

* Cannot be included in a sign-and-trade
** Estimated, pending the 2020-21 salary-cap figure.

Rookie-Scale Options

  • Ja Morant
  • Jaren Jackson Jr.
  • Brandon Clarke
  • Grayson Allen

Waived Players: None

Traded Players: None

G-League Affiliate: Memphis Hustle (head coach Jason March)

Two-Way Contracts: None

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Taylor Jenkins

Assistants: Niele Ivey, Brad Jones, David McClure, James “Scoonie” Penn, Vitaly Potapenko, Nevan Spahija

Trainers: David Crewe (head athletic trainer), Allen Gruver (medical director), Eric Oetter (director of performance)

Basketball Executives

  • Jason Wexler – president
  • Zachary Kleiman — executive vice president of basketball operations
  • Rich Cho — vice president of basketball strategy
  • Glen Grunwald — senior advisor
  • Tayshaun Prince — vice president of basketball affairs
  • Chantal Hassard — vice president of team operations and player programs
  • Chris Makris — director of player personnel

Pick Swaps

  • 2021 — Owed a first-rounder (8-14 range in 2021, top-six protected in 2022, top-three protected in 2023, top-one in 2024 otherwise converts to 2025 and 2026 second-rounders) from the Utah Jazz (Mike Conley).
  • 2021 — Owed second-rounder from the Portland Trail Blazers (Rodney Hood, Kevin Porter Jr., Deividas Sirvydis, Delon Wright).
  • 2021 — Owe second-rounder to Sacramento Kings (Ben McLemore).
  • 2022 — Grizzlies have second-round swap rights with Detroit Pistons (James Ennis), may be Chicago Bulls second-rounder (Jameer Nelson).
  • 2023 — Owed the lower second-rounder from the Miami HEAT or Dallas Mavericks (Delon Wright).
  • 2023 — The Grizzlies can swap second-rounders, the lower of the Dallas Mavericks and Miami HEAT, from the Houston Rockets provided Houston’s second is lower than 32 (Jordan Bell).
  • 2024 — Owed a first-rounder (top-4 protected in 2024, top-1 protected in 2025 and unprotected in 2026) from the Golden State Warriors (Andre Iguodala).
  • 2024 — Owed a second-rounder from the Toronto Raptors (Marc Gasol).
  • 2024 — Owe a second-rounder to the Oklahoma City Thunder (Brandon Clarke).

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

Cash Received ($5,617,000 max): $2 million from the Golden State Warriors (Andre Iguodala) — $3,617,000 remaining


  • 10/16/20 — NBA Draft.
  • 10/17/20 — Qualifying offer deadline on De’Anthony Melton.
  • 10/17/20 — Team option on Jontay Porter.
  • 10/19/20-10/23/20 — NBA Moratorium.
  • 10/23/20 — C.J. Miles and Mike Conley trade exception expires.
  • 10/24/20 — Kyle Korver and Jevon Carter trade exceptions expire.
  • 10/25/20 — Delon Wright trade exception expires.
  • 10/31/20 — Team options on Jaren Jackson Jr., Brandon Clarke and Grayson Allen (revised date TBD).
  • 2/6/21 — Andre Iguodala and Bruno Caboclo trade exceptions expire.
  • 6/29/21 — Qualifying offer deadline for Marko Guduric and Jontay Porter.
  • 6/29/21 — Team option deadline for Justise Winslow.
  • Before first day of 2021-22 season — Extension deadlines for Jaren Jackson Jr. and Grayson Allen.
  • 10/31/20 — Team option on Brandon Clarke.
  • 6/29/22 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Jaren Jackson Jr. and Grayson Allen.
  • Before first day of 2022-23 season — Extension deadline for Brandon Clarke.
  • 6/29/23 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Brandon Clarke.

Teams and players can renegotiate guarantee dates.  The NBA’s general cut-down date is January 10, although players need to clear 48 hours of waivers.


  • None

Trade Kickers

  • None

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

No-Trade: None

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Arena: FedEx Forum


Cap Holds

Salary and team data change quite often. If you notice a discrepancy, please notify Basketball Insiders Senior Writer Eric Pincus.

(Updated on 8/18/20)



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